Alix Cotumaccio, a resident of The Bronx, has long been passionate about the environment and cycling. From August 4 to 9, she will participate in her fifth Climate Ride, a multi-day cycling fundraiser traveling 350+ miles through the Pacific Northwest. The ride is something of a ‘green conference on wheels’ designed to raise awareness of sustainable solutions to climate change issues.
Climate Ride participants donate the funds they raise to one or more environmental organizations of their choice. We are very grateful that Alix Cotumaccio has chosen to support Environmental Advocates this year.
“The issues and organizations, such as Environmental Advocates of New York, that Climate Ride supports are critical,” Alix says, “I am doing this ride not only to raise much needed funds for an amazing organization dealing with environmental issues right here in New York, but also 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.”
Cotumaccio’s concern for the environment is not limited to her participation in Climate Ride. She has over 15 years of experience in environmental policy, natural resource management and science education. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Environmental Law Programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, an internationally recognized and top ranked environmental law program. Alix is excited to combine her commitment for environmental conservation and education with her love of cycling on the 2016 Climate Ride. Alix puts it best, “I will be able to raise public awareness of climate change and sustainability issues while doing something else I love, cycling.”
We thank Alix for her support and wish her the best on this year’s Climate Ride!