Susan B. Anthony said, "I think it (bicycling) has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." Bicycles are continuing to give women, girls, and men around the world freedom and opportunity - from helping girls get to school in Cambodia to bringing food to the hungry in Colorado. In honor of Earth Day, here are six organizations changing the world with bikes.
Creating awareness is very important, and for many of us is the only contribution we are able to make, however, there are many heroes who are making it happen on the ground and I was filled with hope reading their stories and how they are helping their communities.
Find out how playing soccer gives girls the skills to make the world a better place. Check out some inspiring stories of young athletes using their leadership skills off the field to improve their communities, part of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy's Choose to Matter contest.