Green Energy Futures is a multi-media storytelling project that is documenting the clean energy revolution that's already underway. It tells the stories of green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities.
Green Energy Futures is produced and hosted by David Dodge. David is an environmental journalist and a photojournalist who has worked for newspapers, published magazines, radio and was the production manager for a Canadian nature publisher. He produced more than 350 EcoFile radio programs on sustainability for the CKUA Radio network and was the editor of Borealis magazine.
David has worked for not-for-profit organizations such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Destination Conservation and the Pembina Institute.
Dylan is the editor and production manager of Green Energy Futures. He recently graduated from MacEwan University with a degree in communication studies, majoring in journalism. Dylan has written for a variety of publications including the Edmonton Journal and Rat Creek Press.
Dylan is passionate about issues of social justice and sustainability. When he isn't ranting about politics to whomever will listen, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.
Jaro is the president and CEO of Avatar Media, our video production partner here at Green Energy Futures. When he's not creating media he loves to paddle, snowboard and spend time exploring the natural world.
Green Energy Futures is your guide to the green energy transition already underway.
Green Energy Futures was born out of the realization that in spite of litany of negative energy stories in the media the clean energy revolution has already begun.
Sometimes it’s hard to see but a clear transition has begun to cleaner forms of energy. The inspiration for this series comes from interest in renewable energy itself and the realization that the desire to use less and more sustainable forms of energy cuts across the political spectrum. While we all wrestle with the economics and the politics of energy worldwide there is an underlying desire in us to get to work on a system that is better for the planet.
Even in oil rich states and provinces individuals working for engineering firms, oil companies and utility companies are participating in this transition. Programs that have tapped into this interest have found high levels of support and engagement – people willing to invest their own money in new energy solutions.
Green Energy Futures is about the clean or green energy transition that is already underway. It’s about the housewife who leapt at the chance to pilot a utility company’s solar energy program. It’s about the dentist who invests his own money to get involved in renewable energy or the home builder who is keen to not only live in a home powered by geothermal energy, but to make all of his new homes just a little greener. It’s also about the politican who leads their government down new and innovative paths. It’s about the entrepreneur who has toiled away for many years trying to make a green energy business flourish in spite of countless barriers. It’s also about entrepreneurs who think big, and are building successful companies.
Green Energy Futures is not about the politics of energy or climate change. It is about people making a difference in their homes, their cities and their companies. It’s about a responsible and progressive transition that works from our present status as an oil dependent and oil wealthy nation through a transition to a future with less pollution and more sustainable forms of energy.
So listen in, add your voice to the discussion on our Facebook page and let's find our way to a clean energy future together.