Malkolm is cycling on! He is now cycling from Alaska to Washington DC, and then continuing on to the UN Climate Change conference in Cancun in December.
It all started with Bird Year, Malkolm and his parents' year-long, fossil-fuel-free journey in search of birds. Cycling a total of 13,133 miles (21,144 km), they identified 548 different bird species and raised more than $25,000 for bird conservation. Bird Year turned them into confirmed cyclists and taught them that climate change was more serious than they had thought.
In 2009, Malkolm biked from Whitehorse to Ottawa as a part of Pedal for the Planet: the project called for the Canadian Government to become a leader in the struggle to come to grips with climate change. The Harper Government did not even meet with the young cyclists.
Malkolm is now 18 and just finished high school. On August 24, he dipped his foot in the Pacific Ocean in Skagway, Alaska. Then headed up and over the White Pass to the Alaska Highway on his journey to Washington and on to Cancun.

Friday, April 27, 2007

April 11, 2007 — (Ken)

It was Malkolm’s turn to write a blog, but I’m standing in for him since he is busy at school and is also writing an article about our Bird Year for Winging It – the newsletter of the American Birding Association.
It has been a late spring in the Yukon – March was full of windy, minus 30˚ days. If I was a migratory bird, I’d hang out a little longer in southern Arizona. The long-overdue annual melt started in the Yukon on the Easter weekend, but the snow patches in the forest will last long into May.
We’re excited by the response we’ve been getting about our project. We’ve received numerous invitations to meet groups and to give presentations – from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to Los Angeles to Tucson to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. We just heard that the mayor of a major US city wants to come out to meet us. We know that birders care about birds and the environment that sustains them – and getting involved with Bird Year is one way to make a difference while also being active (and having fun!) We are particularly keen on our fossil-fuel-reduced Bird Day idea. Our goal is to find participants in every state in the US, every province in Canada, and every continent in the world. We haven’t reached out to other galaxies yet. Please check out the details under the Protect Birds section of this website – and let us know if you want to take part!
It’s hard to believe, but in two and one half months, we’ll be on the road.

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