CCI Student Featured in BDN Article on Climate Ride Northeast

Tim Godaire, a graduate student at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is featured in a Bangor Daily News article about Climate Ride Northeast, a 320-mile journey from Bar Harbor to Boston, scheduled for Sept. 17–21.

The inaugural ride, according to the article, is expected to raise $400,000 to support organizations involved with environmental causes and cycling advocacy.

“I registered because I wanted to make a difference with these Maine organizations (Bangor Land Trust, Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby),” said Godaire, who, according to the article, used social media and sent letters asking friends for donations to meet the required $2,800 to participate in the ride.

“As a student studying climate science, I’m aware of the urgency and need for climate action, community awareness, and alternative sources of energy and transportation,” Godaire said in the article. “Participating in the Climate Ride Northeast allows me to raise funds for organizations that address these particular issues within my local community and on a national scale.”