I've been lucky enough to know Tim Toben for many, many years. He's a dedicated environmentalist, a community visionary, and very good friend. He's also going to be live-blogging with us this Friday. Hope you can come.
The best way to understand Tim is to follow a few links. For example, this interview in Treehugger does a great job describing his environmental work here in Orange County. Tim is the brains behind Greenbridge, a very cool green mixed-use development recently approved in downtown Chapel Hill.
You'll also be interested to know that he's pretty heavily involved in this campaign.
What else can I say? Tim started his own company way-back-when, established a bio-diesel operation on his land west of Carrboro, founded an organic farm with irrigation powered by solar and wind, moved hundreds of acres of forest into permanent conservation easements, and has a beautiful family.
If you want to get in some early questions, this is the place to do it. Any topic, of course, is fair game. Green building, conservation, the Chapel Hill Town Council, Bill McDonough, salt-water swimming pools, organic gardening, global warming, state energy policy, whatever suits you.
Please stop by on Friday morning to meet Tim. We'll start around 8 am.