The first key is to be very efficient in clothing selection and to pick light-weight, functional, multi-wear items — every pound, every ounce counts against you in rolling resistance for each of those 2000 km. Here is my packing list: Two pairs of biking shoes with cleats (one as backup and as a different feel … More What do you Bring on a 2,000-km Self-Contained Bike Trip? Part 1, Clothing
On Saturday AM, I am embarking on a 2000-km bike trip across the Upper Midwest to increase awareness of solar energy and to raise funds for a distributed solar system at a shelter for abused children in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret). That solar project is being designed, managed, and … More Top Ten Reasons to #BikeTheSun
That would be Professor James Tinjum. Watch the video below to learn more about him. Find out more about Jim here.
What does it take to visit 50 solar sites throughout the Upper Midwest? Jim is departing for #BiketheSun on Saturday, July 28. Follow his journey on his blog!
This Badger was in Wisconsin, not Hawaii nor Antarctica, while she completed her Sustainable Systems Engineering degree (though really, is there much of a difference, as far as the weather goes?). But she still has one heck of a story to tell. This is Kathy Leifer’s experience at UW-Madison. We sit in Colectivo during the … More Hot coffee and waste heat: An afternoon with Kathy Leifer
The students working closely with Professor Tinjum to develop Solar Para Niños are part of the Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) program through Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison. They’re pretty cool people – as are many of the students who have gone through the program. Take Blaise Kuo Tiong, for example: he worked in a range of climates, … More Some like it cold: How to get your Sustainability degree from UW while living in Antarctica
In May, Professor Tinjum visited Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret, the children’s shelter in Puerto Rico where solar panels will be installed as part of the Solar Para Niños project. He spoke with Carlos Velazquez, a member of the executive board, about the project and the state of the site. Have a listen!
So very happy to be able to visit Puerto Rico in May, which was my first visit since Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage last September. The purpose of the visit was three-fold: (1) to visit the Hogar Albergue de Niños Jesus de Nazaret — the site of our distributed solar install project with Engineers without … More Hurricane Maria Impacts to Energy Infrastructure and the Citizens of Puerto Rico
It’s Wisconsin Bike Week! Click here to check out the events happening throughout the state to celebrate cycling. Remember to follow along with Jim’s journey to #BiketheSun and raise money for Solar Para Niños.
Jim’s #BiketheSun journey launch date has moved from early June to Saturday, July 28. Jim received an electric bike prototype from an American bike company to use for his bike trip and in order to adjust to riding the e-bike, he postponed the trip to July. Electric bikes are bikes with electric motors that make … More #BiketheSun start date changed to July 28