I spotted this little gem whilst walking in the street this morning. No it’s not a Harley. It’s better. This my fine fellow humans is the future. What a great way to get around. Check out the saddle bags and the front basket.
This machine is part pedal and part electric motor. The electric motor runs at around 70 watt. That’s less than most light globes. (By the way for more information on what is a watt I’m going to start a JARGON BUSTER section)…stay tuned for this.
It takes around 1 hour to charge the battery from the mains. When you don’t feel like pedaling anymore (like every time you get to a hill for example), don’t panic…let the little electric motor take care of it for you.
So what’s stopping all of us from getting around on these? That is a whole new discussion. One which i’m more than happy to have at some later date.
Truth is, a lot more people are getting around on them however cars still rule big time.
Anyway, just thought you might like to get a taste of things to come. Three cheers to the person who gets around on this little beauty whoever you are. HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
This is a photograph inside a yellow lid wheelie bin situated in the playground at the primary school.
The yellow lid is supposed to be for council approved recyclable materials only. This bin is full of everything.This material will not be recycled. It will be landfilled due to excessive contamination. Please remember one of my favorite sayings…
You can rubbish rubbish!
I didn’t want yellow lid wheelie bins in the playground. They just appeared (see earlier post -The cart before the horse).
I’m going to continue writing my report and the school might just have to back track a little.
One thing is for sure…my report will argue against yellow lid wheelie bins in the playground.
Anyone who want’s to argue for them, feel free. This website is the place to do it.
I’ve got a really good idea…
Instead of the shop asking, ” do you want your receipt”, why not ask, ” would you like me to print your receipt”.
This could stop 200 billion receipts (made from paper) being thrown away every day – simple!
200 billion may be a little exaggerated (I actually made the figure up). But just think for a moment how many paper receipts are thrown away each day around the world.
Coca Cola have actually run out of products to sell. They have recently reverted to trying to get us all excited about a new plastic bottle (with extra grip – whoopie whoop!!).
Coke have spent a fortune on this campaign.
If only they could have put some money into the plastic waste problem instead of trying to create more.
Last Saturday morning I was watching some young kids at football practice down at the local primary school. The football skills were looking quite good. The understanding of sustainable living was unfortunately appalling.
Twenty feet away from the water taps shown above the organizers had a large drink container and a packet of plastic drinking glasses. I’m not joking. I sat there and watched young children run off the field, run up to the drink container, fill a plastic cup with around three mouthfulls of cordial and then throw the plastic cup straight into a bin that sat along side the drink container. All this, twenty feet away from the drinking taps shown above.
This sort of thing is where disposable cultures are created. Easy to create – extremely difficult to change.
Another way around this situation would be to ask the kids to bring their own drink bottle to footy training…would this be too hard? I shouldn’t think so.
The most amazing thing about this scenario is just how damaging it is, and yet, how very simple it would be to correct.
Stumbled across this picture whilst surfing the web. This is a car. Apparently it uses a magnetic field to move. I’ve seen plenty of concept cars in my time but this one takes the cake thus far.
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Apologies for being extremely slack when it comes to posting in this category.
I arrived at the school today to discover compost bins had been purchased and placed randomly all over the place. Also I discovered brand new council yellow lid ‘co-mingled’ 120 litre bins sitting along side the compost bins in the playground.
As we say around our home from time to time…HOUSTON…WE HAVE A PROBLEM!
This appears to be a classic case of the cart before the horse, and to be perfectly honest, I’m not exactly sure what to do about it. Someone around the school is putting systems in place before the plan has been created to determine the systems. I’ve got a problem. Stay tuned…