MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin man has completed his journey biking across the country to bring awareness to sustainability and healthy living.
Rob Greenfield focused on five categories during his trip. Greenfield traveled from San Francisco to Vermont, traveling about 4,700 miles. During his trip he managed to only create two pounds of trash.
His five sustainability goals include: conserving waste, food, energy, water and fossil fuels. Any trash he created had to be carried across the country with him. He ate local organic, unpackaged food. All of his water he purified from natural sources such as lakes and leaking fire hydrants and faucets. He used 160 gallons of water.
The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day. Rob was on his bike for the trip, using no fossil fuels, except for a one-mile ferry ride into Manhattan.
Nearly 100 percent of the electricity he used came from his portable solar panels. Rob says during his trip he never turned on a light switch. He slept in tents and on the couch of his friend's homes.
Rob gives back to the community. He's partnered with the "1-to-1 Movement" to help school children learn sustainable living. He encourages students, teachers and the community to fill a bag full of their garbage for a week. It's an activity to see the effects waste has on the environment.
Click here to learn more information about Rob's journey and his non-profit efforts.
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