The Green Way Up idea, the Green Way Up dream, it's our world conquering expedition. Our goal is to travel from the bottom of Australia to the top of Europe without filling up at a petrol station, crossing 30 countries through Asia, the Middle East and Europe - about 50,000kms of fossil fuel free travel! 2011 saw us complete the Australian leg of the expedition, passing through every state and territory over the course of 3 months and about 12,000kms.
This sunburnt country threw everything it could at us: the hot and the cold, raging oceans, floods, deserts, immense distances, isolation and flies - lots's of flies! We reckon it was our choice of fuel that brought in the flies, powered by recycling grease, waste vegetable oil and animal fat (need we mention the smells coming from the exhaust pipe?) Geez we had some fun, and it was all caught on camera - you can check it out on National Geographic Adventure Channel on Sunday Nights...
The Australian leg of our expedition was proof of concept, we can do it! We're now in the planning phase for part two, Darwin to Norway, and we need your support. Two things will get us there, sponsors and waste oil/fat!
When we're not hunting for oil to power the next leg of our journey, we'll be looking at people and businesses on all sorts of scales that are moving in leaps and bounds toward a more sustainable, cooler future. Bin juice, frog shoes, party plants. The thing they have in common? It's stories like these we'll be covering along the way, and we'll be sharing, linking, tweeting and posting it to all of you young and young at heart from live by the road. Follow/like us to track our journey.