La distribució de mercaderies pels carrers de Girona amb sistemes de transport sostenibles és una de les iniciatives per les quals s'aposta des de l'Ajuntament de Girona, tal com s'inclou en el Pla de mobilitat urbana aprovat al desembre de 2014.
El servei de missatgeria sostenible l'ha posat en marxa Càritas Diocesana de Girona i Ecosol, l'empresa d'inserció laboral de l'entitat. Es tracta d'un tricicle elèctric anomenat El Tricicle Verd amb el qual s'ofereix un servei innovador, ecològic i sostenible de repartiment i distribució de paqueteria a Girona. A més, a través d'aquest servei es dóna treball a persones en situació de vulnerabilitat social.
I was born in October 1962 and grew up in Washington, DC, where my father was a photographer for the Washington Post. It’s a strange place to live if you’re not involved in politics. After graduating with a BA in English from Oberlin College in Ohio, I moved to London, and have lived there ever since, with my British husband and son. I now have dual nationality, but my accent is still American.
I worked for several years as a reference book editor, which taught me a lot about research, accuracy, and the importance of editing as part of the writing process. I put these lessons to use when I did an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. I then juggled freelance editing with writing until my second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, began to do well, and I was able to write full-time. I’ve published 10 novels so far. I'm working on my 11th.
When asked about hobbies, I’m always baffled at how to respond. My life isn’t divided into work and play; it’s one jumbled free-for-all. If pressed I would say: quilting, though I make them slowly and not particularly well. Gardening, though I am no good at keeping a tidy, show-stopping garden. I’m much better at guerrilla gardening, shoving plants willy-nilly into the small public patch in front of my house. And of course, reading, which has been a constant all my life, like brushing my teeth or drinking water.