Boulder, Colorado you have stolen my heart!
05/17 (Day 28)
For lunch I met with Quayle Hodek and Tom J Drzewiecki of Renewable Choice an exquisite company based out of Boulder. Quayle is the founder and runs this business in an extremely impressive manner. Both Quayle and Tom are alumni of The Southwestern Company, as am I, which means the three of us spent our summers during college selling educational books door to door working 80+ hour weeks for 14 weeks straight. Many of the most successful people I know worked for Southwestern as a college student. Renewable Choice Energy provides sustainability consulting services to help their clients measure, understand, and offset their environmental impact. A main priority of theirs is to get large corporations using wind and solar energy rather than energy from fossil fuels. For many companies including Facebook they help them to build solar and wind farms as they expand sometimes on site using the electricity directly and other times off site to offset the energy they use. Both Quayle and Tom impressed the heck out of me and I will undoubtedly be coming back to Boulder to learn more from them. Tom has cycled most of the route from Alaska to Argentina and we spent a good portion of the afternoon telling stories of adventure. Two guys with brilliant minds and big smiles.