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SAVE THE DATE: Kidical Mass, The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride April 21st

KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop


DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2018

TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.

Our Earth Day theme this year is Dr Seuss’ The LoraxThe Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book.
What costume will you dream up?

The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2018. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park when we return!

SM Community Gardens     

9::00am – 12:30pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles Santa Monica, Helmet Decorating
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon for fun activities, Prizes and post ride snacks

* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Don’t have a bike –You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !sm_bike_center
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.

Ride with the Mayor: multi-modal for March

Ride with the Mayor is going multi-modal with two great options in March –
Plus, HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH at Lunetta All Day
– Everyone Welcome!

Mark your calendars for March 29th, 5:30pm, then choose your mode.
• Ride with the Mayor from Santa Monica City Hall
• Walk with Mayor Pro Tem from Ishihara Park

Both events will end at Lunetta All Day for a social gathering and our March, Bike Local HandleBar Happy Hour to celebrate Meatless in March--the effort to raise awareness and grow the movement toward plant-rich foods and the many healthy, environmentally sustainable and delicious plant based food options.  Join Mayor Ted Winterer, Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis, City of Santa Monica and all our community partners: Santa Monica Spoke, Adopt-A-Walk, Buy Local Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Safe Streets Alliance for another 3x’s the FUN CELEBRATION!

Get more info HERE

Join the walk, or the ride, or meet us on the back patio at Lunetta All Day for HBHH – we look forward to seeing you!

Meet your community and neighbors in a fun social atmosphere – we’ll share our enthusiasm for active transportation, everyone is welcome, regardless of travel mode.

Meatless in March: Join us!

Happy March! Join us as we celebrate Meatless in March by incorporating more plant-rich meals into your lifestyle. The more meals the greater reduction in your carbon foodprint. Meatless in March is a City of Santa Monica campaign to encourage individuals to reduce their meat consumption in an effort to reduce their carbon foodprint and improve health. To learn the importance of reducing one’s meat consumption,


The Meatless in March Pledge encourages residents and businesses to incorporate more plant-rich meals into daily practice. By incentivizing participants during the month of March, the hope is to raise awareness and grow the movement toward plant-rich foods.  As a city that is driving toward carbon neutrality and a city of wellbeing, it is important to emphasize a plant-rich diet and reducing one’s foodprint.

Meatless in March is part of Santa Monica’s commitment to sustainable food. The City of Santa Monica promotes awareness about the effects of food choices on climate change. In addition to reducing meat and dairy consumption, we also promote eating organic, buying local and locally grown, avoiding processed foods, and minimize packaging and food waste.

Meatless in March also creates a dialogue around sustainable food. As we look at the impacts of one’s behaviors, we begin to look at how we can create more sustainable food systems for our community.

Click here for full details

“The Diet that helps fight Climate Change” Produced by University of California in partnership with Vox

HandleBar Happy Hour is tonight at Margo’s

This month HandleBar Happy Hour will be at Margo’s on Montana before heading to the AERO for a Free Movie Screening of WASTED
JOIN us for either or both!

See event info HERE

Movie Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage.

WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00 pm
Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica
A Panel discussion featuring experts in the field will follow the screening.

If you are a Santa Monica Resident, High School/College Student or a Sustainable Works Member, register HERE for your free tickets. If not, you can purchase tickets at Fandango


*Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!
Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.
Ride, Walk or Take Public Transportation, Don’t Drive If You Can

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment along and Sustainable Works and American Cinematheque.