Bill McKibben--Author and Environmentalist to Speak at Ride Finale
Meeting the riders at the triumphant end on Capitol Hill, is Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org. McKibben frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies.
In 2010 the Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" and Time magazine described him as "the world's best green journalist.”
In 2009 he founded the organization 350.org, which coordinated what Foreign Policy magazine called "the largest globally-coordinated rally of any kind," with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. The magazine named him to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers, and MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009. Full bio.
(It's worth a read!)
Leading Science Writer Michael Lemonick To Speak
Michael D. Lemonick is the senior writer at Climate Central, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating nonpartisan, non-advocacy journalism about climate change science and solutions.
Prior to joining Climate Central, Lemonick, covered science and the environment for TIME Magazine for nearly 21 years, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories. He has also written for Discover, Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist and The Washington Post. He is the author of four books, and a cover story for TIME was featured in the anthology “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007.” Full bio
Bracken Hendricks -- Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress To Speak
works at the interface of global warming solutions and economic
development. He is a longtime leader in promoting policies that create green jobs, sustainable infrastructure, and investment in cities.
Hendricks’ credentials put him in a position to offer an insider’s perspective – he served as an adviser to the campaign and transition team of President Barack Obama, and was an architect of clean-energy portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also served in the Clinton administration as special assistant to the Office of Vice President Al Gore. Full bio
See more speakers past and present here
Best of Green Travel Award
We're honored that Treehugger selected Climate Ride for a 2011 Best of Green Travel Award
(best run, walk, ride for the environment). Countdown to Brita Climate Ride
The most fulfilling 5 days you'll ever experience are only a few weeks away. Join
Climate Riders as they begin their springtime training rides. When you register, you select which beneficiaries will receive your donations (that's right, YOU choose!
The Race Is On to Win the Top Fundraising Prize for April 1st - 15th
We're delighted to present this fantastic city bike to this year's top fundraisers! FOCUS
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take race-pedigree engineering and design, add flat handlebars and
tweak the geometry for enhanced comfort and control for urban commuters.
You'll love this zippy and light traffic beater! Thanks FOCUS!
A Message from 16 year old activist Alec Loorz
Hey, this is Alec Loorz. I'm 16 years old and the founder of Kids vs. Global Warming and the iMatter Campaign.
I'm writing to you today to tell you about The iMatter March
, a campaign to empower the youngest generation to stand up with a united voice on the most urgent crisis of our time: the global climate crisis.
Together, we will issue a wake-up call so loud and so unquestioning, we will be impossible to ignore. The week of Mother’s Day, May 7 to May 14, 2011 in communities all around the world, youth will march in the streets to demand that our leaders prioritize the planet for our future over their re-election or profits. Make your voice heard, join a march in your community. Check out this video about iMatter and sign up at www.imattermarch.org
Spotlight on the Beneficiaries - Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA)
The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association
is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment, and educating people about safe bicycling. Funds from Climate Ride support WABA’s vision of an integrated transportation system
that links transit, trails, bicycling, and walking facilities to connect the places DC residents live, work, and play.
Looking forward to meeting the amazing Climate Riders,
Team Climate Ride