Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Mr. Green Crew was all over Times Square lead by Miss Green A.K.A Anne Gade Bjerrum, seen in the middle doing the double "E" hand sign. She is the younger sister of Mr. Green A.K.A Christian Gade Bjerrum that is currently teaching yoga in Mexico City, while preparing the city for CO2 E - Race in 2012.
There was posters all over Grand Central Station with the Earth Day announcement of CO2 E Drive and the Times Square fashion show of "Green Cars". The event included several aspects of Earth Day's awareness campaigns, such as "Reduce Carbon", "Be Energy Aware" and "Travel Green".
In the above image you can see most of the GPS dots that represent the different cars are all in Time Square. The ones that did not go up to Time Square either went to Grand Central Station, back to the Solar One Building or to the premiere of "Revenge of the Electric Car" further down on 23rd Street. The interface and GPS devices was sponsored by US Fleet Tracking and the Re-play of the painting can be seen HERE
The Mr. Green Crew doing the "E" with the President of Toshiba, Mr. Fujii on Times Square, who was there to support Red Cross with their efforts in Japan.
Earth Day New York, Pamela Lippe talking to the audience at Times Square with two Mr. Green's on stage next to her, in good Old School Public Enemy styles. It is also lovely to see that a Turkish man reaches out his hand saying "Be our Guests", welcoming America to Turkey.
The Green Car Fashion Show on the dedicated and rather colorful plaza on the Times Square that is looking more like a Amusement Park than what some might remember no longer than 15 years back, or from classic films like Taxi Driver. In the above, the Novozymes Bio Fueled Ford Focus takes its place on the catwalk, while the MC gives a small talk about the details of the car and what it does to make Earth a better place.
The Electric DeLorean by Dave Delman with red reflexion in the stainless steele from the lights of Times Square.
The GM VOLT, about to cross the Yellow line.
The New York City Department of Transportation Plug-in Toyota Prius.
The NYC hybrid Trash Truck.
The All Electric Truck from Navistar
The NYC hybrid Truck
The New York Police Department Plug-in Toyota Prius
The NYC Hybrid Sweeper
The Nissan LEAF
The Li-ion Motors cars - the Red called Enizio and the Green called Wave
Lovely shapes and colors!
The Enizio parked with doors slid open and Mr.Green Crew guarding it.
The Wave won the The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
The parked Novozymes Ford Focus
Once the Fashion show was over and the fences opened, the crowds flooded the parked cars and their representatives with questions about the vehicles.
Best Friends For Life - The Mr. Green Crew's "Green Nose" branding performance
"You've Made it Here" from Memphis and now you are wearing a green nose!
The Danish Wooden Kid's Bike from MILIOS
Mr. Green Flash mob performance with a Biomega Bike on Times Square
President of Earth Day New York, Pamela Lippe with her brand new Danish bike from ECO2 Bike
Miss Green on the "Copenhagen" Biomega Bike, that was donated to Matthew Modine, who just signed up for the next Batman film.
Times Square now also has an official "Naked Cowgirl" that is putting up a good battle against the "Naked Cowboy", who sued the first Naked Cowgirl because she was not up to par.
It was an amazing day and we were lucky with the weather, with sunshine in the morning. The very next day, the city was polished by a waterfall that gives the city a special vibe with the lights reflecting in the streets. Thanks again Earth Day New York for your huge effort in help making a dream come through and help spread the projects message of Climate Awareness.
Monday, May 9, 2011
It should be no secret that Yrs Truly have become a sucker for the Electric DeLorean. Not only does it give instant flashbacks of Michael J Fox in "Back to the Future" on a skateboard without wheels, but of the Time Machine housed by a E Fluxed DeLorean that took the young hero back in time.
It all comes together in a wonderful way since the first car on the streets of New York City was Electric, where the Croatian inventor and magician Nikola Tesla roamed 34th Street on his way home to the New Yorker Hotel, with the Classic New York Diner on the corner of 34th and 9th Avenue called TIC TOC.
The above Sky Blue Tesla was seen on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, right in front of the Flatiron Building. If you closely, the passenger is doing a "raise the roof" with a rolled up Danish flag, while the driver is giving Earth Day's "E" hand sign, in a "Be The E" shout-out to her new Danish Homie.
Volvo is working on a Electric Car, but what you see above is the Ocean Blue Nissan LEAF, in traffic among Yellow Cabs going down 5th Avenue "painting" the middle line in the "E".
The New York City Parks Truck with a Diesel Electric Hybrid motor going up Madison Avenue. Yes, the same Madison Avenue as the MAD MAD MEN of MAD MEN.
And of course the Electric DeLorean taking the first turn in the E tag (the lower line).
The above is the sculpture of a head called "ECHO" that is placed in the middle of Madison Park, where both 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue brush gently up against her.
The Apple Green Tesla making the turn from 5th Avenue to 23rd Street.
The Vogel Bilt Ethanol fueled pick up truck, that was fed Ethanol since the day it was taken in use, with no harm. The car was driven by President of the Long Island Electric Auto Association Carl Vogel, who is also Board of Director at the Electric Auto Association, the author of "Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle" and "Build Your Own Electric Plug-in Hybrid Boat".
Many cab drivers complain about the new bicycle lanes in New York City. The probably don't know that they are called "Copenhagen Lanes" and are designed by the Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen Jan Gehl, whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. I would never have thought that New York would ever become a bicycle city, but now it is.
Copenhagen Lanes or not, this lovely lady probably never cared about lanes anyway.
And the DeLorean.
In the above satellite image over the area of New York where the "E" was done, you can see some of the cars finishing the "E" painting and a Purple dot, showing that the Novozymes Bio Fueled Ford Focus is on it's way to Times Square for the Show Part of the Day.
The Novozymes vehicle enters Times Square.
The Electric DeLorean enters Times Square, filmed by the film crew producing the film about the project. On your far right is Director and Producer Urs Jakob, co-owner of Gershwin Hotel on 27th between 5th and Madison Avenue. In the middle, the camera man and artist in his own right, Shaky Jones and the large man with the cap and boom doing sound is Peter Tooke. The crowds had not yet gathered on the Good Friday of 22nd of April 2011, but soon would.