Electric bicycles have been quietly taking the streets by storm in many parts of the world. Why? Because they’re a fantastically fun and efficient way to move around. You get all the joys and freedom of riding a bike (avoiding traffic congestion and parking, for instance) while smashing through physical limits on your ability to […]Continue Reading
Fix Our Planet
This is our last chance for a livable planet. We need an epic effort to electrify vehicles and entire homes. Makers can make it happen.
Dive into Dr. Saul Griffith’s “Fix Our Planet” essays from Make: magazine to learn how we’ll decarbonize our economy for victory over climate change — using the technology we already have.
Then tackle your own DIY projects in clean energy and sustainability, from the pages of Make and readers like you.
Dr. Saul Griffith is a longtime Make: contributor and a MacArthur Fellowship winner. This series of essays is adapted from his new book Rewiring America: A Handbook for the Climate Fight, rewiringamerica.org/handbook. Also coming in 2021: an expansion of these ideas in Electrify! (MIT Press).
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