Designer, humanist, futurist.
Renewables & Environment | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Connecting design, ecology and technology. Making a world that works for all living things.
Spokesperson for the 100% electric BMW Active-E for BMW AG on BMW.com
Spokesperson for the 100% electric MINI-e trial for MINI USA.
Created carbon offset program for MINI USA for MINI Cooper drivers in the U.S.
Founding Executive Director and Advisory Board Member, Green Parking Council
Advisory Board, Sustainable Brands
Founding Advisory Board, Designers Accord
Co-Founder, AIGA Center for Sustainable Design
I work on special projects and offer speaking engagements for organizations seeking to connect mission and strategy with the principles of ecology, biomimicry, natural systems and simplicity. I specialize in providing historical perspective and forward insight on culture and worldviews and how they impact behavior.
My current projects focus on improving the quality of life in cities through new ways of thinking about human scale development, living systems, urban mobility and the built environment.
I am also partner in a small agency that conceives and creates campaigns and special projects for ethical brands. In my spare time I study and apply permaculture principles in our home in California and am a contributing writer, editor and photographer to several publications.
Specialties: Design, Open Innovation, Cities, Mobility, EV, Urbanism, Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Green Building, Energy Efficiency, Ecology, Natural Systems, Sustainability, Social Innovation, Sustainable Development, Appropriate Technology, LOHAS, Environment, Open Source, Systems Thinking, Biomimicry, Simplicity.
Volvo Cars, Gothenburg, Sweden
BMW AG, Munich, Germany
MINI USA, New Jersey
OgilvyEarth Lab, New York
PSFK Conference New York
PSFK Good Ideas Salon Tokyo / Nissan
Green Business Conference, Istanbul
SINOCES, Qingdao, China
International Design Congress, Beijing, China
International Design Congress, Brisbane, Australia
Opportunity Green Conference, Los Angeles
Sustainable Brands, Miami
AIGA Chapter Green Salons - Miami, Philadelphia, Honolulu
AIGA Compostmodern, San Francisco
AIGA Y-Conference, San Diego
Yale, F.I.T. Parsons, New School, CalArts
Permaculture, Wilderness Ecology, Wildcrafting, Indigenous Culture, First Nations, Primitive Arts, Primitive Technology, Natural Horsemanship, Natural Building, Homesteading, Plant Identification, Foraging, Mycology, Ethnobotany, Bioregionalism, Biomimicry, Conservation.