As Kermit used to say, “it’s not easy being green,” which is why i thought these items were pretty cool…
First there’s a new Puma phone that was announced this week at MWC (the largest mobile conference in the world) and instead of trying to compete with iPhone/Android and trying to do everything it’s just a cool phone, with some cool “fun” features (pedometer, compass, audio player with turntable) and a solar panel on the back so you don’t run out of juice. Pretty sweet.
Second, there is some more solar powered stuff:
These are lamps on a highway that are wind powered. As far as practical renewable energy concepts go, these wind-powered highway lights are pretty elegant. I don’t see why we don’t get these on EVERY highway.
Finally, there’s just some bike new from LA:
Los Angeles is known for its freeways, and those guys are impossible to ride a bike on. That’s where a proposal from a cycling activism organization called the L.A Bike Working Group comes in. The group recently proposed a “Backbone Bikeway Network”–a system of bikeways that is comparable to a freeway for cyclists. I don’t see this happening any time soon, but it would be really great if it did