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Can-oe think of a better way to get to work?

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Because getting to work doesn’t have to cost the Earth…


By Jack Sullivan

We know that we’re always harping on about ditching the car and hopping on public transport instead. But there are other ways to get from A to B at 8am.

We’ve come across an even cooler way to get to work. And we don’t just mean planet-cool. We mean god-damn stylish, full-of-swag kind of cool.

Peter Kimpton works at The Guardian. He’s a normal bloke, with a normal job, who leads a normal life. Except, he canoes to work…

Inspired by a campaign run by the Canal and River Trust to urge people to use Britain’s waterways more, Peter canoes eight miles from Hackney to King’s Cross each and every day. If that doesn’t deserve a round of applause, then what does?

As bizarre as this idea may seem, it has many benefits when you think about it. Not only does it reduce the damage done to the Earth, but it improves fitness, develops a new skill, and ultimately it’ll make you look like the coolest kid (or adult) in town.

Click here to Read Peter’s account of his new venture or see below for a video of him in action…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…
/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Image: PA Images.

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