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Moving Planet South Bay

SAVE THE DATE: MOVING PLANET SOUTH BAY

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:00a-2:00p

8a- 10a - organized walks, rides and runs to the event

10a - 12p - Festival program and interactive learning and outreach experiences

12p - 2p - Continued interactive learning and outreach experiences at festival booths

Where: 13th Street between N. Valley Drive and Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach

Cost: Free

On September 24, 2011 in towns and cities all around the world, people will be turning out for “Moving Planet” to demonstrate their concerns about climate change and their support for fossil-free solutions in their communities. Here in the South Bay we have an extraordinary opportunity to embrace two ready-to-roll sustainable solutions that not only address climate change, but will also improve our health, well-being and the livability of our communities -- The South Bay Bicycle Master Plan and the Vitality City Livability Plan.

Both plans are up for City Council approval in the Beach Cities this fall and on September 24 citizens of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach will walk, bike, run, rollerblade and skateboard to our “Moving Planet South Bay – Bikeable, Walkable, Livable!” event.

On August 2, 2011 the Manhattan Beach City Council endorsed our “Moving Planet South Bay” event and approved the use of the 13th Street Farmers Market site as the venue on September 24. We are very excited to be partnering with the City of Manhattan Beach, Vitality Cities, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and South Bay 350 Climate Action Group in planning this rally and celebration. Many more local partners will be joining us over the coming weeks.

At this fun, free, uplifting event we’ll demonstrate our support for the Bicycle Master Plan and Vitality City Livability Plan and connect with others who share our passion and interest in creating more livable neighborhoods with less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and giving our children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents a better way of life.

The September 24 Moving Planet South Bay event will teach, entertain, encourage and motivate people. It will give them an opportunity to have their voices heard. And it will allow individuals, families, organizations and businesses to get involved and make a positive difference for the future of our cities and our quality of life.

Planned Features of the Event ~

● Music

● Healthy Food

● Free Bike Repairs & Free Bicycle Parking

● Bike Maintenance Workshop

● Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Clinic

● Live Presentations on:

○ South Bay Bicycle Master Plan

○ Vitality City Livablity Plan

○ Healthy Eating

○ Growing your own fruits and vegetables

○ Walking Moais

○ Walking School Bus

○ Beach City Cycling Club Rides

○ South Bay Beach Cruisers Rides

○ The 2012 CycLAvia vision

● Yoga, Meditation & Tai Chi workshops

● Discounts for walkers and riders at local Manhattan Beach restaurants and shops

● Interactive photo/video booth for plan supporters

● Composting and Worm Bin demonstrations

● Kids poster making

Invited to Participate ~

City of Redondo Beach, City of Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities Health District, County of Los Angeles, South Bay Environmental Services Center, South Bay Cities Council of Governments, Manhattan Beach Business Association, Beach Cities Cycling Club, South Bay Cruisers Community Bicycle Group, VOICE, EPN, Grades of Green, Growing Great, Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Greenpeace, American Lung Association, Local Church Organizations, Local Fitness Professionals, Waste Management, Skechers, Body Glove, Shade Hotel, Village Runner, Hermosa Cyclery, Beach Cities Cycles, REI, Adams Middle School Community Garden, Environmental Charter High School, High School Environmental Clubs, Local Health/Wellness Professionals, State Senator Ted Lieu, State Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, County Supervisor Don Knabe, South Bay Business Environmental Coalition, Northrop Grumman GreeNG.

If you or an organization you know supports these same positive goals and better vision for our community, we invite you to become a part of this event and join us on September 24th in Manhattan Beach for what promises to be an exciting and empowering day. To find out how to get involved email us at TransitionSouthBayLA@gmail.com.

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