Pedals, Problems and Pedagogy

Physical exercise is being touted as improving the ability to learn. According to Dutch researchers,  time spent actively moving enhances the ability to retain information like those times tables that kept eluding me as a youngster.  Seems it would have been better had I memorized them while pedaling my bike or jumping rope.

By throwing in some pedal powered bikes into the mix at schools,  we can save on the electrical bills and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time. Pedal power in schools; a win, win, win!

http://www.cbc.ca/i/caffeine/syndicate/?mediaId=2684352252

from http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/physical-activity-class-lessons-1.3460346

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Gyms Going Green with Pedal Power Energy

It is even easier to go green at fitness centers and in schools. We can do it. Imagine our universities and schools where students get in shape and make and save electricity. It can be and is, being done.

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Pedal Power!

I am so excited to share this…pedal power is emerging on the world scene more and more. Kudos to Manoj Bhargava and pedal power, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike and for all the good he is doing with helping people desperate for electricity. One hour of pedaling can power your home for twenty-four hours. Imagine what all the fitness centers and schools across the country could produce.
We can do it!

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Pedal Power Mower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQpwDtIn4ec

Pedal Powered Lawn Mower screen shot from Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

I couldn’t resist posting this pedal power image from the colourful promotional video of Newfoundland and Labrador.  I hope you will be able to take  time to slow down and one day visit the delightful people and places in this truly unique location in Canada.

Here is their complete video.

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Working Bikes

What a treat to come across these folks at Christianiabikes.  I am thrilled to promote them here. They have oodles of designs for bikes from child transport to transport of goods and a bike that sets up as a display. I thought it was a barbecue on wheels like the old ice cream bikes my husband drove for his first job.
Check out the gallery of bikes here.
Here is a taste of my favourites.

making mobile, the immobile

Making mobile, the immobile. photo from http://www.christianiabikes.com/en/gallery/

 

 

 

 

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Electric Pedals and “The Age of Stupid”

I think the people at Electric Pedals are brilliant, so here is a repost of them pedal powering the movie “The Age of Stupid”.

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Merry Christmas to you all!

Greetings from the Pedalgreen Team. I hope you are enjoying a white, but green Christmas by pedal powering your Christmas tree, saving on your power bill and that you burned enough calories to really enjoy the roast beast and sweets during the season of celebration.

God bless you all in 2016!

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