Can Eco-Conscious Transportation Be Cool?

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Samantha Burns

What if we could help the Earth and ourselves get cooler?

Metal sculptor, Josh Hadar has figured out a way to do just that by eliminating the emissions that stream from our day to day transportation choices.

Josh Hadar Er's Teardrop Eco Bike
Er’s Teardrop // Source: JOSH HADAR

 

We all know by now that transportation can be costly. Not only in terms of bank accounts but to our Earth’s health and our own. Those emissions given off  by our preferred mode of travel mix in with the air we breathe, as well as the Earth’s atmosphere. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but this is not a good thing.

Using the natural power of the Sun and a bunch of creativity, Hadar has created a new, sexy, eco-conscious form of transportation. Check out what he’s doing to change the way we move and why he does it in this short video brought to us by the video network Great Big Story

 

Hadar combines art and science by using the natural power from the sun to fuel and create his handmade electric bikes. Aside from a one-time payment at purchase, there’s virtually no cost with these beauties. Say goodbye to stopping and spending thousands of dollars over the course of a machine’s lifetime to get from one place to the next.
Josh Hadar Christy Lynn Eco Bike
Christy Lynn // Source: JOSH HADAR

 

I spent over $60 a week to get to and from school in my beat up Jeep Liberty when I was in high school. It definitely turned heads, but not because of any cool factor.

“No one has ever crossed the street to get a better look at a Prius,” reads the about page on Hadar’s website, where you can check out more of his creations and what goes into them.

Josh Hadar Alpha Male Eco Bike
Alpha Male // Source: JOSH HADAR

Hadar reminds us that the Earth is a powerful place.

Instead of trying to change the Earth and force it to give us what we want, we should to work with it, striving for the health and happiness of all beings that live here by supporting the only globe we roam.

Check out a few other articles we’ve featured here on EWC that use the fusion of art, design and science to move us forward, such as these beautiful cells and bacteria or the way this specially designed place for the deaf population can change each of our lives.

Find the beauty in what surrounds you, and remember, it’s still an amazing world out there.

  • Samantha

Added bonus, watch Hadar’s process of creating one of his newest bike designs, a solar Trike,  in another short video below

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