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Moving Planet Bike Ride This Weekend

By Sean Keeley · September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

This Saturday, September 24, is Moving Planet day, a worldwide rally to recognize and find solutions for climate change. In Seattle, the Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting a bike ride at 11 a.m. from the Wallingford Center to South Lake Union, where riders will find a bonanza of:

…tasty food trucks, Undriving, music, Lake Union walks, a mini-boat regatta, climate phone apps, giant puppets, workshops on Moving Beyond Coal and Moving Beyond Oil with Earth Ministry, Sierra Club and Climate Solutions, hands-on classes on skateboarding with Skate Like A Girl, eBikes, bike hauling with Haulin Colin, Seattle Electric Vehicles, stand-up kayaking and much, much more. (from Cascade Bicycle Club)

The event at South Lake Union is a 350.org event. 350.org is a grassroots environmental organization, working to educate people about climate change. The group is named 350 because the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 392 ppm, and climate scientists say that number needs to drop below 350 ppm.

Moving Planet will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more about specific events on tap, visit the website or Facebook page.

Update: A group of kayakers will also be making their way to South Lake Union from Gas Works Park. If interested, contact andrea@sustainableBallard.org to let them know if you’re joining. From the flyer, “Be prepared for lots of boats on South Lake Union. We will hug the west shore and each at the park, return at your convenience.”




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