1975 Schwinn Continental

1975 Schwinn Continental
This is the bike before most of the restoration work - click to view full-size

Friday, March 28, 2014

These are the highlights

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Date: Mar 27, 2014 1:21 PM
Subject: These are the highlights
To: "Daniel Stafford" <aquarianm@gmail.com>

People for Bikes

Read our Annual Report

We've been up to a lot in the past year—so much, in fact, that we decided to put together a fun interactive report to highlight it all. 

If you want to know more about what PeopleForBikes does to make bicycling better and how you have supported our work, click here to scroll through our Annual Report. Thanks for being a part of the movement!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Better World Club | Driving Change March 2014

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Date: Mar 20, 2014 10:09 AM
Subject: Better World Club | Driving Change March 2014
To: "Dan Stafford" <aquarianm@gmail.com>

Driving Change March 2014


Better World Club Encourages Businesses and Individuals in California to Back Senate Bill 916

California Senate Bill 916 Looks To Take Some of the Grease Out of American Politics...

OK, so maybe not politics, but out of your streets and waterways!

California State Senator, Lou Correa, has introduced a bill aimed at supporting the growth of cleaner energy technology and decreasing the environmental impact of local and state fleets.

Used motor oil (new or recycled) is the largest volume of hazardous waste generated in California. Approximately 60 million gallons of traditional oil are discarded, burned, or dripped into streets and parking lots every year. An estimated 14 to 16 million gallons of motor oil are illegally dumped, ending up in rivers, streams, and lakes, degrading drinking water supplies, and adding to storm water and coastal pollution.

Senate Bill 916 will gradually phase in the use of biosynthetic lubricating oil in California.

Better World Club believes SB 916 is a smart measure that addresses the state's contribution to a largely ignored environmental problem (which shows leadership) and supports the development of cleaner and greener alternatives to oil.

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In The News

Surprise Pick For Best Car of 2014

Tesla scores a big victory for electric cars as they break into the auto market.


By Sam Frizell

Tesla Model S landed at the top of Consumer Reports' highly regarded annual top-10 autos list.

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Washington Watch

Billionaires Influencing the Politics of Climate Change.


Third Grader, Alice Bellwether, asks her Social Studies teacher if "checks and balances" is now talking about money.

Hush your valid concerns, Alice. Captain Planet has some work to do.

By Noah Grunzweig

The amount of money spent to influence campaigns has more than quadrupled in recent years to nearly $1 Billion dollars spent during the 2012 campaign season. Wealthy political donors, like the Koch brothers, have heavily funded campaigns supporting lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services and less oversight of industry - in particular environmental regulation.

Billionaire, Tom Steyer, is now also joining the fray, but his focus is on Climate Change.

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Positive News

100% Renewable Energy Is Feasible and Affordable

Engineers find one flaw in the 2050 proposal: dusty wooden cogs in our social and political decision making.

Renewable Energy by 2050

Written By: Cameron Scott

One of the greatest promises of the high-tech future, whether made explicitly or implicitly through shiny clean concept sketches, is that we will have efficient energy that doesn't churn pollutants into the air and onto the streets.

Stanford University researchers led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson have developed detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that's already available.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wonder Bag: Get One, and One is Given Away to a Family in Need. ( Video)

African innovation shows us again that innovative steps forward don't always include a rechargable battery pack.

Sometimes innovations in cooking seem like they're only for chefs, or at the very least people with the coin to drop on an immersion circulator. Rarely does something hit the market that is affordable, amazing, brand new and totally practical for the home cook. That is exactly how we'd describe the Wonderbag.

Originally invented by founder Sarah Collins in South Africa with the intention of conserving cooking energy in developing nations, this cordless, power-free, gas-free slow cooker might just change the way we slow-cook forever.

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Better Living

15 Ways to Cut Down Your Driving Time

Saving gas also saves time and life.

By Noah Grunzweig

It can be difficult to see the environmental effects from your personal driving habits (You're just one person, right?). You can, however, feel the value of your homes raising or falling, congestion of streets, and the health (tense much?) or quality of life (want more time with your family or friends?) changes from how much time we all spent behind the wheel.

Making a small change in your driving habits, such as when you use your car, can add up to less traffic in our neighborhoods, better air quality, and even safer streets.

Here are some interesting facts about the impacts of driving as well as 15 ways to cut down your drive time and enjoy more life.

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BWC's Member Discounts More Than Pay for a Membership!

Our discounts can more than pay for your membership. BWC members save money through hotel, car rental, travel, or other discounts. Join Better World Club now and get in on the savings! Use this link and we'll even throw in a 20% Off New Memberships through March 31, 2014!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Promote Safer Cycling with a SHARE THE ROAD License Plate

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Date: Mar 19, 2014 9:30 AM
Subject: Promote Safer Cycling with a SHARE THE ROAD License Plate
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Dear Dan,

Order a Share the Road Illinois license plate
for your car and support the League of Illinois Bicyclists at the same time!

The Share the Road license plate delivers a key message while raising funds for the LIB's motorist and bicyclist education efforts, including our www.bikesafetyquiz.com.

For as little as $51, you can order this specialty plate for your car, van, or light truck and support bicycle access, education, and safety in Illinois.

Visit www.bikeLIB.org to learn more.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Join us at the Open Streets Summit - Early bird deadline ends tomorrow

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Date: Mar 6, 2014 10:55 AM
Subject: Join us at the Open Streets Summit - Early bird deadline ends tomorrow
To: <aquarianm@gmail.com>

Dear Daniel,   

Join us at the National
Open Streets Summit


In just over a month, leaders from across the country will gather in Los Angeles to participate in the Open Streets National Summit. 


You won't find any other opportunity to meet leaders from dozens of Open Streets initiatives in one place. 


We'll have sessions led by Open Streets leaders from Atlanta, San Francisco, San Antonio, Los Angeles and more -- culminating with a behinds-the-scenes tour of CicLAvia. 


Register for the Open Streets National Summit today -- before the early bird deadline ends on Friday. 


Open Streets have already changed the conversation around biking, walking and physical activity in cities across the continent. 


Here's what the Los Angeles Times had to say about how CicLAvia has changed transportation in LA:


CicLAvia's real importance has been to make clear that the divisions that we spend so much time debating - between cyclist and driver, driver and pedestrian, pedestrian and cyclist - are surprisingly malleable.

CicLAvia has ... allowed Angelenos to see the city and its architecture with fresh eyes. [1]

Bring this conversation to your community, too. 


Click here to see the draft agenda for the Open Streets Summit -- and register today.



Mike Samuelson 

Open Streets Coordinator





[1] Los Angeles Times: "CicLAvia closes a few streets to cars but can open the city's mind," January 25, 2014

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