2011 Sustainable Living Bike Tour

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Support and Gear Vehicle (SAG) and the riders!

The Sustainable Living Bike Tour gives volunteer educators from the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) the opportunity to visit students in their home communities and continue the education process where they left off at Howland’s Landing.  The message of sustainability and practices at CELP provide a strong focus for the bike tour.  Sustainable practices can be implemented into almost all areas of our day to day life.  Whether it be what we eat, the way we get around, how we dispose of waste or the health of our community.

Aquaponics System provided by Eden Aquaponics

The highlights of the 2011 Sustainable Living Bike Tour included:

  • Closing the loop through Aquaponics
  • Building Compost Bins, Revitalizing School Gardens, and Restoration Projects
  • Urban Homesteading
  • From Bikes to Biodiesel Workshops

The Sustainable Living Bike Tour continues to grow with the founding of the Catalina Ecology Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create educational experiences and provide resources that connect individuals, schools, and communities to natural systems and empower them to live more sustainably.

 

Building a Compost Bin for Markham Middle School

       

Clean-up at Hahamongo Park with the Arroyo Seco Foundation and Crestview Prep

What will it take to connect a critical mass of people to natural systems? How do we inspire ourselves and others to embrace a sustainable lifestyle? What is quality of life and how can we best achieve it for ourselves and our communities? The answers to these questions come in many different shapes and colors, but year after year, one answer is the bike tour. 14 volunteer cyclist-educators, 700 miles, 23 days, 17 schools, 12 gardens, 15 flat tires, 3 brand new compost systems, and thousands of students.

Please check out the blog to learn more about this year’s bike tour!   www.sustainablelivingbiketour.blogspot.com

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