The Sustainable Living Bike Tour gives volunteer educators the opportunity to visit students in their home communities and continue the education process where they left off at Howland’s Landing. Many of these educators work the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP), Catalina Island Camp’s Fall and Spring environmental education program. The message of sustainability and practices at CIC provide a strong focus for the bike tour. Sustainable practices can be implemented into almost all areas of our day to day life. Whether it be what we eat, the way we get around, how we dispose of waste or the health of our community.
The highlights of the 2011 Sustainable Living Bike Tour included:
• Closing the loop through Aquaponics
• Building Compost Bins, Revitalizing School Gardens, and Restoration Projects
• Urban Homesteading
• From Bikes to Biodiesel Workshops
The Sustainable Living Bike Tour continues to grow with the founding of the Catalina Ecology Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create educational experiences and provide resources that connect individuals, schools, and communities to natural systems and empower them to live more sustainably.