Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
CO2 Green Drive and Earth Day New York collaborated for the fourth time on the annual Global Earth Day celebration, on April 22nd 2014. The "Green Car Cat Walk" performance was done on Union Square by Mr Green along with a variation of Bikes and Electric & Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.
The official video from The New York Mayors office, with a speech by Mayor Bill Di Blasio that also joined in on the celebrations.
Toyota, who has been the main partner in the production for a couple of years, had a large variety of vehicles that who had an alternative to the Combustion Engine. Their #greenitabit promotional concept, wanting to make everyday Earth Day, is a nice green step in the right direction.
Mr Green did a lovely job in their performance, with directions an inspiration to the gentlemen who stood on the side of Chuck D, Terminator X and Flava Flav.
The only difference is that they wear black, and Chuck D, Terminator X and Flava Flav has been exchanged with a Green Vehicle..
But the Green Vehicles also come in Black.
And Miss Green is way more attractive..
They also come as SUV's
The above LOMAX was also part of the first version of CO2 E Drive in New York 2011 and functioned as a brush when performing the Virtual GPS Tagging Performance. A performance that will be saved for next year, but this then with Bikes.
Methacton Senior High School talks about the LOMAX
And a video that gives you all the details
The Electric Department of Sanitation Truck
The Black Toyota Prius from Enterprise Car Share.
With a sweet EMO girl taking down names, like there was no tomorrow.
The New York Police Ford Focus
The GMC Electric Truck
The Parks Department Hybrid Truck
And of course the White Trash Truck. Please notice Mr Green in the back of the truck, peeking out from behind.
Then there was Robbert Zoon from Dutch Bough Bikes - a wooden bike designed in Holland.
Joe Depace is a local New Yorker who goes out and documents what is going on in his city. Enjoy Joe's talk-over throughout his above film done on Union Square on Earth Day 2014.
Above the official Earth Day 2014 video, talking about "Greening" our cities.
Formula E is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. Commencing in September 2014 through to June 2015, the Championship will compete in the heart of 10 of the world's leading cities - including London, Beijing and Los Angeles - racing around their iconic landmarks. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans.
One of the most important elements of the FIA Formula E Championship, and the aspect that makes it so unique compared to other motorsport series, is its commitment to tackling environmental issues.
Leilani Münter is a biology graduate who eventually became the unusual combination of a race car driver and environmental activist. Since 2006, Leilani has been using her unique voice in the racing world to fight for environmental issues. With years of dedication to environmental issues, she has become a recognized leader in the environmental community. Discovery's Planet Green named her the #1 eco athlete in the world, Glamour Magazine called her "An Eco Hero," ELLE Magazine awarded her their Genius Award, and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world.
Leilani Indy Pro Series Video from Leilani Munter on Vimeo.
Stay Tuned for more info on the Formula E Race HERE
Monday, April 21, 2014
Geelong Sustainability Group, Transition South Barwon and Transition East Geelong are doing their second annual version of the CO2 Green Drive in Geelong, Australia. It will happen on Sunday April 27th 2014, with a CO2 shaped route done by Walking, Riding Electric Cars and Cruising on bikes. The Bikes and Electric Vehicle drivers will paint the close to perfect “CO2” shaped tag across the streets of Geelong while walkers will cross it out as they cut through the middle of the gigantic letters. CO2 Green Drive was initially called "CO2 E - Race", playing on the words of "Erasing" CO2. It is great to the that this years Geelong version is actually doing this, as part of the performance.
Join in with either a family-friendly two kilometre Walk through the CBD or a five kilometre Cycle Ride / Electric Vehicle Drive. Start from 1 Yarra Street at 10am
More information about the GPS app and route on www.thesolution.org.au/picnic
Where: Waterfront, end of Yarra Street
When: Sunday 27th April 2014 at 10:00am
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Plans are taking shape for the first version of the "e" tag with bikes in connection to Earth Day New York 2014. The previous 3 years, the tag has been done with Electric Cars but this time around it is time for a new TAG and another vehicle. It should also be said that the artist behind CO2 Green Drive (Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen) have done the "E" tag on a bike twice in the past.
In 2013, it was done on the above handmade stainless steel Bike from AOI Bicycles.
The 2014 "e" Tag will be done on the bike lanes (AKA Copenhagen Lanes) around Union Square.
The Mr Green Crew will as always be involved, both for the bike activities and as part of the "Green Car Catwalk Performance" on Union Square. In above image from Times Square in 2011, they are holding the Danish "eco2bike" that on Earth Day New York 2015 will particpate with a large scale installation of bikes.
Plans are also taking shape to collaborate with New York's Bike Activist Group TIME'S UP.
The above flyer is from one of their "Love Your Lane" Valentins events.
They were also part of the Occupy Wall Street activities where they installed Bikes that could charge electronics for the people in Zuccotti Park. More about it HERE
The NYC Street Memorial Project installs ghost bikes in NYC and maintains the website
www.ghostbikes.org. which includes ghost bike projects throughout the world. The memorials are intended to honor cyclists killed on New York's streets and to remind drivers to use caution and be aware of bicycles.
More about Time's Up HERE
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Above video from Union Square of the Earth Day New York 2013 HARLEM SHAKE.
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CO2 E Drive from 2011 on Times Square
Stay Tuned for more info on the annual CO2 E Drive.
For more info on Earth Day New York 2014, take a look at the website HERE
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Copenhagen won the nomination for European Green Capital in 2014 and the opening events of the year for Sharing Copenhagen, was on January 22nd held all over Copenhagen City. It was among many events celebrated by lighting candles spelled out in various texts symbolising thoughts, desires, visions and challenges in a co-creation manifestation.
One of the visions created with the help of candles was HOPE TROPHY. A project that also will be part of Sharings Copenhagen's Mobility Weeks events in September 2014.
The first Danish Electric Car was called HOPE. Above you can see the HOPE Whisper, which is exhibited at Denmark's Technical Museum's "100 Years of Danish Electric Cars" and Hopefully also in Copenhagen during Mobility Weeks.
The Hope Trophy Project is a spinn-off from the concept of CO2 Green Drive and will take place around the Baltic Sea in 2014. Stay tuned for more on the project in future posts.
Copenhagens new Mayor Morten Kabel from Enhedslisten (Rather left wing Danish Political Party) opened the evening in the lovely Copenhagen Municipality Building. There was food and drinks for everyone and a large group of Copenagen citizens was gathered to enjo the evening.
About Copenhagen as the Green Capital of Europe.
There was also an award show for the best Instagram photo tagged with #delditkbh of images taken in Copenhagen by smartphone users with an instagram account. In the above photo you can see Kim Ahm who was the winner of the competition taking yet another Instagram photo.
The above winning image by Kim Ahm reminds me of Cartier Bresson's classic photo
However Kim Ahm's photo is taken at Kalvebod Brygge on the waterfront of Copenhagen, and not in the streets of Paris as above.
The above video shows (at 00.22) more about the waterfront in the center of Copenhagen where the water has been cleaned and can be used for swimming.
The image from Islands Brygge by Thomas Rousing
Another winner by Anette Ingerslev Gundesen from The Red Square at Superkilen.
The Sun over Amager Fælled by Nikolaj Thoning
And finally a water reflexion image by Kenneth Nguyen from Kultorvet
After the opening event, there was a dinner in the amazing Mayors Hall on the second floor of the Municipality Building. In the above image Copenhagen's Mayor Frank Jensen addresses the guests with a speech about how proud he was that Copenhagen had won the nomination for Green City of Europe.
In Copenhagen Mr Jensen is most well know for being a strong speaker for legalizing green smoking activities. There was also a number of other activities, such as Burlesque, a huge choir and several hard hitting speeches talking about the current climate status of Earth.
There was a food from MadMobilen cooked by a large group ethnic women who had prepared food from their countries with a much more exotic flavor than most classic Danish foods. There was however classic Royal Danish porcelain with the Blue Flutet hand painted pattern, whereupon Pancakes was served.
Hans Christian Andersen was present in form of a Bust, where people who pass by rub his nose for good luck.
The Second Day of Launching Sharing Copenhagen included a mass jump into the ice cold water on the Islandsbrygge side of the waterfront.
More about Sharing Copenhagen go HERE