Fighting Climate Change with a Bicycle

Have you tried riding a bicycle to combat climate change ?

In Damascus, the capital of Syria, women are tired of waiting in their cars in hour-long traffic.

This bothered everyone, but no one had solutions to resolve this. Except for Sara Zien, a university going student in Syria who started  ‘Yalla Let’s Bike’ an initiative to break traditional social norms and combat against Climate Change.

Credits: The UN

She decided to ride a Bicycle

She decided to remove her bicycle from childhood and cycle to her way to university.

People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air . REUTERS

Breaking Taboo’s in Syria

This might seem normal to you. But not for the war-torn country in Syria, where women seen riding a bicycle is considered a taboo. Sara Zien mentions

There’s a belief in Syria, that bicycle seat deflowers a woman.

Regular Bicycle Session

Now there are more than 4,000 people that are participating in this social movement in Syria. There are regular bike rides as well as women-only bike rides.

Women are coached to ride a bike

Sara Zien, small way to save hour long waiting in transport, proved to effective solution to empower women and provide an eco-friendly solution idea to climate change.

How are you helping to combat climate change today?

By thedelhigirlexplores

“I rather be in the mountains thinking of god than in church thinking about the mountains.”
-John Muir

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