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BENEFITING: Earthworks

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Stephan Kimbel Olson

THE STORY:

Welcome to the Stopfrackingaround.com fundraising challenge!

UPDATE: I'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the people who chose to donate money to this cause. I'm now safely back home in Sweden (have been for 6 weeks) and I'm starting to recover from this epic adventure. You guys donated a total of $3115 which is pretty damn awesome. I'm super grateful and I know Earthworks are too!! 

UPDATE: WE CAN DO THIS!! I've upped the goal from $2000 to $4000. This will be no problem if we keep this pace up. You guys are so awesome! Remember, the first $1000 were matched, meaning we're actually at over $2000 already!! 

UPDATE 2: Now looking for someone to match coming donations. If you're interested, drop me a line at stephan.kimbel@gmail.com


My pledge:

Writing this, I'm sitting at the Pittsburg, Kansas community library. This library is located roughly 1500 miles from Washington DC, the place I started biking from 3 weeks ago, and 2408 miles from San Francisco, the place I have to be in a month in order to catch my flight back to Sweden on the 23rd of August. I have pretty much exactly 30 days to cover these miles, and my body will need at least 4 days of rest during this time. Some simple math shows that I'll have to average 92 miles every day except for the 4 days of rest in order to make it to SF in time.

I am going to give my all to make it there in time - without taking any Greyhound buses along the way, but I'd love it if you would help me raise some money for an organization and a cause I believe in to push me along.

I've chosen to raise money for an organization named Earthworks, and a specific project of theirs named the Oil & Gas Accountability project. Here's what they have to say about themselves and their cause:

The fossil fuel industry is rushing to drill and extract as quickly
and cheaply as possible at a time when existing rules are lax and
outdated, enforcement capacity limited, and punishment for wrongdoing
minimal. The result is profits for corporations and costs passed on to
the public, including polluted air and water, health problems, toxic
waste, and aggravation of climate change.

Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability Project is trying to change this. Earthworks challenges
the notion that natural gas is a clean source of energy by exposing
the health, environmental, climate, economic and social impacts of
hydraulic fracturing, the widespread use of toxic drilling chemicals,
and the oil and gas industry's sweeping exemptions from bedrock
environmental laws. Earthworks seeks to protect people's rights,
public health, clean air and water, and the climate from dirty energy,
particularly oil and gas drilling and fracking. Working with affected
communities, Earthworks reforms federal, state and local government
policies and improves corporate practices.

One generous donor has already signed up to match whatever contributions we get up to a cap of $500. This means that until we reach $500 in total donations, a donation of $10 actually equals a total donation of $20.  The deal is – and this is where my part of this all comes in – that the matching only happens if I actually make it to SF in time. If I don’t, the donations stay as they are. As I am sure we’ll get above and beyond $500 in total donations, anyone else who’d be interested in matching is welcome to contact me at Stephan.kimbel@gmail.com. And remember, you only have to match if I make it to California in time.

For more information on Earthworks and their various projects, visit

this site

If you want more specific information about the Oil & Gas Accountability Project, visit

this site

Let’s go wild with this! Donate, spread the word, and push me to reach my goal in time to maximize the money Earthworks gets!

A quick lesson about hydraulic fracturing:

For more information about my bike journey - vist www.stopfrackingaround.com

 

 

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$3,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Julia Forssell

    $30

  • Marja Chapman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sandy Fouche

    $100

  • Mona Kimbel

    $70

  • Kristin Olson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Ann Corbett

    $20

  • Walteus-Borg-Eriksson team

    $100

  • Mona

    $50

  • Amy Peters

    $30

  • Simon White

    $25

  • Forest Shomer

    $10

  • Elizabeth Butler

    $25

  • David M. Jaeger

    $25

  • carol jagiello

    $20

  • Joan McGregor

    $10

  • Carol Ransom

    $10

  • NAROMI NETWORKS

    $50

  • David Brown

    $20

  • Sil Reynolds

    $25

  • bOB

    $10

  • Karen P-R

    $10

  • Imam Rashid Patch

    $50

  • Jean Marie Naples

    $10

  • Barbara Goldberg

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Wyz

    $15

  • Nils Olson

    $250

  • Cia och Mandis

    $50

  • Doug Scott

    $20

  • Tony

    $50

  • (Costa & McCrae, 1992)

    $30

  • Henning Koch

    $35

  • Lauren olson

    $20

  • Alia Bickson

    $25

  • Ante Lundberg

    $100

  • Serena DeMarco

    $10

  • Magnus & Julian

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • paul vidich

    $500

  • Bengt och Gudrun Koch

    $20

  • Nanushka Yeaman

    $10

  • Malte Forssell

    $500

  • Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

    $20

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77% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,085 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Stephan Kimbel Olson

Amount Raised

$3,065

 

77% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Ann Corbett

Amount Raised

$20

Fundraiser Title

Earthworks

Amount Raised

$0

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Amy Peters

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Malte Forssell

Malte Forssell

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Nanushka Yeaman

Nanushka Yeaman

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Bengt och Gudrun Koch

Bengt och Gudrun Koch

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

paul vidich

paul vidich

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Hell Yeah! 5 years ago

Magnus & Julian

Magnus & Julian

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Serena DeMarco

Serena DeMarco

DONATION: $10

Hi Stephan, I am a old high school friend of both Kristin and Lauren, and feel like I may have even meet you a long long time ago. Lauren had a post up on her FB about donating to this great cause, so I hopped on your blog yesterday at about 12:00 pm and have been reading ever since. I started back at the beginning and have spent the last 24 hours reading all of your experiences. I have been watching the count down to donate clock and decided I must finish reading it before time is out and then donate. While it is only a small donation - I think you are doing a great thing. Your blog was more than amazing and truly inspiring! Words can express how awesome I think you have done! Thank you for sharing and I wish I would have known sooner and could have followed you throughout. I was thinking of the things I have been doing and all the places I was over the last couple of months and it is just crazy what other people are doing with thier lives and the adventures they are on. You did a great thing! I hope you have safe travels home and I will continue to follow your blog - if you have more let us know! Take care :) 5 years ago

Ante Lundberg

Ante Lundberg

DONATION: $100

I'm immensely impressed! 5 years ago

Alia Bickson

Alia Bickson

DONATION: $25

5 years ago