This is a collection of environmentally-friendly ideas to promote sustainable living. Enjoy!
“Back in 2006, Warren wrote about Maya Pedal, the Guatemalan NGO that takes old bikes and converts them into bicimáquinas, or “bike machines.” Since then, the organization, founded in 1997, has grown a lot, so I think it’s worth taking a fresh look at the awesome work they do.
When we talk about pedal power, we’re usually referring to the production of electricity, whether to power a gym or a prisoner’s television. But Maya Pedal keeps it simpler than that: the machines they build use no electricity. Instead, they are individually designed to perform a certain task, like grind corn, pump water, depulp coffee beans, shell nuts, blend food and more.”