No Shell, No Chevron! Cycling for Liberation

For: Asian Pacific Environmental Network, APEN
Oakland, CA
Organizer: Mega
No Shell, No Chevron! Cycling for Liberation (Asian Pacific Environmental Network, APEN)
$2,163
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 27 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Hi Friends, family and community members!

I want to share something big happening in my life this summer. As you all know,

I am a lover of nature, adventure, music and bicycles. For the whole month of July - in

full expression of my passions - I will ride my bicycle 800+ miles along the coast of the

Pacific Northwest and sing folk songs along the way. I will also be raising funds to

donate to a great organization making positive changes in my Bay Area Community and

across California: the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). APEN is a nonprofit

organization striving for clean and healthy environments and communities for all people.

APEN has also successfully fought for tougher safety regulations and won $90 million for

community benefits from the Chevron Refinery in Richmond.

I plan to start my adventure at the Port of Seattle, the launching spot of the Shell

oil company's Arctic Pioneer expedition. That's right, Shell has plans to drill and extract oil from

the Arctic, which will have devastating environmental impacts. The destination of my trip

is the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, CA. This refinery is responsible for toxic

pollution in the low-income communities of Richmond and surrounding Bay Area

communities as well as unsafe working conditions for employees.

I want a society that is not dependent on capitalism or polluting industries like

fossil fuels. I dream of a world where clean water is prioritized over oil extraction, where

ecosystems are expanded not degraded. I want my nephew to live in a world where

everyone has access to healthy food, safe neighborhoods and quality schools. I have

faith in each one of us to create a better world. I have faith in my preschool students, my

housemates, my friends, neighborhoods and faith in our collective liberation.

Thank you for joining me, thank you for dreaming with me, and thank you for helping me

make a donation to the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). If you wish to

receive tax credit for your donation, donate directly to APEN @ http://apen4ej.org/get-

involved/donate/

No Shell,  No Chevron- Cycling for Liberation!

Love,

mega

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 23, 2015

Posted on July 23, 2015

We made it to California! Staying at an intentional living community near Eureka and then making our way to Richmond! 

Please join us at the Chevron Oil Refinery in Richmond, Ca, August 2nd at 3pm. 
Bike with us back home to Oakland and a community vegetarian meal hosted by the Hurricane of Bikes at 723 27th St. Oakalnd 


Posted on July 17, 2015

Posted on July 17, 2015

THANK YOU THANK YOU for all yogenerosity! To those of you I know and those I don't know but would like to, I truly appreciate  the contributions to this cause.

There's still two more weeks in the campaign and all the money raised will directly go to APEN so let's see how much we can get! The coast is still beautiful! We have 3-4 more days in Oregon until we make it to California!

catching the tailswinds!
mega





Posted on July 12, 2015

Posted on July 12, 2015

On the road and it feels so good! Washington
had epic heat waves of high temperatures in the mid '90s! But we got past the heat and have made it to the Oregon coast. My friend Kit is cycling with me and another friend joined the ride  in Astoria. The scenery on the coast is incredible! 

Thabks so much for being apart of this with me, check out my Instagram for more photos at megaleidascope! Xo 

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