Wednesday, August 26, 2009
There’s a cool event happening next month – the Brita Climate Ride. Created by two passionate, seasoned bicyclers and world travelers, Climate Ride raises money for climate, energy and bicycle-related projects and organizations. This mass bike ride from NYC to DC spans 5 days and strives to inspire and empower citizens to work toward a new energy future.
Along the way, riders will camp out at designated spots and listen to top experts in the field of climate change. Denmark’s Ambassador to the US, NEMO’s own ambassador Alison Gannett, Dr. James Hanson, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Josh Dorfman, The Lazy Environmentalist, are among those speaking. When the group hits DC, riders are scheduled to meet with their senators and representatives for a one-on-one conversation about global warming concerns and solutions.
We at NEMO love the bicycle and love the idea of teaming up with such a passionate group. Plus, one of this year’s recipient organizations is Portsmouth, NH’s own Clean Air – Cool Planet. And not only will NEMO ambassador, Alison Gannett, be speaking during the ride, she’ll also be riding self-supported, carrying her Gogo.
BONUS: NEMO’s offering industry pro form (40% discount) to all registered riders, so think about it!