Climate town hall

The truth of the matter is that I had all but given up on thinking I had a place in our world’s future. The end feels near, and the actions we’ve been taking are too-little-too-late or just plain destructive. My attempts to invite people into the fun and excitement of both simplicity and innovation connected…

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…

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…