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Moe and I along with the rest of the Bike Commuters staff totally believe in the whole going green movement that we’ve recently seen become popular. Heck even Priscilla doesn’t eat food that has a face on it, that’s her way of helping reduce cow farts and waste bovines create. I think for the most part bike commuters in general are pretty keen on helping the environment by riding their bikes.
With all that said, I kept finding articles and videos of suggestions on how to go green or how companies have gone green.
Check out this article: “10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green” It lists bike riding and walking as a #1 way to go green
# Re-route your commute.
* Walk or bike to work and save money on gas and parking while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.
* If you live far from your office, investigate the option of telecommuting. Or move closer—even if this means paying more rent, it could save you money in the long term.
* If your streets are not conducive to biking or walking, lobby your municipal government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in decreased traffic and pollution.
TreeHugger has tons of tips on how to greenify your life. Here’s a few examples.
Then there’s also this article on ABC’s website about how big companies are going green.
And finally, Al Gore…he made green sexy with his documentary.
Anywhoo, with what ever it is we’re doing to make our lives green, remember, the easiest way to do it is to…ride a bike.