FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2009
DELEGATE TO UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE TO BIKE 350 MILES ACROSS MINNESOTA TO SPOTLIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS
Delegate to Cycle Across Minnesota in Outreach for Clean Energy and Swift Action
Reed Aronow, a Minnesota youth delegate to the Copenhagen climate negotiations in December with the Will Steger Foundation, will launch a 15-day bike tour on October 10th in honor of the 350 International Day of Climate Action (www.350.org). As the ride progresses, Aronow and other riders will visit organizations, farms, and businesses around Minnesota to discuss clean energy and the importance of upcoming federal legislation and the U.N. conference on climate change in Copenhagen this December. The ride will culminate with a bike rally calling for action on climate change at the State Capitol at noon on October 24. This rally will feature federal and state legislators as well as youth leaders and representatives from the sponsoring organizations: Will Steger Foundation, Oxfam America, and 1Sky.
WHO: Cyclist Reed Aronow will complete the entire 350-mile bike ride. Speakers at the rally on October 24th include invited federal and state legislators as well as representatives from the sponsoring organizations and youth climate leaders from across the metro area.
WHERE & WHEN: The bike ride will begin with a “base camp” party at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center (2520 North Dale Street, Roseville, MN 55113) from 10:10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 10.
The bike route will follow a schedule outlined at the following link – View the schedul here. Minnesota schools, farms, churches, and energy facilities will be visited along the way.
The ride will culminate in a large rally with banners, speakers, and tabling organizations at the Upper Mall of the Minnesota State Capitol from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.
WHY: 350.org has already registered more than 1714 actions in 141 countries to demand an ambitious, fair, and binding global climate agreement. Participants are calling on world leaders to pass climate policies grounded in the latest science and strong enough to get us back to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere—the safe upper limit to avoid environmental disaster.
For more information on Bike MN 350, or to schedule an interview with Reed Aronow or one of the organizers, contact Maia Dedrick at 651.303.0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.