A man of many talents Garnet McPherson is best known for his work in communications and eco-social design, education and advocacy. But one of the hats Garnet wears well is that of the story teller. "Garnet McPherson is a wordsmith in every sense of the word." says Devon Manning director of My Go To Experts. Working primarily in print, digital media, and film "Garnet shares his insights into human culture and its impact on our world."
He got his first job in journalism when still a teen and has never stopped sharing his insights into the issues that are impacting humanity and the planet. After collage he pursued a full time career as a freelance investigative journalist covering environmental and social impact stories around the world. As a writer he has worked in a wide variety of media. Over the years he has edited journals, written books, poetry, plays, film scripts, and even helpful solution focused guides to various forms of success. He explores subjects that range from communication, photography, the environment, sustainable and healthy living, bio-diversity, survival, philosophy and his personal quest "to find signs of intelligent life on planet Earth". He has been a ghostwriter for several public figures and has spent decades guiding many would be authors on their journey into story telling. As the founder and president of The National Ghostwriters Guild he continues to mentor other writers across the country. He has also been the editor of Sustainable Living Magazine and the host of The Greenzine for a number of years.
As an educator he has been on the communications faculty of Sheridan Collage and the Creative Arts Institute. Garnet has a passion for empowering students to learn advanced skills in communications and has developed programs in photography, film, writing and graphic design. His other life long passion is the evolution of a sustainable human culture so Garnet also funded and designed the entire curriculum for the Earthwalk Eco-Education centre.
As an eco-social / permaculture designer Garnet McPherson has designed many intentional community projects for Earthworks and has lectured at several schools, collages and universities on creating a sustainable future.
As busy as he is, Garnet still appears as a keynote speaker for My Go To Expert at community and corporate events across the country. Garnet has served on the board of many environmental and cultural projects and his time is booked pretty solid so that he still finds any time to write is impressive.
Garnet McPherson - The Author
His work in eco social design and education has kept him pretty busy over the years but he has been able to find some time for a few book projects. Here is a few of his projects that reflect a little light on his journey, some of his interests and the wide range of his experience.
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Besides supporting numerous environmental initiatives over the years, in 2011 Garnet McPhrson provided facilities and funding for a centre for the arts in eastern Ontario. It was called The Arts Club. A community centre for the arts which over the years supported a total of 16 arts organizations while also providing a performing arts venue for the local theatrical projects. In this way he was able to support many arts initiatives in the community, by providing creative space, exhibit space, and educational space for the development of local arts and cultural projects. The Arts Club provided space for arts courses, dance events, concerts, film festivals, comedy nights, and productions studios of documentries and music videos.
Garnet McPherson - The Playwright
During this time Garnet McPherson wrote and directed a number of stage productions at the centre and began developing some of his film scripts. Some of the productions were science fictions set in the future where he projected possible senerios that provided a glimpse into of what could be our future if we don't alter the current directions of society. Here are a few examples:
THE ACCIDENTAL HITCHICKER - (2012)
Synopsis - This play by Garnet McPherson is about a eccentric but bright Government Scientist "Edmund Edwards" who stumbles across a time machine hidden in a top secret bunker and inadvertently ends up hitchhiking 50 years into a future where multinational corporations (the Council) have taken control of the planetary financial system and as a result all government institutions. However the head of the Council "Lucifus Barkus" is facing the en-pending rapid collapse of the planets Eco systems and a resulting green rebellion from its citizens (The Tribes). Lucifrus is confident in the power he wealds and innitially does not take the rising of the Tribes seriously. Edmund manages to infiltrate the leadership of the Tribes and devises a plan to over through the Council by a number of campaigns starting with popularizing a new media of exchange in the form of a green blockchain based currency (Earth Coins) which rewards people primarily in relation to their positive social and environmental impact. The goal is to pull the underpinnings of The Council by replacing their imposed global FIAT currency with the Earth Coins created by The Tribes thus rendering their financial grip on the people useless. The Councils power rests with its economic control of the citizens. As citizens widely adopt Earth Coins as their preferred currency the Council realizes its control is threatened and en-devours to hunt down and destroy the Tribes leaders and in particular Edmund. Each act of the play depicts another form of attack on the Council and the tensions builds as the Tribe and the Council square off in a number of show downs.
THE NIGHT WATCHMAN - (2014)
Synopsis - The Night Watchman is a somewhat dark play by Devon Manning and Garnet McPherson about a night watchman who inadvertently uncovers a secret plot by the deranged CEO of a bio engineering company that feels that the only hope for the planet is to reduce the human population through the covert use of genetically targeted bio weapons. His intentions are to sell his creations to the highest bidder. The night watchman (a moonlighting biologist) decides he is going to sabotage those plans and gets mixed up in some hair razing and dangerous scenarios as he try's to unravel the project. In his struggle to become an expert at industrial espionage he finally solicits the assistance of one of the companies scientists,
She is a beautiful and very smart academic who has let her misgivings about some of the experiments she has been asked to perform slip out during casual conversations. They team up but don't know who is in on the secret project so they keep walking a fine line as they investigate and craft their plan. The two of them soon find out that they are putting a lot more on the line than their jobs as they attempt to interfere with the secret project that the company execs have ironically dubbed “The Cleanse” This play brings us to the brink of deaster and we only find out how it turns out in the final minutes of the performance.
CONVENIENCE - (2020)
Synopsis - Garnet McPherson's most recent play called Convenience. Its about the existential threat posed by Artificial Intelligence and the potential for the human race to be subjugated by AI robots that were created for our "convenience", but end up taking over control of our lives and are in the process of taking over our world. What starts out as an public service tech company called Convenience has created a line of robots that are simply better than humans at almost everything. This "little" tech company is quickly becoming more powerful than anyone had imagined. It is in fact well on its way to becoming the new world order before anyone really takes notice. By accident the hereon gains access to its headquaters only to find that the companies AI robots have already done away with its human creators and is now totally run by self maintaining and replicating robots. Convenience is on the verge of taking over global governance so she leads an underground team of academics and scientists who are trying to find a way Convenience can be shut down permanently.
The book that his friends have been asking him to write for many years is actually in the works. So stay tuned for the release of "The Man With Nine Lives" coming soon.
Garnet McPherson has worn many hats well, and as a result he has developed invaluable experience as a writer, photographer, film maker, designer, inventor, eco educator, eco-social engineer, as well as his work as a philanthropist and futurist visioneer.
" Our Vision Of What Is Possible Lights The Path To Our Future."
So My Go To Experts are very happy to announce that we have signed one of Canada's foremost authorities on Sustainable Living as one of our top experts available for consulting, speaking and coaching. Garnet McPherson is a powerhouse of energy with a wealth of knowledge and insights into the human condition and its relationship to the natural world. He has had an illustrious career in media traveling the world as a photographer, writer and digital communications designer, but his passions have always resided in the world of natural health and sustainable culture.
"Garnet is "A Modern Day Pioneer" always a few decades ahead of our current thinking, he has an ability to see what is coming our way before everyone else and has a clear vision of a possible sustainable future for this country and the world at large." Tom Lawson - Educator
Garnet McPherson is known in some circles and "The man with nine lives". His genious is that he wears many hats well, which has given him both insights and ideas that inform his understanding of the challenges the human race must eneviably face. For four decades he has forecast many of the changes we see playing out today and been warning us about potential challenges on the horizon. He is seen as a visionary when it comes to designing a sustainable human culture. He never stops working and has expertise in a wide number of fields as a Story Teller and Image Maker, as a Designer, Inventor and Innovator, as an Ecologist, Journalist and Educator, and most of all Visioneer for a healthy and sustainable future for mankind.
As a leader in Sustainable Living Garnet McPherson created The Green Planet Foundation which developed eco festivals and Earthday events across the country. He founded EcoEarthwalk an eco-education centre which developed an environmental curriculum with over 100 programs for high schools and universities. He was the editor of Sustainable Living Magazine. As an eco inventor, he has designed everything from electric cars and tractors to solar-powered heating and cooling systems and went on to found Leading EDG an incubator for eco-innovation. Garnet McPherson is the chief designer for Natural Buildings a green building service, Green Thumbs an edible landscape and regenerative agriculture design group, and Earthworks Eco Villages a sustainable community design and development group.
As a leader in Communications Garnet McPherson supervised the research in communications designed around information retention and behaviour modification for Insight Communications. He is the creative director for Media Arts Group which provides content across a wide spectrum of media. He has designed and developed photography studios, film studios, and multi-media studios. He designs for Graphic Exposure and Turnkey Website Solutions. He founded the Ghostwriters Guild of Canada. He designed and built several co-operative studios for the communication arts. The largest was the 20,000 sq ft Studio Arts Centre on the waterfront of Toronto and the most recent is Our Studio which will be supporting independent producers working on eco-media productions.
My Go To Expert is quite pleased to add Garnet McPherson to our stable of leading experts. We are happy that we are able to represent Mr. McPherson and for this opportunity to showcase the works of this Canadian innovator and visioneer. He has become one of Canada's thought leaders. In many ways he is a product of his experience. Here we tell that story. Here we share his journey and explain how he became an influencer in public policy conversations of today. Here we also provide a snap shot into just a few of Garnet's innovative initiatives that can make life on earth a little better.
Garnet McPherson is available as a Key Note Speaker, Coach and Consultant and currently booked exclusively in Canada and the United State of America, through mygotoexpert.ca
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Garnet McPherson is the host of the Greenzine show where he intereviews present and future change makers that are working towards creating a better future.
EDUCATING, CONSULTING, SPEAKING
"Shareing our insights and experiance is our investment in the future. Educators have a great responsibility to engage, inform, empower and inspire the generation that will be creating our future world. "
"I have always been happy to share my knowledge and experience in hopes to nurturing a new breed of talented and inspired innovators that can create positive impacts on our society and the planet. It will be courageous and informed change makers that will indeed shape our collective future."
As an educator Garnet McPherson has been dedicated to making our world a better place. Known for developing environmental educational programs, Garnet has served on the board of several organizations and in the the world of natural health and sustainability he has been developing educational cariculum for The Green Planet Foundation, Earthwalk Eco Education Center, and The Canadian Natural Health Association.
As an eco-social influencer he has spoken to community organizations, at conferences and trade events across the country. He has organized a number of environmental events and has been a keynote speaker for a number of Universities and School Boards. He was chosen by Al Gore to speak as an ambassador for the Climate Reality Project.
To facilitate our abiliity to connect with each other, Garnet McPherson has also taught about the power communication as an agent of change. He has served on the faculty of Sheridan College and more recently he became the Dean of Photography at Creative Arts Institute. He is also a guest presenter for The Arts Club workshop series and media incubators like Our Studio.
Here are a few of Garnet's educational initiatives:
EDUCATING, CONSULTING, SPEAKING
www.earthworksecovillage.com - Educational Programing
www.climaterealityproject.org - Presentor and Speaker
www.ecoearthwalk.ca - Director of Eco Media
www.mygotoexpert.ca - Public Speaking, Consulting
www.visioneers.ca - Director of Innovation
www.creativeartsinstitute.ca - Dean of Photography & Film
www.sheridancollage.ca - Photography Faculty Member
"I have been emersed in the communications world for most of my life and had the privilege to work with many of the best minds in the business. Yet I am still surprised to see many organizations overlook the most powerful tool to maximize the effectiveness of their communication. Most of what the human mind takes in and remembers is visual. Our most powerful means to communicate in a way that is universally understood should always be our priority. When we want to communicate efficiently and effectively we need to visualize as much of our message a possible and invest time and effort in crafting the visual content of our messaging. Whether in images or film or graphics well designed visual communication has an instant impact that is memorable. Always remember that well crafted visuals hold the power to move emotions and change minds."
Garnet McPherson has been developing content as a Photographer, Graphic Designer, Producer, Director and Writer for print, display, digital media, and video productions several decades. He has worked for thousands of clients representing every sector, spanning 17 countries and four continents.
Here are a few of his visual communication projects :
On Eco Social Design
"Today we live in a world where poor decision-making has led us to dangerous exposure levels of toxins in our air, water and food. We are witnessing environmental changes that have put entire ecosystems on the verge of collapse. Our decisions will determine our destiny and the fate of our future depends on our ability to work in harmony with each other and our bio sphere. We have all the information and technology to create a sustainable and healthy future, all we have to do is decide that it is more important than anything else." Garnet McPherson
Garnet is a passionate environmentalist and has been involved with eco education and advocacy most of his life. He could see the writing on the wall even as a young man and knew we were heading towards and eco system crisis if did not change. But public awareness and ultimately action can be very slow moving objects. He knew we had to change the common paradigm around mans relationship to nature. He felt it was critical to protect the wonders of the natural world that future generations will depend on. So over the years, he invested his resources and his time in support of changing mankind's perspective on his vital role in environmental stewardship.
"We too often forget that we are part of the natural world. It is our life support system and when we destroy it we are destroying the future for mankind as well."
In the 1990's Garnet brought together a team of forward thinkers from a variety of disciplines to form the Visioneers think tank from which a number of sustainable projects have spun off.
Garnet established the Earthwalk Eco Education Center, where he developed environmental programing for educational caruculum, he then created Serenity a holistic health center on Lake Ontario, he founded Sustainable Living Magazine and worked with a team of consultants to develop Earthworks Eco Villages a consulting service for eco village design and an innovation center that focuses on sustainable design.
He also developed a business incubator called Leading Edg that focuses on green innovations and business acceleration. The ecoprenurial projects that have come from that range from Natural Buildings that specializes in healthy home and green construction, to The Arts Club a community arts center.
Here are a few of Garnet's Eco-Social Iniatives:
On Defining Success
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Garnet McPherson is the host of the Greenzine show where he interviews present and future change makers that endeavor to make life on planet earth better.
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