Earth Month, DreamBikes, and Us

April 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Here at EnAct, we’ve been swept up in a vertiable tornado of Earth Month activities. We were at Isthmus Green Day, at the Nelson Institute’s Earth Day summit, we hosted our own Earth Day party, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s great to spend time in the community, talking with people who are concerned about protecting the planet and leaving the Earth a better place for future generations. People have lots of different motivations for getting involved, and it is great to hear what inspires them and what they hope for the future.

Yesterday was possibly one of my favorite events. We hosted a bike donation for tenants of Network222, a building owned by the Fiore Companies. DreamBikes came out to accept donations of used bikes and provide free tune-ups for people. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful company DreamBikes is. They are a nonprofit organization that works with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to teach kids job skills as they rebuild bikes that are then sold in the community. DreamBikes made a commitment to set up shop in an underserved neighborhood where there were no other  bike shops. They are providing an amazing resource for kids while promoting truly sustainable behavior, in the environmental, the social, and the economic sense.

DreamBikes
DreamBikes on Madison’s West Side

Bikes for sale at DreamBikes

So if you are looking for a new ride, please consider our new friends at DreamBikes. And consider what you can do to make Earth Month last all year long.

Be green. Have fun.

–Maria

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