Pure Freedom

Free food, good music and no plastic – that’s cycle-lizing in Bangkok.

As promised, I visited the Cycle-lizing Bangkok Fest held on Saturday February 25 at Lumpini park. I learned that bikes are part of the Bangkok lifestyle and that cycling is the new socializing. Continue reading

ปั่น เมือง – Bike the City

Looking at the crazy traffic in Bangkok, you would not possibly think about getting a bike.

But maybe that would be just the answer. As this fellow netizen is proposing: “go ahead, it has been done before.” And if you can cycle in Buenos Aires, Bangkok should definitely be doable! Continue reading

Giving Green Light

Cycling is the greenest way of getting from A to B. Here’s a way of making it even a little bit more environmental – and user – friendly.

If you live in the Netherlands you love your bike and you love cruising on the never-ending bike paths. Besides, you have learned that it is compulsory to equip your bike with lights in order not to end up with a fine. Continue reading

Day 3: Transport

Today: “change your mode of transportation to have the least impact possible”. In other words: move your feet! 

Following the idea of “Burn calories, not fossil fuels” today is all about alternatives to cars, trains, buses and whatever loud things we usually use to get from A to B. And maybe, just maybe, also about realizing that sometimes there is no need to go to B. Continue reading

Update

New update on Kosmos 9 topics: George Clooney drowned in letters from concerned Nespresso drinkers and rushhour in Jakarta.

News also on the fight for fair Nespresso coffee. According to Solidar, George Clooney has already received over 30,000 emails, urging him to use his position to change Continue reading

Where to Live Green

I was wondering which are the greenest cities in the world. Here are some candidates:

A list by Grist puts Reykjavik (Iceland, in the picture) as number one, followed by Oregon (US) and Curitiba (Brazil). Do you wonder why?

“Reykjavik has been putting hydrogen buses on its streets, and, like the rest of the country, its heat and electricity come entirely from renewable geothermal and hydropower sources and it’s determined to become fossil-fuel-free by 2050.” Oregon gets points for its rural planning, including green building initiatives, biking and running infrastructures. Curitiba, on the other hand, scores 3rd because of sheep Continue reading