THE ONGOING CYCLE
Recent UC Santa Barbara grads, Kelly Carpenter and Zoe Pantera, have a passion for the planet. They believe educating our youth is key to creating a society which values the environment and promotes sustainable lifestyle choices. As instructors for Sprout Up, Kelly and Zoe have witnessed the excitement and enthusiasm young kids have for science and the natural world. As a result, they’ve been inspired to embark on a 2,000 mile bike tour from Vancouver, British Columbia to the Mexican border. Along with enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Coast, they will shine light on the importance of environmental education and fundraise for Sprout Up throughout their journey. Follow us at our blog http://savidgeapparel.com/theongoingcycle. Proceeds will go to Sprout Up.
Sprout Up provides free, youth-led environmental education programs to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms in public schools throughout California. Our college student-instructors teach children vital concepts in environmental science and sustainability during the earliest stages of their educational development, cultivating the next generation of passionate caretakers of the earth. Through activities, experiments, and discussions, we get kids thinking in new ways about the world that surrounds them, inspiring them to bring the message of environmental stewardship home to their families and friends. In this way, we strive to promote sustainability throughout our many communities, from the youngest members of society up. For more information, please visit us at www.SproutUp.org.
EDIT (5/29/15): We’ve already raised much more than we ever imagined before beginning our ride! We are so greatful to everyone who has donated! Our ambition has kicked in and we’ve increased our goal from $3,000 to $5,000. Think we can make it? We do!