Charles and the team founded Green Campus working to create an example of living in a way that provides for all needs whilst not hurting any other beings, or indeed, if at all possible, whilst being of benefit to all other beings. Charles co-founded Arundel Forest Garden, working to do just this through working with the nature intelligences there. This is where the business model of Green Campus and it's programs emerged: as the best way to provide such an example and therefore to look after a Food forest. Arundel Green Camp grew up within Arundel Forest Garden and was shut down just as it because profitable so Charles Designed the new Green Camp System to allow for a more rapid establishment of what was started there. Charles has also developed the manufacture pipeline so that we can 3D print whatever we can design from these lighter and stronger than steel, 100% non-toxic, 100% plant based bio-composites. Love is all that MATTERS...
Charles is working earnestly to follow in the footsteps of his Great Grandfather, Charles Lyell, who published the works of Darwin and Wallace as well as his own works on Geology among which our Theories of Natural Selection and Plate Tectonics arose respectively. Lyell and his contemporaries nurtured and organised thought around the idea of what was then dubbed 'uniformitarianism', which is now often referred to as Grand Unified Theory: the idea that one set of laws govern all phenomena, whose realisation was Einstein's goal, just as of course, the truth, is the hoped for espousement of the ancient wisdom traditions of the world, from which our civilisations arise, indeed life and matter it's self arise (or not...). Charles published a book, Virtual Photons in Electro Magnetism, a universally unpopular theory that provides a heretofore absent physical definition of energy. The conclusions of Quantum Mechanics and those of Buddhist cosmology broadly speaking can shake hands. Charles is now hoping to run programs that create an ecological, physical and experiential foundation that this common ground can be shared and the logical compassion that results from these conclusions, built upon.
Green Campus seeks to cultivate this basic ecological literacy, yet we hope to do so not only through the theory, but also through providing an experience of a practical working example that provides for all of our needs with honour and respect for all life (Ahimsa), these self serving conclusions that arise from this "ecological literacy". We are doing this by setting an example of how much more desirable living like this is and offering a worker owned franchise so others can profit from doing so too
We manufacture, via a state of the art 100% non-toxic bio-composite 3D printing system we have developed, and deploy our Green Camp System to provide "Off-grid Popup Palaces" that provide a Hotel model (core business model) that doesn't need planning permission and a thus a beautiful platform in nature to host our regenerative programs upon: vegan permaculture, The Eco-village Design Curriculum, Dhamma retreats, food forest design and all the other programs you need to co-design and dance vegan Edens into form with the local worker shareholders, the other community members. These Green Camps and larger Green Campuses serve then as a regenerative asset whose programs generate further regenerative assets. We are working to create an equation wherein people earn shares (options) in lands they help to regenerate (delivering on the four returns) and can therefore hand something respectable down to the future generations.
Our other work then, is with policy, providing scientific evidence for the most relevant solutions to our most intractable problems (www.worldpreservationfoundation.org), lobbying for implementation of macro-level legal frameworks for for true cost social and ecological auditing and 'fee and dividend' taxation systems that tax the socially and environmentally destructive practices and give relief to the socially and environmentally regenerative products and services, particularly within the context of Brexit.
Martin and his team used to work at Siemens Wind power designing and building the world's largest wind turbines. They realised that although they were working to save the planet by making clean energy from wind, the massive turbine blades that they were building were made of highly toxic materials that could not be recycled. Martin then went back to the drawing board and developed his new material and has been working with global brands (Nike, IKEA, H&M, NASA and others) developing new product streams.
The 100% non-toxic, 100% plant-based thermoplastic resin Martin has developed can replace toxic epoxy resins and when combined with natural fibre re-enforcement, it can replace toxic composites 1 for 1.
Martin has been supporting Green Campus' work with The National Composite Center, The UK National Lab (that has been matching Green Campus' research budget) to conduct tests on the materials so that we can develop material property data sheets that tell us exactly how the materials behave. We have also been working together to develop manufacturing pipelines suitable for our manufacturing needs and so that this technology can be democratically adopted.
Siemens Wind Power
2011 – Sep 2016
Global responsible for qualification and curing of resin systems. Development of analyticalmethods for laboratory and/or daily production use. Global responsible for qualification of glassfabrics.
Adjungated Associate Professor
2016 – Present
Sep 2011 – Oct 2011
Synthesis of inorganic membranes for desalination of sea water
Robin has been nurturing Green Campus over the years helping to direct development so that Green Campus could be a part of the hugely creative world of inclusive festivals that Robin is now world famous for. Robin and his team are invited around the world to design the most innovative thematic environments for the worlds most demanding artists and environments. We are incredibly lucky to have Robin to help show us the ropes of rapid deployment and enjoyment of modular temporary structures so that we can deploy the Green Campuses where they can do the most good and have the best time, not least of all, for artist liaison areas at Glastonbury and the other festivals Robin is a producer for.
Jan 2008 – Present
Director of Live Operations and Programme
London Pleasure Gardens
“…an unfolding story of extraordinary people, avant-garde art, open-air music, spectacular shows, artisan foods, exotic architecture and inexhaustible entertainments for the Olympic period and beyond…”
Future Tents and Events
Jan 2009 – Aug 2012
Specialising in designing and manufacturing mobile and pop-up architecture.
The 30m Dome, The World's biggest touring dome by Future Tents
Sep 2003 – Jan 2011
Touring mid-scale venues and festivals
Sean and his team at Nautech Composites joined the Green Campus team in 2017 and have been supporting prototyping and general introduction of the bio-materials to the marine and composites industry as well as introducing invaluable composite manufacturing experience to Green Campus. Sean's company Nautech Composites have been helping with prototype manufacture as well as introducing many new opportunities for The Bio Composites in Marine Industry,
NauTech Composites Ltd
2018 – Present
BMG Marine Ltd
2008 – Present
Pattern, tooling & moulding manufacturing, from high performance craft to production mouldings.
Royal Motor Yacht Club
Sinesh joined the Green Campus team early on, turning the basic financial projections that had been drawn up thus far into a highly sophisticated financial model that could simulate various scenarios in order to help Green Campus organise it's business model and finance targets. Accomplished results driven, transaction and finance professional with extensive experience across a variety of sectors including Education, Primary Health, Renewable Energy and Property across the UK and Europe and other OECD countries. Proven track record of origination, project and finance delivery and asset management to drive significant revenue and growth.
A strong leader with Board Director and Investment Committee experience of resolving commercial issues and approving investment decisions. Adept at implementing and managing business functions from accounting, finance, treasury and tax, legal and compliance and technical. Entrepreneurial in approach building strong consortium and advisory teams with success in raising and managing over £3 billion of equity and debt finance.
Chief Financial Officer
EMPIRE PROPERTY CONCEPTS LIMITED
Responsible for Finance & Accounting, IT and HR functions and teams.
Main Board Director actively managing operational and business functions, implementing newsystems, raising capital, executing acquisitions and disposals.
PRE FC Limited
Project Finance Consultancy (Infrastructure and Real Estate) specialising in raising debt/equitycapital and assembling teams for Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Expansion and CorporateRestructuring or Refinancing.
May 2018 – Present
Amber Infrastructure Limited
2012 – Mar 2018
Operational responsibility of the UK education portfolio consisting of 50 PFI assets.
Senior management and board representation on 50% of the portfolio with a total value of £100m+. Managing a finance function of 3 qualified project accountants and 3 general managers
Sir Robert McAlpine
2010 – Aug 2012
Legal and finance lead for the King Edward VII Hospital (Bermuda) – Winner of PartnershipBulletin Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011.
Board responsibility for 2 PPP projects with direct reports of general managers and finance in the UK and Bermuda
International Investment Manager
Westmont Hospitality Group
Sep 2009 – Feb 2010
Financial Controller of 2 Bermuda funds with European and Canadian investments
Responsibility for the worldwide finance and accounting functions based in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Mauritius, India, Japan, South Africa, Morocco, British Virgin Islands, Curacao and Canada
Head of Finance
Mar 2009 – Sep 2009
Lead for public and private sector opportunities across Europe, TCV £100m+
Successful outcomes for 3 opportunities of £400m+ (MOD, DWP, Telefonica)
Transformed investment committee decision making to ensure economic viability and increase confidence in the ability to deliver forecast profits of all new business opportunities.
Transaction & Project Finance Manager
Balfour Beatty Investments
Feb 2005 – Feb 2009
PPP/PFI transactions executed:
Health – executed 2006 - 2007 – total bond financing (£1.3bn bond financing)
Street Lighting - 2007 (£30m bank financing)
Regulated Acquisition (Water) – 2007 (£383m)
Airport Acquisition – 2008 (£14m)
Achieved financial close on the QE 2 Hospital Project, Birmingham within 6 months after the original funders retracted, receiving £93m into the company in time for half year results.
Successfully reduced capital costs to mitigate against budgetary constraints ensuring delivery of £32m of finance for the Derby City Street Lighting Project.
Group Financial Controller
Savoy Hotel Group
Jun 2002 – Jan 2005
Management of Group finance function, including central overhead departments, group payroll, group pension scheme, all consolidation of management accounts, management reporting, statutory reporting, tax, treasury, banking, loans documents compliance and administration
Company Secretarial Duties
Disposal of The Lygon Arms Hotel, Worcestershire (£17m)
Disposal of the Savoy Group of Hotels (£750m)
Group re-financing (£375m)
Disposal of The Savoy Hotel to Fairmont Hotels (£250m)
Management and cost control of major Capital Expenditure Projects (£20m – £40m)
Involved in the introduction of Gordon Ramsay outlets within the group and in the review of the operational contracts and agreements pre signature stage
May East is the Chief International Officer of Gaia Education, an international organisation active in 54 countries on six continents, with a 13-year track record in education for sustainable development and with more than 17,000 graduates around the world and 146 partner organisations. Gaia Education’s programmes equip students of all ages and cultural backgrounds with the appropriate knowledge, skills and critical thinking tools necessary to design a society which uses energy and resources with greater efficiency, distributes wealth equitably, and makes quality of life the focus of future thinking. Our learners become change agents capable of playing active roles in transitioning their existing communities, neighbourhoods, cities and regions to sustainable and regenerative practices, lifestyles and infrastructures.
May originally started supporting Green Camp when it was pitched to James Cameron and the producers of Avatar as Na'vi Camp, a thematic learning environment where we hoped to deliver Gaia Education's Eco-village Design Curriculum to new demographics by bringing it to them through the Avatar Thematic. Ultimately we found that the Navi theme would be limiting and Green Camp (Green Campus) was born operating out of Arundel Forest Garden.
May has trained up some of the team members as trainers of trainers so that Green Campus is certified to host it's own ecovillage design curriculums in partnership with Gaia Education. May's vast experience and knowlege in the field of sustainability remain a huge support to Green Campus and our efforts.
May is a sustainability practitioner, educator and designer. Based at the UN Habitat Best Practice Designation, Findhorn Ecovillage, since 1992, May has been leading a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering capacity building activities in 48 countries in both urban and rural contexts and in different stages of development. Awarded one of the 100 Global Sustainability Leaders three years in a row, she has a diploma in Climate Change Diplomacy and an MSc in Spatial Planning with specialisation in the rehabilitation of Ghost Towns.
Reuben, Mark and Charles formed Foundation For Common Good 501(c)(3) together, a not for profit whose tax exempt status has nurtered Green Campus into being. Back when Charles was living in Arundel Forest Garden, trying to live as harmlessly as possible, he met Reuben through team member Randy Powell who'se theories about the structure of the vacuum Charles was testing so he could make clean energy in the forest that did not hurt the insects like the fires do!
Randy and Charles set out to LA at the same time to test resonant circuitry and Randy introduced Charles to Reuben who was also making a TV show to test the many claims on the internet about super efficient resonant circuits and other over-unity energy claims. Charles, Reuben and Mark later founded The Foundation For Common Good 501(c)(3) to serve as the not-for profit structure that was to support Reuben's TV Show: Ultimate Energy Showdown: a kind of Dragons Den where the different free energy devices/claims are tested in-front of a panel of scientists who can test the devices.
The show never made it off the ground but Reuben, Randy and Charles worked with team member May East from Gaia Education, using the foundation to create Na'vi Camp, a concept for a thematic ecological educational environment based on James Cameron's Avatar that was to be launched alongside the franchises next few films. The three drew up The Na'vi Camp Concept Paper for James which he responded very positively to and referred it to his business partner and franchise co-owner, John Landau. Landau asked for a business plan and so Charles spent the next 5 months in New York Public Library and The Brittish Art Library drawing up a 60 page business plan with full team and financial model that could deliver the first few Na'vi Camps with amazing thematic programs that would serve to deliver the four returns for the communities that they were located in. Landau rejected the business plans and asked for licensing if we were to use the franchise name. Both Landau and Cameron suggested it might be better to use another name as the Na'vi theme may be limiting.
Thus Green Camp was born and Arundel Green Camp was set up and the first programs, Vegan Permacture and many other programs started to be delivered. Many of these programs were un-profitable and it was only when the camp that had been built up in Arundel Forest Garden started to be rented out that things became profitable.
Reuben has supported Charles through it all and remains available to lend his advice and we hope one day that Reuben will be hosting programs at Green Camps just as we planned with Na'vi Camp. See the images below.
Reuben Langdon is a Los Angeles-based Actor/Producer/Activist/Truth Seeker. At a young age Reuben began his career in Japan as a series regular acting in theJapanese superhero TV series B- Fighter Kabuto. Helater relocated to Hong Kong to work alongside the mostrecognizable names in action, including Jackie Chan andSammo Hung. Eventually he made his way to Hollywoodand worked regularly as an actor and stuntman on theinternational hit show The Power Rangers and James
Cameron’s, Avatar. In addition to stunt doubling the main character, “JakeSully.” Reuben performed many of the stunts and movements for a numberof characters in the film. Complimenting his success in the world of film andtelevision, in 2001 he Co-created Just Cause Entertainment. (www.for-the-cause.com) An international production company producing digital contentfor video games and films. Thier most notable work is the Resident Eviland Devil May Cry franchises from Capcom. In April/May of 2013 Reubenproduced “The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” (www.citizenhearing.org) a5-day mock Congressional Hearing on the UFO/Extraterrestrial topic. In recent years he has turned his noted career as an actor and producer of filmsand video games to producing and directing spiritual and conscious raisingtransformational projects.
World Preservation Foundation, whose objective is to collect and present the most pertinent and compelling scientific studies and reports, clearly showing how animal agriculture (meat, fish and dairy) is not only the leading cause of climate change, biodiversity loss, food and water security, but through adopting a plant-based organic food system all of these urgent issues can be halted and reversed.
WPF has a new campaign Trees.WorldPreservationFoundation.org which is raising funds from vegan restaurants who join the campaign, donating $0.15 from each plate of food sold towards the campaigns reforestation projects. WPF and Green Campus are exploring options to deploy Green Campuses so that Vegan permaculture can be taught to communities to design agro-forestry systems and then harvest and manage them as the most bio-diverse and therefore bio-secure and over-yielding food and materials production yet known. WPFs reports and intelligence are the best of their kind as they are the easiest to consume such vast ammounts of the most statistically relevant data with regards to the what is the most expedient solutions to keep us all alive.
Mark is also distributor of Vegan analog meat and dairy products in Wholefoods and mainstream food outlets.
Mark is also global distributor for Hippocrates Health Institute with whom Green Campus has long hoped to develop remedial nutrition programs for degenerative disease.
Former PA to HM The Queen, Anna now runs an Intelligence company that provides executive services and advice and help to us when we really need her help.
Tony assisted Green Campus in first winning the deal with Martin to start running tests with his bio-resin. Composite manufacture has a very steep learning curve and Tony patiently took Green Campus on and supported the development of testing with the bio-materials. Without Tony;'s experience and support Green Campus could not have won that opportunity. Tony was working with Green Marine at the time, who sadly went bust. Then Tony introduced the project to Simon Rogers at Rogers Advanced Composites who helped move the project forwards again. We hope to work with Tony again in the future once we have the Green Camp Bio-composite Manufacture System further down the line.
Experienced composites specialist with a proven track record in engineering, management and manufacture of over 100 advanced composite structures including military and rescue boats, America’s cup yachts, super yachts, wind turbines, underwater energy devices, architectural structures and industrial components. Skills and expertise include.
• Leadership and management of composite structural engineering teams
• Project management of composite structural engineering and manufacturing projects
• Technical sales and business development related to advanced composite structures
• Creation of practical structural concepts for large and small scale components
• Detailed analysis of composite structures including first principles stress analysis through to finite element analysis
• Expert user of Nastran/Patran in composite structural analysis
• Broad understanding of composite construction technologies ranging from polyester wet lay up through to epoxy prepreg
• Preparation of detailed construction drawings using AutoCAD and Rhino
• Preparation of concise accurate technical reports
Head of Composite Engineering
Oct 2011 – Oct 2017
Composites Engineering Manager
2007 – Oct 2011
Composites Engineering Manager
2005 – Jan 2007
Tony Chignell introduced us to Simon and his companies Windship Technology, Rogers Advanced Composites and Rogers Yacht Design. The Former is working to create composite sails for supertankers (pictured below), requiring 80 tonnes of composites each vessel, sails that provide savings of 30% of fuel costs! Simon was interested to make these sails from our bio-composites and supported development through his Rogers Advanced Composites company. They helped develop early prototypes of the 80% bio-based transparent panels and with Dave Monks helped to design a very simple system for fabricating those transparent panels using simple to fabricate wooden moulds (now we are using 3D printed tool parts. Simon attended various meetings with Tony and The National Composites Centre as we designed and ran experiments on Martin's Bio-composites and remains a supporter. Just as with Tony we hope to work together in the future when these bio-composites and manufacture systems reach a greater maturity and hopefully we can even build the Windship Composite Sails from our bio-composites and The Green Campus Bio-composite AM System.
Simon's Carbon Ocean 82- S/Y Aegir (pictured below) won the prestigious International Superyacht Society’s ‘Best Sail 24m-40m’ Design award, considered as the Oscars of the marine industry.