01 March 2010

Cycle Recycle


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.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Furtwangler Family said...

Tom from Bikejuju here... Thanks for posting this. These are incredibly important efforts. In December I did my best to compile a list of all the great Nonprofits working in this space. I have since learned of a few more and will be updating the list soon. http://www.bikejuju.com/2009/bicycle-projects-in-africa-and-latin-america/

Monday, March 01, 2010  
Blogger ms.elle said...

What a super idea! i had no idea there were so many!

Monday, March 01, 2010  
Blogger What Is Write said...

my husband's friend owns a small bike shop in austin, tx. i wonder if he's aware of these efforts and/or would like to help. thank you for the post, and i will pass this info. on to him.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010  
Blogger m e l i g r o s a said...

awesome info and links - thanks a ton! :D

Tuesday, March 09, 2010  

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