Sustainable leaders in action

So, more folks (in addition to Carolyn Rader* and King Williams*, who had come previously) joined us on our Sustainability-in-Action tours from Bicycle Tours of Atlanta last week: We welcomed Dr. Jairo Garcia, the leader of the City of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and a professor of sustainable development at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Suzanne Haerther,…

Women-in-tech, and a couple of new nurses

It had been a few weeks since I led a Fall in Love with Atlanta Tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta because I have been busy on my scooter article (currently being fact-checked and undergoing a final edit at Ensia) as well as one with Unearth Women (currently in edits as well). Plus, I’ve been…

Kicking off

Big thanks to my friend and sustainability advocate extraordinaire, Carolyn Rader, seen here kicking off the Sustainability-in-Action Bike Tour offered through Bicycle Tours of Atlanta as the very first guest, on a far-hotter-than-normal day for this time of the year. She took the inaugural tour this week and I learned as much as I shared, as…

A growing movement

Years ago, I saw a post on Twitter about a first harvest from a garden being grown by employees of the company building the new Falcons stadium in Atlanta, called Mercedes Benz Stadium, which was supposedly going to be the “greenest” professional stadium in the nation. The garden was directly across from the stadium, in…

Bee downtown

On the corner of busy Northside Drive and Ivan Allan Boulevard on the Westside of Atlanta sits three bee hives. I’ve passed them before while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and recently I got the chance to walk across the street there with Tim Trefzer, the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Manager of the Georgia…

Reviews, and reviewing my choice to do this

Becoming a tour guide with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta last summer was a hard challenge for me — completely different from doing my office corporate jobs, writing articles in a coffee shop, or Traveling at the Speed of Bike by myself! It required getting out there with strangers from all over the world for more…

Positive energy

I got to thinking on my way home from leading yet another tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta this week* about how much time I spend outside of the tour hours staying on top of developing stories around Atlanta so I can share accurate, up-to-date positive energy about a city I love. I even re-ride each…

Sustainability-in-Action Bike Tour!

Are you already an advocate or professional working toward a better world, or just curious to learn more at this pivotal time in our society? Come experience economic, environmental, and social sustainability where the rubber hits the road! Take the “Sustainability-in-Action” Bike Tour from Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (a 10-year-old, woman-owned company whose bicycle tours are…