I am a passionate entrepreneur dedicating my energy to help a greener and more self-sustainable system come into reality. I created my own upcycled clothing business and have been selling my art/products in music festivals, art & crafts shows and different types of events for a number of years. This lifestyle lead me to do a lot of self discovery and research about our society and different lifestyle alternatives to be in balance with the Earth. Two years ago, I joined Talking Trees; a group of people dedicated to create a truly holistic community, their vision was deeply resonating with me and I decided to make it my new focus.
Talking Trees vision is to bring to life an autonomous community of self-sustainable off-grid homes and businesses on commonly owned land while applying a contribution based system along with permaculture as core principles. We are envisioning a community where everybody contributes their talents and passions for the benefits of all in the community. We are now in the process of acquiring a property with other dedicated beings that want to be part of this vision, we hope to get the land this spring and start building later this year. The first structure to be built will be the community center, with the recycling facility planned as second. The recycling center will be able to recycle and re-purpose plastic, paper, soft metal, glass and produce electricity for the community.
In this search for alternatives I found a lot of new ground breaking technologies, open source project and business model that I am sharing with this community so we have all the tool we need to develop a thriving environment for every individual to develop a its full potential. One of these open source projects is Precious Plastic. Precious plastic team has developed 5 small scale machines that are easy to replicate and are able to shred and melt most type plastic waste into new usable products and materials. We already have several products we want to be producing with these machine like plastic tiles, plastic lumber, lego type bricks, wire for 3D printers, plates and bowls and various objects that are needed in the development of our projects
I am part of the One Small Township project implemented in North Frontenac ontario by mayor Ron higgins, the vision for this project is to help and invite Eco-villages, sustainable businesses and alternatives professional in the area. The first step was to modify the by-lay and regulations within the township allowing for more freedom in the building of the new infrastructure. We are implementing businesses that addresses systemic issues and provide high return on investment.
If you are interested to learn more about our projects visit our website www.talkingtrees.love