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No Need to Drill, Spill, or Kill--A Clean Commute is Possible!
by Let's Rally to Demonstrate the Power of Oil-F Friday, May. 21, 2010 at 6:40 PM

What are we waiting for? Louisiana cannot expect to survive, playing the Oil and Gas industries' game. New Orleans is flat and compact and perfect for cycling. We have the potential to be a wonderful city for a clean energy future. We must take the lead if we expect the rest of the country and the world to support our continued existence on the slow-motion Mudslide we call home. Please join us in a Ride for our Lives! 28th May 2010, 6pm Jackson Square, or in your own town!

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No Need to Drill, Spill, or Kill--A Clean Commute is Possible!

Let's Rally to Demonstrate the Power of Oil-Free transportation!
28th May 6pm, Jackson Square, New Orleans

Our society's oil addiction is an overwhelming issue. But it can be tackled in million ways-- transport is one way to beat the sauce, to stem the river of oil flowing into our streets. Luckily, we have a proven, efficient technology in the bicycle.

The oil industry a four-point threat to those of us that live, work, and play in Southeast Louisiana, because we host much of the nation's oil and gas infrastructure.

1) In the short term, oil production and refinement--including the regular spills--harms the health of our citizens by poisoning our food, air, and water.

2) In the longer term, oil pipeline canals, which make a spiderweb across south Louisiana, have destroyed our wetlands. These swamps, marshes, and barrier islands are nurseries for our local food as well as our hurricane protection from storms.

3) New Orleans is North America's own "island nation." Refinery emissions and their products foul our atmosphere with greenhouse gases, making Louisiana the most carbon-emitting state per capita in the United States, the world's leading nation for per-capita carbon emissions. Louisiana's damaged wetlands are sinking, and cannot face the stress of the new climate's rising sea.

4) the United States' oil politics have cost our humanity, our military and our economy dearly in the cost of failed wars and displaced peoples. Our obvious oil addiction weakens our relationships with other countries, as a government and as citizens.

What are we waiting for? Louisiana cannot expect to survive, playing the Oil and Gas industries' game. New Orleans is flat and compact and perfect for cycling. We have the potential to be a wonderful city for a clean energy future. We must take the lead if we expect the rest of the country and the world to support our continued existence on the slow-motion Mudslide we call home.

Please join us in a Ride for our Lives! 28th May 2010, 6pm Jackson Square, or in your own town!



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MEDIA ADVISORY
May 17th, 2010

New Orleans Critical Mass
scott eustis, scott@nolacycle.com, 504.237.0323,

CYCLISTS RIDE TO DEMONSTRATE THE POSSIBILITIES OF OIL-FREE TRANSPORTATION
Oil Gusher Prompts Call for Clean Transportation

WHAT: Cyclists from Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are calling for a Critical Mass ride in response to the latest in the Oil industry's insults to our coast, and to demonstrate the possibilities of carbon-free transport. As we head into the next hurricane season, metro-area cyclists are reminding people that humans are not necessarily dependent on an industry that shows little regard for its workers' lives, communities, or ecosystems. These cyclists are calling upon the people of the New Orleans Metropolitan area and the United States to free themselves from oil-based transportation, because this industry not only pollutes our air and water; but has destroyed our wetlands, and is threatening the very existence of the GNO by emitting fossil fuels, causing a meter or more of sea level rise.

Our oil addiction is an overwhelming issue. The ecological costs of the most recent gusher, almost a month in progress, will be untabulated for a decade or more. But because of the ubiquity of its effects on our lives, oil addiction can be tackled in many different ways. Transport is one of the easiest ways to kick.

WHO: Critical Mass New Orleans, concerned cyclists of the metro area, featuring the music of DJ Dontplaydat
WHEN: 28th May, 6pm 2010
WHERE: Jackson Square, into Jefferson Parish, ending on the River levee



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WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Critical Mass is often described as an 'unorganised coincidence'. It happens when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same place at the same time and decide to cycle the same way together for a while

WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?
"Everyday, all over the world, people are resisting the problem culture of the car by getting on their bikes and riding, instead of driving.

Critical Mass is a celebration of the alternatives to cars, pollution, accidents and the loss of public spaces and freedoms.

Not an organisation or group, but an idea or tactic, Critical Mass allows people to reclaim cities with their bikes, just by getting together and out-numbering the cars on the road"

WHAT HAPPENS ON A CRITICAL MASS?
Each one is different and they follow no set route, with the direction being spontaneously chosen as people cycle along. Anyone is free to join or leave the ride as it pedals along.

The ride, with musical accompaniment, lasts no more than a couple of hours (depending on the weather!) and usually ends in a conveniently placed daquiri shop for more drinks.

Most all, they are peaceful, safe and fun!

DO I NEED A BIKE?
Nope! Critical Mass is not just for bikes - skateboards, roller blades, wheelchairs, pogo sticks - in fact any form of non-motorised, non-polluting are all very welcome!

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