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 2015 Climate Ride events. Right now, we’re recruiting members for our new team on this year’s California ride, Northeast ride and 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 California (May 17-21, 2015) is a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in California's historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, travels along the scenic coast, and ventures into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. UCLA School of Law alumni Andrew Mayer ‘12 will lead Team Emmett in the California Climate Ride.
Climate Ride Northeast (September 17–21, 2015) a 5-day, 320-mile route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You'll ride along the North Atlantic's scenic coastline by day and spend evenings with an amazing community of people.
Climate Ride Midwest (September 27–30, 2015) spans three states and connects two vibrant cities, while exploring some of the best cycling in the country. From the exciting trip start in Grand Rapids, MI – one of Bicycling Magazine’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities, home to the world’s largest art competition, and known as the “Beer City” due to its many craft breweries – to 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 was a participant and featured speaker at the 2014 NYC-DC Climate Ride.
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, participant and featured speaker in the 2014 NYC – DC Climate Ride
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/participant/EmmettInstitute.