in the West
>> MSc Environmental
Technology. Studied to Ph.D
level at Imperial College London, leaving after less than
2 years to create Pedal for the Planet (now Expedition 360).
consultant in London, OECD International
Energy Agency in Paris, lecturer and assistant to working
groups creating "green labels" for consumer products
at European Community level. Staff research scientist, Imperial
Stevie Smith conceived the idea
for Expedition 360 in 1991, whilst staring from his office window
one rainy grey Monday. He travelled with Jason and other friends
for five years from London to Hawaii entirely by human power, then
stopped to write a book entitled "Pedalling
To Hawaii: a human-powered adventure across the Western Hemisphere".
Stevie continues to support and facilitate the expedition in a variety
of ways, and is currently engaged in a series of public
lectures in Europe and the USA.
"Expedition 360 - the first journey around the world by human
power - is many things wrapped up in one package: as a physical
challenge it is immense, perhaps the last great "First"
left to be done; as a financial and logistical headache it can be
even more testing; as an educational vehicle for schools and young
people around the world it is a small but important contribution
and a way for us to give something back; as an aspirational goal
it is empowering, because it shows that ordinary people, filled
with passion and helped by others, can accomplish the most extraordinary
things. And for me personally, the expedition has revealed an infinite
value beyond any goals or achievements. which is the joy of just
this one step along the road."
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