8. Cycle somewhere new: Why putting your foot to the pedal is good for the climate

I always enjoyed my bike as a kid as it was my freedom to get around.  But it wasn’t till I moved to the Netherlands that I really appreciated how superior bikes can be to cars for short distance travel.  The old Dutch bike takes a pounding in this video 😉

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INTRODUCTION
1: Introducing the Shrink

IN THE KITCHEN
2: Eat plants for a day
3: Shuffle your food
4: Start a vegetable garden
5: Build a compost heap
6: Make a seasonal meal 

ON THE ROAD
7: Take a purposeless walk
8: Cycle somewhere new
9: Let someone else drive
10: Improve your fuel economy
11: Research your motor
12: Plan a flightless holiday

AROUND THE HOME
13: Turn off your gadgets
14: Change a light bulb
15: Seal an air leak 
16: Control your heating
17: Control your cooling
18: Research your intensity
19: Research solar power
20: Save some water

KNOW YOUR STUFF
21: Declutter a room
22: Upcycle some junk
23: Choose a used product
24: Invest in good design
25: Recycle some waste

GET CREATIVE
26: Pay a person
27: Buy a quality offset
28: Plant a tree that sucks
29: Plant flowers for bees 
30: Support broader change 
 
Further reading on cycling emissions and bikes:

Five elements of sustainable transport
On your bike: Why the Dutch are queens of the bicylce
Are bicyclists the happiest commuters on the planet?
The World’s 7 Greenest Vehicles
Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath