Two Link Tuesday

“I was completely amazed that we somehow spend billions on the design and R&D of cars but somehow the roads – which actually determine the way our landscape looks – are completely immune to that process.”

It may look like something out of a movie (okay, it definitely looks like something out of a movie) but the Netherlands is exploring a new way of getting drivers’ attention – luminescent paint. Instead of streetlights or reflectors, drivers would be guided at night by glowing lines and signals painted on the road. The technology is currently being piloted outside of Amsterdam and is expected to expand to other countries within the next year. Still skeptical? Find out how it works here.

“You’ve recycled, installed energy-saving light bulbs and low-flow water fixtures, turned down your thermostat and even put extra insulation in your attic. What else can you do?”

Turns out, you don’t need a green thumb to go green. You may be spending Earth Day in the office, but even if you can’t plant a tree today, you can still help the planet. Instead of driving your car, take public transit home. Public transit saves 1.4 billion gallons of gas annually, which means it also reduces about 14 million tons of CO2 emissions a year. And you can Instagram those #transitselfies while doing it. Read more about why public transit is the best way to celebrate Earth Day here.

 

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