Category Archives: Ecology Action

Manhole covers’ ‘slap, slap’ sound annoys reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live along Soquel Drive in Aptos, between Cabrillo College and State Park Drive. Last summer, the road was repaved, for which I am very grateful because the road surface was crumbling. However, when the manhole … Continue reading

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Dump the Pump, ride the bus Thursday, you never know, you may like it

Thursday is Dump the Pump Day, a day commuters are asked to leave their personal vehicle at home and take public transit. Started in 2006 when gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, Dump the Pump Day tried to … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Day breakfast sites offer more than food

Thursday is Bike to Work Day and several businesses are offering breakfast and more to people who leave their automobiles at home and ride their bicycle to work. Below are the places offering cyclists perks, courtesy of Ecology Action, the … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Week May 4-12

Ecology Action is celebrating 25 years of Bike to Work Day and a week’s worth of activities are planned. The celebration ends just as the Amgen Tour of California hits the road. The riders will land in Santa Cruz County … Continue reading

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Today is Bike to Work/School Day

Today is Bike to Work/School Day. Ecology Action’s 13th annual fall event includes breakfast sites countywide. Breakfast will be served from 6:30-9:30 a.m. In Watsonville, a community ride will commence at 4:30 p.m. at the Bike Shack. This event aims … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to help prepare for Bike to Work/School Day

Ecology Action’s 13th annual Bike to Work/School Day is Thursday, Oct. 6, and the folks at the non-profit sustainable living promoter could use a few extra hands to help prepare. The day before, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, volunteers are needed … Continue reading

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The proper way to walk across the street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What is the proper way to cross the street? I have been crossing the street on my own since I was a young girl and I never have any problems. Yet, I see grown adults who … Continue reading

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Memorial fund established with Ecology Action to benefit youth bicycle safety education program

Ecology Action, a non-profit that promotes sustainable living, is the beneficiary of its first memorial fund aimed at funding a program that teaches youths bicycle safety. The Martha Bedal Memorial Fund was set up by her family to continue her … Continue reading

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Cabrillo students eligible for zero interest bike loan

Ecology Action, a local non-profit organization that promotes sustainable living, is teaming up with Cabrillo College to offer students zero interest loans to purchase bicycles they can use to get to school, work and anywhere else they need to go. … Continue reading

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