Sunday, May 11, 2014

“The Sourlands" (film) + Sourlands Cycles (bike shop) + environmentalism

Here's a post with info about, including drawings of, Hopewell's new bike shop. It says the
projected opening is now mid-October. Their Facebook page is here

Also noted:  The Sourland Conservancy's new 25-minute documentary film, 
"The Sourlands — A New Jersey Treasure, will be premiered Sunday, May 18, 
at 7PM at  Off-Broadstreet Theatre, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell. Tickets are $25.
The 25-minute film will introduce viewers to the Sourlands, the largest contiguous 
forest between New York City and Philadelphia, and to spark a desire to protect 
the area place for future generations.

Happy Mother's Day to Mother Earth !  May is Bike Month - but it's also Asian
Heritage Month in the US and Canada. From Wikipedia: "The month of May was
chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States
on  May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental 
railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were 
Chinese immigrants."

Living legend and Japanese-Canadian David Suzuki, who spent part of his childhood
in an internment camp during WWII, is interviewed by legendary broadcaster Bill
Moyers. The PBS episode is called "Time to Get Real on Climate Change".

Further reading:   Bike Lane Infrastructure Pays Dividends by David Suzuki.

Professor David Suzuki urges his university president to take action (1989).

The Nature of David Suzuki (magazine article)


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