It’s time to get Sustainability off the starting blocks.

Earlier this week I travelled to Philadelphia to join other transit professionals at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 8th annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop.   Not surprisingly, there was no shortage of inspiring stories from the Philadelphia/Delaware River Valley Region. Of particular inspiration is the work by the regional transit provider, SEPTA, to be an active partner in Mayor Nutter’s efforts to green the City and re-engineer the transit agency to be a global sustainability leader.

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Sustainable Problem Solvers

June 2012 marks the third anniversary of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities and a major change in my own life.  Having spent the last two years as a senior leader in the Partnership – an accomplishment for which I am very proud (but rather exhausted) - it felt time to turn in my federal badge for the long-time dreams of both spending more time with my two young boys and starting my own freelance consulting business.

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