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Sustainable Now Eco Bike Tour Mission Statement
2010.04.22 01:24:05
SUSTINABLE NOW - Eco Bike Tour - Mission Statement: I have an ambitious goal. To cross Canada by bike on a quest for eco intelligence. I am going to be doing this in support of a national campaign in support of Eco Education. I will be raising awareness about natural health, and the need to live in concert with nature and german viagra not in conflict. I will also be raising awareness with talks at numerous eco-villages and eco-minded communities across Canada. Those of us that have any green edge to them should be supporting these grand communities as it is their plan to demonstrate practical ways to live sustainably. I will be listing contact information about these villages on my web site if anyone is interested in participating in an eco village experience. As my tour progresses over the months of May to September 2010 I will be updating all of you through this blog giving you the exciting ups and the challenging downs. I will be putting in the canadian drug viagra soft vicinity of 8000 kms on my recumbent bike this season! I am open to coming by (if you aren’t too far off of my route) and doing a presentation for any organisation that can bring me a crowd interested in creating a sustainable future. One of the purposes of my tour is to find interesting groups of people that feel and think the same way I do about the need to create a Sustainable Society. Eventually I intend to move into one of the communities so I can feel that sense of common purpose and belonging that we all like to have. I feel very strongly that we all need to strive towards sustainability which means among other things that we need to drastically cut our use of petroleum products. Fossil fuel consumption is the leading contributor to green house gas and our climate crisis. Last year we burned over a million years of yesterdays sunshine in the form of fossil fuels. We simply need to learn how to live within our solar income and we need that now! Oil supplies are finite, they obviously wont last forever, and we have hit the peak while demand is still climbing. Not unlike the USA did back in the early 70s. But this time there will not be any more substantial reserves of oil to fall back on. For we have explored nearly everywhere already. The cheap oil era is coming to a close, and believe it or not we are going to have some major issues coming our way with everything costing way more then they do today, inflation is going to be in the double-digits. It is time now to look for alternatives, its time to start figuring out how to fend for yourselves, in a post carbon world. It is time to learn how to grow our own organic food. We need to start creating strong local economies and remedies supply networks and move away from our investments in a global economy. A sustainable future is possible if you start taking action NOW! Join me on my tour even if it is just by reading my blog entries and learning how eco-minded people today are becoming more and more self sufficient. This is going to be a great adventure and I hope you follow along!


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Sustainable Now Bike tour Apr 21 2010
2010.04.22 01:21:40
April 21 2010 Initial preparations for my SUSTINABLE NOW bike tour! I am getting ready slowly but surely for my SUSTINABLE NOW ride across Canada. One of the first things I did in terms of getting my supplies and tools together was purchasing my bike. It is a beautiful recumbent bike made by Rans, their Rocket model. If you are at all interested in a recumbent I have to say that I am very impressed and happy with this one! The acquiring of touring necessities is a long and exhausting process when you are doing it on a budget let me tell you! I am looking to set up a few sponsorships to help me finish off my list of things I need to accomplish my coast to coast tour. I still have to buy a tent, a trailer, a sleeping bag, and a list of smaller items that will make tenting out much more enjoyable! I am currently staying for a couple days at Earthwalk Sustainable Living Centre an eco-education centre based in Colborne Ontario. Setting up my relationship with my sponsor organization and learning all sorts of great stuff from the buy viagra director of the eco-education centre Garnet McPherson. I cycled out here from Orangeville over the previous two days. 130 kms on Monday and 80 kms yesterday. I am a little bit sore because Monday I pushed myself too hard. But I will get used to the kind of pace I need to set in order to stay feeling physically good for the entire tour. I have been training the past couple weeks taking small trips on my bike, and jumping from the smaller distances (from 25 to 45 kms a day) to the 130 km day was more then I should have bitten off for sure! But you live and learn right! It doesn’t help too much that I haven’t gotten myself a pair of cycling shoes or clipless pedals yet either eh! I will definitely want to acquire those items in the coming week asap!


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