ZERI PractitionersBarrett Brown
Born in the green mountains of Vermont, Barrett is co-Director of the Integral Sustainability Center and the Integral International Development Center at Integral University. Barrett is currently researching how to improve the practice of sustainable development by implementing the art and science of Natural Design: customizing sustainable development initiatives to the developmental levels of all stakeholders and systems using Ken Wilber's Integral framework. He has been a member of the Integral Institute since 2002, and holds advanced certifications in Spiral Dynamics Integral and ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives). Barrett also serves as an international advisory board member of the Shift Foundation, IntegralCity.com, and Kosmos, a journal for the United Nations community. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University, furthering his research in sustainable development.
Barrett recently led a due diligence effort around using whole systems design, community-driven development and sustainability technologies to redesign refugee camps as environmentally and culturally sustainable settlements. This involved working with representatives from the British Royal Navy, US Departments of Defense and State, UNHCR, Rocky Mountain Institute and Refugees International. He previously served as the international development director for The Sustainable Village, an organization dedicated to design, engineering and supply for renewable energy and appropriate technology projects in developing countries.
Working throughout the US, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia, Barrett has helped define and launch seven other organizations before the Integral Sustainability Center: three marketing and communications consultancies, an international development non-profit, a renewable energy design and supply company, a fair-trade importer, and a direct sales organization.
Barrett has delivered numerous training seminars and presentations to audiences as large as 800 people, including speeches at the School for International Training, United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (side event) in South Africa, and the Spiral Dynamics Integral Conference on Natural Design.
Barrett initially studied both literature and mechanical engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has traveled extensively and lived in Curitiba, Brazil and Cuenca, Ecuador. Barrett speaks Spanish and Portuguese and currently resides in Vermont with his wife, Rita. Barrett is also a stilt performer, an avid hiker, and plays the Native American flute.
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Barrett C. Brown
Email: bbrown at integralinstitute.org
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