Frequently Asked Questions

 

How will the money be used?

350VT's budget for 2013 is nearly $100,000.  This pays for 3 part-time staff, and a few interns, rent, and other basic operating expenses. We translate this money into bold action for the climate.  We want to stop tar sands oil from flowing through the NE Kingdom, get our institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies, and ultimately, end our reliance on fossil fuels.  We are organizing a statewide network of people dedicated to taking action through rallies, art, educational events, and more--we need to become more interdependent and resilient if we are to meet these goals.  The donations that you collect will help to accomplish this work.

 

Are you 350.org?

We are an independent state chapter of 350.org.  This means that though we often adopt the same campaigns as the international organization 350.org, we also have our own unique and local focus.

 

Is there a cost to participate?

No.

 

Is there a minimum fundraising goal?

No, although we encourage you to challenge yourself and set a stretch goal for yourself.  You may be surprised by who supports you!  And raising money will help you meet your mileage goal too!


Can people donate and pay by check?

Absolutely!  Just have them write out the check to 350VT and mail to 255 S. Champlain St., Rm 26N, Suite 11, Burlington, VT 05401.  Please have your donor write your name in the Memo line, so we know it's for Just Bike!

If you want to have the donation show on your progress toward goal indicator, you need to enter these donations manually within Launcht. Login, go to your Supporters tab, and click "Add payment."  Enter the information and the total amount raised will include both online AND offline donations. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

How do teams work? Must I be part of a team?

If you want to start a team, you can set up a page and list the members on the team tab.  If you are part of a team, you do not have your own personal page--you use the page for the team to promote for fundraising purposes.  Your donors can make a comment when they donate that the donation is for you.

 

I'm participating with my company. How do I create a page?

Companies have their own page and list team members on the company landing page.  So all you need to do is take the link for the company page and share it with your friends and family.  If you want to have you own page, to tell you own story, set up a page here

If you are the point person for a company page, answer the questions on behalf of your team and be sure to include bios of the team members on the team tab. 

 

Are you hosting rides?

Yes!  Check our Group Rides page for up-to-date information.

 

Can I enter offline donations?  How?

Sign into your Launcht account and find the enter offline donations section under your administration. 

 

I'm signed up for the Vermont Bike Challenge or National Bike Challenge.  Is this the same thing?

The National Bike Challenge, which the Vermont Bike Challenge is a part of, is an effort from May through September to get people on their bicycles and logging miles.  It's a friendly competition between states, and between teams.  Just Bike is a separate effort from the Bike Challenge, though we encourage our participants who want to participate to join our 350VT team (or one of the teams of the many other organizations and companies in the state).  You can win prizes and join group rides the whole summer through this challenge.
 

 

I'm confused about how to set up my page.  Can you help me?

Absolutely!  Just email bike@350vt.org and we'll walk you through the process.