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April 29: Climate Change – Bicycling is part of the mix in climate hope
In addition to the info below, consider participating in the People’s Climate Movement march on April 29, 2017. Bicycling Monterey is among PCM’s partners, by contributing our volunteer time to help get the word out; see steering committee and other partners for a full list of collaborators.
Why? Learn below how transportation impacts climate change. This post also highlights business and organization leaders reducing carbon emissions by encouraging bicycling. Included too is a gallery of people doing exactly that—out bicycling, in Monterey County.
As stated in “Wheel the Earth: HER Helmet Thursdays cuts carbon emissions and costs” (Monterey County Weekly, April 22, 2010): Earth can’t wait until we all have enough time. Help reduce carbon emissions now, through transportation choices along with other means. HER Helmet Thursdays marks its 7th anniversary Thanksgiving week 2016. Give thanks for the businesses and organizations in this project, especially those early leaders with long-term vision—HER Helmet Thursdays charter participants.
Why bike or bike-and-ride in response to climate change?
“Transport is a major contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions – in most nations the second-biggest element after energy generation,” Peter Walker reported in in The Guardian, “How cycling could help the Paris climate talks change the world.”
Update: Bloomberg writer Eric Roston reported in “America’s Energy Revolution Hits a Historic Milepost,”10/31/16: “In February , U.S. transportation emitted more carbon dioxide than the fossil-fuel-heavy power sector for the first time since 1978.”
- Angie Schmitt in StreetsBlog USA, “How Much Can Bicycling Help Fight Climate Change? A Lot, If Cities Try.”
- Advocacy Advance, “Climate Change and Bicycling: How bicycling advocates can help craft comprehensive Climate Action Plans.”
- Rails to Trails, “The Short Trip with Big Impacts: Walking, Biking and Climate Change.”
- Tony Dutzik on the League of American Bicyclists blog, “From Mode Shift to Frame Shift: How Cycling Can Hep Solve Climate Change.”
- Cherry Allan on We Are Cycling UK, “Climate change.”
- Robert Annis in Bicycling, “Bicycles Can Be a ‘Huge Part’ of Combating Climate Change.”
- Bobby Magill on Climate Central, “Shifting Gears to Cycling Would Be Big Climate Boost.”
- And the City of Monterey, on their Transportation Alternatives page.
For a gallery of people who have started right where they are–by bicycling in Monterey County–scroll down.
Some related posts at Bicycling Monterey
- Bicycling and ecotourism / good earthkeeping right at home
- When No One Is Looking: Who cares about climate change?
- Bike to the beach–and care for what you love
- We’re all heroes on this bus
- Bicycle advocacy: What you can do
- Former ER doc attending to the health of the planet: Blessed Earth
- Measure Z / Protect Our Water, Ban Fracking and Limit Risky Oil Operations
(Photo gallery is below this archive.)
Archive of some past events
A Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact Climate Summit took place at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) on Thursday, October 27, 2016. See James Herrera’s story in the Monterey County Herald to learn more about the October 27, 2016 summit.
In this post, Bicycling Monterey encouraged attendees to bike or use a bike-and-ride option, such as Monterey-Salinas Transit, to get to the summit.
And since October 27, 2016 was a Thursday, before or after summit activities they could make use of HER Helmet Thursdays discounts for males and females who bike. The HER Helmet Thursdays Project includes hundreds of Monterey County businesses and organizations who help sustain the environment, and economy, by offering 10-50% discounts on Thursdays year-round for people who bike. Support these spots and let them know you appreciate they’re helping reduce carbon emissions, one of the many benefits of bicycling.
See who’s participating in this long-term project: HER Helmet Thursdays – Quick Reference Guide – as of 1 Sept 2016
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The below was previously published 9/21/14.
We stand with the world family.
We all share the same mother.
Bicycling is part of the mix in climate hope. That’s one reason Monterey Bay Aquarium–an educator on climate change–includes biking as a transportation option. There are many good reasons to bike, not least of all–as the City of Monterey notes–the environmental impact of cars!
Very special thanks to the poster artist,
Favianna Rodriguez. http://favianna.com
Be part of building a global climate movement. http://350.org
Let your government representatives know you want action now on climate change. Locally, contacts include these and others:
@RepSamFarr, @SenatorBoxer, @SenFeinstein, State Senator @Bill Monning, @AsmMarkStone, @AsmLuisAlejo.
#PeoplesClimate #ClimateChange #ClimateHope
Short link to this post: http://bit.ly/MRYPeoplesMarch
Check out this gallery of people reducing carbon emissions through bicycling.
Salinas, Monterey County, California
Monterey, Monterey County, California
Carmel, Monterey County, California
The Alisal/East Salinas, Monterey County, California
Carmel Valley, Monterey County, California
Greenfield, Monterey County, California
Pebble Beach, Monterey County, California
Del Rey Oaks, Monterey County, California
Sand City, Monterey County, California
Seaside, Monterey County, California
Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California
Marina, Monterey County, California
Castroville, Monterey County, California
Big Sur, Monterey County, California
Moss Landing, Monterey County, California