Cycle Transitions participated in a forum hosted by the Northumberland Moving Forward Poverty Coalition on April 25th. Rick Nonnekes presented to this group of about 35 individuals representing various groups of Northumberland County who address poverty issues. The focus was on how social enterprises which make a difference in the lives of so many individuals can successfully start and maintain operations. Our presentation looked at how Cycle Transitions grew from an idea discussed at one of Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee meetings in 2011 to a start up in September of 2012.
The presentation and panel discussion were well received; we had good feedback, made a number of new contacts and learned a lot!