I'm an Energy Advisor, a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and an Educator who has worked in renewable energy, social and community development, building-energy efficiency, and farming for over twenty years.
For many years, I was a member of Kibbutz Lotan Kibbutz Lotan
Israel, where I helped to pioneer some of the alternative building and sustainability projects that distinguish that community today.
Today, my energies are directed at developing effective responses and adaptations, at the personal and the societal level, to changes in global weather patterns (Climate Change), increasing fuel prices (Peak Oil and Peak Natural Gas), and to the effects that these changes are having on our economies and on our food security.
I works through my company, “Be’er Necessities Sustainable Solutions” BNSS
teaching a workshop on Sustainability called “Shifting from Knowing to Doing” and offering instructional, program development, and building energy consulting services through City Green Solutions. I'm actively involved in Village Vancouver, the Vancouver Peak Oil Executive VPOE
, and in various community and Food Security initiatives.
Weekly Affinity Group
Several of us have been meeting for the last couple of weeks in an Affinity Group.
For me, the Affinity Circle is a gateway to self awareness, self acceptance and self expression. It provides an opportunity for us to develop skills that improve our ability to listen without reacting, to hold space for another person and to accept people for who they are.
The Affinity Group process was developed by Paul Ferrini http://www.paulferrini.com
who is an inspiring teacher, writer, poet and counselor.
Affinity Circles are Spiritual Intervals that are not associated with any particular religion (Though Paul Ferrini, a student of many spiritual paths, has written extensively and eloquently about his great teachers, Lao Tzu and Jesus.)
Please join us this week at 412 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 2G5. Basement Suite – Access from the right side of the house - entrance at the rear under the deck.