The simple things in life can also be some of the greenest.
Biking to work slashes overall carbon emissions when compared to driving or using public transportation, contrary to what state legislators may say. Turn that idea into a 10,000-strong bike share program, and you can revolutionize the way a population thinks about going green.
But what other ideas have appeared over the past decade that showcase the bright green future ahead? Lights that last nearly 30 years? Green burials?
Take a look at some of the most innovative green inventions in recent history, and let us know of any others in the comments.