Green Long Beach! - Riding to a Sustainable Future
About The Event
Join us on September 24th for "Riding to a Sustainable Future," brought to you by Green Long Beach! in association with Moving Planet 2011. GreenLB! aims to unite the energetic communities of Long Beach for a ride with a purpose.
The city of Long Beach and its diverse communities have been making steady gains in the attempt of becoming America's most "Bike Friendly City." Long Beach residents and businesses are also pushing the sustainability movement forward in many sectors of the economy and society. In order to promote the positive impacts being brought to this vibrant city, and to meet some of the people making it happen, we will be gathering in front of Long Beach City Hall beneath the "Bike Friendly City" sign at 3:30pm to present our unified message of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Bikes are a great symbol for this message and we are encouraging everyone to arrive to this gathering via bike, but we also support taking the bus, metro, or other sustainable forms of transportation. We will be presenting a brief statement highlighting Moving Planet 2011, GreenLB!, as well as featuring some local green businesses and community groups. Come early for networking and please contact us if you or your group would like to be included.
After a brief statement and some networking in front of City Hall, we will count down to 3:50pm before proceeding via the Bike Station (222 E. Broadway) to our destination at the HUB (1730 Long Beach Blvd.), a local bicycle cooperative. At the HUB we will celebrate our collective movement towards a sustainable future and we will recognize all of the contributors and participants. Live music will be jamming and locally produced art will be on display. Local vendors, businesses and non-profit organizations will be sharing their stories and their future goals. Overall we hope to create an atmosphere that will encourage and inspire people to take their own steps towards a sustainable future.
In order to create the largest impact we are collaborating with many community groups, clubs, organizations, and passionate individuals for a ride that cannot be overlooked. We will continually update the details of this event as the event approaches. Please join our event group on Moving Planet so that we can further the collaboration and creation of this much needed message: "To Move Beyond Fossil Fuels!"
For more info about Green Long Beach!, go to our website: GreenLB.org