Some of Ben’s earliest memories from childhood include taking minutes with crayons for his parents housing co-op committee meetings.

 He has spent most of his adult life as an environmental campaigner and self described nerd.  Ben has constantly searched for innovative approaches and opportunities to make change for the better.

He has been an outspoken voice in the media and has helped shaped the debate of many social and environmental issues in Canada abroad over the past 20 years. 

Ben was a Deputy Leader of the Green Party of BC and has been actively involved in political organizing, policy development and advocacy at the local, provincial and federal levels as well as working for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and other indigenous communities. 

Ben is an endlessly curious writer, runner, walker, juggler and animal lover with a taste for street art and “creative interventions”.

Ben believes in decentralization and the “wisdom of the crowd”.  He is obsessed with studying decision making and how cultures shift through memes. He believes laughter can move mountains.

As a Canadian he apologies for any cringe this bio has induced for you.

Ben spent the last two year facilitating a grants program funding public goods including a climate solutions funding round on behalf of Gitcoin. He is now working for Thrive Protocol helping communities grow their ecosystem using strategic grants programs and decentralized assessment of work to help optimize funding allocation and bring fairness and transparency to these programs. 

Ben hasn’t been publishing much recently because he spent much of his limited “Free time” working on his book the Monkey Flower Experiment. Stay tuned for more information on that project.

If you are reading this far you probably should just be hanging out with Ben on Mastodon  or Twitter. That is where he is likely to be right now anyways if he isn’t out with the dogs.

Have a lovely day.

PS – Please consider taking a break and going outside. Also,  drink more water.