My Green World’s Blog


SkyCycle
September 6, 2012, 4:57 PM
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, Design, New Ideas, Outdoor, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Mobility

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has a new plan of making elevated platforms to cycle away from traffic. The paths won’t be free – it has been suggested that one journey would cost £1 with an Oyster card, still less than half the price of a Tube journey within Zone 1.

From Who’s Jack



wild world
August 30, 2012, 1:10 PM
Filed under: Art, Awareness, Cool, Design, Urban Spaces

 

#global favorites

Unknown Artist
Location: Milano, Italy
Foto by INFORMAZIONE LIBERA via Patrizia Marinozzi
Via Street Art Germany


Parklets: reimagine urban landscape

“Parklets” are spreading over parking spaces creating some innovatives urban areas across America. Plots of urban land (usually parking spaces!) are taken by the city government and turned into small and great parks to hang out.

via PSFK



Swap is the new shopping
August 15, 2012, 4:15 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, Fashion, Lifestyle, Recycling, Swap

According to Life Edited, swapping may be the new shopping. I do believe so.

Considering this huge trend, here are some cool swapping websites for fashion lovers, that also love shopping online:

The Swapaholics

America’s favorite swap hostesses and internationally recognized sustainable style experts, spreading secondhand style.

Clothing Swap

Same idea as Swapaholics:  Clean out your closet and take everything you want to swap and take it to the nearest Clothing Swap® event. Company is based in San Francisco, CA for 17 years now. All “left over” items are donated to charity shops.

Swap Style

World’s number #1 fashion swap website, you can upload images of your unwanted clothes and accessories and swap for other items or even sell it.

Via LifeEdited

 



Cool Roofs
August 14, 2012, 4:32 PM
Filed under: Awareness, Cool, DIY, Green

New York City is painting it WHITE.

In a collaboration between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Buildings, this project facilitate the cooling of city’s rooftops.  When roofs are reflectives (like white) it helps to reduce cooling costs during summer by cutting energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Anyone living in NYC can get involved.



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