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Climate Change – Bicycling is part of the mix in climate hope

Read below how transportation impacts climate change.

Some related posts at Bicycling Monterey
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This post also highlights businesses and organizations 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” (in the Monterey County Weekly’s Earth Day 2010 issue): “Earth can’t wait until we all have enough time.” Help reduce carbon emissions now, through transportation choices along with other means.

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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 [2016], U.S. transportation emitted more carbon dioxide than the fossil-fuel-heavy power sector for the first time since 1978.”
The People’s Climate Movement organized People’s Climate March. Bicycling Monterey is among People’s Climate Movement partners, contributing our time to help get the word out. See steering committee and other partners for a full list of collaborators, including 350.org, California Interfaith Power and Light, Climate Ride, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Sojourners, Union of Concerned Scientists,Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and hundreds of others. Throughout the nation, endorsers of People’s Climate March include other bike advocates too, and some offer bike-related tips:
  • Helpful Tips: Biking to the 2017 People’s Climate March from Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
  • San Diego Bicycle Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/events/1346427162087448/
  • Here in the Monterey Bay region, a sister march was scheduled for Santa Cruz. Supporters included Ecology Action, whose programs include Bike Santa Cruz County.
HER Helmet Thursdays celebrated its 7th anniversary in 2016. Thanks to the businesses and organizations in this project, including those early leaders with long-term vision—HER Helmet Thursdays charter participants, pictured below.

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For a gallery of people who have started right where they are–by bicycling  in Monterey County–scroll down.Good news for kids and others - Open Streets coming* * *

(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.

People’s Climate

We stand with the world family.

We all share the same mother.

Favianna-Rodriguez_LOW-RES_new-dateBicycling 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

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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:   State Senator @Bill Monning, , .
 #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

Biking chic - gentleman bike commuter in Greenfield, CA 2012

Greenfield, Monterey County, California

Pebble Beach, Monterey County, California

Del Rey Oaks, Monterey County, California

Sand City, Monterey County, California

Bike to worship - Seaside young women

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

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