MOTHERLOAD – a virtual film viewing

Sep, 29 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Join Bike Ottawa and Let’s Bike for a virtual viewing of the film, MOTHERLOAD!

Bike Ottawa and Let’s Bike present: MOTHERLOAD. Join us for a virtual screening, with introductions by Councillor Catherine McKenney at 7 p.m.

MOTHERLOAD is 87 minutes long, and we will be following the film with an after-party social/discussion with Bike Ottawa and Let’s Bike at 9 p.m.

An award-winning documentary that uses the cargo bike as the vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change.

MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.

 

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Weekly Tips

Maximize Natural Lighting

Did you know that taking advantage of natural light can lead to significant health and wellness benefits while lowering your energy consumption?

Be strategic in how you set up your home office, desk, or workspace to maximize natural light coming in. Placing your desk near a window or installing a well placed mirror can amplify natural light.

You can adjust your workspace or even your working hours seasonally to maximize the benefits and minimize your carbon footprint!

Learn more here!

Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk is a great way to cut carbon by reducing packaging (embodied carbon and waste) and reducing shipping emissions. Plus, one trip is better than ten. 

Bonus: it will likely reduce waste as staff and management begin to keep a close eye on purchasing cycles.

Learn more here!

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