Alan Durning founded Northwest Environment Watch in 1993, which became Sightline Institute in 2006. Prior to founding Sightline, Durning was a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute. Durning has written or contributed to nine Sightline books, including Unlocking Home: Three Keys to Affordable Communities. A sought-after speaker, he has lectured at the White House, major universities, and conferences on five continents. In addition to his passion for sustainability, Alan is a music fiend and a lover of outdoor pursuits, especially mountaineering and cycling.