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GREEN BUILDING A TO Z 31 b Bicycle Commuting In addition to giving access to public transportation, green buildings very often provide accommodations for bicycle commuters, since the cost of doing so is typically small relative to overall project costs. 3 In my former home of Portland, buses and light-rail cars were outŠtted to hold bicycles for the long trek home, especially in darkness (evening commutes in the winter) and rainy weather. Madison, Wisconsin, has the most mileage of bike trails for a city of its size.
It will strongly supplement the education they’re typically getting in school. • If you can’t stop traveling, because of your job or family needs, then start by purchasing “carbon oªsets” or Green Tags for all of your mileage, so that you’re oªsetting their impact with clean power or tree plantings somewhere else. 3 • Look into state and federal incentives for installing solar electric and thermal systems on your home; if you’re a renter, discuss the beneŠts of doing this with your landlord or management company.
Combined with a car-sharing program that allows people to rent a car by the hour for emergencies, sustainable design oªers easy solutions to enhance a gasoline-free lifestyle. 4 The big picture was dramatized to many of us, in 1969 by the Šrst pictures of the entire Earth from outer space, taken during moon orbit by NASA astronauts, showing one planet, blue and alive, in a sea of emptiness, black and hostile to life. The picture of “Earthrise,” taken as a circling lunar module emerged from the dark side of the moon, was particularly dramatic, inspiring and life-changing for many.