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…

Atlanta joins Copenhagen

UPDATE 4/25: IT’S LIVE!!! Click here! Signup for the Sustainability-in-Action Tour in the City of Atlanta will be LIVE within another few days. Tours will be offered 4x a month — and will be the 2nd ongoing sustainability bike tour in the world! (Hello, Copenhagen!) Bikes, helmets, snack included! I could show you hands-on examples…

The Red List

I parked my bike at the Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center at Georgia Tech to take a hard hat tour of the Kendeda Living Building that’s under construction next door to it. (Big thanks to the folks involved for listing bike parking first on the emailed directions, by the way. That says a lot, and, in…

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…

A call-to-action to city leaders

So I’m standing on the MARTA platform the other day with my bike, yet again, when it hits me (metaphorically speaking). Everyone knows not to stand in the metal strip next to the tracks when a moving vehicle is approaching as it is life-threatening (notice, especially, where the older folks are standing in the video above),…

I still can’t believe I get to work here

I pinch myself every time I ride into this space (such as yesterday) and can’t believe I get to work here. It’s a circa-1906 cotton holding facility converted into live/work lofts in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of the City of Atlanta, right next to the Atlanta Beltline. It’s where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (and…