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…

Who stays? Who goes? Who tells the story?

There is a line in the musical Hamilton that says, “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells the story?” In the past five weeks or so, I’ve been Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York (where I even visited Alexander and Eliza Hamilton’s graves), and the…

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…

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…

Off the Wall

The rain pelted my living room window last night as the flames in the fireplace danced in the near distance. Wrapped in a blanket I had knitted as part of my first memoir, Bucket List, I curled up with photographer Sheila Pree Bright’s stunning book 1960 Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives…