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March 31/06 8:21 am - Velolove Announcements!

Posted by Editoress on 03/31/06

Fossil Fools Day Celebrated At UBC
Friday, March 31

Location: Street corner in front of Bookstore
Time: 11:00am

UBC Fossil Fools Day events will be happening on Friday, March 31, 2006, outside the UBC Bookstore from 11am to 3pm. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please pass this announcement along to anyone else you know who may be interested.

The UBC event will have FOUR main elements:

• Education: alternative energy technologies, information tables
• What Individuals Can Do: steps that individuals can take to reduce their energy consumption
• Signing the Clean Energy Charter of Rights and Freedoms & the Sustainability Pledge : The Charter is being signed by students on campuses across Canada and will be sent in to the new federal Parliament to tell the Federal Government that they need a plan for dealing with climate change & the Sustainability Pledge is a great way to make a personal commitment to being more sustainable!
• Mock Oil Addiction Intervention with one of Canada's top Oil Addicts: this will be a fun dramatized presentation

For more information or to volunteer:

Brad White (
Jeca Glor-Bell (
Alan Ilicic ()
Colleen Brown (

Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, March 31, 2006

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. -- and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain, shine, or snow! Decorated bicycles, trailers, costumes, signs, noisemakers, sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Following Critical Mass is "Pedal Fusion:

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- on the last Friday of the month -- which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

For more information:
Worldwide details may be found at: or

Pedal Fusion
Friday, March 31

Here it is again. The last event was a wild crazy sold out success. Lets do it again!

A celebration of Vancouver's vibrant bicycle culture.
Bands, Dj's, Movies, Bike Art and much more.

Bands and Performers: WerdAMouth, Timothy Wisdom, Nomadic Noize, Your Little Pony, Little Woo, Tangerine Smile, Burlesque Boy

Where: Anza club (3 West 8th)
When: March 31, after Critical Mass
7:30 pm to 1:30 am

Cost: $6 includes a free beer if you arrive with Critical Mass.
Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Fundraiser for the Moby Community Garden Project

Pedal Fusion it a once a month party and fundraiser after Critical Mass for who ever needs a fundraiser!

Click here to view flyer:

Fossil Fools Day
Saturday, April 1

Who is your biggest Fossil Fool?
Harper? Klein? Bush? Pick one and take action today.


Admitting you have a problem is always the first step in breaking an addiction. Luckily, US President Bush has taken that first step by admitting that America is addicted to oil. Unfortunately, Bush, Harper and scores of other politicians and corporate CEOs have stopped right there and are exhibiting the classic signs of an addict: denial, aggression, avoidance, and shifting the blame.

In fact, the very next day after Bush's State of the Union Address, in which he admitted our oil addiction, his energy secretary explained that when Mr. Bush pledged to reduce [oil] imports from the Middle East, "he didn't mean it literally."

It's time to STOP THE ADDICTION and on Saturday April 1st we hope you will join with thousands of activists around the world in the 3rd Annual Fossil Fools Day to do just that. Fossil Fools Day is a day where citizens unite to say no to the oil pushers and demand a break from our addiction to -- an addiction that threatens our environment, our economy, our health, our sports, our workforce, and leads to war and conflict around the world.

Global Exchange, Energy Action, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Rainforest Action Network, the Ruckus Society and others are jumpstarting North America's to take action to push to real solutions that will kick our dirty habit and put us on a path to a clean energy future.

What You Can Do:
• Adopt a Ford Dealer Near You!
Adopt-a-Dealer action kit or get more ideas about how you can organize your local dealership at
• Hold your own Oil Addicts Anonymous Meeting!
Download action resources at
• Pass a Green Fleet Resolution On Your Campus or Community!
Download a Green Fleets action kit at
• Host an Intervention for a Fossil Fool/Oil Addict
Find resources & register your action:
• Tell Ford to Stop Biggering

For more information, contact Mike at 415-558-9490 or


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