From the Great Lakes to the Southeast...back home to SWFL

gone GREEN: Sustainable Tour Across North America

Thus far this project has been an adventure from meeting local people to seeing industry change. The experience of Sustainable Tour Across America is going to last a lifetime for me and the people that have contributed to the project. From the Great Lakes to the Southeast we saw a lot as far as sustainability.

Here are a few places we visited along the way: in Michigan we toured the Ford Rouge Plant; world's largest green roof according to the Guinness World Records, enjoyed the Civil Engineering & Landscape Architecture of the LEED Platinum Kresge Building, enjoyed the Local Roots Dinner with Farmer Jon & Fall season food at The Henry Ford, loved the farmers market over at Greenfield Village & meeting people like Peppermint Jim, loved the Dymaxion house design and the only one of its kind at the Henry Ford. Onward traveling to Tennessee: was amazed with the LEED GOLD Freshman Commons at Vanderbilt University {my Alma Mater}, loved the fashion sense of this Nashville ecoDesigner...awesome clothing & from local sources in TN! ( Seeing the sustainable efforts of Atlanta, GA ...check out Sustainable Atlanta ( Hit the pavement in Florida as we visited the Gainsville and there initiatives as a local utility; Gainesville Solar Feed-in Tariff (, Saltwater Desalination in Tampa (, and ending the trip with Naples Leading the Way to Sustainability Events - October 24th to November 1st (

Please come out and share with locals about sustainability and hear about the adventures of the Sustainable Tour Across North America. We Officially Offset the Miles Driven on the project and saved on a Total of CO2: 10.21 tons. We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all of our sponsors and for more information on the project, please email Please follow the Naples Daily News Sustainable Civil blog as we are posting local information around the Southwest Florida region and Sustainability.

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