“It’s got to be possible. We are facing a perfect storm of global challenges, and the only response that satisfies both my heart and my mind is a powerful determination to build the kind of future that can address the crises by tackling them head-on, right here in Vancouver.”, writes Guy Dauncey for an article earlier this year for The Georgia Straight. He goes on to say, “Four years ago I decided to explore such a future by writing an ecotopian novel set in the year 2032, by which time Vancouver has become one of the greenest cities in the world and is building a new cooperative economy, replacing fossil fuels, poverty, homelessness, and the housing crisis with affordable living, renewable energy, and all things green.”
From this context you can get a clear vision of the deep work that Guy Dauncey is doing in the world. Guy identifies as ‘an eco-futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action’. He is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the national organization Prevent Cancer Now, and co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Co-operative. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including the award-winning The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic.
For his newest book, Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible, Guy selected Sunset Labs as the host venue for his West Coast book launch, and we were excited to help forward this important conversation. Delivered in partnership with Stream of Consciousness, the packed room listened intently as Guy masterfully wove together history, politics, economics and of course – environment. We’re happy to share the conversation with you here, enjoy!
Here’s the video from our live event! Enjoy…
Testimonials For Journey to the Future
“Brilliant!” – David Suzuki
“Riveting, filled with need-to-know details, a very motivating presentation. Highly engaging and energetic.” – Bobbi Janowiak.
“Guy Dauncey’s brilliant and intelligent presentation shows a positive and possible vision of the future, including a rapid transition off of fossil fuels. He restores hope, and takes away the fear of change at a time when it is so crucial that we do so.” – Jean Gelwicks.