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Earth Justice in Action
December 12, 2018
Earth Justice Mission Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: […]
350.org in Action
December 10, 2018
350.org Mission 350.org is building the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to science and justice. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: $14,650 Activities Online Campaigns | 350.org distributes online resources in the form of organizing and training workshops and education, videos, education materials, memes, images, and other media to encourage people to: […]
Citizens’ Climate Lobby in Action
December 10, 2018
CCL Mission Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: $13,658 Activities Engaging Citizens | With over 400 local chapters, CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Together they are building support in Congress for a national bipartisan […]
Beyond Fistula in Action
December 7, 2018
BEYOND FISTULA Mission Beyond Fistula is a non-profit charity that helps women and girls in Africa who have recently undergone surgical repair for fistulas. Donating to our organization helps these women get an education and training in order reintegrate into society. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: $10,205 Activities Scholarship Fund | A scholarship program that provides funds […]
Alliance for the Great Lakes in Action
December 6, 2018
Mission The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: $20,290 Activities Adopt-a-Beach | For more than 25 years, Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach volunteers have worked to keep Great Lakes shorelines healthy, safe, and beautiful. Saving Lake Erie | Massive, bright green […]
Glacier National Park Conservancy in Action
November 30, 2018
Mission The Glacier National Park Conservancy assures the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. 2018 Climat Ride Grant: $28,600 Activities Preservation | The Conservancy funds projects and programs that preserve Glacier’s heritage for future generations. Education | The Conservancy funds education initiatives to engage current and […]
LACBC in Action
November 29, 2018
Mission The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach. 2018 Climate Ride Grant: $88,984 Activities Operation Firefly | Operation Firefly (Operacíon Luciérnaga) is an education and bike light distribution […]
Hope and a 250-Mile Bike Ride through Colorado with a Mother-Daughter Duo
September 14, 2018
Melissa and Natalie Valentin are a mother-daughter duo devoted to sports and biking for the planet. But, with wildfires raging across the West and a president actively reversing our country’s progress on climate change, they have been finding it very hard to be hopeful about the future of the planet lately. Rather than give in […]
Climate Ride Northern Michigan Spotlight | Jacquie Gettling
August 16, 2018
Jacquie has always felt called to make a difference in our collective future. With the arrival of her granddaughter, her drive to be the change she wants to see has only grown. Her granddaughter is one year old and Jacquie wants to ensure she can live a better life with fewer pollutants and without the […]
Iowa woman, first female local television sports director in nation, bikes for climate change.
July 12, 2018
Heidi Soliday Benson was the first female sports director in local television in the country. She’s always been very physically active and encouraged others to take part in healthy lifestyles and active transportation, which shows in her decision to join Climate Ride Northern Michigan. Heidi has lived in Iowa her entire life and can see […]
Climate Ride California North Coast Spotlight | Dave Howes
May 4, 2018
Dave Howes is a retired firefighter who lives in Northern California, so the devastation caused by the fires in 2017 hit close to his heart. According to Scientific American, those fires burned over 170,000 acres, killed more than 20 people and destroyed thousands of buildings. In part, they were the result of the summer of 2017 […]
Climate Ride California North Coast Spotlight | Jennifer Green
May 3, 2018
Jennifer Green’s first foray into distance biking was when she and her husband biked across the country after finishing grad school. Although Jennifer bikes to work, and loves her longer weekend rides, the itch to do another substantial, multi-day ride was rekindled on a recent trip to San Diego. Watching riders come down Highway 101, […]