Cycling Coast to Coast for Sustainability


           


Cycling 4,500 miles across the USA, that’s the easy part.  So what’s the hard part?  

How about doing it completely off the grid?  
For three months, adventurer Rob Greenfield will be showing and inspiring Americans how to live sustainably and decrease their environmental impact.  

I have lived off grid many times for weeks at a time, but I have to say, I'm envious of Rob!  The thought of taking off across the USA in a bike makes my mouth water!
He will be:

-using electricity generated by portable alternative energy devices

-creating near zero trash

-using water from natural sources

-eating locally produced organic and unpackaged foods

-composting all food waste

-shopping at businesses that are committed to creating a healthy planet

You can read more about specific challenges as well as keep track of everything Rob does along the way at the Greenfield Adventures website


The adventure JUST began at the San Francisco Earth Day Celebration on April 20th and will take Rob through 19 states.  Traveling mostly on ‘blue highways’, he will also be spending time in cities including Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, Providence and Boston.  The journey is scheduled to end on August 1st at the 1% for the Planet Headquarters in Waitsfield, Vermont.  During the three month trip Rob will be raising $10,000 for 1% for the Planet non-profits, including Guitars in the Classroom and Below the Surface, as well as finding 20 new businesses to join the 1% for the Planet movement. 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide.

Along the way, Rob will be hosting zero waste events and bicycle rides, visiting environmental causes and businesses that practice corporate social responsibility, promoting sustainable products, working with community gardens, practicing the ukulele, and hosting do good giveaways viaFacebook. The journey will be documented by professional cameraman, Brent Martin, and can be followed pedal by pedal online at Greenfield Adventures and on Facebook!