• Welcome to Curb to Curb – City to City

    The curb acts as a common living room and lab for communities. These public spaces serve as the platform for civic dialogue to emerge and ideas to be tested and catalyzed into meaningful collective action.

    But how do those ideas and actions move communities toward a more sustainable future? And what are the barriers that need to be overcome?

    We hear about sustainability all the time – in the news, movies and products that we purchase – but there is often misunderstanding or hesitancy to talk about sustainability in our day-to-day lives. To overcome this challenge, there is an urgent need to bridge and illuminate those same conversations taking place in other cities, and on other curbs, all around the globe.

Ruth // System over self

This week I have been in Huntingdon, England to attend the UK Secret Garden Party, a four day arts and music extravaganza. The event attracts nearly 40,000 people from quite a mixed background and each person here brings a unique perspective on life and the world around them. During my time at the festival, I … Continue reading

Beth // Finding the focus

After spending some time in France, I’ve been working my way south towards Italy once again. Along the way, I had a lot of opportunities for meeting people on the trains. One specific person, Beth, was from Kansas in the US and was traveling with her family throughout Italy. As we started talking while waiting … Continue reading

TJ // On the extremes

Sometimes we like to think we act a lot more sustainable than we in fact are. Humans have an interesting ability to exaggerate reality at times. During my time in Taize, France, I had the chance to get to know TJ from the US. TJ is pursuing to become a priest and is concerned with … Continue reading

Aerial // Focus on now

During my time in Taize, I had the opportunity to briefly talk with Aerial from Eugene, Oregon. Intrigued by the topic of sustainability, Aerial started to share some of his thoughts on the subject with me. Aerial has been in the process of finding his true passion in life for the last few years, and … Continue reading

Kevin // Overcoming obstacles

My latest stop has been to Taize, France where I have been living with 3,000 other people and spending a lot of time talking about spirituality, faith and the connection to sustainability. The religious community has been playing more and more of a significant role when it comes to making sustainable choices that better the … Continue reading

Ben // People pressure

For the last week, I’ve been traveling throughout Italy with a group of 30 wonderful people that have quickly formed a miniature family as we travel together. We recently made it to our final spot in Venice after touring through Rome, Oviento and Florence. As I travel across Europe, I come across fascinating people not … Continue reading

Tilman // Solving the tangible

Entering the southwest corner of Germany, I spent the past few days staying with Tilman, a german who was originally from Dusseldorf and currently studying in Reutlingen. During my two day stay in the area, we found ourselves traveling on many trains, ranging from the old smaller wagons that service many of the tiny villages, … Continue reading

Tim // Catching the buzz

I had the privilege of meeting an Aussie the other day, Tim, who has been traveling throughout Canada and Europe for the past few months. Sharing the same tent, we had a quick chat about what we’ve been up to over the last few months and our plans for the future. Tim was a younger … Continue reading

Augusto // Open our minds

There are some ideas that span generations – ones that resonate with individuals regardless of their age or background. The concept of a sustainable, just and thriving society is hopefully one of those terms, and as I travel around this summer, I hope to illuminate those conversations. Yet just as languages vary from country to … Continue reading

Getting up and running

As the summer begins to get underway, the crew at Curb to Curb have been busy working on the behind-the-scenes details for the next few months – lining up train details, travel locations and the most efficient way for packing the camera gear onto our backs. We are assembling in Amsterdam over the next few … Continue reading