A Micro-Granting Bike Parade to Celebrate Sustainable Transportation A Micro-Granting Bike Parade to Celebrate Sustainable Transportation
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A Micro-Granting Bike Parade to Celebrate Sustainable Transportation

by Aryon Hopkins

May 8, 2013

On Earth Day, costumed, painted, and flying New Mexico’s state flag, we rode handmade bike sculptures in Albuquerque’s inaugural annual celebration called Junkado. This people-powered parade with a prize celebrated sustainable transportation, creativity and reuse.

At the end of our parade we joined the Celebrate The Earth Festival and two of our groups performed for a $1,000 micro-grant created by donations from A/WAY and the parade participant’s registration. Typically at our micro-granting dinners, winners are chosen by the participants. With Junkado we left the judging up to our two performing groups and they mutually decided to generously share the micro-grant between their two organizations; Animal Humane NM and Duke City Classic, a local month long bike celebration.

We celebrated the earth by celebrating each other and created an annual tradition that will inspire others to dance for their passions, create art out of forgotten materials and creatively connect with our community.

Photos courtesy of Eric J. Martinez

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