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Ever tried a pedal powered banana smoothie?
Posted On November 1st, 2013

A student riding on a bicycle in the classroom, with a banana smoothie hooked up on the carrier

Last term students at Auckland’s Selwyn College (Ecoman’s old high school) held an Alternative Transport Day in celebration of World Car Free Day. The day was a huge success with close to 70% of students using alternative modes of transport on the day – even with the threat of rain! The winning teacher walked 3.9km to work and is now planning to walk to school more regularly.

A highlight for many of the students was making pedal-power blended banana smoothies. The modified smoothie-making-bike was provided by Tumeke Cycle Space, a non-profit community run bicycle workshop.

Tumeke Cycle Space is a place where people can go to learn how to repair their bikes, thereby promoting cycling as an affordable, social form of transport that encourages a healthy lifestyle and environment.

ecostore was happy to provide some of our awesome plant-based soaps as prizes for the activities. Good for you Selwyn College for encouraging your students and staff to look for alternatives to driving to school!

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