The Psychology Volunteers on Bikes are an all women environmental and cultural conservation group that advocates for a livable, sustainable and egalitarian (Haruhay, Malungtaron ug Maangayon) community by engaging in a consciousness change that is both regenerative and transformative, applying the ethics of care: caring for the people, the planet and the future.
They started the Tindak Sugbo Bike Awareness Campaign in cooperation with the Office of Councilor Nida Cabrera, and have launched into a series of bike rides and presentations in promoting the bicycle as a form of climate change mitigation and as a social equalizer. The campaign brought together the bike community of Cebu, and the Volunteers are now working with them towards the success of the proposed Tindak Sugbo Shared Priority Bike Lanes Ordinance.
MARIA EDNA CAROLINA LEE is an Applied Clinical Psychologist, the co-founder of Psychology Volunteers on Bikes and a Tatak UP Awardee for her contribution to sustainability and environmental conservation. She is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Health Psychology at the University of the Philippines Cebu. She is a Permaculture Designer and activist as well as the Stewarding Officer of a Trio of Green Hotels – West Gorordo: An Essence and Permaculture Inspired Hotel, The Mayflower Inn: A Heritage and Permaculture Inspired Hotel and Elicon House: A Conservation and Permaculture Inspired Hotel. She is also the Museum Director of the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art as well as the Program Director of two Nature Sanctuaries: Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm (rural) and Kamagayan Green Zone (urban). She is a Psychology graduate from the University of the Philippines Cebu and obtained her Master’s Degrees in Applied Psychology at Fairfield University, CT, USA and Clinical Psychology at Spalding University, KY, USA. You can read her written word at Utok Pinoy, Bisdak Revolution, and Adventures in Sustainability, among others.
DARYL MISHKA WATIN is a Psychology Graduate from the University of the Philippines Cebu and the co-founder of the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes. She is currently the project lead of the Tindak Sugbo: Bike for Life – Bike Awareness Campaign. She has brought awareness of the bike movement to a regional level and was recently awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Region 7 for her active engagement in the bike revolution. She is a freelance graphic designer and also works as the creative director of the group, focusing on the graphic materials especially for the different campaigns of the group. She is currently a senior high school teacher at St. Theresa’s College of Cebu, teaching Culture, Society, and Politics. Her photo blog can be found at iskabitsi on Instagram.
MONICA GLORIA MANLULUYO is a Psychology major at the University of the Philippines Cebu. She was one of the Philippine Delegates to the 2014 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability in Shanghai, China. You can find a bit of her words at http://eggwrites.wordpress.com.