Merry Christmas to you all!
Greetings from the Pedalgreen Team. I hope you are enjoying a white, but green Christmas by pedal powering your Christmas tree, saving on your power bill and that you burned enough calories to really enjoy the roast beast and sweets during the season of celebration.
God bless you all in 2016!
Bicycle art may not be generating electricity yet, but it sure is a creative way to have messy fun.
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When my kids were little we went to the book mobile, but these enterprising librarians are delivering books by bicycle. Alicia Tapia pedals her library called Bibliobicicleta around San Francisco, sharing her love for bikes and books with children and adults and giving books for free that are freely given to her. Alicia Tapia and the growing movement including pedal powered librarians Karen Green of Tucson, and Jared Mills of Seattle are to be applauded. Well done!
You can see Alicia’s Kickstarter video here. Kickstart “Bibliobicicleta”
Primate World Relief and Development Fund have been helping people, help people ever since the Springhill mining disaster in Nova Scotia in 1958. They still are and you can pedal to help the many refugees in need. Check it out here at Ride for Refuge .
What silly fun with pedal power on the show, Last of the Summer Wine. A pedal powered drill was put to use, or at least was attempted to be used, with the usual hilarious results of the show, ensuing. You can view it here. Enjoy.
The bicycle factory is now open for 2015! Go ahead, eat chocolate and make more bikes for kids in Africa.
100 chocolate bars =1 bicycle.
Enjoy a chocolate bar, submit the UPC code to http://www.thebicyclefactory.ca and you have just created one virtual bike part. All it takes is 100 parts to make a bicycle. A fair trade chocolate bar will make two bike parts. The best part is that these bikes are shipped to children in countries like Ghana where bikes mean freedom and easier access to school, which means education and education, means change.
Ghana is where William Cadbury sourced his cocoa in the early 1900’s and Cadbury continues to do so today. Since 2009, Cadbury has been giving back to Ghana through their bike building program. You can be even more helpful if you purchase fair trade Cadbury chocolate which ensures that the cocoa growers in Ghana are getting fair wages. In 2011 they made 3,283 bicycles. Be sure to check out the bicycle factory website and see the video clips that show how these bikes are changing lives.
In summary, if you purchase 100 chocolate bars you can make one bike. If you plan to eat all the chocolate, you will probably want to pedal off all the calories and if you do it on a pedal power generator, think of all the free electricity you will generate! Talk about a win, win, win!
Check out Bangura Bags made in Sierra Leone. Creative iPad sleeves, toiletry bags, touring bags, hand bags, key chains and more are all made out of used bicycle tubes and colourfully lined with local fabrics.
The purchase of Bangura products contributes to employment in Sierra Leone and provides financial assistance to the local Masanga hospital. Bangura bags also carry the Danish Fair Trade stamp, ensuring high standards regarding transparency, salaries, education and working conditions. If that is not enough, the Tailor Shop provides employees with education in basic english and math.
Alfred Bangura manages The Tailor Shop where all of these items are manufactured on pedal powered sewing machines.
What’s not to love about a pedal powered, recycling, sustainable, socially responsible enterprise and their products?