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.
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.
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 http://bike.climateride.org/team/UCLALawEmmettInstitute.