It’s probably no surprise that many Fresh Energy supporters LOVE the snow. Perhaps that’s why we’re so committed to fighting climate change.
Meet Randy Anderson, a Fresh Energy board member who truly embodies this spirit. Early this morning, Randy embarked on the Arrowhead 135, a 135-mile ultra-endurance bike race across the rugged Arrowhead State Trail from International Falls to Tower, Minnesota. Recognizing how much he treasures Minnesota’s winters and wants to leave his son a healthy vibrant world, Randy (#74) is dedicating his race to raising money for Fresh Energy. He’s inviting everyone to join him on the race by pledging a quarter, fifty cents, or a dollar for every mile he bikes. So far, Randy has raised a phenomenal $3,355 from 44 friends and boosters.
Even the heartiest of Minnesotans may wonder about a guy who’s willing to take on a challenge like this. A Minnesota transplant from New York, Randy has chosen to embrace these frigid months by getting outdoors as much as he can to bike, ski, snowshoe, and ice fish. (Our hunch is that the Arrowhead’s average January temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero are right up his alley.)
But even the Arrowhead—generally one of the coldest places on the continent outside of the Arctic—is experiencing warming temperatures. Randy wants to change this warming trend, but knows that while individuals can make an impact, they can’t solve global warming alone. Together with Fresh Energy, Randy is rising to the challenge and supporting economically viable energy policy that reduces carbon emissions and slows global warming.
We’re inspired and humbled by Randy’s dedication and generosity. Keep pedaling, Randy! We’re rooting for you!