Climate Summer Rolls Into Waterville

Updated 1 year ago

A group of college students who are riding their bikes more than 1500 miles this summer to help the environment rolled into Waterville Thursday afternoon.The bikers are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels. They’re from the non-profit group “Climate Summer”. Their trip is sponsored by the Massachusetts-based “Better Future Project.”One of the group’s leaders, Shaun Carland, says climate change is the defining issue for their generation.”We’re facing a global catastrophe,” Carland said. “This is a time in my life where I know I’m doing the most important thing that I can be doing now. For me, I really am doing this in hopes that we can foster local solutions with communities in Maine.”The group is holding a “Climate CafĂ©” Saturday afternoon at 3:00 at Selah Tea on Main Street in downtown Waterville before heading to Belfast. You can follow their trip on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ClimateSummer


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