Join the “Forklift Freezers” team to Keep Winter Cold!

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For the very first time, a team from Community Forklift will participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge to “keep winter cold!” and raise money for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).  Once a year, activists, friends, and families in the Chesapeake region demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change by taking a dip in the icy Potomac River.

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If you would like to join the “Forklift Freezers”, either by swimming or by cheering harborside, contact Events(at)  

Rather stay out of the cold?  Please consider sponsoring a Forklifter at 

 “We decided to do this event because our staff feels really connected to the cause”, says Meg Kiernan, Program Coordinator at the `Lift. “Even though Community Forklift is sometimes seen as just a thrift store, the people who work here see it as so much more – we want to promote habits that consider environmental impact first.”


The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is dedicated to building  a movement in MD,DC, and VA to promote policy changes that put us on a path to climate stability.  “We are two local organizations who are creating a grassroots environmental movement in two very different ways,” Meg says, “but every effort is needed.”