Travel Photos — Energy & Sustainability
Gallery of Photos from Members’ Travels to Clean Energy and Sustainability Sites from the US and World
Welcome to our Leaders in Energy Travel Gallery! The purpose of this page is for our members to contribute photos from their travels that focus on clean energy and sustainability that they would like to share with others.
This idea came from Leaders in Energy member, Mike Barancewicz. We LOVE the idea and invite you to contribute your photos. Please send them to Miriam Aczel, at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a description of the who, what, where, when, and why.
Miriam Aczel who contributed this photo from visiting Beijing, China for her studies reports that “People estimate that there are over 9 million bikes in the city of Beijing — and it certainly felt that way! People bike year around, so many bikes have wind-breaking arm warmers for the freezing winters.”
Tsinghua University Campus: The school’s urban campus is huge, at roughly 1000 square acres, so nearly all students use bikes to get around. Beijing has multiple free-standing bike-sharing companies that are expanding to other cities in China and outside (such as Ofo, now in DC). Photo and text contributed by Miriam Aczel.
Miriam Aczel at Tsinghua University Campus
During a stop in Abu Dhabi, I had the opportunity to visit the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a graduate-level university and research institute which focuses on advanced energy and sustainability technologies.
Another photo showing the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a graduate-level university and research institute which focuses on advanced energy and sustainability technologies.
Masdar City is the new carbon-neutral green oasis where Masdar Institute’s campus is based. The city has housing for students, researchers, and features sustainable desert architecture.
Another photo from Masdar City which is the new carbon-neutral green oasis where Masdar Institute’s campus is based. The city has housing for students, researchers, and features sustainable desert architecture.
Masdar City is car-free, and has a Personal Rapid Transport system with futuristic on-demand pods to whisk people around the campus!
Masdar has wind towers like this one that keep the campus cool in the desert heat by funneling breezes through the campus’s narrow streets. The wind tower features solar-powered LED screens that flash different colors to show those on campus how much energy is being used in realtime.
I visited the Black Hills in South Dakota over the summer of 2017 and found this charming shop (Lucy and the Green Wolf) which is focused on sustainability in Hot Springs.
Thought you might like a couple of pics from a Seattle trip I took a few years ago. One was a food waste recycler at the Pike Place Market and the other was a rooftop garden we explored over the market. Spent an hour with the garden volunteers as they explained what’s been working for them and what was not. They were very proud of their composting worms! If you are ever there, stop in and see the garden. It is very nice.
Rooftop garden at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. See above post.
Composting worms at Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington