Maude Delivers!

Water Is A Right

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s historic decision by the United Nations General Assembly which (finally!) added water and sanitation to their list of basic human rights – thanks in large part to her tireless advocacy – the esteemed Maude Barlow, visited our little town and spoke at an event sponsored by our local Peace and Justice Center, the [Read More…]

Water Storage & Transport Part 1

Image: Simon Howden

While small capacity plastic water bottles and traditional bottle cages might be fine for a short tour or even a mid-distance training ride, what options are there for cyclists concerned about plastics or those planning rides to places where the ability to transport an adequate quantity of potable water on the bike is paramount? In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways [Read More…]

Visiting the Eco Stars of Swanton

This past Sunday we headed north to deliver rain barrels to Swanton Elementary School. Despite the rain on Sunday, it felt great to be on the road, even if for only a couple of days. We were also eager to test some of our new gear – our Hilleberg tent, Ortlieb panniers and bags, our Kleen Kanteen bottles, some new clothing for Kai and our MSR XGK-EX stove [Read More…]

Rain Barrel Tour

Kai giving my bike a tune up

We’re off to Swanton, Vermont!

 

Kai recently sold a couple of rain barrels to Swanton School and we’re going to deliver them by bicycle to Mr. Acanfora’s Sixth Grade class on Monday morning. We’re super excited to have an excuse to take some time off for a quick weekend tour. Leaving tomorrow, we’ll meander our way up [Read More…]

Let It Rain!

Barrels in Our Garden

Kai reclaims food grade barrels and constructs stand alone or daisy-chained units. He offers free and sustainable local delivery (by bicycle, of course!). 10% of profit donated to Blue Planet Project, an international civil society movement to protect the world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privitization. [Read More…]