My good friend Christine forwarded this along to me, and it’s an awesome way to raise awareness and help contribute toward a good cause. Read their explination below.
Two University of Albany alumni, equipped with pens, paper, and cameras will bike from Istanbul, Turkey to Shanghai, China to connect with local leaders and raise money for the fight against social and environmental injustice in areas associated with their route. Their goal is to raise 12,500USD and donate to the Global Greengrants Fund while advocating for cooperation amongst organizations and governmental leaders on these issues. Their mission is to draw attention to inactive hazardous waste sites, exploited ecosystems, and other sites presenting irreversible damage and imminent danger to the communities that surround them.
Bike touring is amazing and doing it for a cause is extremely humble. Please take a second to read their website and strongly consider donating if you can.
To learn more about their mission and goals (and maybe even make a donation) visit: biketochina.com