Contra Costa County

It’s Easy Being Green: Local Businesses GET ROLLING

It’s Easy Being Green:  Local Businesses GET ROLLING
photo by Erik Jensen

April’s Small Business Monthly in the East Bay Express features Laura McCamy’s contribution as an EBBC volunteer on businesses that like being green:

Check the article out on page 19. Here’s the full piece:

It’s Easy Being Green: Local Businesses GET ROLLING

By Laura McCamy

What do a grocery store, a law firm and a printer have in common? All three are local companies that understand the value bicycling brings to their green businesses.

Kirk Watkins, owner of Oakland’s Food Mill natural foods store, sees cyclists as natural customers for the fresh foods his store provides. “Our business is about the earth and so are bicycles. We go hand in hand.,” adding “I wish everybody was out there riding a bike.” The store opened its doors to cyclists even before bike lanes were added to MacArthur Boulevard in front of the store. Though there are now bike racks for parking out front, bicycle riders are still welcome to bring their vehicles into the store to have them safely stowed in back. Watkins appreciates the community sensibilities of customers who shop by bicycle. “It’s a bit of a slower pace. It’s just nice. They come in with a smile on their face.”

Bike Commuter of the Year Award Nominations Open

Nominations open for Bike Commuter of the Year Awards
Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a “Bike to Work Day”? Does this person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Please share his or her story with us!

Nominate a buddy
Write up a brief story (200 words or less) and share it with us. All entries must include the nominee’s Name, Email, and County. Tell us why your nominee deserves the Bike Commuter of the Year Award. All nomination entries must be submitted by deadline of Monday, April 19th at 5pm.

Bike-Friendly Business Awards announced.

Bike Away from Work Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Come and have fun
Raffle Prizes
Fashion Show
Trumer Pils beer
Hansen's sodas

Bike to School Days, May 5-13, 2010

Bike to School Days are May 5-13, 2010

Bike-In Movies

Bike-In Movies are happening all throughout the month of May

Bike to Market Day

Bike to Market Day is Saturday, May 22, 2010

Over 80 Energizer Stations throughout the East Bay

Look for energizer statons on Bike to Work Day

Lineup of Events for Bike to Work Day

Lineup of Bike to Work Day Events:

  • Bike to School Days: May 5-13
    Local schools can choose the date between May 5 and May 13 to hold a Bike to School Day event including energizer stations, poster contest, and Safe Routes to School program. Each school can pick their date within this window (let EBBC know the date when you submit your energizer station information–see below).


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