David Jaber is a founder of inNative and director of optimization at Blue Star Integrative Studio, two firms that advance better decision-making by companies and communities. He has over 15 years of experience in executing sustainability strategy, performance evaluation, greenhouse gas analysis and zero waste audits. David also works on community development, habitat regeneration and renewable energy with tribal communities.
David is also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP of 10 years, a Project Drawdown Fellow, a former United Nations Life Cycle Impact Assessment working group member and a former co-chair of Tribal P2 to advance environmental health in Indian Country. Most important, he continually seeks social and environmental returns on renewable, non-toxic, ecological, and equitable fronts, regardless of financial compensation.
How many times have you felt stymied in helping yourself and your colleagues advance toward a common goal in a sustainable way because of commitment, communication patterns or other reasons? Permaculture offers a powerful system of sustainable design that can help.
To create a world that works for all, we need to change the language we use to frame our mindset. Language has real power. It communicates the concepts that shape thought, and we need to be vigilant about the terms we use.