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Law Enforcement Proactive Day (Portsmouth)

Please join Ecocycling on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Proactive Day. The event is being held at the Portsmouth Kroger Marketplace, located at 1301 Frederick Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Members of the Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. team, and the Portsmouth Fire Department will be on hand to answer questions about preventing crime, preventing fires, checking the installation of car safety seats, providing V.I.N. etching, providing Ident-A-Kid services, and so much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Ecocyclings collaborative educational forums, expos and symposiums 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, cleanup and garden programs. From simply planting a single tree to creating urban and rooftop gardens we help to transition over 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 litter, trash and waste left behind by others though our recycling or other pedal up to clean-up programs.

This Saturday come visit our table at Law Enforcement Proactive Day. We will have some hands on learning activities, an Eco-art poster for kids to doodle, and also get your very own seed starter kit for a fall planting in your nearest garden.

This event is being hosted by Portsmouth Police Department

Bikes Vs. Cars

Bikes vs Cars will be showing December 9th at the Naro Cinema in Norfolk VA.

Pre-purchase your ticket today at Narocinema.com

 

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.

Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution. Road rage and poor city planning creates daily death amongst the bicyclists. And now they demand safe lanes.

WE KNOW THAT THE WORLD NEEDS RADICAL CHANGES TO SAVE THE CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT THE CAR INDUSTRY IS SELLING MORE CARS THAN EVER. 1 BILLION CARS TODAY, 2 BILLION CARS IN 2020.

 

Community Cleanup

Its another Pedal Up to Clean Up community trail ride

 

The Ecocycling “FOOD FOREST TRAIL” and Adopt-a-Spot is an enjoyable and educational part of  Life.

Our LEAP Mentor Project (Leadership & Environmental Ambassador Program) that gives local community members the opportunity to contribute to a healthier, cleaner and greener environment. Engages volunteers (individuals, community groups, business groups) to join in the effort to  cleanup our green spaces.

Our “Spots” are all over the globe and include places like The Granby Street Park (  36.890096,-76.278504 )Lamberts Point Micro Farm & Elizabeth River Trail to Miyota Japan and Port-au Prince Haiti.

This Saturday we will be at Lamberts Point Micro Farm!

Getting to our “Starting Spot” is easy as its centrally located in Norfolk, Virginia nestled within Park Place,  just south of the Colonial Place and Riverview Community. On site parking is located on 34th street but we ask that you “GO by BIKE” which is truly leading by example.

While on our way to our Monthly Cleanups (Third Saturday Monthly) from 8am-11am many of  our volunteers also participate in  Keep America Beautiful’s Pedal Up to Clean Up activity on the way.

More questions or want to RSVP… send us and email  today so we can keep you in the communication cycle.