The night I rang the bell

My friend, Kathy Manos Penn, who is a fellow author and journalist, included a very lovely mention of me in her newspaper column in the Dunwoody Crier this week, from the night I participated in a monthly local author book reading at a coffee shop less than a mile from my home. That was the night…

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,…

Issue 5: Connect

Okay, team, here’s Issue 5. I’ve decided, most likely, on there being 8 weekly issues and then we’ll see about going monthly. These things are fun to do but time-consuming and I have a whole bunch of other opportunities to pursue/consider right now as well. Sign up for free so you don’t miss an issue (click…

Meet King

I had the opportunity to take a man named King Williams on the Sustainability-in-Action bike tour yesterday to share so many good things happening, and still yet possible, at this crossroads of change in our world. I specifically invited King because I’ve been impressed by the work he’s been doing and thought he might appreciate…

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…