As part of the Peace on Earth Film Festival this weekend, a wonderful documentary called Cycle Recycle: Economic Development in Sierra Leone (by Greg Sucharew), was shown highlighting the amazing work done by the non-profit, Pedals for Progress. They collect bicycles (and sewing machines!) headed for landfills and pass them along to countries where they will be valued, and subsequently provide transportation, sustainable community development, independence...all sorts of important stuff. Maya Pedal in Guatemala also provides similar support to its communities. Tom at Bike Juju posts about his travels abroad and the use of bicis everywhere...so encouraging and hopeful to know there's such amazing efforts out there.