Welcome to The Bike Church, a nonprofit community bicycle shop for all riders from beginners to experts. Volunteer mechanics teach you how to fix and maintain your bike, from the basics of changing a flat tire to helping you build an entire bicycle.
My bamboo bike was stolen last night!
Those of you who know me probably know I have just around 100 possessions to my name and this is one of the most important, if not the most important. I don’t have a car and it’s my transportation. I’ve ridden across the United States doing good deeds on this bicycle. Thousands of miles of doing good deeds for others have been done on this bike! And now it’s been stolen in a single bad deed. It’s a little bit soul crushing.
This group is rescuing food by bicycle to distribute to people in need in their community! Enough food is wasted to feed every food-insecure person in the USA, yet 1 in 7 Americans don’t have enough to eat. There is no food shortage problem, only a distribution problem, and food access disproportionately affects people of color, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Oceans provide the oxygen for every second breath we take. When I’m 45, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Something like millions of Q-tips are flushed down the toilet each year, being so small they pass through sewage filters into rivers and seas. The plastic is then eaten and even ends up in our food chain.
Want to see what my life was like 3 years ago when I still lived in a “normal apartment”?
I think many of you may find this more relatable and achievable than living in a tiny house or with just 111 possessions so I’m really excited to share this with you!
The average American generates 4.5 pounds of trash per day, much of which is packaging. The Soap dispensary in Vancouver offers a way to shop package free. They first opened their doors in 2011, offering zero-waste household solutions with a variety of soaps, cleaners, and bathroom products.
Welcome to the Fix-It Fair, where you can bring your broken stuff and they will fix it or mend it for free, or teach you how! You can bring small appliances like lamps and toasters, home and garden tools, clothing and textiles, and so much more.
You’ve heard of the Seabin, right? It’s this amazing bin that sucks trash right out of the ocean! It works just like a fish tank filter. It sucks in floating trash, oil, and other waste into a reusable bag that can be pulled out and the trash can be thrown away.
This is Swale, the floating garden that travels through New York City. Built on an old barge once used for hauling sand, it now travels to food deserts where there’s little access to fresh food. People can come aboard and pick healthy food for free!
Meet the Tiny House Warriors! They’re building tiny houses on the path of a pipeline to stop it in its tracks. Kinder Morgan wants to pump tar sands oil through the Secwepemc Nation.