"The Portland Peace and Justice Center, a non-profit organization working to advance global peace and justice by promoting local economics and grassroots democracy, is launching its first annual Sustainable Energy in Motion Bike Tour and fundraiser this June. Using one of the most sustainable means of travel – a bicycle – participants explore real examples of local businesses and communities working together to create thriving regional economies and environmentally sustainable societies.
"Sustainable Energy in Motion combines the fun and adventure of bicycle touring with the added benefit of learning about the sustainability movement. These fully supported rides concentrate on active involvement with Native American communities, permaculture and organic agricultural sites, sustainable businesses models and educational organizations. Participants need to be prepared to get their hands dirty as they give back to these host communities through service, participating in projects such as building a Native American sweat lodge, organic farming/orchard work, and wild land restoration."