Marc Dreyfors, a Duke alumnus, started Greenway Transit in 2008. He grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and in Coastal N.C., where he saw population growth impact the natural world. He did his undergraduate study in Environmental Sciences at UNCW, where he studied Philosophy and Religion and pretty much everything else the university offered. As a graduate student, he studied Resource Economics and Policy at Duke’s Nicholas School, and founded Forests of the World. He’s spent more than 20 years working to improve and promote sustainable livelihoods and green living both around the world, and around the block. If you ask Marc how to most effectively change the world, he’ll tell you that a big picture vision requires a very local impact.

When Marc began scouting locations for the Greenway Transit headquarters, he found an old Brownfield site in one of Durham’s Hope VI communities . The low-income neighborhood was in need of revitalization at every level, and Marc was eager to pitch in. For the last eight years, Greenway and other GOAL site businesses have worked hard to remediate the soil, and now grow vegetable gardens in the once-contaminated areas. Greenway has brought business to the community — creating dozens of jobs (as drivers, mechanics, managers, and technicians), teaching hundreds of people about sustainability through a green jobs training program, and provided transportation services for thousands of people each month.

If your business, organization or school is interested in visiting the Greenway site or learning more about biodiesel, employment opportunities and training, or sustainable businesses in the area, please visit the contact page. The team at Greenway is always looking for new ways of fueling Durham’s green economy!