Transition Pasadena nominated Peter, saying "Peter truly lives an extremely low carbon lifestyle and has written a book about this. In spite of living in a metropolis, Peter does not fly. He is a climate scientist who understands very well the impact of flying being the WORST contributor to climate crisis. He rides bike, has a grease fueled car named Maybe, raises food, gleans dumpster food, cans excess produce, raises chickens and two sons. He meditates daily and hosts a weekly meditation. He speaks freely about his convictions, and his book Being the Change, Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution has gone into a second printing and been made into a documentary by the same name. (It can be streamed on Prime.) All the book profits go to Citizens Climate Lobby. Peter says he is much happier living his low-energy lifestyle."
Transition Pasadena members are always inspired by the power of Peter's commitment and the joy in living which he carries. Peter’s website, noflyclimatesci.org, calls for climate scientists and academics to register their commitment to not fly or fly less. More than 100 scientists from all around the world have their bios there. Peter presents at climate conferences via Skype.
Transition Pasadena offers Peter hearty congratulations and deep gratitude for challenging each of us to walk the talk. Cheers to you, Peter!!