Thursday, 14 October 2010

Biking to a renewable society

Adam MacIsaac (whom young Friends will remember from many youth climate actions) bikes from the Cablehead on the PEI north coast to Charlottetown, to urge wind energy.

Cyclo Nord-Sud, Montreal: as part of a model sustainable development and solidarity project, an entire container filled with used bikes was shipped to Haiti in August 2010. More are being collected this weekend by neighbourhood coops in various parts of Montreal. Shipments have also gone to Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, and Mali.
photo by Pierre Bouchard and Janick Lemieux, in West End Times
Bicycles can transform the lives of people in these countries, CNS told the West End Times.They are shared by families, and between families. Children can get to school. Men can find a better job. "Women can save hours of walking to gather wood and water. Three times as fast and three times the load... and it's incredible what they can carry."

As Hawksley Workman sings, "The Happiest Day I Know Is A Tokyo Bicycle" (animation by Chris Hinton of Montreal)

and the never-to-be forgotten chase scene from The Triplets of Belleville.

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