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, July 11, 2007

Traffic - Ken

We’re gradually getting used to the traffic. I think. We were spoiled on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway. It was our own personal bike trail, with the occasional intruding vehicle. Not so on the Yellowhead Highway between Smithers and Prince George. When the shoulder disappears we get nervous, especially when a logging truck is barrelling down on you and a transport is coming up from behind.
We’ve made it safely to Prince George now. Many road-killed creatures haven’t been so lucky. The bird carnage is sad – Northern Flickers, MacGillivray’s Warblers, Crows, Common Nighthawks – not to mention the bears and deer.
There are other reasons than the impacts of climate change to leave our vehicles at home when we can.

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