BYOBB: Build Your Own Bamboo Bike
I’m a big believer in not just being a consumer of environmentally- and socially-conscious goods, but being engaged in their production and designing your own life. A great way to do that: build your own bamboo bike. It’s one thing to ride a bike rather than drive, but the process of actually making your own from such a sustainble and sturdy material, is, well, the ultimate in sustainable design and living. Brooklyn-based Bamboo Bike Studio (tagline: Self-propelled solutions) gives you that opportunity- sign up for one of their classes to learn how to build (and take home) your own bamboo bike. Check out their website for info on how to customize, adapt the material, and more.