WHAT DID YOU DO?
I accepted a challenge of fundraising $1000, while cycling over 1000 miles along the beautiful coast of USA, all on $1000 budget. I started my adventurous journey in Vancouver, BC and was headed to San Francisco, CA. I was in no rush and wanted to enjoy the journey with occasional hikes and resting brakes in campgrounds, where I was spreading the word about Cool Earth. However, most of my nights I spent “stealth” camping on beautiful coastal areas in Oregon and reached my destination in about 45 days.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO RAISE MONEY FOR COOL EARTH?
While living in Canada for almost two years I really got closer to the nature and started appreciating the natural beauties that surround us. At that time, I was aiming to finish my bike ride in SF and carry on travelling to South America, specifically Peru. And that is how I stumbled upon Cool Earth. With a bit more research about what Cool Earth does I decided to help them. I like what they do and the way they do it! Their approach to stopping deforestation seemed very unique to me as it helps not just environmentally but also to the people that are affected by it directly, the locals.
Every little help, be it through a donation or showing support otherwise, made a big difference.
But the exceptional one would be from the Stephen’s family, who I met at the Dungeness Spit lighthouse in Washington. They tracked my whole journey and when I was getting closer to Florence, OR, they invited me over to their house and hosted me for dinner, drinks, guitar jam with Stu and hikes around beautiful Umpqa river. Their hospitality and generous contribution of over $80 really got me going.