Eugene, OR to Walla Walla, WA– 1,011 km (Total Mileage: 20,103/40,075 km) Well, this is it, my last post from the road for at least a little while. I set out from my hometown of Eugene, Oregon about three weeks ago to look for renewable energy work in the Portland and Seattle areas, and then headed … Continue reading Halfway Around the World: 17 Photos from the Road
As I move towards long-term work supporting Energy Democracy, I’m taking time out to explore the ideas and models that define this world. So far, I’ve asked What is Energy Democracy? and examined one example of an Energy Democracy group that is finding success in Spain. Today, I want to take a look at the philosophy of the Xarxa per la … Continue reading Sobirania Energètica: New Ideas on Energy from Cataluña
This post is part of an ongoing focus on Energy Democracy as a force within the energy transition. Polling conducted in the wake of the most recent US presidential election showed held results that would surprise both national Republican leaders and climate activists. 60 per cent of respondents who labelled themselves as “very conservative” supported … Continue reading What is Energy Democracy?
Tarifa, España, to Barcelona, España– 1,464 km (Total Mileage: 15,169 km/40,075 km) After two weeks reporting on this year’s UN climate conference in Morocco, and a few more traveling through the country with other members of our team, I found myself in the northern port city of Tangier. My sister graduates in May in Washington, and I … Continue reading A Renewable Landscape: 13 Photos from the Road
Copenhagen/København, Denmark to Marrakech/مراكش/ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ, Morocco/المغرب /ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ– 697 km this section (Total Mileage: 13,705 km/40,075 km) I was in Copenhagen when I finally got my pass to this year’s UN climate conference in Marrakech. Then I realized that I would have only two and a half weeks to pick up my bike in Budapest (long story) and cover the 3,000 km (1,900 … Continue reading Mad Dash to Marrakech: 12 Photos from the Road
When I rolled into Marrakech, Morocco for this year’s UN climate conference, I’d been on the road 14 months. On my first morning in the city, I went to the store to buy shoes that didn’t have holes in them and tops that weren’t bike jerseys. The second, I walked an hour out to the … Continue reading COP22: Marrakech Reflections
Athens/Αθήνα, Greece to Pogradec, Albania– 608 km this section (Total Mileage: 12,522 km/40,075 km) As those of you who’ve read my last few posts will know, my mother and a family friend, Jeanie Daskais, joined me on the road through Greece, Albania and Montenegro. My mother had been volunteering in refugee camp clinics on the eastern Greek island of … Continue reading Summer Ends in Greece: 14 Photos From the Road
Kapadokya/Cappadocia, Turkey to Λέσβος/Lesbos, Greece– 1,062 km this section (Total Mileage: 11,914 km/40,075 km) I’ve made it through Turkey to Lesbos, a Greek island just off the coast of Turkey. I came here hoping to speak with some of the migrants who have made it to refugee camps located on the island. Many of these people come fleeing conditions and … Continue reading Out of Asia: 15 Photos From the Road
Oltu, Turkey to Göreme/Cappadocia, Turkey– 836 km this section (Total Mileage: 10,852 km/40,075 km) My route cycling west across Turkey. I entered Turkey ten days after July’s failed coup attempt. Earlier this year, when I first announced plans to pass through Turkey, I received messages from relatives and followers concerned about the risk of terror attacks and kidnapping. At … Continue reading The Long Summer Ahead: 17 Photos from the Road
From an email I sent out to followers a few days ago, a short retrospective of the past 5 months on the road: Just over a year ago, I took the first pedal strokes of a journey that will eventually cover six continents. I set out to understand what climate change means to people around … Continue reading Milestones.