Monday, March 30, 2009

Since 1996 the Cycling for a Sustainable Future Tours have covered over 17,000 miles. This year's Cycling for a Sustainable Future - 350 people-powered miles tour members, Jim Merkel, Susan Cutting, Ross Scatchard and S. Tyler Durham, are tuning up our bikes and getting ready to go.

We thank the wind at our backs generated by our sponsors and supporters: The Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, Ibex, the Upper Valley Food Co-op, The Upper Valley Land Trust, The Mountain School, Dan Breslaw, Bear Pond Books, Bethany Church, The Buffalo Mountain Coop, Transition Town Hardwick, Sterling College, Office of Sustainability of St. Michael's College, GOT S.K.I.L.L.S.?, The University of Vermont Office of Sustainability, Vermont Earth Institute, Focus the Nation, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Charlotte Sustainable Living Network’s Transition Town Charlotte, Metta Earth Institute, the Middlebury College Sunday Night Group, the Keene Valley Hostel, Green Goddess Foods, Peter Seward, Gail Brill, Barbara Tam, Tri-Lake Transition Towns, the Keene Elementary School, Paul Smith’s College Office of the President, TRiO Student Support Services, Student Activities, Students for Environmental Action (SEA), St. Lawrence University, the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair, Patricia Greene, D Acres, West Coast Climate Equity, William H. Calvin, the Global Living Project and many others!

Cycling For a Sustainable Future Tour Events

Here is the listing of the events along our route. Pump up your bike tires, and cycle to an event near you!

Thursday, April 9th, 5-6:30 PM, White River Junction, VT.
The Cycling for a Sustainable Future Kick-Off
Upper Valley Food Co-op, 193 N. Main St., (802) 295-5804

Saturday, April 11th, 10-11:30 AM. Vershire, VT.
Real-World Sustainability, The Mountain School -- Dining Hall. Lunchtime conversation to follow. Bring bag lunch or donation for food. (802) 439-5324

Saturday, April 11th, 4:30-6:00 PM. Montpelier, VT.
Author, Jim Merkel to read from Radical Simplicity -- small footprints on a finite Earth, Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., (802) 229-0774

Saturday, April 11th, 7:30-9 PM. Montpelier, VT.
Radical Stimulus, Bethany Church, 115 Main St. (802) 229-6307

Monday, April 13th, 6:30 PM. Hardwick, VT.
Your Money or Your Life, Hazen Union High School, (802) 472-6020

Tuesday, April 14th, 6:30 PM. Craftsbury Common, VT.
Radical Stimulus, Simpson Hall, Sterling College, (802) 586 -7711 ext. 124

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 PM. Colchester, VT.
Radical Simplicity – Radical Spirituality, Hoehl Welcome Center, Saint Michael’s College, (802) 654-2733

Thursday, April 16th, 3:30-5:00 PM. Burlington, VT.
Radical Stimulus, Waterman Memorial Lounge, University of Vermont, (802) 656-0895

Friday, April 17th, 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Burlington, VT.
Cycling for Sustainable Future Tour visits ECHO, Free with admission.ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington. (802) 864-1848

Friday, April 17th, 6 PM. Charlotte, VT.
Radical Simplicity, Charlotte Senior Center, Ferry Road, Potluck, program and discussion. (802) 425-3377 or

Friday, April 17th, 7:9:30 PM. Burlington, VT.
Think Global Laugh Local, Contois Auditorium, City Hall. (802) 881-2039.

Sunday, April 19th, 1-3 PM. South Lincoln, VT.
Cycling for a Sustainable Future -- Transition Towns and Locavores, Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Road, (802) 453-8111. 10-11 AM Yoga; 11-11:30 AM Meditation; 12 Noon Potluck Lunch; 1-3 PM Cycling for a Sustainable Future -- Transition Towns and locavores presentation; 3-4 PM Tour of Metta Earth. Suggested donation zero to $30, no one refused!

Monday, April 20th, 11 AM - 12 noon. Middlebury, VT.
Radical Stimulus, Middlebury College, Franklin Environmental Center at Hill Crest. Introduction by Dr. Jon Isham. (650) 283-1398.

Tuesday, April 21st, 12 noon – 1 PM. Lake Placid, NY.
Sustainability Discussion, Green Goddess Foods, 183 Newman Road, (518) 523-4676

Tuesday, April 21st, 6:30 PM. Saranac Lake, NY.
Sustainability Social, Saranac Lake Free Library, 100 Main Street, (518) 891-4190

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:15 PM. Paul Smiths, NY. Earthday!
Radical Simplicity, Paul Smiths College - Pine Room, (518) 327-6330

Friday, April 24th, 7 PM, Canton, NY.
Sustainability Social, Student Center, Saint Lawrence University, (315) 229-5825

Saturday, April 25th, Canton, NY.
Radical Simplicity, 11:30-12:30
One Planet Living Challenge:Ecological Footprinting Hands-On, 1:30-4:30 North Country Sustainable Energy Fair

Sunday, April 26th, Canton, NY.
Panel: Using Your Bike as a Major Means of Transport, 10-10:45
Cycling for a Sustainable Future: A Radical Stimulus Report, 11-12:30
Green Czar: Sustainability Directors Louise Gava and Jim Merkel, 2:30-3:15 North Country Sustainable Energy Fair