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February 2020 Challenge -- SUSTAINABILITY

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Inspiration struck quickly, so I thought I might as well get the ball rolling...

 

These days there is a lot of talk (and maybe not enough action) about "sustainability" -- e.g. sustainable architecture, sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism, etc. Consequently, I thought this might make a timely topic for the February challenge. I'm sure that there is a wide range of "sustainable" images out there, so let's see what you have to offer.

 

The usual rules apply: no more than three images, and the contest ends on the last day of the month at midnight GMT.

 

Good luck and have fun. Here are three examples of what I have in mind:

 

SUSTAINABLE URBAN ARCHITECTURE

 

Rooftop gardens on modern office buildings in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada - Stock Image

 
SUSTAINABLE BURGERS
 
Package of Beyond Meat plant-based Beyond Burger patties for sale in a grocery store in Vancouver, BC, Canada - Stock Image
 
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
 
Man riding a reclining bicycle at the Car Free Day festival on Main Street in Vancouver, British Columbia Stock Photo
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Not an easy topic, but here are my offerings.

 

On Boxing Day Lee Craigie - the Scottish cycling Tsar as she has been dubbed - set off to cycle from Edinburgh to Copenhagen by New Years Eve on a cargo bike to highlight sustainable travel. She just made it, taking turns with her partner. 
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Edinburgh police try out a cargo bike

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An electric vehicle charging point

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Congrats again John! Good subject for the challenge!

 

1) Girl holding an energy efficient light bulb

 

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2) Young woman with reusable or non-plastic straws

 

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3)  A glass Earth cradled in grass

 

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Three from me

 

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Yes you can take two kids on a bike - in Haarlem, Holland.
 
 
 
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Parabolic mirrors using sunshine to boil water - Nepal
 
 
 
 
The massive Daniel Johnson Dam, also known as manic 5, on the Manicougan river in Quebec Canada. It is the largest dam of its type in the world Stock Photo
 
The huge Manic 5 dam near Baie Comeau in Quebec
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Sustainable transport, take your pick, Gdañsk

A tough choice, I have 109 pix of trams! Maybe that'll be my theme if I win.

 
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"Another Place "sculpture by Antony Gormley, Burbo Bank wind farm, Blundellsands, Merseyside
 
 
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Recycling sign, Xikou, China
 
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Congratulations on your win!
Interesting topic. I now see I’ve got another subject weakness in my collection!  
 

 

Renovated, repurposed, eco friendly building, 18th Arrondissement, Paris.
 

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Recycling station, 19th Arrondissement, Paris.

 

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Electric postal vehicle, 11th Arrondissement, Paris

 

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 Some great images have been unearthed so far. Keep 'em coming...

 

How about sustainable tourism? Sustainable shopping?

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I guess all my trips would fall under the category of "eco-travel". I've been twice to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where they are bringing up baby elephants who have been orphaned. Elephants are wonderful in many ways and help to sustain other wildlife where they live. They can smell water underground and will dig (with their feet) a waterhole that is also used by other animals. It is thought that if we lose them we will also lose a lot of other animals.

 

Baby elephants coming to the nursery for their milk....

 

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Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

 

This little elephant was rescued from a well when  she was only a few days old. She has had delicate health and is older now and learning about living with wild elephants at a reintegration unit that is very lush and easier for the weaker elephants. Her name is Shurkuru and I foster her. She is wearing a blanket to protect her skin from the sun. If she were with her mother and herd she would be in their shade all the time.

 

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Baby elephant with blanket protecting her skin from the sun.

 

 

The milk they get is a special formula that Daphne Sheldrick created with trial and error. Villagers have been warned not to give them cow milk because it will kill them..

 

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Baby elephant drinking from a bottle...

 

Paulette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My three..

 

Assorted rubbish bins at Heathrow airport so that rubbish can be recycled.

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A man in Busan, South Korea pushes a cart of cardboard which he has collected to be recycled.

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Solar panels on the roof of a house

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A person fills a water bottle from a public water fountain dispensing carbonated water in Paris, France

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A rain garden filled with wild flowers on a sidewalk near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY.

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Participants near the finish of a mud pit challenge just as their art bike collapses underneath them in 2019 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby in Philadelphia, PA. The Derby highlights human powered transportation, sustainable local development, and the artistic and maker community.

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Hi there,

 

I like this topic, great idea.

And finally a topic for which I can find some images in my small portfolio.

 

Here come me three:

 

Recycling of aluminium cans:

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Commuters on pushbikes in Tokyo Japan:

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solar panels and hot water system on a house roof:

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At that's all for me.

 

 

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My ECO three ones.

 

 
 
Windfarm in Spain

Osborne Bull, Spanish icon in a WindMill at sunset Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling point in Donegal, Ireland

Glass bin recycling contained full of bottles Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

ECO Jungle Lodge in Bocas del Toro Panama

La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm.  Isla Bastimentos B&B  Bocas del Toro Panama Stock Photo
 
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Bicycles parked outside a house on the small danish island Fanø.

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Three from me...good topic

Vegan burgers and seating made from recycled materials

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Solar power used at Blackfriars railway station

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Energy harvesting pathway

The 26 square metre installation acquires its energy from the footsteps of people.berlin-germany-13th-october-2017-people-enjoy-an-energy-harvesting-KDE520.jpg

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Great challenge John!

 

1) The Mrs promoting sustainable transport SUSTRANS

 

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2 Sustainable fishing - a lobster hatchery

 

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3) Sustainable energy - Street light powered by a solar panel and a wind turbine

 

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8 hours ago, Eden said:

 

Energy harvesting pathway

The 26 square metre installation acquires its energy from the footsteps of people.berlin-germany-13th-october-2017-people-enjoy-an-energy-harvesting-KDE520.jpg

 

That's a very cool idea. Imagine something like this installed beneath the busy sidewalks of big cities. It could generate a lot of usable energy.

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13 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

That's a very cool idea. Imagine something like this installed beneath the busy sidewalks of big cities. It could generate a lot of usable energy.

I thought so..great idea for the future :-)

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Garden car in Kensington Market in Toronto

 

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Tesla recharging

 

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Tourists biking on Ward Island

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Jill

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Photovoltaic panels and wind turbine.

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Sustainable architecture

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Twizzy on charge

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Phil

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3 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

 

Sustainable architecture

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Phil

 

Now that's what I'd call sustainable! Looks like they're ready for just about anything...

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I fostered a Monarch chrysalis indoors in the fall, protecting it from predators.  Monarch butterflies numbers have gone down drastically in the last decade. This is the newly emerged butterfly drying its wings before being released outdoors to join the migration south. It’s clinging to a wooden spoon laid across the opened top of the butterfly cage.

I almost felt like I’d given birth! 😊
 

 

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A windmill in the countryside of Kansas pumping water by using natural wind power.

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Last, a garage sale where items are re-homed instead of ending up in the dump. Much of this was given to charity.

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