Bill Nye's thoughts on the "City of the Future"
Posted by Alex Felts July 26, 2012 · The Big Think
Any child growing up in the 90s has fond memories of the classroom being taken over by a Bill Nye the Science Guy video. For those who are not familiar, Bill Nye the Science Guy was an educational TV program that combined comedy, zaniness and above all education. The show was successful because of Bill's passion for the material and his ability to break complex concepts down for the viewers.
Bill Nye the science guy has been off the air since 1998, but recently Bill has been popping up in a few internet video clips. One of these videos over at the Big Think directly relates to GVF's mission, and the goals of our GVF TMA Foundation's Bike to Work Challenge.
I have embedded the video below and you can see Bill's passion for the environment is still intact. Bill includes some far out ideas for the city of the future. However some things, such as showers at the workplaces for biking to work, are already happening. Through GVF's Annual Sustainable Awards we see more and more of our partners every year institute showers at the workplace as well as a number of other initiatives that make commuting to work much easier and more sustainable for the employee.
My favorite part of the video is when Bill talks about the bike arterial tunnels which could create automatic tailwinds for bikers going either direction. Bill assures us in the video that this is possible but I'll leave figuring out the details to our engineering partners.Is your company taking steps to increase sustainability? You should apply for one of our sustainable awards!