On Climate Ride I met experts from every field of work and climate enthusiasts from every state. Together we brainstormed how to solve climate change–while taking in the beauty and challenge of transporting ourselves, carbon-free, from New York to DC! Once there, I had a chance to meet my U.S. Senator. We had a half-hour one-on-one conversation that confirmed that our ride did raise awareness, that politicians are listening, and that we can work together toward a clean energy future.
The 2017 efforts of this small but passionate and powerful group raised over $765,000 that were distributed in grants to beneficiaries. It’s often difficult to see any impact on the world from our individual efforts. I support Climate Ride because my and my donors’ efforts don’t disappear into the ether. When I return to Glacier NP in the coming years and see solar panels at Apgar VC, I will take pride in that. And I will be thankful and proud of all of you that helped.