Category Archives: ACTIVITIES BY LOCATION

Various activities and events the Ecocycling is involved with throughout the year.

Elizabeth River Trail Cleanup

Join us Saturday May 4th as we take a ride and cleanup our community in collaboration with Old Dominion University & Norfolk Southern. We will meet at the Lambert’s Point Micro Farm (map below) from 10-11:00am at our Adopt a Spot cleanup location located at 1400 W 25th St, Norfolk, VA 23508 where we will give back to our environment by picking up litter and trash on the Trail, Micro Farm and neighborhood. Please wear closed toe shoes, pants and bring water (gloves and trash bags are provided). On street parking is limited and we encourage you to #gobybike!

Want to get your wheels turning before the cleanup? Meet at East Coast Bicycle on 1910 Colley Ave for the Cindy Lou Coffee Shop Ride starting at 9am.

 

SITW Fest ∞ ECO Tips

SITW Festival is going to be an amazing weekend! 

We want to ensure that we’re being good stewards of our planet in the midst of the  musical celebration along the Virginia Beach waterfront. So we have complied a few ECO TIPS for our fellow adventurers during the festival.

“How to survive #SITWFest & leave no trace”

1  ZERO FOOT PRINT

Instead of driving everywhere consider using public transit, going by bicycle and of course walking. For all you environmentally friendly campers its a short 30 minute bicycle ride to/from First Landing State Park !


Bike Parking: 10th-9th Street along the board walk & enjoy the walk

2 BRING WATER

Stop supporting the sale of all those one use plastic bottles and bring  your own 32 once jug or better yet use refillable canisters and canteens (just no metal ones for thus event)!

 

3 PACK IN PACK OUT

Following the waste rules that you would use on a hiking trail is another easy way to keep the impact of festivals low. The aftermath of SITWF can be fairly low in comparison to other festivals, with your help. Make sure that everything you bring leaves with you. #leavenotrace

The Seven Leave No Trace Principles
  • Plan ahead and prepare (Be a “scout”).
  • Travel and sleep on durable surfaces (zzzzzz).
  • Dispose of waste properly (don’t littler).
  • Leave what you find (respect the planet).
  • Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
  • Respect wildlife (this includes people).
  • Be considerate of other visitors (make love not war).

4 ECOART = BIODEGRADABLE GLITTER

Glitter is a major ocean pollutant. After it runs down your shower drain it washes out to sea. Since glitter is a microplastic, it can kill fish and other sea life that swallow the small particles. The good news is, you don’t have to give up being the sparkling festival queen you are. Cosmetic companies everywhere are starting to sell biodegradable glitter that’s still safe for skin. Swapping out your current glitter for something more environmentally friendly is one small change you can make to reduce your impact.

 

Learn more about #greenfestivals