Activism climate ride

Published on March 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Climate Ride 2012, Join In!

March 9th, 2012 by

 
One of my favorite activism events: tons of people get together to ride their bicycles along the East or West coast to raise awareness about climate change, raise awareness about one of its best solutions — bicycling, and raise money for organizations promoting global warming and environmental action, especially bicycling. The event, if you’re not familiar with it (and somehow missed the headline and the image below) is called “Climate Ride.”

Here’s more from its website:

“Climate Ride is a fully-supported, 5-day charitable bike ride, and it’s the one and only multi-day charitable bicycling event that supports bike advocacy and organizations working toward a sustainable future. Climate Ride is the hub of the green movement–we give a national voice to your local community. By riding in Climate Ride you can support 30+ beneficiaries working on bike and sustainability issues. You choose who you want to support!”

You can participate in the original NYC to DC Climate Ride, which goes from May 19 to May 23 this year (registration now open). Or, you can participate on the West coast, in Climate Ride California, from September 9-13. (Registration also is now open!)

To reiterate: “Proceeds from Climate Ride events support important projects at a collection of organizations focused on sustainability, green jobs, clean energy, climate education, and bicycle advocacy.” You choose who you support, but you’ve basically got a ton of great options. You can find out more about the projects and organizations that benefit, if you are interested.

More is available on the Climate Ride website, its blog (Climate Ride Live!), or, naturally, on Facebook.

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  • Anthony

    Dear Planetsave Readers,

    “Social Forestry” could be something of interest to you, or you may have some experiences can learn from on this.

    I needed to share with you a video of how we have been promoting agroforestry in Uganda’s deforested rural communities in the last 5 years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCREJ-abpn4&feature=plcp

    Then—at one point, rather than a community reforestation project where our own organization hands out saplings of a few tree species to the local farmers, it became clear to us that, in an approach of “Social Forestry”, the farmers themselves can more sustainably and very variably do this once kickstarted.

    Here is how we are doing it now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Yw9s-2CwI

    Last but not least, our field work shows that promoting Social Forestry in remote communities is also about inspiring and bringing new insight to the farmers that are facing the challenges of a degraded environment. They are, for instance, very receptive—yet not so much exposed—to information on global climate change, as recently seen at our training session for one of our Project Extension Groups in Buyende.

    Over time, these people have seen changes (such as of seasons) that they are somehow unable to technically or scientifically explain. In this, we would greatly welcome anyone interested in visiting us to share knowledge with these farmers in our ongoing field activities in Kamuli and Buyende. See our recent E-news Bulletin to learn how we engage with them in the field: http://www.organic-persp.org/News.htm

    Finally, even as there may not be anything anyone could do, please help us get this heard! Share the above videos or our fundraiser: http://www.indiegogo.com/1-2-million-trees-a-year-in-ugandas-countryside

    Better still, please forward this to a friend:

    Best regards,

    Anthony Kalulu
    Organic Perspectives
    P.O Box 16
    Kamuli,
    Uganda.
    Tel: +256-782-601073
    Website: http://www.organic-persp.org

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