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Grow Your Own Bamboo Bike

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Articles, My Alter-Eco

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We’ve always loved the idea of bamboo bikes here at GreenFinder HQ – combining sustainable materials with innovation and one of our favourite activities – cycling! The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative looks like a great idea that has finally come to fruition – check out their video https://youtu.be/8YHH-Iq-0ac The Initiative has already trained 35 young people and […]

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A Wheely Good Idea for a Cafe!

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Introducing the world’s smallest AND most ECO-friendly café, totally enclosed in a bicycle. The Wheelys 2.0 is packed with small details and large solutions. It is no longer a bike that sells coffee, it’s a full service café on wheels. A Wheelys is a full serviced café on wheels, made in a small factory. It […]

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Recycle Those Bras

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

If you’re a fan of our My Alter-Eco stories you’ll know by now that we love creative recycling especially if it is as cheeky as this. If you’re a gardener and happen to have a bra to recycle (or know someone who does) then forget expensive planters from your local nursery or garden centre and […]

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The Greenest Bus In The World

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

2010 sees the introduction of a green fleet of buses servicing the capital city of Norway. Oslo aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 and one of the first steps its taking is to power its buses in an eco friendly but unconventional way. Oslo’s buses will be run on biomethane made from human waste […]

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An Unusual Way To Raise Funds For Conservation

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Jim Jablon, the owner of Florida’s Wildlife rehab centre has reused an alligator skin to create the unique ‘Gaitor Bike’ He hopes to sell raffle tickets at £75 each to raise money for the wildlife centre which rescues abused and neglected exotic pets. So what do you think?  Noble cause, creative reuse or tasteless PR […]

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Powered By Chocolate And Steered By Carrots…

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

A team of researchers at our very own Warwick University have come up with the first racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials – dubbed the WorldFirst project. Components made from plant materials form the cars framework – with the steering wheel and seat derived from root vegetables, flax fibre and soya […]

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An Unusual Way To Save Water

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Whilst we want to encourage everyone to be water wise and savvy we’re not convinced this water saving device would suit every garden. Geraldine and Wayne Hemingways  unusual design called the ButtButt would be ideal though for those of you that do fancy a wacky water saving device and something a little bit different for […]

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