Libby McCann Will Pedal 300 Miles on California Ride to Honor Students

Libby McCann Will Pedal 300 Miles on California Ride to Honor StudentsLibby McCann, core faculty member in Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Environmental Studies and director of its Environmental Education concentration, will ride in the annual Climate Ride California 2013, a multi-day cycling fundraiser and ‘green conference on wheels.’  She will join more than 200 cyclists traveling more than 300 miles along the coast of Northern California to San Francisco, from May 19 to 23.  The ride is designed to raise awareness of sustainability, renewable energy, climate change issues, and bicycle advocacy.

Libby is raising money for the Climate Ride, her first. She is riding to honor AUNE’s Environmental Studies department and the Environmental Education graduating class of 2013.

It will be challenging to ride 300 miles in 5 days, she said. But the issues and the organizations that Climate Ride supports are critical. I am fundraising and pushing myself to do this ride to inspire people to take action in their day-to-day lives. Climate Ride is about awareness and exchanging ideas, resolving serious issues that will affect our future, and doing something positive to support others in this work. And it’s going to be a really beautiful ride.

Libby will join more than 200 riders, who each raised at least $2,400 to benefit one of more than fifty organizations. Libby is riding for the World Bicycle Organization. Other beneficiaries include Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, NRDC, 350.org, Green America, Environmental Defense Fund, 1% For the Planet, Alliance For Climate Education, and more.

Help Libby raise the money she needs for the ride here.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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