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We all need support

“Support: to bear or hold up, to serve as a foundation for, to undergo or endure, to provide for, a person that give assistance.” –Dictionary.com When the opportunity presented itself for me to ride 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo with Climate Ride, I jumped at it. I also convinced my husband […]

Building a better future

Letter from the Executive Director We kicked off the month with our annual donor appreciation breakfast along with over 50 supporters, where we highlighted our steadfast commitment to our vision of an equitable and resilient future for all. We know addressing climate change means not just switching our fossil fuel based energy system out for […]

Rally for the Planet

Letter from the Executive Director For the last several weeks, we’ve been feeling a greater sense of urgency as well as opportunity when it comes to advancing climate literacy and action. At the end of last month, the Trump administration began its efforts to undo President Obama’s climate policies; meanwhile, the Heartland Institute sent out […]

Lead on Climate

Letter from the Executive Director Lately I’ve been really inspired by our team, who are leading on climate in myriad ways. Four of our staff recently returned from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, and they’re now working to integrate the climate science, tips on climate communications, and facts on the booming clean energy […]

Ani’s Climate Story

For as long as I can remember I’ve lived in a small, rural town in Vermont. Summers were dedicated to family canoe trips, hiking, camping, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Fall and spring were spent playing sports outside, as well as helping out around our yak farm and the local farmer’s market. Even during the […]

Bearing witness

Letter from the Executive Director This month I’ve been drawn to headlines of iconic places that I’ve visited, which are now changing drastically due to human-induced climate change. In 2003, I spent the summer in Russian Siberia, specifically the Lake Baikal region, doing graduate environmental work. Reading reports of Siberia’s thawing permafrost felt like the […]

Climate Hike Glacier August 2016

From August 3-7, Programs Coordinator Megan Van Loh participated in Climate Ride’s Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, hiking 43 miles through the park’s iconic – and threatened – environment. This reflection is based on her journal. “If Glacier leaves you speechless, speak up.” This was said to us on our first night in camp […]

The Journey is the Destination

From August 3-7, Communications Coordinator Katie Siegner participated in Climate Ride’s Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, hiking 43 miles through the park’s iconic – and threatened – environment. This reflection is based on her journal. On the 17-hour drive home from Glacier, Megan and I listened to a podcast interviewing the Brazilian novelist Paulo […]

YEA! MN Coordinator on Glacier Ride 2016

From July 5-10, our YEA! MN Coordinator Nicole Ektnitphong participated in Climate Ride’s Glacier Ride, a 5-day, 250-mile charitable bike trip through Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. The following photo essay is based on excerpts from Nicole’s personal journal. Day 1: Tuesday, July 5 25.5 miles. Really great crew with helpful folks and supportive […]

Here and now

Letter from the Executive Director Following the tragic news across our country these last few weeks, and wrestling with feelings of grief and heartache, I’ve been struck by the urgency of two key words: here and now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel paralyzed by these tragedies, but we know our work remains critical […]