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June Challenge "environmentally friendly"

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Thanks again for honouring my humble payphone image. Winning was a surprise given the stiff competition.

 

This month's challenge is "Environmentally Friendly."

 

Standard rules apply: maximum of three images per participant, challenge closes on June 30th.

 

May the greenest man/woman win. Good luck! Here are three of mine to get the big green ball rolling:

 

 

Green pedicab in Mexico City

 

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Recycling a cigarette butt in Vancouver (the butts get turned into plastic pellets)

 

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Car-Free Day in Vancouver

 

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Three from me

 

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Heating water with a parabolic reflector in Nepal

 

 

 

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Wind turbines

 

 

 

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Family on a bike, Amsterdam

 

 

Col

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My three environmentally friendly images...

 

Public restroom facility with composting toilets and solar panels in national park.

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Solar charging station and bicycle rental stand.

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Solar powered charging station and picnic table outside campus food court.

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Thanks John for an interesting topic! Here are my three  :)

 

 

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Conservation sign, Cambridgeshire UK

 

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Composting toilet, Arizona USA

 

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Green gardening UK

 

Cheers

 

Kumar

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A tram approching platform in front of Basel Main train station (EPDWPY)

 

 

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Charging electric cars in London (ER2G8J)

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Congrats John on your win and fun new challenge!

 

My three

 

Girls picking up trash in a park

 

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Workers sifting through recyclable materials

 

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A girl holding a low energy light bulb

 

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Sacramento, California USA - An estimated crowd of 4,000 protesters took buses from 16 different cities to the state capitol to demand Governor Jerry Brown ban hydraulic fracturing. In what’s being dubbed the largest anti-fracking rally in California’s history, the ‘Don’t Frack California’ protest was voicing their concerns about earthquakes, air & water pollution, and climate change urging Governor Jerry Brown to stop all fracking in California.

 

 

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Santa Barbara, California USA – Protesters from 350.org carry a 90 foot mock pipeline down State Street in Santa Barbara, California to plead with President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and keep his promises about climate action. 

 

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Santa Barbara, California USA - An Oil Spill Protest is held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse in reaction to the recent oil spill disaster at Refugio State Beach.

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Wow! Some really inspiring pics so far ... and here was I worrying that this topic might be too boring.

 

Keep them coming. There's still time to save the planet.

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Not particularly inspiring I fear, but the best I have that fits the brief. I may change them if I'm allowed and I capture something better during the month:

 

 

A rechargeable battery (literally green!)

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Garden snail on a log

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Mass transportation

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Creating a friendly environment in the Brontë garden outside Sowerby Bridge railway station:

 

 

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Protecting young saplings at Ogden Reservoir near Halifax:
 
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Floral display in Seaton as part of promotion for cycling:
 
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Alan
 

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Lovely topic John,

here are a few from me:

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Song sparrow on sign about how birds are being protected against overhead powerlines.

 

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A bat box, set up in a conservation area.

 

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A great horned owl recovering from an injury at the Edmonton Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

 

Chris

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Very interesting topic!  Here are a couple from me:

 

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Styrofoam recycling at the city depot.

 

 

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Buying and selling second hand goods at a garage sale instead of throwing them out and sending them to the landfill.

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Wind turbine seen through metal sculpture

 

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Installing solar panels

 

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Hire bikes in La Rochelle

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The Alamy blog about picture needs makes this a very appropriate subject. I have learned a new word. Upcycled. My spell-check thinks it is not a word but people seem to be using it and I have an image that I have had to add keywords to because I  thought it was just a charming and unusual way to use old boots but it turns out to be an example of upcycling. Here are my three ways we can be environmentally friendly.

 

Upcycle  :) your boots...

 

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DYAAXK  Old boots used as flowerpots.

 

 

Build your home out of cow dung and mud...

 

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CTX16J  Masai women applying a mixture of cattle dung and mud to the roof of a hut.

 

 

Use horse power for transportation..

 

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EN2GFK  Central Park carriage horse.

 

Paulette

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Walking and horse drawn, two of the best ways to get around.

 

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Jill

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Renude energy

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I'll have a think about another two!

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"I'll have a think about another two!"

 

OMG. Your first one will be a tough act to follow.

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My three for this interesting topic.

 

Campo de Criptana. La Mancha. Spain

 

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La Mola, Zaragoza. Spain

 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania.

 

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My three.

 

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Fruiting mushrooms of the clustered or oak bonnet, Mycena inclinata, growing on a fallen oak branch in woodland that is managed to allow natural decay

 

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Three horse drawn carts stored undercover at Morwellham Quay, Devon

 

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Street performer dressed as a green woman / mother earth walking on stilts at the Royal Cornwall Show in 2008

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Electric future, boys explore the BMW i8 sports car (EW8N2N)

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The Pines Calyx,  An Environmentally-Friendly building made of chalk extracted from the White cliffs of Dover.

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