Monday, April 21, 2014
Geelong Sustainability Group, Transition South Barwon and Transition East Geelong are doing their second annual version of the CO2 Green Drive in Geelong, Australia. It will happen on Sunday April 27th 2014, with a CO2 shaped route done by Walking, Riding Electric Cars and Cruising on bikes. The Bikes and Electric Vehicle drivers will paint the close to perfect “CO2” shaped tag across the streets of Geelong while walkers will cross it out as they cut through the middle of the gigantic letters. CO2 Green Drive was initially called "CO2 E - Race", playing on the words of "Erasing" CO2. It is great to the that this years Geelong version is actually doing this, as part of the performance.
Join in with either a family-friendly two kilometre Walk through the CBD or a five kilometre Cycle Ride / Electric Vehicle Drive. Start from 1 Yarra Street at 10am
More information about the GPS app and route on www.thesolution.org.au/picnic
Where: Waterfront, end of Yarra Street
When: Sunday 27th April 2014 at 10:00am
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Plans are taking shape for the first version of the "e" tag with bikes in connection to Earth Day New York 2014. The previous 3 years, the tag has been done with Electric Cars but this time around it is time for a new TAG and another vehicle. It should also be said that the artist behind CO2 Green Drive (Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen) have done the "E" tag on a bike twice in the past.
In 2013, it was done on the above handmade stainless steel Bike from AOI Bicycles.
The 2014 "e" Tag will be done on the bike lanes (AKA Copenhagen Lanes) around Union Square.
The Mr Green Crew will as always be involved, both for the bike activities and as part of the "Green Car Catwalk Performance" on Union Square. In above image from Times Square in 2011, they are holding the Danish "eco2bike" that on Earth Day New York 2015 will particpate with a large scale installation of bikes.
Plans are also taking shape to collaborate with New York's Bike Activist Group TIME'S UP.
The above flyer is from one of their "Love Your Lane" Valentins events.
They were also part of the Occupy Wall Street activities where they installed Bikes that could charge electronics for the people in Zuccotti Park. More about it HERE
The NYC Street Memorial Project installs ghost bikes in NYC and maintains the website
www.ghostbikes.org. which includes ghost bike projects throughout the world. The memorials are intended to honor cyclists killed on New York's streets and to remind drivers to use caution and be aware of bicycles.
More about Time's Up HERE