TAG: Environmentally friendly transportation

Solar Hybrid Bicycle Concept Could be Ultimate E-Bike

Solar Hybrid Bicycle Concept Could be Ultimate E-Bike

What’s a greener transportation option than an electric bicycle? An electric bicycle outfitted with solar panels, that’s what. This solar hybrid e-bike concept, from designer Mojtaba Raeisi, eschews spokes in the wheels in favor of circular solar panels that can be tilted to catch the sun when parked, providing power from solar energy to energize the bike. According to Yanko Design, the bike is designed to be either pedaled manually, with electric assist, or fully electric, which would give riders the option that best suits the situation. The small size of the solar panels seems like it might severely limit… read more

Sustainable Schools

School children playing

Sustainability in schools encompasses six key areas: water conservation, waste reduction, energy efficiency, green spaces, environmentally friendly transportation, and sustainability education. The first step to making a school more sustainable is to establish a sustainability team that includes students, teachers, other staff and, ideally, parent volunteers. This team must evaluate the school’s environmental friendliness, determine which issues can be feasibly addressed, create both short- and long-term goals, and develop an action plan. It’s also beneficial to consult with other sustainable schools and organizations to learn about best practices and to celebrate successes in meeting sustainability targets. The following are specific… read more