To draw attention to climate change, an organizer of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign paddled his kayak more than 60 times.
Graham Jordison began his 2,341-mile paddle July 19, on the Missouri River, Three Forks (Montana). In the following days, his paddle will finish in St. Louis. Jordison, as of Thursday at 1:00 pm, was still in Saline County Missouri. He approximately paddles 35 miles daily.
Nebraskan man paddles down entire Missouri River in kayak to raise awareness about climate change
Jordison also posted links on Facebook to GoFundMe and a GPS locatemespot.
Jordison posted on GoFundMe, “I’m embarking upon this life-changing adventure in partnership avec the Sierra Club to increase awareness about our work to preserve the environment.”
Additionally, he stated that he wanted his trip to help his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska and set a goal for “raising at least one dollar per mile that [he] paddles.” The money will be donated to Blue Stem Sierra Club Group as well to Indian Center Inc.
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Jordison decided to kayak along the Missouri River as 12 coal power stations are nearby. He has documented the locations of the coal power plants as well as educated the community about environmental issues throughout his trip.
Jordison is joined by six other kayakers.