Students Working on Many Projects for Bike Recycle Vermont
November 15, 2011
The Bikes and Community Research and Service class has been spending Wednesday afternoons at Local Motion’s Bike Recycle Vermont shop in Burlington. The students have settled into a groove wrenching on bikes, making jewelry for Bike Recycle Designs, and generally helping around the shop. We have also been exploring topics surrounding Bike Recycle’s two-fold mission: providing transportation for low-income Vermonters and giving old bikes new lives and keeping them out of the waste stream. Activities on campus have included using Google Maps to track carbon footprints and watching videos describing refugee experiences. Students also worked to plan and execute a very successful bike drive, and groups are now working on a wide range of projects, including a video project featuring a Rube Goldberg machine made of bike parts, new Bike Recycle Designs concepts, a bake sale, and a new door sign/mural. We are all looking forward to continuing the rhythm into the second quarter.
posted by Ben Wang