Gallery of Photos from Members’ Travels to Clean Energy and Sustainability Sites from the US and World

Welcome to our new 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 Travis High, at thigh@leadersinenergy.org, along with a description of the who, what, where, when, and why.

 Bicycles in Beijing (Miriam Aczel)

Bicycles in Beijing (Miriam Aczel)

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.”

 Tsignhua University Campus and Bikes

Tsignhua University Campus and Bikes

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 Tsignhua University Campus

Miriam Aczel at Tsignhua University Campus

Miriam Aczel at Tsinghua University Campus

 Masdar City

Masdar City

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.

Miriam Aczel

 Masdar City

Masdar City

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.

Miriam Aczel

 Example of sustainable desert architecture in Masdar City

Example of sustainable desert architecture in Masdar City

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.

Miriam Aczel

 Masdar City

Masdar City

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.

Miriam Aczel

 Masdar City is car-free and has a Personal Transport System

Masdar City is car-free and has a Personal Transport System

Masdar City is car-free, and has a Personal Rapid Transport system with futuristic on-demand pods to whisk people around the campus!

Miriam Aczel

 Masdar wind towers

Masdar wind towers

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.

Miriam Aczel

  Janine Finnell in front of ″Lucy and the Green Wolf″ store that she came across in Hot Springs, South Dakota which focuses on sustainable living.

Janine Finnell in front of ″Lucy and the Green Wolf″ store that she came across in Hot Springs, South Dakota which focuses on sustainable living.

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.

Janine Finnell

 Sustainable Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington (Mike Barancewicz)

Sustainable Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington (Mike Barancewicz)

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.

Mike Barancewicz

 

 Rooftop Garden at Pike Place in Seattle, Washington

Rooftop Garden at Pike Place in Seattle, Washington

Rooftop garden at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.  See above post.

Mike Barancewicz

 

 Composting Worms - Sustainable Pike Place, Seattle, Washington

Composting Worms - Sustainable Pike Place, Seattle, Washington

Composting worms at Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington

Mike Barancewicz