Ride 2 Work day is upon us. Grab your helmet, your fanciest 2 wheels and peddle push your way to work this October 12th. Last years event saw over 100,000 people board their bikes for work and this years event is set to top this figure. Gear up for the event with our tips below:
Deck yourself out in some custom wheels - get me a bike >>
Grab a free community breakfast onroute - where to eat >>
Suss out the latest hipster cycle style with what The Gardian calls “the Sartorialist on two wheels” - take me there >>
The Surfrider Foundation is a non for profit organization whose solely focused on protecting, conserving and enhancing the coastal environment. The organization continues to tackle problems like plastics, marine debris, coastal destruction, oil spills and any other coast related issues. The global organisation is a vital part of ensuring that us Australians and the rest of the world will be able to enjoy the coast for many years to come. The Surfrider Foundation is also famous for their collaborations with creative talents, which result in some very effective and captivating campaigns, We’ve posted a an ad from the foundation in the past, but I wanted to put up some more of their work to reiterate to you the importance of acting responsibly. You can follow the foundation on their plastics blog and website for more information. If you like these ads, contact us at Tusk to discuss designing an ad campaign with impact for your brand or organization.
It's taken quite some time for the trend of green offices, hotels and buildings to take off but this ideology is fast gaining momentum. Some ideas which are becoming popular include (1) buildings with plenty of internal staircases like the new Macquarie Investment Bank in Sydney which reduces the amount of electricity usage regarding elevators, (2) the planter wall separators found in Sydney's Fujitsu headquarters and in the Six Senses Spa in Paris significantly improve the air quality inside buildings, and (3) the famous Fukuoka International Hall in Japan is a perfect example of a rooftop garden which among many positives, includes: improving air quality, delays storm water run off, insulates buildings, increases the habitat for birds and creates a social space for employees. Thinking in this green manner should be compulsory to ensure that companies are displaying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) whilst at the same time creating an innovative and creative structure for workers and the community.
CERTAINLY MAKES YOU THINK!The guys at Information is Beautiful created The Billion Dollar Gram to help us all get our heads around the ridiculously large dollars thrown around the news of the world.
ECOBOT is a free app that calculates your carbon footprint by measuring the fuel, power, and paper you use.By tracking your carbon consumption, it helps you see where you have the most negative impact so you know where to put the three Rs into action. Aside from reducing, reusing, and recycling, it can link you to places where you can offset your carbon totals. Love it, download it here (sorry everyone if your not on a mac you cant use it!)
We have the power to change. We have the power to save power and make the world a greener place. It doesn't take much. Small things can make a real difference. I came across this site this morning for HP. It offers a widget than can keep track of the energy we use as well as of the carbon emission reduced.Very cool!
Check out the site here its a really nice design..and download your widget!