Climate change. Energy independence. Air pollution.
There are countless arguments for moving beyond fossil fuels
for our energy needs, but also many hurdles to clear.
Here we showcase some leaders in the transition to a world beyond reliance on oil, coal and natural gas...
and show some crazy and cool innovations which gives practical reality to the vision.
> click the pic for main talk, and links below for more
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He is the founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel. In this 2009 Ted talk he reminds us that there are powerful, grass-roots strategies that build resilience.Transition at 10 Years Old » Transition Network »
Almost 100% of Costa Rica's energy comes from renewable sources. Dr. Monica Araya is a Costa Rican author and adviser on clean development and politics of climate change in Latin America. Here she explains how change is possible by working towards the world we'd like to see, and how this involves courage.Website »
In his latest TED talk (2016), Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet – and why there’s good reason to be optimistic.
Instant light, no batteries, no running costs. GravityLight is a gravity-powered lamp for use in developing or third-world nations, as a replacement for kerosene lamps. In the 2014 Ted Talk below, Co-founder Jim Reeves shares the inspiring story of innovation in the face of need.Great intro video » Website »
It's not a bike ... It's not a car... It's somewhere in between!
A pedal electric hybrid, that can go highway speed.
Here's 5 electric vehicles that you must see.