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Climate Cycle is a Chicago based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money to provide funding to inspire K-12 students to green our world by reducing our environmental footprint while enhancing personal health. We partner with Chicago area schools, administrators, teachers and students to create and implement environmental curriculum, programs and projects in K-12 classrooms. We raise funds for the school programs through our annual bike rides.

 

To date, 1,200 Chicagoland K-12 students have participated in our annual Ride to Recharge, an event in downtown Chicago that, like our Dunes to Downtown Ride, raises money for green schools projects. Since 2009, riders have raised $360,000 through this event. Thanks to these efforts, 13 solar panel arrays across 11 schools have been funded, in addition to a medley of other schools based sustainability projects. These include pedal-powered classrooms in which stationary bikes power batteries that run classroom appliances, solar backpack making clubs that power portable electronic devices, urban agriculture projects, composting and other waste reduction efforts, and more. In total, nearly 40 such projects have been funded. Equally important, since 2010 over 15,000 Chicago students have been reached through Climate Cycle's school presentations, which teach students about climate science and sustainability, and what they can do to help address our shared environmental challenges.

Website: http://www.climatecycle.org
Location: Chicago
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2014

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Dunes to Downtown Ride Info Social on Tuesday, July 9th 1 Reply

Free beer! And food! Join past, present, and future Dunes to Downtown riders at the beautiful offices of DIRTT, located at 325 N. Wells, on the 10th floor on Tuesday, July 9th from 6 to 7:30 pm …Continue

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Comment by Climate Cycle on June 4, 2013 at 5:13pm

To date, 1,200 Chicagoland K-12 students have participated in Climate Cycle's annual Ride to Recharge, an event in downtown Chicago that, like our Dunes to Downtown Ride, raises money for green schools projects. Since 2009, riders have raised $360,000 through this event. Thanks to these efforts, 13 solar panel arrays across 11 schools have been funded, in addition to a medley of other schools based sustainability projects. These include pedal-powered classrooms in which stationary bikes power batteries that run classroom appliances, solar backpack making clubs that power portable electronic devices, urban agriculture projects, composting and other waste reduction efforts, and more. In total, nearly 40 such projects have been funded. Equally important, since 2010 over 15,000 Chicago students have been reached through Climate Cycle's school presentations, which teach students about climate science and sustainability, and what they can do to help address our shared environmental challenges.

Comment by Climate Cycle on May 31, 2013 at 1:15pm

Interested in hearing about the upcoming 62 and 125 mile rides? Join us at the totally cool offices of Digitas on Monday, June 10, from 6 pm - 7:30 pm for free beer, food and conversation. RSVP to our Facebook event, or drop us a line via email.

Comment by Climate Cycle on May 23, 2013 at 5:45am

More pictures from the Climate Cycle Ride to Recharge on May 18th:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/climatecycle/sets/72157633549426443/

Comment by Climate Cycle on May 23, 2013 at 5:44am

More pictures from the Climate Cycle Ride to Recharge on May 18th:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/climatecycle/sets/72157633549426443/

Comment by Climate Cycle on May 23, 2013 at 5:20am

Climate Cycle completed its 5th annual Ride to Recharge on May 18th.  Follow this link for pictures from the event:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/dualphotog/8767129099/in/set-721576335...

Now follow us for our Dunes to Downtown rides on August 17th and August 18th.  Over two days, the 125 mile ride goes from Chicago to Indiana Dunes and then back to Chicago.  The 62 mile ride is from the Dunes to Chicago.  Follow the link for details:  http://climatecycle.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive....

Comment by Climate Cycle on May 9, 2013 at 8:55am

Our 2013 Ride to Recharge from Grant Park is coming up on May 18th.  The proceeds from the rides help fund environmental and sustainability projects and curriculum in Chicagoland K-12 classrooms.  Join our rides and participate in our fundraising to help Chicago area schools, teachers and students participate in these school programs. 

http://climatecycle.org/4_10_and_20mile_routes/

Comment by Climate Cycle on April 21, 2013 at 3:49pm

Join us for Climate Cycle's 5th Annual Ride to Recharge on Saturday, May 18th! Throw your pedal-powered prowess behind fundraising for solar, green and sustainable projects in Chicago area schools. Register here: http://ow.ly/kcMmR

Comment by Mark Jackson on March 18, 2013 at 5:19pm

The registration for the 2013 Climate Cycle Recharge Series is now open.  The 4, 10 and 20 mile rides take place on May 18th.  The 62 and 125 mile rides are set for the weekend of August 17th and 18th.  Follow the link for details: 

http://climatecycle.org/4_10_and_20mile_routes/

 

Follow this link to sign up for the Climate Cycle newsletter:

https://climatecycle.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive...

 

 

 

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