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The Borough of HighBridge Green Award, 1/22/15

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David Schweidenback is hereby the recipient of the High Bridge Environmental Commission’s eighth annual Borough of HighBridge Green Award for 2014 in recognition of his continuing dedication to promoting environmental preservation.
David Schweidenback was “Caught Being Green” by fellow residents who nominated him for this award for his ongoing environmental actions. David’s Pedals for Progress organization founded in 1991 rescues bicycles destined for overburdened US landfills and ships them to developing countries where they are sorely needed and highly valued. P4P Bikes are put to work not only as basic transportation, but are used as a supplement to school and community programs.
The Environmental Commission recognizes that David has had the distinguished honor of being twice invited delegate to the International Convention of Environmental Laureates in 2012 and 2013.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of High Bridge, County of Hunterdon and and the State of New Jersey sincerely appreciate his commitment to reducing the amount of trash we generate and creating an awareness for environmentally sound transportation.
Mark Desire, Mayor.

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Happy 2015 from FIDESEMA – Guatemala

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Dear David,Greetings from FIDESMA. We hope that this letter finds you well and that all is well with your family. We would like to thank you and your organization for all of the support that you give us, for all of the families that have benefitted from P4P and the children and young people that have improved their situation in life with a bicycle.We have created this simple card with all of our hearts and sincerely feel that all of your work is a blessing to everyone that come in contact with Pedals for Progress.
Until we speak again,
Maragarita Cate and Associates
FIDESMA Guatemela

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Our Approach

Every year, affluent Americans buy 18 million new bicycles and discard millions of old ones, abandoning many more unused in basements, sheds, and garages. Most of these end up in our already overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools. Pedals for Progress has received, processed and donated over 142,00 biycles and 2,800 Sewing Machines.
used sewing machines and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 38 developing world countries. Pedals for Progress isn't just donating used bicycles: It's also helping developing world economies by promoting self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses.

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