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 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 :
"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:
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"Mankind is at a critical point in history where our decisions will determine the destiny of the human race and this precious planet we live on. I feel our highest purpose in life has evolved into helping people embrace our collective mission as intelligent stewards of each other and of the planet."