Virtual Climate Rise 2020

Join WABA virtually for a day of action (from our homes) as we raise up our love and concern for the environment!

This virtual rally and peer-to-peer fundraiser, hosted by Climate Ride, lets you harness your creativity to show solidarity and support for WABA and sustainability solutions in this time of crisis. 

How to participate:

  • Choose an activity important to you and make a challenge for yourself on April 18th. (Sew 50 masks, bike around the block, pick up trash in your neighborhood (with gloves!), make a no-contact delivery of groceries, by bike, to a loved one—anything you can think of that inspires you and channels your values of sustainability, community, and love for our planet!)
  • Set a fundraising goal: maybe $100! Then, spread the word about your challenge and fundraising goal to your friends, family, and co-workers, and neighbors, and ask for their support in meeting your goal — they can donate through the Climate Rise fundraising page you’ll set up when you register. (Want tips on peer-to-peer fundraising? Email events@waba.org!) 
  • On April 18th, join the WABA and Climate Ride communities virtually as you post, livestream, or share what you are doing however you like. Use #CLIMATERISE and tag WABA @WABADC on Twitter and Instagram to share!

Climate Ride Heading From Philly to DC

Q: What ride gives you the chance to…

  • Spend four days on a scenic, supported ride on quiet roads and bike trails?
  • Raise awareness about climate change— and be part of the solution?
  • Meet like-minded outdoors-enthusiasts and advocates?
  • and (saved the best for last!) support WABA?

A: Climate Ride’s Liberty Ride!

Climate Ride is back in DC! September 10-13, 2020, bicyclists will be riding from Philadelphia to Washington, DC on a peer-to-peer fundraising ride. They’re bringing a message about sustainability, urgent climate action, and active transportation to the nation’s capital (otherwise known as “home” to those of us in the region).

The Liberty Ride is a multi-day fundraiser that empowers participants to do what they love — riding bikes! — to raise money for organizations they think are doing important work.  That’s right— when you sign up for the Liberty Ride, you can join Team WABA and designate WABA as a beneficiary of your fundraising! Simply enter Team WABA at registration to join the team.

Questions about the Liberty Ride? All the info is on the Climate Ride website.