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Top Green Transportation Instructables Answered

Saving the planet and saving money, all while getting to where you need to go? The secret: green transportation. These Instructables show you how to travel to your next destination in a more environmentally-friendly way.


Solar Powered Tricycle
This solar-powered trike, a Judges' Prize winner of the Park Tool Bike Month Contest and a Second Prize Winner of the Discover Green Science Fair Contest, can go short distances without emitting any pollutants and never needs to be plugged in.

Electric Motorcycle
If you want to convert an existing motorcycle into an electrically-powered one, you can try this 96-volt version--or you could opt for a different 72-volt model.

Electric Scooter Upgrade
Superpower a small electric scooter into a fast, furious traveling machine with this detailed power upgrade.

Green Helmet
Green transportation doesn't have to be limited to your vehicle: this LED, all-weather helmet runs on solar power.

Bike Generator
Biking is already a great way to travel, but it can be even more green if your bike lights are powered by your wheels as you move.


Biodiesel Processor
Instead of traditional fuel, biodiesel reuses waste oil and turns it into diesel. This biodiesel processor will help you successfully make your own biodiesel.

And, of course, you can always create a new way (and Instructable) to travel without hurting the environment.

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

12 years ago

ok don't get me wrong I'm not against recycling and finding new ways of making power but this green thing is going a little overboard. we should go to Alaska and drill for oil.

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abadfart
abadfart

Reply 12 years ago

ya but my car gets 18 mpg so i don't drive much

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abadfart
abadfart

Reply 12 years ago

what do you have

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abadfart
abadfart

Reply 12 years ago

i have 1 of thous... it gets 8

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divadg123
divadg123

Reply 12 years ago

guess what mine gets?..... as much as i want it recycles air and water as a sorse!!!! XD

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abadfart
abadfart

Reply 12 years ago

wait what how

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divadg123
divadg123

Reply 10 years ago

hydrogen converter kit, and h20 splitter eventually. start it with some propane and that burns amazingly, and hydrogen is the byproduct, and as we know, hydrogen=BOOM!, so it recirculates that back in, over and over. the one glitch i have yet to work out, is after a while, it turns into water, and i need to get a splitter.. but i might use a electrical coil or something to turn the water into hydrogen again... as you can see, i have been working on this for a while (hence my late response) but i am soo close. the only real problem is this is illegal for cars, but not for bikes.. so i plan on making some of these, and selling them. (the converter is illegal, because it would put the oil company wwwaayyyy lower on business.) ...doesnt mean people dont use them.

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peytonjr
peytonjr

Reply 12 years ago

LOLOLOLOL thats awesome

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

no it aint we are talkin' about your knees rubbing on the seat in front of you when you are sitting up strait!

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shmuley95
shmuley95

Reply 12 years ago

*AGREED*

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

YEAH! someone with brains. wind mils are great solar panels are astounding but why call all those things ~GREEN~ w0o0ooo whats wrong with ok we are going to try and get energy prices down and help keep the environment clean.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

help keep the environment clean.

May I inquire how burning petrol helps keep the environment clean ? :-)

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

it doesn't do very much and we have to for 2 more years before that car comes out any way.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

it doesn't do very much

To move a mountain, it only takes the moving of one grain of sand at a time :-)

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

yeah a sand dune. we need gas prices to lower it would help the economy it would let people visit other people more often why have one piece of candy when you can have too?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

why have one piece of candy when you can have too?

because in small quantities, the candy is ok, but in double quantities, it will kill ;-)

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

exactly I was..... wait no I only have like 40 pieces of candy yearly so.... 80 wont kill me. lol I was using candy as a good thing I don't know what you think is good.

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jillg
jillg

Reply 12 years ago

there is a bit of cyanide in almonds. too many of those can kill you.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm, must be a large quantity....I have eaten a full 8 oz bad of them already (supposed to have 5-8 serving sized in the bag)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I know, and I was kind of j/k'g with you there :-)

And yes, I meant to type "can kill" not will kill :-)

Still, anything in over abundance is still not good. Too much protein, to many carbs, too much fat, even too much water can be poisonous.

The problem is, it may take some time to "move the mountain" but it will never happen if we don't "start" somewhere, and soon.

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

yep as for the water thing I'm gonna try that and see if it's true!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I hope not. Water, taken in at very high quantities becomes poisonous as it flushes out the essential vitamins and minerals needed to maintain life. There are quite a number of cases of "water poisoning" on the books.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Touche`

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

In a fencing duel, the attacker says En garde meaing in the vernacular: heads up ! The loser or at least the loser of a point (touch) say: Touche` meaning the acknowledgement of the point given the other person.

When used like I did, it just means: I acknowledge your point (or you got me there :-)

The word was originally French.

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jillg
jillg

Reply 12 years ago

yhea and what about the wildlife that will be affected if we drill for oil there

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

tbh i think this sort of thing inspires people to be creative in being green

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

Oh I have nothing against "green" and stuff I want to recycle i want to find better ways to get energy ,but it sometimes seams a little overboard.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

it's not getting overboard, people just don't know what's really going on, they just watch the news, and by doing "green" stuff, all of a sudden they think they're good people and won't go to hell...
there's a south park episode that perfectly portrays this, you can watch it here, it's hillarious.

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 12 years ago

yeah the only way not to go to hell is to be a born again christian.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

or so you think... south park said it was only mormons...

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jillg
jillg

Reply 12 years ago

crazy...

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

btw the link wont work for me . mabe coz im on a uk isp

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

well, idk, cuz it worked in the u.s., and it works here in brazil (on vacation here for a week)
just go to www.stansdad.com
or go to www.southparkzone.com
and search smug alert

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

cba

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

what?
that's probably an acronym, but...

is it this?

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

no it's Can't Be Asked

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

some times the efforts we go to get natural resources are a little overboard

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

And then what? We get a little bit more oil which has a negligible effect on the price at the pump. The black stuff isn't going to be around forever and it's better to look for other ways to get around now.

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delisub
delisub

Reply 12 years ago

Actually it will be... It is produced naturally by the earth, it's constantly be made, not in substantial amounts but it's being made.

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Infrah Rhed
Infrah Rhed

Reply 12 years ago

Um....true. But, it's not enough to power half the lawnmowers in the country. Come back in a million years to top off that Hummer again.

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casey321b
casey321b

Reply 12 years ago

and the oil gives of pollutants so why not just save the earth from them.

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Badluckguy
Badluckguy

Reply 12 years ago

Doesn't matter, even if we did drill in Alaska, it would take 7-10 years for the production to really come online. Plus the total amount of oil the US can produce is on the order of 1-2 million barrels of oil a day if we started drilling everywhere we had oil, and thats an optimistic estimate (my word as a geologist). When you consider that we used ~20-24million barrels a day as a nation, you can see that it really doesn't matter if we drill or not . Point is, from an energy perspective we're currently gonna be hosed real soon. Unless things change on the supply end from the middle east and or russia very soon we are going to have to evolve or die as a super power (maybe even as a "first world" nation). Don't let people fool you into thinking that drilling for new oil in the US is gonna save us, it won't.

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Grey_Wolfe
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

Let's see. Oil is expensive to acquire (from the source). Has quite a bit of risk involved in the acquisition. Has a great negetive impact on the environment, whether dumped or burned as fuel. Etc, etc.. Green energy is cheap to acquire (if done right), has the same risk level as working with any other basic mechanical or electrical device, and has zero impact aside from that created by the user of the energy. Overboard is spending millions of dollars to build unsafe equipment in order to acquire an excess amount of unnecessary fuel. Don't get me wrong, petrol has it uses, but it is completely unnecessary as a fuel source, and we've have known this for longer than it has been used. Even nuclear power is cleaner than oil when accidents don't occur. Drilling more wells will not effect the price of oil as greatly as the beaurocrats would have us believe. That is obvious by the simple fact that there is no shortage at this time, and the prices are actually being spiked by speculators anyway. Only legislation will fix the price issues. You'll find though, that we who are researching and experimenting with 'green' energy are mostly (if not completely) motivated by reasons other than mounting fuel costs. That simply provides a slight extra bit of motivation to push our time tables.

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Grey_Wolfe
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

Whoa, I hadn't realized I'd been ranting so. Sorry about the novella, folks.