Mark Retzlaff of the Portland Peace and Justice Center asked me if I would post an announcement about their upcoming bike tours throughout Oregon. I took a look at their website and it sounds incredible – I wish that I could go. Anyone willing to work unpaid in my place for a few weeks this summer? In all seriousness, here is a little more information about their program:
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN MOTION BIKE TOUR
Bike hundreds of miles. Meet incredible people. Participate in amazing service projects. Stay on organic farms and work to promote sustainable food growth practices. Study and work with Native American communities. Live with the land and camp under the stars. Change your world, one mile at a time.
WE ARE GIVING ONE OF OUR TOURS AWAY – VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO WIN!
This summer, you can take an extraordinary journey. Tune up your bike, pack your bags, and join fellow riders from all over the world for an incredible excursion across Oregon, utilizing the most sustainable method of transportation available: your own bike.
-Study and apply the philosophies of permaculture, alternative building, appropriate technology and sustainable energy.
-Spend time with Native American communities, work with salmon restoration and indigenous building practices.
-Gain a deeper understanding of how organic food is grown and distributed.
-Explore some of the most beautiful places in Oregon while learning about natural history, deep ecology, and environmental ethics.
-Observe local economics projects and grassroots democracy struggles in places through which you travel.
-Participate in a traveling community of cyclists coming from all over North America with a variety of backgrounds but with a shared longing for a better world.
-Discover consensus decision-making and use it to make collective decisions within your community.
-Learn about nutrition, health and fitness through long-distance cycling.
Visit our website for more information and to enter to win one of our one-week tours!