What if we could help the Earth and ourselves become 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.

Image: Josh Hadar Er's Teardrop Eco Bike

Er’s Teardrop
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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.

Image: Josh Hadar Christy Lynn Eco Bike

Christy Lynn
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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.

Image: Josh Hadar Alpha Male Eco Bike

Alpha Male
Source: Josh Hadar

Josh 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.

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Bonus: Want to see how one of these new innovations in transportation is created?

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

Via: Oko Works 2

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  1. “Hippie Hogs: Making Solar Bikes Sexy.” YouTube. Great Big Story, 04 Nov. 2015. Web. 24 Apr. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-U97MYXO-4>.
  2. “Hadar Solar Trike.” Vimeo. Oko Works, 3 May 2011. Web. 20 Apr. 2016. <https://vimeo.com/23238158>.

Sam has written and edited hundreds of articles since joining the EWC team in 2016. She writes about topics from the wonders of nature to the organizations changing the world and the simple joys in life! Outside of the EWC office, she’s a part-time printmaker, collector of knick-knacks, and taster of cheeses.