His grassroots approach emerged in the 1980s with the development of Edmonton’s first community plastic recycling program. He has also established Greenomics to help transition organizations to profitable sustainable practices like Zero Waste.
He is the founder and director of Energy Justice Network. a U.S.-based network supporting communities threatened by unnecessary and polluting energy and waste facilities, such as biomass and waste incinerators, landfills, and nuclear and fossil fuel power plants.
He is a designer/builder working in Texas to build low-income housing with unskilled workers using free, salvaged and recycled materials.
He worked at Sweden’s Department of Sustainable Waste and Water Department for the City of Goteborg for more than 10 years.