Tim runs the the website ZeroW.org to help people learn how to save spaceship Earth's life support system by pursuing Zero Waste -- saving our environment, oceans, climate, money, and lives. Zero Waste means working to eliminate trash and pollution and doing our best to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. All waste is money lost.
His household of 3 humans and 2 dogs generates only a quart of trash a week or less. His solar powered electric home generates more electricity than it consumes and his transportation is almost fossil fuel free as well -- mainly bicycles and an electric car. He is also well known for hauling more stuff with his bike than most people can fit in their car. In 2019 he did a 5,000 mile business trip by bicycle from San Francisco to Boston and along the way delivered 254 talks about Oceans, Plastic, Climate Change, and Kids.
On the infrastructure side Tim has served on the City of Sunnyvale Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission and the Santa Clara County and VTA Bicycle and Pedestrian Committees. On the education side Tim is a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor who loves to teach people how to bicycle safely. He teaches private and group lessons through Bicycle Solutions, middle school kids and parents through Wheel Kids, and everyone else through his full time work at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Although Tim has a degree in Chemistry from Harvard and worked in the Harvard Bio Labs, the core of his career was 30+ years doing new product development at Harvard, Bank of Boston, Fidelity Investments, Apple, Sun, Adobe, and Silver Spring Networks. At the end of 2016 he left high tech to bring his systems analysis and program management expertise to public service and nonprofit environmental projects.
"Bicycling is one of the most impactful ways to go Zero Waste and it's fun! Riding a bike instead of driving a car in the US can save you $1,000,000 over a lifetime. That's a lot of money!"
However, teaching people how to bike is the most fun job Tim has ever had and he has taught hundreds of bicyclists as young as 3 and as old as 75 how to ride a bike.