E-mail the Maine Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note the below dates are approximate and do not take into account traveling by bicycle from community to community.
- Biddeford, ME, June 20th-June 27th
- Portland, ME, June June 27th-July 5th
- Lewiston, ME, July 6th-July 11th
- Augusta, ME, July 12th-July 18th
- Belfast, ME, July 19th-July 25th
- Brunswick, ME, July 26th-July 31st
- East Boston, Boston, MA, August 1st-August 7th
Katie Herklotz, Team Leader
Katie will be a junior at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is originally from Blue Hill, Maine. She is majoring in environmental studies and minoring in anthropology and psychology and is especially interested in education and public outreach. She is so excited to be a part of the Climate Summer team, as she will be able to combine her love of biking and important environmental issues. Katie enjoys spending all day at the beach reading a good book cover to cover.
Lauren Audi’s roots grow from the lovely small town of Ballston Spa in the Adirondack region of New York. She spent her 19 prosperous years, running through the forest behind her house, kicking a soccer ball around and talking with the moon. When it came time to journey onwards, she took to the wind and flowed wherever the wind took her. She landed all the way at Boston College where she is studying English and biology with a creative writing concentration in hopes of one day becoming a writer that specific interest in folkloric writings. She joined Climate Summer in hopes of adding to the environmental movement in hopes of preserving as well as creating humility in others for the earth she loves so deeply. In her spare time she enjoys running around barefoot, sticking it to the man, jumping out of planes or off bridges or into lakes- anything really to do with adrenaline, reading Mark Strand poetry and simply just being. She’d like to leave you with the words “All good things are wild and free” – Henry David Thoreau
Avery Beck, Movement Narrative Coordinator
From Mount Kisco, NY, Avery is a rising sophomore at Colby College in Maine, where she is a tentative International Studies and Environmental Studies Policy double major. A lover of autumn trail running, spontaneous cooking fests, falling asleep on the floor and peanut butter, she served as communications officer for Colby’s Environmental Coalition, played rugby for the first time this past year, and took up German studies. Avery hopes to further explore environmental activism and issues this summer and to learn more about environmental policy, the towns of New England, and her views of sustainable living this summer, through conversations and celebrations with her fellow Climate Summer riders and the people she will meet in Maine.
From Oakland, CA, Arielle is a rising sophomore at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. She is tentatively an Environmental Studies and Biology double major, however, still in the exploring stage of majors and classes. Besides playing soccer, Ari enjoys frolicking in nature, something she will not be able to do if humanity kills it! Ari is not your average ginger; not only does she have red hair and freckles, she also has a watch tan! Ari is an avid world traveler, zooming to tall corners of Mother Nature’s green earth. She is even willing to take a second try at countries, exemplifying the “if at first you don’t succeed” mentality. Thus, the next step for this travel bug was to acquaint herself with the faraway land of New Englad. She is excited for this new adventure in the newest of Englands around!!
Greg is a senior at Virginia Tech, where he is double majoring in the fields of Urban Planning and Geography, as well as a minor in Real Estate. Nearing graduation, Greg decided to participate in New England Climate Summer, as it would be both a learning experience and an adventure. Since Greg has a strong interest in city planning, the opportunity to work closely with urban planners to raise the awareness for climate action led to Greg’s decision on how he wanted to spend his summer. The amount of traveling involved was also taken into consideration, especially since Greg is an avid traveler. Aside from urban planning and traveling, Greg is a huge Phillies fan and loves to snowboard and play basketball.
Brad is a rising sophomore at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL studying economics and environmental. Hailing from Andover, MA this climate change fighter is excited to be part of the Maine team also known as “Mainly Men”. Brad loves soaking up that Florida sun, scuba diving, and being part of a great Climate Summer team. Look for him cruising through the streets of Maine wearing a Red Sox hat (his favorite team) and screaming songs as he is always energized with enthusiasm.
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