"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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