1% for the Planet was just named a beneficiary of Climate Ride’s 2011 charity cycling events! Climate Ride is the first multi-day, multi-city charitable bicycle ride to address climate change and renewable energy issues.
Open a newspaper, go online, listen to the radio and you’ll find stories about climate change which share a similar theme: climate change is and will continue to be one of the defining environmental issues of the 21st century.
Greenhouse gas emissions produced in the 1900’s continue to affect the globe’s climate today – increasing the temperature of the planet, contributing to greater volatility in weather patterns, and altering eco-systems from ocean reefs to glaciers and ice fields to ancient forests. And the greenhouse gas emissions we produce today – by driving our cars, heating our homes, charging our cell phones, powering our computers and engaging in other acts of daily life— will have significant, planet altering effects that will continue well into the 22nd century.
So this year, we’ve decided to change our habits and hopefully inspire others to do the same. At 1% for the Planet, we’re lowering our carbon footprint, one bike ride at a time. This year, whenever possible, we’ll be getting out of our cars and onto our bikes – to run errands, get to school and work, and have fun with friends.
And then, we are going to go on the road, big-time!
Bring Your Message to Washington…By Bicycle!
On May 13 -17, 2011, our incredibly fun and athletic Director of Member Services, Brittany Nunnink will lead Team 1% for the Planet on Climate Ride’s forth year riding the beautiful country roads 300 miles from New York City to Washington, DC to raise awareness of renewable energy and the climate crisis. Check out the route!
Support Clean Energy & Bicycle Advocacy
On October 2-6, 2011, Brittany will be joined by our inspiring and soulful Development Program Manager, Leah Cameron, and co-lead the 1% team from Eureka to San Fransisco, 320 miles of stunning coastline, towering redwoods, and picturesque wine country, and conclude our journey across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Rebecca Calahan Klein, our optimistic and athletically challenged but endurance sport loving VP for Organizational Development, will also join us for the fun. Check out the route!
And we’d love for you – our 1% member companies and NGO partners—to join us in this fun, life changing and planet-loving journey!
Donate Products or Services: Climate Ride welcomes in-kind product and service donations from companies. So if you have food, personal care products, bike gear, music, or other items you’d like to donate, bring them on! And remember up to 25% of your 1% donation can be made in product donation. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Share your Knowledge: We want to deepen knowledge about climate change among the 1% community with speakers from our NGO partner organizations that are working on climate change. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The “climate conference on wheels” raises funds for a collection of nine hardworking non-profits including 1% For the Planet. All Climate Ride beneficiaries are 1% approved non-profits and working hard on various aspects of climate, policy, business, renewable energy, and bicycle advocacy and infrastructure. We are proud to be is such good company!