From Canada to Copenhagen: Pedal for the Planet (July 3 - Sept 20)
Fri Jul 3 to Sun Sep 20, 2009, across Canada
From Canada to Copenhagen: and Ian Bruce, David Suzuki Foundation, ibruce (at) davidsuzuki.org, (604) 732-4228 ext. 274, (604) 306-5095 (cell)
Pedal for the Planet
Do you enjoy cycling and care about the environment?
If so, get involved with Pedal for the Planet!
Starting on July 3, 2009, people across the country will join rides and walks leaving from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Using bikes, trains and other modes of green transport, we will demonstrate our personal commitment to change, and relay our expectations for a new climate treaty to be negotiated in Copenhagen, Denmark in December. We will converge on Ottawa during the weekend of September 18-20, bringing the hopes and wishes of Canadians from coast to coast.
Volunteers are needed every step of the way. We are looking for:
* cyclists and walkers to join rides and walks
* tour leaders who have experience with long-distance cycling trips
* drivers for our hybrid electric support vehicles
* help finding organic farms and campgrounds where people can stay along the way
* donations to ensure that this is a successful event across the country
Contact someone in your region to find out how you can participate:
British Columbia: Sean Magee, sean.s.magee (at) gmail.com
Alberta: Jeh Custer and Lindsay Telfer, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter, Edmonton, jeh (at) sierraclub.ca and lindsay (at) sierraclub.ca, (780) 439-1160
Saskatchewan: Lisa Faye, Oxfam Canada, Saskatoon, lisaf (at) oxfam.ca, (306) 242-4097
Manitoba: Kelly Whelan-Enns, Manitoba Wildlands, kelly (at) manitobawildlands.org, (204) 947-3400
Ontario: Mike Buckthought, Sierra Club Canada, mikeb (at) sierraclub.ca, (613) 241-4611 x235
Québec: Arthur Sandborn, QuébecKyoto, arthur.sandborn2 (at) gmail.com, (415) 235-5955
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island: Wanda Baxter, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, wbaxter (at) hotmail.com, (902) 634-8895, (902) 553-0304 (cell)
Newfoundland and Labrador: Bill Hynd, Oxfam Canada, St. John's, billh (at) oxfam.ca, (709) 753-2202
Ottawa Events: Mike Buckthought, Sierra Club Canada, mikeb (at) sierraclub.ca, (613) 241-4611 x235
For more information, visit http://www.kyotoplus.ca/pedal .
Pedal for the Planet is a KYOTOplus initiative. KYOTOplus is a national, non-partisan, petition-centered campaign for urgent federal government action on climate change. Partner organizations include: Climate Action Network Canada, Sierra Club Canada, Sierra Youth Coalition, Oxfam Canada, the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, Greenpeace Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and the David Suzuki Foundation. To sign the online petition, visit http://www.kyotoplus.ca/ .
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