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Room with a View … and a Schwinn

We haven’t been this excited about free hotel amenities since high-speed internet access:  hotels across the country are now getting on the bicycle bandwagon and offering free bike use to hotel guests. 

Photo courtesy of Hotel Occidental

We’ve shared stories before about the benefits of bike sharing; the Green Bike Share program at UC Berkeley, for example, rents bicycles out as an environmentally and traffic-friendly alternative to students … and last summer, Earthkeeper Heroes The Canary Project reported on similar free or low-cost bike rental programs they discovered in places like Seville and Barcelona.

How exciting to learn we don’t have to fly to Spain to get the same experience of sight seeing on two wheels.  Courtesy of our friends over at TreeHugger, here are just a few US destinations willing to give you a bike with your bed:

Boston’s Liberty Hotel
The Bowery Hotel, New York
The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs
San Diego’s Hotel Occidental

Now if we could just do something about those pesky mini-bar charges …

Solar in Seville

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

At least that’s the notion behind The Canary Project – one of our Earthkeeper Heroes – a husband and wife team that use artwork and visual media projects to convey the impact and urgency of climate change.

The Canary Project in Spain

Susannah Sayler and Ed Morris have traveled all over the world (recent trips include Antarctica and Madrid), photographing both landscapes that are being impacted by climate change and those working to either adapt to it or mitigate it.  The result is powerful, thought-provoking images intended to raise environmental awareness and inspire action through a medium that is universally understood.

Ed and Susannah’s most recent excursion took them to southern Spain, where they photographed the Abengoa solar installations and learned first hand about the 300 megawatt platform currently under construction which, when complete, will be the largest in Europe – drawing enough energy from the sun to power the entire city of Seville.

The solar receptor tower at the Abengoa’s solar plant

Learn more about the Canary Project, their climate-inspired journeys and the artwork they create at Changents.com