WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Some people believe the world's climate is changing. For those who do, today they proved it where the rubber meets the road. It's all for the International Day of Climate Action.
They were definitely in need of hyrdation afterwards, but those who participated in a bike ride from UNCW to the river say despite the long haul their spirits are held on high because they are spreading a message they feel rings true...and its something they passionately believe in.
"It's really inspiring that the Wilmington community joined with thousands around the globe there are over 7000 events happening around the globe today in the name of adressing climate change and its good the community is taking action to protect our community," said Brinkley Hutchings who is a UNCW student and an organizer for the event.
Some of the riders have been involved in events like this before...for others, this was their first time...but they don't mind.
"I just came to Wilmington and I got this note saying hey we are doing this bike ride and we would love for you to join us and its something im passionate about so here I am!" said rider Aaron Tharp.
It's a cause these UNCW Eco students hope continues to be fought for on a grassroots level and a politcal level.
After the bike ride was over there was of course plenty of water to go around, but they also snapped a picture to send to 350.org - an international campaign seeking to rally the world around solutions to the climate crisis.
The number 350 is a reference to parts per million of CO2. It's believed that if we can't get below that scientists think the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate.