by Michael dEstries
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After picking up the world’s largest wind turbine back in May, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is now introducing some local green changes to her Scottish residence. First order of business? Having her bodyguards do their patrolling of the grounds on bikes rather than in Range Rovers.

Apparently, the gas-guzzlers have seen extensive use on the property — and not just because the Scottish weather can chill your bones. Queen Elizabeth’s estate at Balmoral is also more than 50,000 acres large. That’s a pretty massive expanse to cover. Nevertheless, the guards are hitting it with two wheels to save fuel and the planet.

“Wherever possible the grounds are being patrolled by officers on black mountain bikes,” said one source. “They are delighted – they’re slashing the fuel bill and getting a good workout as well.”

Now, about those bear-fur hats for the royal guard….

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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