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Independent Challenge Spotlight: Climate Stories and the COP21 Conference

Andrew Valainis on June 3, 2015, 11:27 AM

Morgan Curtis is about to depart on a multi-month ride from New England to Paris, arriving in time to attend the United Nations COP21 conference in December as a Youth Delegate from the United States. Along the way she will investigate and share climate stories from those she meets along the way. This is her story.

As climate change negotiators, activists, concerned citizens and policy-makers all prepare to descend on Paris this December for the twenty-first United Nations Climate Conference, I am climbing on my bicycle to join them. Taking a rather unconventional path to the conference, … Read more →

Climate Ride California North Coast - Day 5

Michelle Levitus on May 21, 2015, 7:59 PM

The triumphant return to civilization! Today, endorphins ran high as Climate Riders pedaled the final stretch into San Francisco. In the morning, the route returned to Highway 1 and the Pacific Coast where riders stopped at Stinson Beach for their final water stop of the trip.

From there, we headed toward Mount Tamalpais, which towers 2,500 feet above Stinston Beach and is the highest peak in the Marin Hills. Everyone rode up the… Read more →

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Climate Ride California North Coast - Day 4

Michelle Levitus on May 20, 2015, 10:13 PM

On the fourth day of Climate Ride, riders pedaled through the classic Russian River Valley wine appellation on their way back toward the coast. The Russian River is know for its Pinot Noir and dozens of vineyards dot the landscape we pedaled through today.

Dan Leaverton ready to ride the custom 2015 Climate Ride single speed!

In fact, our first water stop was at Moshin Vineyard. Moshin is a small vineyard that began in 1989 as the dream… Read more →

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Climate Ride California North Coast - Day 3

Michelle Levitus on May 19, 2015, 10:14 PM

Today was a big day for many Climate Riders who tackled a century ride (100 miles) on this epic stretch of the Pacific coast. Riders were up before dawn and most were on the route by 7 am.

Pedaling 100 miles of coastline, stretching through Mendocino and Sonoma counties, was today’s agenda. The route followed scenic Highway 1 along bluffs and fields overlooking rocky bays and sandy beaches of some of California’s most remote coastline.

Photo credit: @laurelisebee<… Read more →

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Meet Climate Rider Kristin Berger

Michelle Levitus on May 19, 2015, 4:19 PM

For Kristin, Climate Ride is an opportunity to share what she has learned about climate change solutions. "Proven technological, financial and social solutions exist now," she says. "I want to empower others to make a difference and show them how easy it can be to start this crucial conversation."

Kristin is riding for the Center for Climate Protection (CCP) to raise awareness of their programs in Northern California and to advance their work reducing greenhouse gas emissions in communities everywhere.  CCP is now working with business, government and philanthropic partners… Read more →

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