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New Beneficiaries to complete the 2013 list!

Caeli Quinn on January 16, 2013, 10:59 AM

We would like to welcome the following new beneficiaries that will round out the exceptional list of organizations that riders can select to support while riding in Climate Ride! You can view the full list of 56 beneficiaries here.

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Climate Ride’s contribution will help Earthjustice safeguard public lands, national forests, parks, and wilderness areas; reduce air and water pollution; prevent toxic contamination; preserve endangered species and wildlife habitat; fight the causes and effects of climate change; and defend the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Interfaith Power & Light: The Regeneration Project works to deepen the connection between ecology and faith. Through our Interfaith Power & Light Campaign (IPL) we help congregations address global warming through programs that achieve tangible environmental results. These include helping congregations shrink their carbon footprints and educating hundreds of thousands of people in the pews about the important role of people of faith in addressing this issue. IPL also brings the voice of the faith community into the policy-making arena, working to advance clean energy and to limit carbon pollution. IPL is working to support policy change at the local, state, and national levels.

The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter engages its members and the public in a range of activities to make Los Angeles and Orange Counties more livable. Volunteer activists organize campaigns around everything from land preservation and public transportation to air quality and sustainable consumption. The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter supports more than twenty conservation initiatives supporting the following conservation priorities.
- Preserving open space and promoting land protection to prevent and curtail poorly-planned commercial and residential development.
- Protecting natural resources to promote water conservation and protect local habitats and native species.
- Promoting sustainability to address sustainable energy, smart development and transportation policies, energy efficiency, and livable communities.

The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition is dedicated to:
PROTECTING the rights and safety of New Jersey bicyclists and walkers
PROMOTING bicycling and walking for fun, fitness, and transportation
EDUCATING bicyclists, walkers, and drivers about our rights and responsibilities
CONNECTING our communities with a smarter transportation system
NJBWC is working to pass a combined Safe Passing Law/Vulnerable Road User Law, also known as the “3 foot law”. New Jersey has the second worst fatality rate in the US for bicyclists and pedestrians, at 26% of all road fatalities. NJBWC is working to reduce this number first by getting this law passed and then by creating education programs for motorists based on this law.

For over 15 years, TransForm has been working to protect the environment while improving the lives of all people by creating world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. TransForm was founded by environmental and social justice groups who recognized how the quality of life and environment in the Bay Area were at risk due to poorly planned development and a transportation system focused solely on cars. Over the years, TransForm has won billions of dollars and groundbreaking policies in support of public transportation, smart growth, affordable housing and bicycle/pedestrian safety.

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