A Better Society Awarded Grant for Project SecondLife

We are pleased to announce that A Better Society has been awarded the 2012 Community Power Grant from RethinkRecycling.com and the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board. Through this partnership, we intend to develop an innovative reuse program, Project SecondLife, that can be launched within any school, organization, or business. Stay tuned for more announcements and fill out the Contact Form to learn how you can get...

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Thanks to Life Time Fitness and its members!

This summer, we teamed up with Life Time Fitness in Chanhassen to drive more awareness around what we do here at Project Life-Cycle. After understanding that we take in gently used, donated bikes, repair them with volunteer help, and redistribute them back into the communities, members of Life Time Fitness in Chanhassen donated 129 bikes in just two short months! We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to every member and staff who was involved in this bike drive. This level of support truly differentiates our community and its willingness to get involved to help our neighbors. We look...

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Braving the 100+ degree at the Chanhassen 4th of July Parade

We participated in the Chanhassen 4th of July Parade for the first time this year. And even with the 102 degree weather, we had a blast. Click the link below for more pictures. 2012 Chanhassen 4th of July Parade pictures

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2012 The Longest Day – 15h 36m 54s over in a flash

From sunrise… to sunset. 15 hours. 36 minutes. And 54 seconds. I didn’t know what to expect when we signed up to form a team to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day event. With only a few weeks to prepare, Cliff and I scrambled, called some friends, found a launch site, designed banners, printed some t-shirts, and coordinated 11 shifts and 2 routes for bikers, runners, and walkers (and scooters!). Team Life-Cycle was born. The day came and the weather wasn’t great. We set up our checkpoint at 4:30 am on Lake Street in Wayzata. (Thanks to Jim...

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Impact!

We were asked recently about our biking project history and I started to list out the number of bikes we’ve collected and distributed the past four years. As I was doing that, I started to consolidate a few more stats and by the time I was done, the numbers surprised me. So I thought I’d share these two graphs with all of you and give everyone who has ever helped us on this project a big THANK YOU. To all our partner organizations, families, and individuals who have contributed to the ongoing community impact project called Life-Cycle, you do make a...

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