05 Aug '11, 3am

We are collecting bikes in Aus to ship to Nauru in time for Moving Planet. Pls spread the word to any Aussie mates...

We are collecting bikes in Aus to ship to Nauru in time for Moving Planet. Pls spread the word to any Aussie mates...

As organisers in the Pa cific Island nation of Nauru began planning for Moving Planet on September 24th , they dreamt of a massive bike rally around the island, while the whole island went the day without oil. However, there is just one major problem with the plans; there are hardly any bikes in Nauru . With a population of just 13,000 people, very low incomes and it's relative isolation, bikes haven't made it big in Nauru...yet. Having a big fleet of bicycles on Nauru makes sense in so many ways - from the health benefits to decreasing dependence on imported, expensive fossil fuels - that we don't want to let the opportunity slide. We're now coordinating a massive bike collection effort in Australia in time for Moving Planet. Getting bikes to Nauru is not the easiest as there is only one boat to Nauru each month, leaving from Brisbane, Australia. The next one leaves on Au...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/help-us-ship-bikes-nauru

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