UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Selected as a Beneficiary of 2014 Climate Ride Events

Dollars raised for the institute will be matched by Emmett Institute Founder Dan Emmett

Lauri Gavel
Executive Director of Communications
UCLA School of Law
(310) 206-2611

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 30, 2014 -- UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is now a beneficiary of Climate Ride, the first multi-day, multi-city charitable bike ride that benefits organizations working on sustainable solutions to the problem of global warming. 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.

The Emmett Institute, which is dedicated to studying and advancing law and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental problems, will be a beneficiary of two upcoming Climate Rides. These events, which are designed to raise awareness of climate change issues and support for those engaged in climate advocacy, include:

  • Climate Ride Midwest (September 6-9, 2014) 
    A four-day, 300-mile ride from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois exploring the back roads of Lake Michigan.
  • Climate Ride NYC-DC (September 20-24, 2014)
    A five-day, 300-mile ride from the heart of Manhattan to the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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.

“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,” said Parson, Dan and Rae Emmett professor of environmental law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute. “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.”

There is a $100 registration fee to participate in Climate Ride and then participants raise a minimum of $2,800 to partake in the all-inclusive cycling trips. 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 www.climateride.org.

About UCLA School of Law
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