Philadelphias Pedal Co-Op | MNN – Mother Nature Network

The Pedal Co-Op is a Philadelphia, Pa.recycling/compost hauling service that uses bicycles as vehicles. I’m familiar with the streets of Philadelphia, and I’ve got to hand it to these guys. Those streets were not designed for bicycles.
The Pedal Co-Op goes to businesses and hauls away recycling or compost material and takes it to Blue Mountain Recyling Center or a local gardening center. They boast an impressive client list including Yards Brewing and Trader Joe’s. In addition to hauling away recycling and compost, they will also do intercity moving of residents and small businesses, package delivery and merchandise delivery.
You can get a good idea of what they do in this video.
I like to share stories like this with you because people who create environmentally friendly, innovative businesses like this need recognition. I also like to share stories like this with my boys at night at the dinner table. I love to be able to say to them, “Guess what I wrote about today,” and then be able to tell them about young adults who chose something different to do with their lives. It’s a good way to be able to illustrate to them that the possibilities for their lives are endless.


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Welcome to Green Ideas Co-op

the purposes of Green Ideas Co-op is to share Ideas, lets open the communication pathways get knowledge about Green System Development  out there and to the people so we can start making a difference.

What is Green System Development?

Green System Development is looking at the whole picture seeing how each system interacts with every other system. Finding ways to take what we currently call waste and looking at it as supply, input for other systems.

We welcome any comments you may have, all that we ask is that you are respectful of each other. With that in mind we will be able to foster the sharing of knowledge and the furthering of Green Ideas.

If you have a blog and are sharing green ideas you should use the #greenideascoop twitter hashtag to let every one know I may also link to your post if it is something I want to let more people about.

Green Home Building

Graph showing ecological footprints of nations...

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The reason for building greener homes is really quite important. We need to live more lightly on the earth, because the degradation of our environment is compromising not only our survival, but the survival of most other living beings on the planet. We can no longer ignore the impact we have on the earths ecosystems. The way we live, the choices we make in providing for our needs, will have an enormous influence on the quality of life of those who will follow us. Now is the time to take responsibility for the consequences of our life styles!

via Green Home Building: Index.

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