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Northeast Climate Ride Welcomes Elliott Powell from Sustainable Harvest International

Emily Kern on September 9, 2016, 10:40 AM

Elliott Powell joins us this year for his first Climate Ride! Years ago, Elliott served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua (where he actually met his wife, who was also serving in the Peace Corps!). Today, he oversees all of the international programs and local staff in Central America as the Field Program Director for Sustainable Harvest International, a Climate Ride beneficiary.


“My main motivation is riding on behalf of Sustainable Harvest International, but…

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“Why I Ride” with Carolyn Wilkins and Mike Farber

Emily Kern on September 6, 2016, 3:52 PM

Have you heard? Climate Ride Northeast begins Thursday, and all of us at Climate Ride are so excited! Over the next week, we will be highlighting some of our incredible riders who have traveled near and far to ride with us, and have fundraised and trained hard to support the causes they are most passionate about.

We ask every participant when they register, “Why are you participating in Climate Ride?” Is it to pass climate legislation? To protect our natural resources?…

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Meet Climate Hiker Emily Gluckin

Michelle Levitus on July 21, 2016, 9:54 AM

Emily Gluckin is a young women preparing for her first event with Climate Ride. She’ll be participating in Climate Hike this August, traversing through Glacier National Park with 20 like-minded hikers led by a team of knowledgeable Glacier Guides.

Emily is currently serving a term with Montana Energy Corp, which is a project of Americorp aimed to address unmet community energy needs. Energy Corp promotes sustainable energy consumption and education, fosters community…

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Meet Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet, hiking with her daughter on Glacier Hike 2016

Caeli Quinn on July 20, 2016, 9:33 AM

Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet, is participating in Glacier Hike this August 3-7, 2016. We interviewed Kate about her motivation to participate in events organized by Climate Ride and what inspired her to hike with her daughter through Glacier National Park.

Hiking at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park on Glacier Hike

Why did you decide to become a part of Climate Hike? 
"Anneka and I both care deeply about the environment and love getting outside under our own…

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Independent Challenge Spotlight: California Woof Ride!

Emily Kern on July 7, 2016, 2:57 PM

Last year, Harvey Slater rode in the California Climate Ride to support the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). This year, logistics and dates didn’t line up with his schedule, so he got creative! Harvey generated his own 320 mile, unsupported, multi-day California bicycle tour as part of Climate Ride’s Independent Challenge program and brought the whole family along. Harvey, his partner Ricky, and their four dogs–Max, Chiquita, Little Foot, and Carlos–have just returned from six days pedaling along the California Central Coast on their self-created “California Woof Ride.”

“I wanted to participate and do something to contribute…and raise money for LACBC,” explains Harvey. “I came up with this independent challenge, and decided to bring the dogs along to make it a little extra challenging and fun. I have always thought it would be fun to take the dogs on a camping bike tour. I also felt like if I was going to do something like this and ask for donations every year, I needed to give my donors and contacts something new and challenging to…

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