Friday, April 2, 2010

Green Living by Janet Marchant: Greening Your Easter with Personal Rabbit Transit 2.0

If you're like me, you look forward to Easter as a time to enjoy the wonders of nature by hopping in your hybrid SUV to take the whole family out for Sunday brunch. And since driving a hybrid is good for the environment, you're actually improving the natural world as you drive! But if there's one thing that's even greener than a hybrid SUV for getting you around, it's Personal Rabbit Transit (PRT).

PRT is an all-natural, rabbit-powered mode of transportation. To see how this amazing new form of transportation works, take a look at the demonstration video, which I'm told was produced at a test facility set up on that old military base that was discovered a couple of years ago on the west end of Alameda. As you can see, the second generation of PRT has improved by leaps and bounds over earlier prototypes, which I first learned about from the Alameda Daily Noose. In those early models, the rider was exposed to the elements, but the addition of the stream-lined, egg-shaped pod means you won't have to worry about any April showers on your way to brunch. Each member of your family can travel by means of a separate rabbit, making it many times better for the environment than a single SUV.

So have a Happy Easter, and let's make it even greener than last year's!

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