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    Does California Need Oil or Water More?

    Getting oil out of the ground requires water. And as oil supplies are depleted, this process requires more and more water. It turns out that nowadays oil companies are using a TON of water,.. (to access precious oil for our gas-guzzling cars). “Oil companies are grabbing an increasing share of the water in California’s Central […] More

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    Food Delivery by Bike for Portland’s Hungry

    Cargo Bikes + Food for the Hungry + Portland = B-Shares. I met the guy in this video and we had a long chat about all things bikes when I was in Portland this summer. Looks like his company, B-line, is expanding its services to the hungry now. “The ‘B-shares’ program uses 600-pound capacity(!), electric-assisted cargo […] More

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    Bicycling Boom in North America

    Bicycling in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, and many other big North American cities has increased a few times over (or more) in the past couple of decades. And with more people cycling, more people get the urge to cycle, especially with health, environmental, and economic problems the way they are these days, so […] More

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    Cycling Superhero Bike Ride

    Are you a cycling superhero? Probably not yet, but you could be soon. A handful of green activists and bicycle enthusiasts have been going on “cycling superhero bike rides” once or twice a year since 2000, on which they bike long distances (no experience doing so needed, just a desire to give it a shot) […] More

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    Green Business Blog Carnival #18

    The Green Business Blog Carnival comes to EcoLocalizer! Following up on Green Business Blog Carnival post #17 on Cleantechnica (which featured a couple posts from EcoLocalizer), here’s the next edition of the Carnival for your reading pleasure. The first ride.. er, post of the day comes from Jeff McIntire-Strasburg, writing over on the SUNflitered blog. It was a […] More

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    Paris Metro Riders Heating Apartment Building

    I wrote last week on a cool pilot project in Philadelphia in which the kinetic energy created from subway trains braking will be captured and either reused in accelerating trains, stored for later, or sold back to the electricity grid. While I think that project is super cool, this one maybe be even cooler. A […] More

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    #3 Portland, Oregon (USA): Great Bicycle City Photo Tour

    With bike weddings, bike parades, hundreds of naked bicyclists, bike fashion shows, popular & interesting cargo bikes, and travelling bike pubs, Portland is #3 on this great bicycle city photo tours list. [social_buttons] Portland has great bicycle facilities (colored bike lanes, bike boxes at intersections, great bike signs, off-road bicycle paths, etc.), a large number […] More

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