Sunday, September 27
Friday, September 25
A friend of mine told me about these bike rentals in NYC. They operate on the same idea as Zip cars, only for bikes.
You are charged $5 for 24 hours of use. (Or you can subscribe to a monthly or yearly plan, which includes a BIXI key.) After swiping, the machine spits out a ticket with your code to release a bike. You enter that number at any dock with an available bike, and it releases.
They have lots of these in Paris and Montreal and northwestern states are trying them out. They have space for a small pack of books or groceries.
Given the fact that Tallahassee weather permits almost year-round cycling, wouldn't this be a logical extension to the revised Star Metro system?
http://greencalendar.blogspot.com for details.
Saturday, October 3rd is the
2009 Orlando Solar Tour.
Over 25 homes and businesses in the Orlando area that use solar power
and energy efficiency to save on electric bills will be open to
visitors as part of the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society's
National Solar Tour. Come meet the owners. See the equipment. Talk to
the installers. More information at www.OrlandoSolarTour.org
Find other tours in Florida, go to www.NationalSolarTour.org
Tuesday, September 22
Monday, September 21
Saturday, September 5
Ban the Phone Book wants us to have the opportunity to opt-in if we want to receive a phone book. This year three types of books were delivered to my residence. All three went into the recycling container, but not before a lot of grumbling about getting them in the first place. I saved the CD Rom from one of them, but doubt I'll ever use it, either.
According to stopglobalwarming.org, 5 million trees are cut down each year to create the white pages phone book. Add to this, the environmental impact in printing, delivering and recycling phone books.
BanThePhoneBook.org doesn't want to 'ban' the books, but give us the ability to just say no.
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