Ride for Climate: Guest Speaker Lindsey Fransen ’01 and David Kroodsma


From Kate Cullen ’16:

Hear from Alumnae Speaker Lindsey Fransen (Class of 2001, E&ES Major) and her husband David Kroodsma about their recent bicycle journey from Turkey to Bangladesh to raise awareness about climate change, advance environmental education, and promote local action.

Ride for Climate
Ride for Climate started in the fall of 2005, when David Kroodsma left his climate research job at Stanford and bicycled solo to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. As he traveled, he gave presentations on climate change, appeared in media in 16 countries, and wrote about what climate change means for the places he biked through. This trip is the subject of a book, The Bicycle Diaries, which was released this month. The ride to Argentina was followed by a similar journey across the U.S. and most recently a ride from Turkey to Bangladesh.

The idea of Ride for Climate has evolved over these and subsequent journeys. Such rides can be effective ways to raise awareness and promote action, but they are also ways to learn about the world. On a bike, traveling at 10 miles per hour, one inevitably sees every town, talks to or even stays with countless individuals who live along the route, and gains a unique understanding of a region.

Date: Fri, April 3
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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