Smog free LA!? Make it happen on 10/10/10

By Kristina von Hoffmann, ACE Educator in Los Angeles

Ever thought about how fun it would be to ride your bike down LA’s historic streets, without any traffic getting in your way? I mean no cars, no honking buses, no exhaust… sounds like a dream, right?

Well, in conjunction with’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party, that dream is coming true! CicLAvia is blocking off 7 ½ miles of LA’s streets on Sunday, October 10th from 10 am to 3 pm – with an awesome rally at 12:30 pm on the route!

The event, which began in response to congestion and pollution in Bogotá, Colombia (sounds familiar, right?), will give you and your pals the chance to explore our city’s parks, churches, public art, and more, smog-free! Check out the 10 neighborhoods on the CicLAvia path here.

And while you’re biking around, why not swing by the Greenpeace and Sierra Club-sponsored Rally to Kick Coal and Oil Out of LA? Ethan, Sophie, and I will be there, holding it down for ACE. This rally will be taking place on the South Lawn at City Hall from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – conveniently located right on the CicLAvia route!

Did we mention that Inception and Juno actress Ellen Page will be at the rally!? She will and…there are going to be awesome speakers from celebrities to an inspiring young climate leader like yourself named Matt who works with the Green Ambassadors.

Now, you might be asking yourself: whoa, dude. Coal and oil? That’s a big step! What can I even do to contribute? The first step is to lower your carbon emissions by putting the SUV in park and pedaling your bike to the rally on Sunday! RSVP for the event here.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Check out “Juno” actress Ellen Page, talking about the work parties going on around the world on 10/10/10. Sumo wrestlers on bikes, what?!

About Alisha

Alisha is an Educator with Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), a national nonprofit based in Oakland, CA. ACE educates, inspires and activates high school students to help stop global warming. A native of Philly, Alisha graduated from Hamilton College in 2006 with a B.A. in Geoscience and Environmental Studies. Alisha has also worked with MASSPIRG, NWF and the Breakthrough Institute.

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