Category Archives: CONFERENCES

Welcome to ecocycling!

bikefoodEco cycling was created in 2007 to increase awareness about current environmental issues through grassroots activities such as our educational forums, Ecocycling team, beautification projects, recycling-trash clean up programs and more! Our teams are often out working to create a lifestyle that encompass the core values of naturalists and environmentalists while cultivating non- bureaucratic procedures to accomplish our goals. We encourage you to delve deep, learn about our organization and hopefully become involved with our programs by being a regular volunteer.

OUR STORY
The organization was created in 2007 to increase awareness about current environmental issues through grassroots activities such as the Ecocycling team which helps to grow and spread awareness regarding the environmental issues facing us as individuals, families, and communities. Our riders always keep an ear to the street and make sure our voices are heard by maintaining a direct involvement in the community. Since we’re often not in a hurry but would rather develop relationships with those we meet, we have been nicknamed the “Turtles of Racing” because to us it is not how fast you get to the finish but what you have accomplished along the way!

Our educational forums and conferences help to bring groups together in order to move towards a more sustainable future through the sharing of information, resources, and abilities. Our involvement in “greening” the landscape is taken to the next level with numerous beautification programs. From simply planting a single tree to creating urban and rooftop gardens we help to transition developed and often cold looking cityscapes to a blanket of lush and living greenery. When we are not planting for the future you may find us cleaning up the trash and waste left behind by others though our recycling and pedal up to clean-up programs.

At Ecocycling we not only offer hands on volunteering projects but we also have important sustainable programs to keep you actively engaged and involved in the process. Ecocycling provides people with the tools and knowledge to make a difference in our environment.

National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program

Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 days of free exchange of ideas and approaches to achieving environmental justice. These interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature the needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in environmental justice. It will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that have not proven successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.

Join us for The 2017 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, Washington, D.C. March 8-10, 2017

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Winter Wildlife Festival @cityofvabeach

​​​​January 20 – 22, 2017​ | Princess Anne​​ Recreation Center

This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings. View 2016 festival photos | View the 2016 bird species list

See complete schedule here

Register Online

Our new online registration system​​ allows you to use your email address to login or create an account. Open the registration page, then c​heck to see if you already have an account, by clicking ‘Sign In’ then “Forgot Your Password’. If you’re new, you can click on ‘Create an Account’​ to get started​​. Search Winter Wildlife Festival and sign up for the Main Registration first, then you’ll be able to register for individual sessions.​​​