The Solutions Project
Executive Director of The Solutions Project, working to produce a series of books that lay out the solutions to the world’s major social, environmental and economic challenges, in partnership with New Society Publishers and NGOs around the world. Titles in the pipeline:
WISE Biodiesel Cooperative, Victoria, 2003
Advisory Board Member
The Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, 2003
101 Ways to Stop the War on Iraq, 2003
Development of the website www.earthfuture.com/stopthewar 700,000 hits during March and April.
Cedar Corner Organic Restaurant, Tofino, 2002-3
Green building consultant on a 9500 sq ft, LEED registered organic restaurant building in Tofino, Vancouver Island, with Tofino Community Investments. Completion on hold. www.cedarcorner.com
Playa La Paz, Mexico, 2002
Environmental consultancy on a proposed new eco-resort on the Baja Peninsula.
Ontario Tour, 2001
10-day climate change speaking and media tour of Ontario
South Highlands Eco-Industrial Park, 2001
Facilitated the development of a plan for the eco-development of the southern area of the District of Highlands, near Victoria, working with the Highlands Community Residents Association.
Vancouver Island: The Ideal Location for a Centre for Sustainable Technology, 2000
Vision Paper by Guy Dauncey and Vern Rogers, for BC Building Corporation.
A Highlands Sustainable Technologies Park, 2000
Vision paper for the South Highlands Planning and Land-Use Group.
Hot Springs Cove, 2000-2001
Consultant to Hot Springs Holdings Ltd. in the successful planning and rezoning of a 50-unit summer wilderness eco-retreat centre in Clayoquot Sound.
The Street Volunteers, 1999
Founder and Director of The Street Volunteers, a United Way program that trained people to establish Street Circles, building community resilience.
Journey into the Future : Vancouver Island in the 21st Century, 1998
Producer and presenter of a 5-part public lecture series at the Kaleidoscope Playhouse, Victoria
Talking Cedars, Tofino, British Columbia, 1998-2000
Lead consultant in plans for a 46-unit car-free, passive solar, ecologically designed cohousing ecovillage at Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Turning Down the Heat, 1998-99
Researcher and Production Assistant for Jim Hamm Productions on 'Turning Down the Heat : The New Energy Revolution' for The Nature of Things (CBC TV) April 1999, addressing global solutions to climate change. Earth Vision '99 Award, Santa Cruz. Honorable Mention at Worthington - Columbus International Film & Video Festival. Selected for screening at the Planet In Focus Festival (Toronto), Global Visions Festival (Edmonton), and the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival (Leavenworth).
Turning Down the Heat Web Page, 1999
A website on global solutions to climate change, accompanying the CBC film 'Turning Down the Heat'.
Overcoming the Barriers to Sustainable Real Estate Development in Canada, 1998-99
6-month project for CHMC, in partnership with Peck & Associates, Toronto.
Royal Oak Design Charrette, Saanich, 1998
Participant in sustainable redesign of a heritage building and dysfunctional suburban centre.
South East False Creek, Vancouver, 1997-98
Member of the Sheltair Scientific Team, working with Vancouver City Council and Planning Department to develop parameters & performance targets leading to the development of the 80 acre city-centre South East False Creek lands as a model of urban sustainability.
Victoria Car-Share Co-operative, 1996-97
Co-founder of the 140-member Victoria Car-Share Co-operative. Overall responsibility for bringing the concept to Victoria and steering it to a successful launch in February 1997.
Civano, Tucson, Arizona, 1995-1996
Consultant to the Trust for Sustainable Development on the development of Civano, Tucson, Arizona, as an eco-community/solar village for 5,000 people.
Bamberton, Vancouver Island, 1991-1994
Consultant to South Island Development Corp on the development of the proposed new town of Bamberton, a $1billion project to create an ecologically sustainable town for 12,000 people, over 20 years. Subsequently shelved.
Co-organizer, Victoria Green Pages, 1998.
Internet site for environmental organizations in Greater Victoria,
YES ! Magazine, A Journal of Positive Futures, Bainbridge Island, WA
The Natural House Catalog by David Pearson, Fireside Book, 1996
City of Victoria Environment Advisory Committee, 1990-1994
Member and Chair. Co-authored set of Environmental Development Standards for the City (not adopted),
Co-founder of Voters for a Responsible Community, 1990
Publishing the social, economic and environmental attitudes of 70 candidates for municipal office in Greater Victoria, Canada,
Co-founder, UK Social Investment Forum, 1990
Coordinating professionals in socially responsible finance.
Consultant to HFC Bank Inc.1989
Consulting on on social and environmental responsibility in banking,
Consultant to Sustainability Ltd.,1989.
Developing an environmental audit framework for British Telecom, UK (100,000 employees),
Ma Mawi Native Youth Project, Winnipeg
Community economic development leadership training.
Native Indian youth exchange trip to Britain, 1987
Lecturer, University of Manitoba, 1987
Speaking on community economic development,
Winnipeg Social Planning Council, 1987
Community economic development workshop series.
Travels in China, 1986
Lecture tour of Canada, 1985
Organized by SPARC of BC.
Co-founder, British Unemployment Resource Network, 1981-1984
Co-founder, UK Education for Enterprise Network, 1981
Research, writing and lecturing, 1971-1977
Focusing on the evolution of consciousness.
Lecturer in community colleges and adult education, 1971-1975
Travels in West Africa, 1971
Crossing the Sahara, living in a Senegalese village.
Travels overland throughout India, 1968-9
With the Gandhian village development movement.
Sociology BA, Nottingham University, 1966 – 1970
Dorset County Athletics Championship, 1963
Winner, Under 16s 440 yards