Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Keep Austin Beautiful Awards

Jack & Adam's Bicycles recycling campaign called The Green Team Bicycle Re-Cycle Project has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2009 Keep Austin Beautiful Awards. The KAB Awards recognize the efforts made by individuals and groups to enhance and protect Austin's environment.

The Green Team is a recycling campaign geared towards keeping bicycles and everything bicycle related out of the landfills. Jack & Adam's is extending its green efforts at events into daily activities at the shop. Anyone can participate in the project by tossing tubes and tires into one of the bins and by placing spare parts and triathlon related clothing in the other two bins.

The project kicked off in February of this year and has seen encouraging results ranging from:

-Numerous bike frames, wheels, and parts given to the Orange Bike Project at the University of Texas.

-Many happy cyclists discovering "Someone else's trash is my treasure!" Helmets, running shoes, cycling shoes, jerseys, visors, hats, tubes, tires, bike parts have been reused instead of thrown into the trash.

-Race banners, tubes, and unused race shirts have been "upcycled" into awesome "new" products created by Future Craft Collective.

The J&A Green Team Bicycle Re-Cycle Project is an ongoing and continual effort. For 2010 the team aims to increase its scope with classes and other cool surprises.


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