July 5, 2016 – UCLA School of Law's Emmett
Institute on Climate Change and the Environment will be a beneficiary of Climate Ride 2016, a nationwide multi-day, multi-city charitable bike ride
that raises money to benefit organizations working on sustainable solutions to
the problem of global warming. All dollars raised for the Institute from the
Climate Ride events will be matched by Dan Emmett, chairman of Santa
Monica-based Douglas Emmett, Inc. and the founder of the Emmett Institute.
The Emmett Institute, which is dedicated to studying and
advancing law and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental
problems, will also benefit from the participation of UCLA School of Law
alumnus Bruce Catania '84, who will ride on behalf of ‘Team Emmett' in Climate
Ride Pacific Northwest 2016. This
will be the second Climate Ride for Bruce, who participated with his oldest son
in a New York City to Washington D.C. Climate Ride in 2013. Bruce spent last year recovering from
lymphoma, and is looking forward to this year's event more than ever, a 300 mile bicycle trek
held during August 4th– 9th that will take participants through
Washington State's San Juan Islands and Olympic National Park and Canada's
"Climate Ride was an
extremely rewarding experience—the friendships that I formed with other
professionals similarly committed to aggressively addressing climate change made
the ride for me," said Bruce. "I want to
encourage my fellow alumni to participate in this important initiative,
especially now that the law school's Emmett Institute will directly benefit
from their support."
Bruce is an investment
manager and is interested in becoming more involved in environmental policy-making.
He observes that "our generation is leaving a legacy of massive environmental degradation to our
In addition to raising
funds for the Emmett Institute by creating a Climate Ride donation
Bruce is offering sponsorships of $1,000 and will ride for the day with the
jersey of each sponsor.