reasons to like the weather – July 2015, NL

wpid-20140104_160321.jpg1. no mosquitos

2. people stay close – seeking body heat

3. no shoveling

4. it’s not too hot.

5. if you’re not pleased with the location of your plants, you can transplant them no problem

6.  the air is not choked with smoke from forest fires

7.  people aren’t complaining about the heat

8.  sunburn is not a problem

9.  hair curls

10.  cool weather vacations are trendy

11.  there are good jokes

12.  the weather is good for running the Tele 10

13.  it’s good for allergies

14.  it’s good for fishing

15.  the grass is nice and green

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need a bike? bikeshare!

common topic of conversation – traffic.  car transit in st. john’s seems slower than it ever has been.  but that is just one reason to take the bike.  health, pollution, and putting the bike lanes to use are others!

if you don’t have a bike, or if yours needs a bit of fixing, you can still hit the road.

BIKESHARE is a non-profit organization that supports cycling.  thegreenrock.ca CCNL Green team caught up with Joseph Bautista of Bikeshare, who shares the points and purpose of the organization.  based at Memorial University Bikeshare is one of the many beautiful threads in the fabric of sustainability in St. John’s. it operates from 4 to 7 pm Sundays and 5 to 7 pm  Tuesdays in EN 1015-E – check facebook for current events.

soothing sounds by Chris Ball, directed by David Maher and Tamara Segura, videography and editing by Jeff Smyth.

in July and August 2014 thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team – Tamara Segura, Chris Ball, David Maher and Team Lead Jeff Smyth talked and taped, walked in the sun, swung on the swings, got out there and got inspired by the great green good going on in the Northeast Avalon.  Over the coming months their work will be released on thegreenrock.ca.

thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team 2014 was sponsored by Junior Forest Wardens NL.  (thank you!)

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Rubber Meets Road – Bike St. John’s

Ride On!!  The City of St. John’s is moving to make biking a more typical transport option.   Bike racks on busses, bike racks all around, showers in new buildings!  It’s coming!

During the summer of 2011, thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team met with Deputy Mayor (and bike planner!) Shannie Duff to get the skivvy.

There’s more!  Check it out at bikestjohns.ca.   The City also offers ‘CanBike’ Bike Training for children and adults.  Download the City’s Active Living Guide (page 36) for details, or e-mail recreation@stjohns.ca or visit the City’s cycling plan website at bikestjohns.ca

Check it all out and hit the road!