Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Action on climate change,one bike at a time

Media Release from Cycling Advocates Network

Subject: 350 Big Bike Fix up for 10/10/10 Global Working Bee

Inspiring action on climate change,one bike at a time

The owners of broken-down bikes are being urged to dust them off and bring them down to Shed 1 on Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour on Sunday 10 October.

Hundreds, including journalist Rod Oram, are expected to haul disused bikes out of storage as part of a world-wide day of action on climate change, says organizer Pippa Coom.

“In garages all over Auckland bikes with loose spokes, rusty chains, dodgy brakes and flat tyres just need a little work to get them roadworthy. A team of volunteers at the Big Bike Fix Up will be making bikes safe and ready for a summer of cycling.”

“We expect a party atmosphere at Shed 1 with cycling skills training, workshops, activities for kids, leisurely bikes rides and entertainment,” says Ms Coom.

The Big Bike Fix Up is one of 6500 events registered for the global climate change work party.

10/10/10 — the Global Climate Working Bee — is a day when thousands of communities across the globe will come together to celebrate climate solutions.

Rod Oram, a supporter of climate change group 350 Aotearoa, will arrive at midday on his electric Yike Bike with two of his family's bikes to donate. Bikes will be fixed up and donated to Refugee Services Auckland.

Climate change is incredibly big problem that will only be solved by lots of people doing small things such as using bikes for transport, says Mr Oram.



“On another level cycling is about the many personal benefits. I have enjoyed cycling for a long time but appreciate there are lots of people who haven’t had the same opportunity, so by passing on my old bikes it gives others a chance to experience the pleasures and health benefits and to do their small contribution to saving energy and the climate.”

The Auckland Big Bike Fix up has inspired similar events to take place in New Plymouth, Porirua, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government Confirms Royal Commission of Inquiry:

Friday: National Remembrance Service

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. More>>

Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines. “An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK
For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch
 

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>

ALSO:

"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>

ALSO:

'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>

ALSO:

From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels