With some big announcements to come soon, I could easily begin coasting through life right now. This year I’m working on a documentary, publishing a book, and I’m also in talks with multiple networks about a TV show. Rather than coast though I am leading by example more than ever before. I’m not in this for the money or the fame. I’m in it to create a just world full of happiness, health, and equality for all. So I’ve vowed to donate 90% of my earnings to happiness, health, and freedom for all.
The Do Good Tour is underway and I’ve made it to Santa Cruz, California! 4 hours in public transportation, this sweet used bike from Craigslist to replace my stolen one, a refreshing swim in the bitter cold ocean, and here I am at Life Lab in the stunningly gorgeous city of Santa Cruz. Life is good on the Do Good Tour!
4,700 miles, and 104 days of living an extremely conscious and low-impact lifestyle have brought me to Waitsfield, Vermont. My life will never be the same after immersing myself this deeply into sustainability. The knowledge and experience I have gained on this journey is so great that I will not fully grasp it for years to come.
I am proud and elated to say that I am an ambassador for 1% for the Planet. I’m 26 years old now and if the 22 year old me would have been told that I’d be an ambassador for this incredible organization in four years I would have woken up every single morning with butterflies in my stomach.
Ponder this for a moment….
Ever eaten a little bag of chips or drank a bottle of soda? If so how long did it take you to eat it?
I’d finish one off in about five minutes. Five enjoyable minutes that is. But besides that what did I really get out of it? There really isn’t much nutrition in either of them. They are both really expensive on a per weight basis. They are very processed. I amsatisfied for a bit but nothing comes long term from this transaction with food compared to eating something healthy that gives my body vital nutrients and creates good energy for me to use.
Today I finally visited Growing Power which is something I’ve been wanting to do for years now since I first saw them featured on the documentary Fresh. They are a 1% for the Planet recipient and through my Off the Grid adventure across America I am raising funds for them to keep on doing the amazing things they are doing. They have grown into a huge movement over the last few years so the amount I raise for them will be a tiny fraction of what they receive each year but I know they will put whatever I give to them to good use.
Barefootin’ 4 Sustainability
I’m cycling barefoot on my bamboo bike from Denver to Kansas City.
To raise some dolla dolla bills ya’ll. For sustainability that is! Let’s join together to create a healthier happier planet! I am raising money for 1% for the Planet grass-root organizations that will truly make the world a better place with your mo
05/18 (Day 29)
I woke up and got busy, preparing myself for a morning in Boulder and a 30-mile ride to Denver. I weighed and assessed my trash created since Salt Lake City 11 days back and found that I had created .9 pounds (14.5 ounces). That is less than 1/10th of a pound per day. The waste consisted of receipts, a box, a few pieces of food packaging. Of all that 95% was recyclable. At this point on Day 29 I have created a total of 3.8 pounds of waste and have been able to recycle 95% of it leaving me with just a couple ounces of actual trash to carry across the country.