Founder and general secretary
Charles was taught by the pioneers of a vision of conscious co-creation at Findhorn eco-village in Scotland how to work towards a conscious co-creation with nature. Charles started Arundel Forest Garden in order to develop models for providing for our basic needs and comforts that do no harm. A small camp grew up in the middle of that edible forest garden where the basic business model for Green Campus was worked out. This was developed in some detail as a business model for film maker James Cameron as 'Na-vi Camp', a fun thematic learning environment in partnership with Gaia Education and their Eco-village Design Curriculum. This evolved into Green Campus. Charles and the Green Campus team have developed the Green Camp System that allows us to 3D print whatever we need from 100% non-toxic bio-materials (from foodwaste), lighter and stronger than steel and in a 100% non-toxic, cradle to cradle product life-cycle that actually sequests carbon and cleans the oceans and landscapes.
Charles developed nano-crystalline atomic resonance coupling devices in his 20s with Marcus Reid and they published a book on The Theory of Asymmetry and Virtual Particles.
PROGRAMS I'M INVOLVED WITH
Manufacture Update - August 2021
Things have been incredibly hard for these last few months. I am still encountering many many failures but the net result is progress in the direction that I am working towards and hopefully soon, when we fix these last few failed parts, we will be where we want to be.
First scale 100% bio-composite panel made
I am happy to say that after five years of trying, I’ve finally managed to produce a very strong, full scale outdoor construction panel made from our 100%: non-toxic, plant-based, recyclable, biodegradable biocomposites. Thanks to allthe supporters of our crowdfunding campaign I was able to put together “The Green manufacture System (a large format 3-D printer) and test various different methods for extruding the biomaterials that we have developed with our sponsors.
Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests
The researchers suggest reintroducing a small number of important species to some damaged areas, such as elephants or wolves – a move that could restore up to 20% of the world’s land to ecological intactness. Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say.
Happy Easter with news of efforts to bring Reforest Fest to the UK, UN Restoration Festival online development & more
We have been working with Green Pop Foundation Tree-E-O, Misha Tesdale, on plans to bring their incredible reforest festival to the UK! Green Pop's Reforest Festival is an environmental action gathering combining practical ecosystem restoration work like tree-planting, with a full line-up of workshops, talks and activities from sustainability experts. The evenings are filled with campfire sessions, storytelling and music from some of South Africa and the Worlds finest musicians, producers, artists and thought leaders. Here's a short video about the 2019 festival.
First Full Scale Prototype Panel
Here is a report on the first test print of a full scale panel (although devided into quarters) using our prototype "Green Manufacture System"
Prototype Green Manufacture System Assembly
The Prototype "Green Manufacture System", a massive 3D printer, was too big for the garage at Green Campus Ellanore soo we have made a quick workaround... Here's a timelapse video and summary.
Green Campus Monthly Update, Episode 1. Pt. 1
The first of our monthly progress updates covering technical, community and program development with Q&A session.
The History of Green Campus
How the business model for Green Campus came out of trying to live in harmony with nature at Arundel Forest Garden.