Transforming the Conversation

What difference does it make if we really listen to the stories that people and places have to tell about climate change? Renowned climate scientist and communicator Katherine Hayhoe says the most important thing we can do in response to climate change is to talk to each other about it.

What does it take to restore our broken relationships with each other, and with our planet?  Follow the riders as they are transformed by this journey, listening to the diverse voices of our country’s communities, experiencing a simple closeness to the land, and bringing their faith traditions of peace and justice as a unique lens on the climate crisis.

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What’s happening this week? (July 4-July 10) 

After a tough week in Nebraska, the group has made it to Iowa, where they’ll focus on how issues in both agriculture and immigration intersect with climate change. 

Riders are heading towards their next rest day in the Iowa City area.  They have a well deserved several rest days, where they’ll have the opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture techniques at the Geyer farm near Oxford Iowa. After a short ride into Iowa City to be hosted by First Mennonite Church, the group will have the chance for a tour of pollinator gardens, followed by a zoom meeting with folks in the central highlands of Mexico where the monarch butterflies spend the winter.

If you missed the livestream of the townhall in Lincoln Nebraska last week, watch the recording here on the CSCS youtube channel.  Remember the next townhall will be in Goshen Indiana next week – one of the biggest events of the climate ride journey!

If you’re on social media, don’t forget to watch for the regular ‘stories’ on instagram and facebook.  On facebook, find these at the top of your page (rather than in the news feed you scroll through).  There are some great daily stories that you don’t want to miss!

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We are grateful to our Lead Partner for the Climate Ride, Mennonite Economic Development Associates.

Additional support is generously provided by our sponsors.

Advocate Sponsorship ($5,000-$10,000)

Ruth and Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Partner Sponsorship ($1,000-$4,999)

Steve Brenneman

Ken Neufeld, Broker Associate with London Properties, Fresno CA

Contributing Sponsorship (<$1,000)

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Loren and Pat Swartzendruber

Additional support comes from the JustPax Fund, who are making the trip possible for a diverse group of riders by providing financial assistance for participants.