Green Pedals school visit in Istanbul

Posted: March 5, 2015 in Sustainability
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‘Ben bir çilginim’ – ‘I am crazy’.
That’s how I started my talk with the school children in Istanbul. I visited the Anakent and Birsoz primary schools in Istanbul as part of a Green Pedals activity, talking about sustainability. What an amazing bunch of kids!

Me at the Anakent school

Me at the Anakent school

On my bike trip I am working with Green Pedals – part of the Planet Green foundation, to start and maintain a dialogue on sustainability in schools around the world.

The kids at the Anakent and Sener Birsoz schools knew a lot, and were really engaged talking about the environment and sustainability.

Anakent school

Anakent school

Sener Birsoz school

Sener Birsoz school

Sener Birsoz school

Sener Birsoz school

The kids are making drawings showing how they and their families are sustainable, and about my cycle trip. A new weekly sustainability workshop will be starting on sustainability at the Sener Birsoz school. A really cool initiative. Thanks to the whole Istanbul Green Pedals team!

James and I will be leaving Istanbul very soon. James’ new bike frame is currently still held up in Turkish customs. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be released today so we can leave catch the boat on Friday evening to Yalova, and then continue our journey. Yay!

  1. Begonia says:

    Great to read you two are back in Istanbul. We hope you can start cycling soon and start posting from the road so you can “enlighten” our way as you did in SE Europe 😉 as we’ll be crossing from Cyprus back to Turkey soon. Good luck with that frame!

  2. ton smeets says:

    Hi Matthew and Steve
    I am glad to hear that you are following the trip very soon.
    It is exact the perfect time because my friend Bert van der Kroft is ending his trip to Thailand this week. He did a very good trip from Holland to Thailand in his own and 62 years old.
    I wish you both a very good and interesting trip and I will follow you every day with a lot of pleasure.
    Come on guys !!!
    Ton Smeets

  3. Peter van den Hurk says:

    Hi Matthew, you’re an excellent teacher – great to see how you interact with these eager-to-learn pupils! Hope you’ll have a marvelous experience again, riding the next part of your road trip! Greetz, Peter

  4. Trudi says:

    Wat ontzettend leuk om dit filmpje te bekijken! Wat zijn jij en de kinderen enthousiast! Leuk dit initiatief van “Green Pedals”!

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