Will the Sooke of the future grow more beautiful, green, sustainable and community oriented? Or will it be characterized by unaffordable housing, loneliness, clogged roads and escalating ecological collapse?
Renowned B.C. author, environmentalist and futurist Guy Dauncey will offer his inspiring view of the years ahead on Monday (May 2) at 7 p.m. at the Sooke Harbour House.
Admission is by donation.
Dauncey will also be addressing Youth for Change and Environmental Studies students in the afternoon at Edward Milne Community School.
In his newly published novel Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible, the founder of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association envisions a future brimming with innovation and hope. The climate crisis is being tackled. The solar revolution is underway. And a new green cooperative economy is taking shape.
“I have poured my heart, soul, and 20 cargo-bike loads of research into imagining what our future could be like in 2032,” Dauncey said.
The book is set in Vancouver, which by then is meeting its intention of becoming one of the greenest cities in the world.
Yet his vision – based on current science, trends and breakthrough technologies – can easily be downsized to fit communities of all sizes in the developed world, Sooke included.
Attendees can expect a fast-paced audio-visual presentation delivered with humour, passion, enthusiasm and generous helpings of Dauncey’s deep knowledge about science, climate, energy, finance, physics, the natural world, sociology and human consciousness.
The event is sponsored by Transition Sooke.