Peter Nicholson, Executive Director of Foresight Design Initiative in Chicago says the mayor is the city’s biggest cheerleader for all things green. “He leads by example,” Peter says, “and he’s able to motivate and inspire people to evolve better by taking intentional action – and he rides a bike.”
Chicago provides its citizens with plenty of bike paths, walkways and recreation areas to enjoy nature. Mayor Daley’s Environmental Action Agenda replaced 130 city vehicles with hybrids and installed 10,000 bike racks around the city as cycling has become one of the most common methods of transportation, along with Chicago’s well-traveled transit system.
Chicago is a diverse city, and according to Mr. Nicholson, it’s the diversity of the efforts that are underway that sets Chicago apart as a green model. “There is no part of the city that has been left untouched by the greening efforts,” he says. “The mayor even has a bird agenda.” That’s totally groovin’ with the woowoo.