Projects

Advance human consciousness.
Heal our relationship with the planet.

MakeSoil.org

MakeSoil is a global movement and online platform that repairs our relationship with the planet — through the simple yet profound act of making soil together. On the MakeSoil platform, Soil Makers and Soil Supporters work together to divert millions of tons of food waste from landfills each year, turning it into nourishing, life-giving soil. Why treat the planet like garbage when we can make soil instead? Stay tuned at MakeSoil.org and prepare to join the movement.

Raleigh City Farm

Starting a community garden convinced me that many city-dwellers wanted to learn to grow food. Most of my peers had never grown anything; few of our parents had either. Food was just something that magically showed up on a grocery store shelf from somewhere, somehow. I went looking for ways to demonstrate the responsible growing of food to as many people as possible, and to make it easy for curious folks to get involved. I found some friends who wanted the same thing and eventually we took over an abandoned lot downtown, just a mile from city-center. Today, tens of thousands of people visit the farm each year to volunteer, buy local produce, and even learn how to grow their own food. With its central location, an estimated 15,000 people pass by the spot daily and are made to consider, even if unconsciously, the matter of where food comes from and their own role, whether producer or consumer. Learn more to see how you can get involved.

TransLoc

TransLoc enhances the transit systems of cities, universities, hospitals, airports, and corporations, getting cars off the road and reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants. I had the privilege of founding TransLoc with some brilliant and adventurous friends. Today TransLoc is used by over 300 forward-thinking transit agencies who are working to evolve public transit. The company garnered an award from the Obama White House and was #5 on FastCompany's 2017 list of the most innovative companies in transportation, right alongside Uber and Tesla. It was recently acquired by the Ford Motor Company.