Tom Cotter

I hold a deep desire to re-think, to re-design and build a positive future. My roles as father, ordained clergy, manager, consultant, speaker, community organizer, and professor have provided a unique perspective on the challenges we face and the changes required to overcome them. I see the end of the era of cheap fossil fuels and key materials, coupled with rising population and anxieties around water resources, food production and harmful wastes, as clearly demonstrating the need to rethink our model of production and consumption, not merely attempting to patch it up. I share an optimism that this rethinking will bring a better quality of life and increased opportunities as it can potentially restore natural and social capital.