We are two students that want to do our part in bringing as much attention as possible to climate change and the UN climate conference in Copenhagen. The idea of raising public awareness through cycling came up in a discussion we had about climate change and ways of addressing it this summer. We believe that if we can show people that it is possible to cycle to Copenhagen in the middle of the winter, on nothing else then the bikes we use everyday to commute around town, no one has an excuse to not use their “Omafiets” instead of their car.
So here we are:
I am Sebas. I have lived in Amsterdam all my life, riding my bicycle virtually every day. It amazes me what mankind has build in the last hundred years or so: cars, planes, mobile phones, and a lot fancier stuff for that matter. For me, this proofs that humans are capable of doing virtually everything. What we need to save the planet is not a miracle, it is a change of mind!
Besides cycling for climate I study mathematical and theoretical physics and I work on a high school level math course about topology for a compagny named De Praktijk.
My Name is Nick and I am currently finishing my Master’s degree at the Institute of Social studies in The Hague. I was born and raised in Munich, Germany; however I have spent much of the last 6 years abroad, in England, Indonesia and, most recently, the Netherlands. I believe strongly that climate change is everyone’s business. We all share this one planet and have the responsibility to take care of it for future generations. It is time to take action now, and this is why I am happy to cycle for climate!