Eco Wandering through Germany

Countrywide, Germany generates more than 7 percent of its electricity from the wind.

After three years of living in Germany, I’ve started to forget all the cool eco things that are happening here. Stuff like taking the train or bike everywhere and returning all the beer bottles for reuse has become so routine that I tend to forget other people in other places don’t do this every day. I guess you could say I’ve been living in a bit of a bubble lately.

Which is why I found this “Spontaneous eco-wander through Germany” by William Powers such a delightful read. It was a nice reminder that the panorama of wind turbines that I see from my balcony every day is something that people find interesting. And before I got too up-on-my-green-horse, Powers did an interesting job of reminding me just how far we have to go yet in Germany, the land of no-speed-limits and non-fuel-efficient Mercedes and VW and BMWs.

Even if you aren’t planning a trip over to this side of the sea, have a look at the article to see just how green life can be.