Monday, October 10, 2011

Local to Global Strategies and Ciclavia!

Dear community:

Firstly, I hope you are all well and are warming up to the arrival of a beautiful new autumn.  :)

Below, please find an embedded and downloadable strategy paper from the Local to Global August event held as a GOOD LA monthly meetup at The Last Bookstore.  Please feel free to share this document with your respective communities, but know that we will soon post a longer version that includes dialogue from all discussion groups.  I am also working on providing videos of the panels based on footage shot by Ro Kumar of Local Blu.  Check out the video he put together on his site of our event:

Local to Global Life Works (LTG) is very much a budding organization working to establish itself as a nonprofit.  The August GOOD monthly meetup at The Last Bookstore was only the second official event we have ever held.  Please stay in tune with our work, and please come out to more events, because there is much planned for the future!

Ciclavia // No cars = thousands of cyclists!

I also have some photographs to share from Ciclavia, which happened yesterday.  I volunteered to work the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) booth and free bike valet service.  Ciclavia was birthed by folks affiliated with the Los Angeles Eco-Village (where LACBC was born).  Local to Global Life Works had the privilege of having our first official event at the Eco-Village and of having a staffmember of the LACBC (Allison Mannos - who will be starting a new position as a communications manager at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) as a panelist at our event at The Last Bookstore.

Ciclavia was amazing, inspiring and beautiful.  And it made the streets so deliciously free of car exhaust.  There is so much more that needs to be done in our cities to live healthily with our environment, but this was a great start and a beautiful vision for the future of Los Angeles.

                       Bicycle love on the Gold Line!                     Free bike valet + $5 discount on LACBC
                                                                                                    membership = a good deal


I hope you all are well and I look forward to seeing you soon. 

Kind regards always,

Nisha Namorando Vida
Local to Global Life Works
localtoglobalworks (at) gmail (dot) com