Category Archives: In Your Neighbourhood

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. Advertisements

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Pedal Power Mower

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 … Continue reading

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Energy Dashboards in Halifax Schools

Way to go Prince Andrew High School and the Halifax School Board for beginning the installation of power monitoring systems to show the consumption of energy. For us visual learners, the television type monitor easily shows how much water is … Continue reading

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Tim Hortons’ Earn-A-Bike Program

Kudos to Tim Hortons for their Earn-a-Bike program. I hope they do it again soon. What a great way to encourage youth to be active in giving back to their community as well as being rewarded with something that will … Continue reading

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Solar Roadways, Solar Bikeways

There is plenty of talk these days about solar roadways. Julie Brusaw imagined solar panels on all the roadways. Her electrical engineer husband, Scott Brusaw let the idea percolate and now it is growing. Take a peek here as Scott … Continue reading

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Pedal Power Rocks

The bike lovers at Rock the Bike are wonderful.  Look what they are doing with pedal power.  You can rent pedal power bikes from them to power up a stage show, 0r a fun event where you can splatter paint or make … Continue reading

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Pedal Power Generating Bikes and Halifax Schools

If fitness enthusiast Luke MacDonald adds pedal power generators to the twenty silent, stationary bicycles he plans to buy for classrooms in the Halifax region, he will have a truly win, win situation on his hands. According to Luke who … Continue reading

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