You’re invited to join the story! In addition to reading updates and reflections, you can be part of the journey either in person or virtually. Join the following events, all free and open to the public.
Our townhall meetings bring you together at climate ride locations with climate riders, and with locals engaging with climate change, so you can engage with the important climate questions and stories of our time.
May 30, Seattle, WA
5 pm Pacific time (6/7/8 MT/CT/ET)
“Moving the Story on Climate Change, Our Obligation to Respond”
What motivates people to respond to climate change? What should the climate riders be asking communities along their journey?
Join us for the kickoff of the climate ride as we talk with folks working on the frontlines of climate change, and as several riders talk about what motivates them.
Find the full event flyer here
Location: Virtual only, no in person attendance. Register for this zoom webinar here
July 1, Lincoln, NE
7:30 pm Central time (5:30/6:30/8:30 PT/MT/ET)
“What is our call to climate justice?”
What does it mean to have climate justice? What do we need to hear and learn from Communities of Color?
Come hear from those working on racial justice for a conversation about how climate justice and racial justice go hand in hand.
Find the full event flyer here.
This event is cosponsored by First Mennonite Church, Nebraska Sierra Club, Lincoln Friends Meeting, First Plymouth Church Climate Action, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Interfaith Power and Light
Location: First Mennonite Church, Lincoln. Register for this zoom/live stream link here. (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)
July 28, Washington, DC
7 pm Eastern time (4/5/6 PT/MT/CT)
“Keep the Climate Story Moving: Where do we go from here?”
What did riders learn along their journey? Hear their stories from across the country. How do we keep momentum to work against climate change?
In our culminating event, riders reflect on where they have seen hopeful progress in communities across the country, and what steps they’ve learned about how to overcome barriers to working on climate change. Come for the celebration of 3737 miles well ridden!
June 23, Crazy Horse, SD
6 pm Mountain time (5/7/8 PT/CT/ET)
“The Land is Not Empty”
What can we learn from Indigenous communities? How is climate change interwoven with issues of land justice?
Join for a webinar with Sarah Augustine who is releasing her new book “The Land is Not Empty“. Climate riders are using this book as a common read, and will be giving their reflections from the Indigenous lands of the Black Hills.
Location: Virtual only, no in person attendance. Register for this zoom/live stream link here. (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)
July 14, Goshen, IN
6 pm Eastern time (3/4/5 PT/CT/ET)
“How should we as the church respond to climate change?”
Do Anabaptist churches have something unique to say about climate change? What are effective ways the church can respond to climate change?
Come hear from those working with Mennonite and other churches about how faith communities can effectively engage with climate change. Riders will give their reflections on what they see in churches they’ve visited along their journey.
Location: Location in Goshen to be announced. Register for this zoom/live stream link here. (link is same for all Climate Ride townhalls; you only need to register for one)
Community Climate Rides
Are you a rider and want to join the fun for a day? Join the riders so they can talk with you, hear your stories, and share their stories of the journey.
Leaving 7:30 a.m. from Seattle Mennonite Church.
Ride with the group up towards their first night at Tinkham Campground near Snoqualmie Pass.
Leaving 8:00 a.m. from First Mennonite Church.
Ride with the group from Lincoln towards Omaha.
Ride with the group from the Geyer farm near Windham, to Iowa City.
Check with Isaac Alderfer for details, 540-214-6836
Leaving 8:00 a.m. from Assembly Mennonite Church.
Ride with the group from Goshen to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Leaving 7:30 a.m.
Ride with the group from Millerburg to New Cumberland, Ohio.
Leaving 7:30 a.m. from Pittsburgh Mennonite Church.
Ride with the group from Pittsburgh to Confluence.