Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs “promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction.”

For over 23 years, Bikes Not Bombs, in Jamaica Plain, has been a center for bike recycling and community involvement. Bikes Not Bombs’ programs recycle approximately 5,000 used bicycles every year. Bikes Not Bomb’s has sent over “33,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean and Africa (and New Orleans) in the last 24 years.”

On Sunday, June 8th from 12:00-5:30PM Bikes Not Bombs is holding the Green Roots Festival. The event is free and open to the public. They will have live music, food, speakers, workshops on environmental issues, information booths by environmental groups, and children's activities. Check this for a full schedule.

Need a new bike? Check out their retail shop. Want to donate your old ride? Bike Not Bombs accepts donations. Feel like getting involved? Volunteer here.

It is the belief of Bikes Not Bombs that “lasting peace and social justice require equitable and sustainable use of resources. Bikes Not Bombs provides community-based education and assists development projects with recycled bicycles, related technologies and technical assistance, as concrete alternatives to the militarism, over-consumption & inequality that breed war and environmental destruction. Their organization is part of a worldwide movement for peace and responsible stewardship of the earth.”

Related Posts: Biking to Work in Boston; Was it Green?; The Greenest Generation

1 comment:

John R said...

BNB has a blog:

Anyone want to check out the event with me?