A Coal Mine in Apple Park

Canaries in a Coal Mine

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A Dead End

Fossil fuels are a dead end. Compromise is not an option when so much is at stake. In pandering to the interests of oil companies, you now have a fight on your hands.

An Indecent Proposal

Asking BC to okay a pipeline through their backyard is like asking Apple to build a coal mine in the middle of Apple Park.

Opportunity Costs

By focusing on the wrong things, we risk our own long-term economic well-being.

A New Economy

Design Thinking



The typical hierarchical leader lacks the vision, imagination, and will to embrace the design challenge the world has been tasked with. For 18 years, a small village has taken the initiative to build a model to make yours obsolete.


‪Communities of people are collaborating on ways to take power back from governments and corporations so citizens can reap the benefits and sell the excess back to the grid. @cohousingYVR ‬

The Scientific Method

We are not climate change deniers. We want an opportunity to apply creative thinking to challenging problems and meaningful, purposeful work, but governments and corporations are depriving us of these opportunities.

Reinventing Ourselves

We need to reinvent the present in order to pass on as great as possible a range of options to the future. That need is what gives urgency and a wild permission to those who seek to reimagine the world.

Alex Steffen

Investing in People

Invest in people redesigning their own education and reimagining the experiences they will need to respond to the challenges of our times.

Free Education

Invest in an educated democracy or risk a population willing to believe the unbelievable and devolve into a fascist, authoritarian, corporate-controlled, military-industrial complex.

Hidden Treasures

Invest in the survival of ancient languages and cultures and the empowerment of Canada’s indigenous people and the preservation of the wisdom they can share with us about how to live in this land.

Reconnecting to the Natural World

An Opportunity to Lead

You have an opportunity to lead us into a future that is more sustainable, liveable and joyful.

Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics, National Film Board of Canada.

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Designer, writer, educator, social architect, founder, Builders Collective, Leading with Design. https://stephenbau.com

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