Farewell to Cassie Freeman, Hello to Erin Potter

Cassie Freeman and Erin Potter

Cassie Freeman (left) and Erin Potter (right). © E.J. Rublev

Thank you to the amazing Cassie Freeman, the outgoing Director of Schools Programming. Cassie is leaving Climate Cycle to focus her energies toward completing her PhD, in Comparative Human Development, at the University of Chicago.

In the last 4 years,Cassie’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of school issues in general, and of Chicago schools in particular, has proved invaluable.

For the first Ride to Recharge, Ms. Freeman personally built a 27′ x 27′x 27′ cube, out of PVC pipes, that represented one ton of carbon. (That’s 27 feet on a side, not 27 inches on a side.) She has been undertaking similarly large and quixotic projects for Climate Cycle ever since – much like Climate Cycle’s grand project to inspire students to green our world.

Farewell, Cassie!

Please join us in welcoming Erin Potter, our new Schools Programming Coordinator, to the Climate Cycle team. Many of our school contacts have already met Erin.

Ms. Potter comes to us fresh from leading this year’s Providence to Seattle route for Bike & Build, in which 30 cyclists pedaled over 3,900 miles, in 70 days, from Providence, Rhode Island to Seattle, Washington. Her experience in fundraising and endurance events proved irresistible, and we are stoked to have her join us.

Welcome, Erin!