TODD BANK is a zero-waste artist/activist, an electric-vehicle systems innovator and a bit of an extreme athlete.
From 2017-2019, the Cities of Los Angeles, Old Pasadena and Culver City sponsored his giant zero-waste art installations. Over 100,000 people attended the exhibitions. ABC Channel 7 News, the LA TIMES and the LA WEEKLY have featured his work, and recently the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism produced a mini-documentary called “Found Objects” about his zero-waste art.
He is also the founder of BANKSKI-Sustainable Transportation Ideas, which you can view at www.bankski.net. The United Nations Environment Programme, International Coalition for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and others funded his past electric vehicle work. The countries of China, Taiwan, India, and Europe use his battery-swap station system design and the Petersen Automotive Museum and California Automotive Museum display his electric vehicles in their permanent collection.
When not making art out of waste material or inventing electric vehicles, Todd rides his “Dirt Ski” invention, a 3-wheeled mountain bike at ski resorts. He is the inventor of the 3-ski “Snow” sport and the author of the Global Skibike and Snow Glider Report. In his free time, Todd rides a road and mountain bike and shares his vintage BMX photography collection on Facebook pages. The Birth of BMX Freestyle-Volume 2 publication lists Todd and his older brother as authentic pioneers of the sport.