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Sam Laity – Climate Ride Veteran and Professional Women’s Soccer Coach Offers Unique Support From Professional Athletes
November 7, 2022
Sam Laity is a two-time Climate Rider who is also a badass professional women’s soccer coach. His career has connected him to many other professional athletes, which has created some unique opportunities for those who want to support his Climate Ride fundraising! We’re excited to have the opportunity to pick his brain and share his […]
Tips on Talking about Climate Change
October 20, 2022
A fundamental part of Climate Ride’s mission is to get people talking about ways to take action on climate change. Many folks who do our events report back that fundraising gave them the impetus to have conversations they never would have otherwise. Personal chats are more likely to move people into action than almost anything […]
Craig Gaspard – Intersectional Environmentalism
October 11, 2022
  Craig Gaspard is an avid biker and advocate for protecting and healing our planet. As an environmental social worker, Craig has worked in emergency services performing psychiatric assessments in hospital emergency departments. Craig explains how the community has given him insight into the stresses that moderate/low-income families (those most impacted by climate change) experience. […]
Heidi Benson – Going The Extra Mile For The Planet
September 9, 2022
Heidi Soliday Benson is a Climate Ride veteran with an entertaining story to tell! From her varied efforts to combat climate change outside of Climate Ride events to her interesting career in sports broadcasting, Heidi is a true go-getter. She will be participating in the 2022 Green Fondo New York this month. We were lucky […]
Veteran Climate Rider Ivan Samuels’ Climate Action Through Bird Watching and Biking
July 27, 2022
When it comes to passions, Ivan Samuels knows how to multitask! Ivan is a veteran Climate Rider who participated in the California Green Fondo this year as well as seven other past rides. Not only does he put in the work for long-distance bike rides, but he also takes the opportunity to practice his passion […]
Climate Ride Veteran, Christina Kramlich, on Green Investing and Outdoor Adventure
July 11, 2022
Christina Kramlich incorporates her passion for adventuring and the climate, not only through Climate Ride but in her personal life as well. As a Climate Ride veteran, Christina has gained valuable insight into what climate action means to her and how she incorporates it in Green Investing through her career with Chicory Wealth. We picked […]
Victoria Benson’s Independent Challenge – 1,200 Mile Thru Hike From GNP to ONP
June 28, 2022
Victoria Benson set out recently to hike the Pacific Northwest Trail: a 1,200-mile journey from Glacier National Park, MT to Olympic National Park, WA. She decided to make her trip an Independent Challenge with us after bumping into a long time Climate Rider on the train ride to Glacier! We got that chance to chat […]
Ethan and Bobby’s “Down by the River” Independent Challenge
June 21, 2022
For their Independent Challenge through Climate Ride, Ethan Avey and Bobby Nyotta recently visited New Orleans as part of “Down by the River “with Louisiana Bucket Brigade. This is a group bike ride along River Road in St. Charles Parish that brings you face to face with two powerful forces in Louisiana: the environmental justice […]
Friends and Climate Advocacy – Stacey Rashti’s Rogue River Independent Challenge Run
June 14, 2022
When it comes to environmental advocacy, Climate Ride veteran, Stacey Rashti, knows a thing or two. With a background in environmental science and earth science and deep involvement in environmental philanthropy, Stacey dedicates her every day to climate action and saving our planet from climate change. If that isn’t enough, she also gathered a group […]
DRWD40 teams up for Climate Rise
May 31, 2022
Wade is a biologist and streamer who goes by DRWD40 on Twitch and YouTube. We’re excited to be partnering with Wade to help raise funds for our Environmental Justice Action Grants and bring more climate action to the millions of folks who watch Twitch. You can catch Wade live on Twitch this coming Thursday, Friday, […]
Sara Lawson – Climbing 5,000 Steps For The Planet
May 23, 2022
Climate Rise participant, Sara Lawson, a hospice nurse from New York, plans to climb the 25 bluestone stairs on her upstate New York property 200 times – yep, 5,000 stairs – to celebrate the clean Hudson Valley air we are lucky enough to breathe and to raise awareness for climate action. We wanted to learn […]
“Let’s Make Biking Accessible to Everyone” – 2022 Green Fondo Marks Claire Fitzgerald’s 5th Climate Ride
May 20, 2022
Claire FitzGerald finds her passion in sustainability and activating others to fight climate change. She works in corporate sustainability, equipping companies with the knowledge and know-how to operate sustainably while leveraging their unique tools to help others reduce their environmental impact. She brings her passion for sustainability into other areas of her life – leading […]