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This fun video has been circulating around the net of late.  It shows rush hour in Utrecht, the 4th largest city in the Netherlands, sped up to add a little drama.  There’s young and old, zipping along on their way to work.  It makes me think maybe it’s not so impossible for cities and towns in the States to embrace greener ways to get around. Click here to see the video.

Check out the fancy, extra spacious bike lanes (they almost look like streets made especially for bikes!)  Is this what it will take for people start to consider their bike a legit form of transportation? It’s pretty flat in Utrecht;  they’re lucky they have that to get them motivated!

(photo via Streetsblog)

Amal Bennett-Judge

 I love sustainable fashion. I get really excited when I find out about vintage and thrift stores and new sustainable fabrics. This is why I am so excited to tell you about the new website ecouterre.com. This website disparages the stereotype that eco-friendly fashion is frumpy and fashionistas are frivolous. Furthermore, this site gives me green apparel and beauty inspiration.

Photo by Emma Grady

 

John Asante

 I’ve been producing these 30-second “audio postcards” for a segment on Atlanta Public Radio, WABE. Each story highlights a person participating in a cultural event, a hobby, their own job, or telling the oral history of an Atlantan landmark.  In this “Atlanta Sounds,” my editor, Dave Barasoain, visited Smoke Rise Elementary in Stone Mountain, GA and asked some 3rd and 4th grade students about the right and wrong way to wash your hands. By “right way” and “wrong way,” the kids refer to the amount of water being going down the drain.  

When I was a kid, Nickelodeon’s “Big (Green) Help” turned me onto water conservation.  I’m not sure where these kids are hearing the message today, but they clearly get it.  Recently I’ve been visiting a few Clean Air Campaign-affiliated schools and speaking with students just like the ones you hear here.  Can’t wait.

 

Photo by jendayee

 

This family in Argentina designed and built this amazing house made out of plastic bottles!

Photography courtesy of Alfredo Santa Cruz