Joshua Alvord – CEO (Chief Envisioning Optimist)
I find deep inspiration in Mohandas Gandhi and the honesty of “Being the Change We Wish to See In the World”!
I received my Architecture Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While in San Diego I worked for a mid-sized architecture firm gaining experience with both residential & commercial projects. My passion for architectural design has evolved into a passion for sustainable community development, permaculture design, natural building and nonprofit education work. The study & practice of yoga brings much joy to my life.
I admire people who dream big, root their toes in the soil and have hearts filled with compassion. I respect those who care about others and the planet. I look up to those who live boldly and are committed to making this world a better place; including Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther King Jr.and Mother Teresa.
I believe that peace, harmony & sustainability is possible on this planet; and I enjoy working with people who also believe this. I look forward to living in a healthy community that practices simple respect for one another & the planet. My priority in life right now is developing the Local Earth platform & kicking off our first Local Earth Festival in 2013!