Welcome to my page! My name is Alex Ordentlich, I am 15 years old and I live in the Boston area. I am raising funds for the Sierra Club, an organization dedicated to cleaner, cheaper energy, protecting land and water, saving animals from extinction and making the outdoors more accessible.
This summer I am participating in Overland's American Challenge. We start in Savannah, Georgia and finish on the Santa Monica pier in California; that’s over 3000 miles. The American Challenge is a 6-week long journey across America on a bike where we carry everything with us, including food, clothing and camping gear. My group of 12 kids will be averaging 80 miles a day at a pace of 12 miles per hour (yes you probably think I'm crazy).
As a high school student I have been taking courses that have provided me with a strong interest in Earth science and have filled me with a greater appreciation for nature and our planet. Although we have learned about the wonders of nature, we have also learned about the human impact on the environment. As I thought about my upcoming bike trip across the country and the places I’d be riding through, I saw it as an opportunity for raising money for a cause dedicated to our environment. After some research I came across the Sierra Club, an organization dedicated to making our communities better by protecting natural places near cities and suburbs, and working hard to ensure clean air and water for everybody.
My goal is $5,000 and it would mean a lot to me to reach this goal. Any donation is very much appreciated. Feel free to ask me any questions you have and I’d be happy to respond!
If you'd like to learn more about their mission, you can check out sierraclub.org, or participate in their campaigns at addup.org!
Thanks so much!