My Green World’s Blog


Relay Rides
July 31, 2012, 5:49 PM
Filed under: Awareness, New Ideas, Sharing, Take Action, Urban Mobility

On-demand car service is a great idea now widely spread by ZipCar  in U.S. and Canada and Autolib, in Paris. Having said that, Relay Rides might be even better: working like Airbnb for the automotive world, it allows peer-to-peer car rentals, taking people’s dusty cars to work and making some extra $ for their owners.


From LifeEdited.

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Los Sopranos, Barcelona
July 27, 2012, 3:58 PM
Filed under: Food, Recycling

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Spanish architect Pedro Scattarella made an insanely cool rustic upcycled pizzeria in Gava, Barcelona. All furniture came from old shipping containers and boxes. The whole interior environment was inspired by the harbour warehouses of New York. Seams like cointainer-made restaurants, shops are settling down as a huge fad!

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Via Ciclo Vivo and Ideas to steal.



Bike-In-theater
July 25, 2012, 1:50 PM
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, New Ideas, Outdoor, Urban Mobility

Leave your car at home, grab your bike and join a  pop-up movie theater for cyclists. Projects like this are poping everywhere! Here, some examples of successful initiatives.

BIKE-IN-THEATER

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Bike-in-theater, that was a huge success last year in NYC, is now asking for fundings to keep the event free at Kickstarter. Simple and fun, like all the best ideas… (Via PSFK)

BIKE-IN

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BIKE-IN happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!

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The CYCLE-IN, in London, allows you to to plug your bike into a generator, hop on, and start pedaling away for an entirely human-powered movie experience (A/N Blog).



MCDONALD’S REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS
July 25, 2012, 1:29 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Design, Green Labels, Recycling

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It is nice to see big brands joining the sustainable club. In France, McDonald’s made a (very cute) set of reusable cups designed by Patrick Norguet. The disposable Styrofoam coffee cups are being replaced by stylish ceramic cups with protective wrap bands in six different colors. Cups will still be free!

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via PSFK



Red Leaf Project
July 25, 2012, 1:11 PM
Filed under: Awareness, DIY, Green Labels, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Take Action

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Molson Canadian is a beer brand that encourages consumers to enhance the green areas surrounding them by providing plantable beer coasters embedded with tree seeds.

The company will release 1 million coasters made of seed paper to be planted and watered. Coasters also have pin codes so the customers can win a pair of tickets to an outdoor concert taking place in their region.

When entering the pin code, users can enter their address and Molson Canadian promises to put money towards a park in the area and has set aside USD 400,000 for this purpose. Fans of the brand can also get a guaranteed ticket to the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project show in Toronto by signing up to volunteer at one of its 100 Park Projects across the country.

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Via Springwise.



Light-up gloves
July 24, 2012, 3:20 PM
Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Technology | Tags: , , ,

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I think is amazing all the gadgets we’re creating to make cycling a safer way to get around. The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves is a great example: wool gloves with LEDs that lights up an arrow sign when you hold your hand in form of a fist.

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via PSFK



Urbanana.
July 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
Filed under: Food, Organic, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: , ,

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I’m just posting it because I loved the project’s name: Urbanana. This urban farming project will be in the middle of Paris anytime soon. A see-through green house was designed by SOA Architect to be a vertical banana plantation aiming to make this tropical fruits more accessible in Europe.

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via PSFK