The Climate Cycle 100 is a Success!

A wonderful evening was had by all at the Climate Cycle 100. Climate Cycle celebrated its 100 day countdown to its annual Solar Schools Ride in style.

Hosted at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum the evening included live music, a silent auction, speakers, drinks and food.  We could not have asked for better event to kick off the 100 day countdown to our Solar Schools Ride. We celebrated in style with informative and inspiring words from our speakers.  We awarded outstanding Climate Cycle volunteers, supporters and fundraisers as well as enjoyed the silent auction.  All of this enjoyed with great food and music.


We want to extend thanks and appreciation to the all the speakers, sponsors and volunteers for making the evening fun, informative and inspiring.


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Special thanks to our speakers including Ginger Zee who braved the blustery conditions and warmed everyone as the MC at the inaugural 2010 ride and has been a supporter since the origin of Climate Cycle.  Long time supporter Eileen Sweeney, Executive Director of the Motorola Foundation, who has was critical in getting Climate Cycle several solar school installations and who we owe a huge debt of thanks. Cyclist Chuck Frank, who was the top fundraiser at our inaugural ride in 2009 and has also been an invaluable member of our volunteer team,. High School History Teacher Josh Parker led the top fundraising team Curie High School and whose energy and unwavering support we cannot thank enough.


We would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their donations and time: Hannah’s Bretzel, Half Acre Beer Company, Raw Creations, Era of Elegance, INDO Design, Argo Tea and Mindful Metropolis.  Without them all the food, beverage and fun would not have been possible


One final huge thanks to child care provided by Lisa Spewak, Director of Early Childhood Education at the JCYS Northwest Family Center.  Her team was amazing as the kids got organic treats, private access to the museum as well educational environmental based art activities.