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Green Bike Tour Slovenia 2010: a few concluding thoughts

It’s now time to park our bikes and take off our helmets as our trip comes to a close. But before I fully return to reality, I’d like to reflect one last time on our experience. Our tour provided us … Continue reading

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An innovative source of power

After a light breakfast on Friday, we rode out of Most na Soci to began our final day of bike riding and our return to Nova Gorica. Our final stop on this trip was a visit to the Avce Pumped … Continue reading

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Green Bike Tour Live Update: FRIDAY – 10:00 am

University of Iowa students and employees can catch the Green Bike Tour live at 10 am tomorrow on the Elluminate Live. We will discuss what we have learned and interact with participants. We really hope to hear from you!

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Bicycling for transportation, human and environmental health

One major difference between Slovenia and Iowa is the number of people, young and old, using bikes as primary modes of transportation.  Over the course of a normal day, our group has seen hundreds of people pedaling through their daily … Continue reading

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Educating the Next Generation

I woke up to another sunny day and decided to take another ride around Lake Bled with John – it’s hard to think of a better way to start the day. Back at the hostel, I had a light breakfast … Continue reading

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Slovenia’s Energy Plan

Our Tuesday was dominated by meetings and some more riding. We began the day packing for our exit from Ljubljana. After breakfast at the youth hostel’s outdoor café we pedaled to the Slovenian Office of Climate Change. There we met … Continue reading

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Sunday Ride

Ljubljana and its suburbs have about 350,000 people. It is an interesting cosmopolitan town. Tomorrow we will visit the premier research institution in Slovenia, Jozef Stefan Institute, for an academic exchange on energy technologies. In the meantime, you can hear … Continue reading

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