Join the Climate Ride

Support the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment by Joining a Climate Ride Event


The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment has been selected as a beneficiary for the 2014 Climate Ride events.  Right now, we’re recruiting members for our new team on this year’s NYC-DC ride and on the Midwest ride. You can be part of the fun and raise funds for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the same time.

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Climate Ride Midwest (Sept 6-9, 2014) is a 4-day, full-supported biking adventure that begins in Grand Rapids Michigan and explores the back roads of Lake Michigan. You’ll ride past historic lighthouses, blueberry farms and quaint artist villages before the triumphant arrival in Chicago.

In addition to the ride component, Climate Ride, which is known as the “green conference on wheels,” features a nightly speaker series that includes discussions with some of the best and brightest minds in environmental policy, advocacy and innovation. UCLA School of Law Professor Ted Parson will participate in, and be a featured speaker at, the NYC-DC Climate Ride.

Climate Ride NYC-DC (Sept 20-24, 2014) is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s iconic cities – New York City and Washington, D.C. – by bicycle. The ride begins with an exciting departure from Manhattan by ferry, and then travels through charming towns in rural New Jersey and Amish Country. The finale is a hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

We are proud to be part of this initiative to raise awareness on the critical issue of climate change, and grateful to Dan Emmett, whose generous support for our work greatly magnifies its impact. I encourage our students, alumni, friends and supporters to join us on this adventure—both to have an exciting challenge and to help advance our efforts to build a sustainable future.

Ted Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett professor of environmental law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute

Anyone who has participated in Climate Ride raves about the tour as a “life-changing” and “eye-opening” experience.


Climate Ride was an extremely rewarding experience—the friendships that I formed with other professionals similarly committed to aggressively addressing climate change made the ride for me. I want to encourage my fellow alumni to participate in this important initiative, especially now that the law school’s Emmett Institute will directly benefit from their support.

Bruce Catania ’84 (pictured right in the 2013 Climate Ride)

What is even better is that you can enjoy this great event, while at the same time helping to support the Emmett Institute’s mission. If you select us as your beneficiary when you register or join one of our teams we will be the recipient of the funds you raise, which means our efforts will gain even more traction in the future. All dollars raised for the institute from the Climate Ride events will be matched by Dan Emmett, chairman of Santa Monica-based Douglas Emmett, Inc. and the founder of the Emmett Institute.

Registration for Climate Ride is $100 and then you raise at least $2,800 to participate in an all-inclusive cycling trip. Proceeds go directly to the beneficiaries that riders choose. Riders are welcome to join the Emmett Institute team as well as non-riding sponsors and supporters at any level. For more information or to register in support of UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute, please visit