A year ago Ty Adams was touring the West in a motor home, preaching the merits of biodiesel to schools, music festivals and RV shows - and picking up hitchhikers along the way.
For four months the 30-year-old writer would roll into small towns that had rarely heard the word "sustainable" and invite groups into his RV to talk about the country's need for energy independence. And with the possible exception of the Louisiana oil fields, thumbs up and peace signs greeted Adams' "Biotrekker" nearly everywhere it went, he said.
Now Adams is starting his second educational tour, this time promoting green building materials in his new RV, the "Soltrekker." He'll begin with the Portland Greener Homes and Gardens show in May and hopes to garner more attention for his tour across America when film crews with the Weather Channel join him later on.
"I want to bring some fun to the green movement," Adams says. "Some people are overly concerned about it. They loathe consumption and judge who's more sustainable. This has to be fun while we're preaching." [Read full article]
By Libby Tucker - March 11, 2008
Daily Journal of Commerce - DJC