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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Building Bikes (Wendy, May 1)

During the winter, we built our sturdy, simple bikes. We are not naturally mechanical. Philippe,our teacher – owner of Philippe`s Bicycle Repair - had a challenge. My bike is funny looking. But, it works well and it is the most comfortable bike I`ve ridden. Yesterday we took a training ride. We looked for our first crocuses (none). On the clay cliffs, dry sage plants rattled in the breeze. This was a `recycle`- the pungent aroma of sage wafted up as I leaned over to collect squished aluminum cans. No crocuses, but we did see our first robin of the year!
Today, on our training ride, we saw our first shoveller! And our first yellow rumped warblers! Yeah! Butter-butts are back!

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