Today is the day where the world pours into the streets in the thousands on foot, bicycle and other means of sustainable movement, and encourage our leaders to move beyond fossil fuels from 391 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide to one with 350ppm.
An offshoot of the global 350 campaign in 2009, and a continuation from last year’s 10.10.10 A Global Day of Doing, Moving Planet highlights the need for less reliance on fossil fuels and talks about what can be done in our own daily lives to make a difference, and will be held over two days (24 – 25 September) at Youth Park in Orchard Road.
Youth Non-Governmental Organisation ECO (Singapore) has organised two days (24- 25 September) of workshops, performances and exhibitions centred around cycling, music, art and the environment at *Scape Youth Park. After a nationwide call for cyclists to turn up, we can expect Orchard Road to be filled with hundreds of bicycles on Saturday, from 10am, when the event starts. On both days, the event goes from 10am – 10pm. Some of the organisations supporting this initiative include Young NTUC, Public Utilities Board, National Environment Agency and National Parks.
Here are some highlights for both days:
– Mountain Bike Trial out
– Exhibitions by NParks, PUB and NEA
– Booth sales of merchandises
– Band performances
– Free Bicycle Parking
– Free Bicycle Maintainence
– Pledging on large Board
– Photoshoot of Million Acts of Green with public
– Photoshoot of group cyclist pictures
For the full list of bands performing, see here.
On Saturday, there will be free Starbucks coffee for cyclists & those pledging to be safe cyclists from 4pm – 7pm, a basic bike maintenance workshop every 2 hours from 12nn – 8pm, and mountain bike performances every 2 hours from 10am – 10pm.
On Sunday, cyclists are entitled to free Redbull from 4pm – 6pm, and there will be a bike safety workshop at 11am and 1pm.
Hope to see you there!