Our 5 Core Themes:

CULTIVATE
Food and water
security for everyone
ENERGY
Clean energy and transportation
ECOLOGY
Leave half for other life
WASTE
Globalize ideas,
not stuff
COMMUNITY
Build neighborhoods, not walls

Ecology

 
       Ecology: Leave half for other life.
 
 
Wild space must accompany built space for our own survival.  Locally, this begins with securing a rich biodiversity, creating space for other live to thrive, and opportunities for us to engage.  Globally, his means we set aside half of the planet for other life.
The biosphere theme of Leap Lab is about Biophila, a term describing the human affinity for other living things, from a walk in the woods, companionship with domestic animals, to the ecosystem services nature provides for our sustenance.  Understanding biophilic relationships between nature and human existence, science and society, will help define the complexity of human needs and conservation goals.  
 
Here we tackle preserving and rebuilding natural space, ending human-caused extinctions, and create opportunities for the public to understand and explore natural history and conservation.

Waste

 
    Waste: Globalize ideas, not stuff.
 
Zero Waste, composting, circular economy. How we value community is redefining our material culture, promotes minimalism, and reduces social and ecological impacts along the life cycle of the objects that flow though our lives.  Bringing the world to zero waste will reduce the impacts of consumption on terrestrial and marine environments. 
    Our Partner: 
 
The mission of The 5 Gyres Institute is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. Their vision is a world free of plastic pollution! Click their logo to learn more.

Community

 
        Community: Build neighborhoods, not walls.  
 
Building community, shelter for all, off the grid living and 21st century design ready homes.  By prioritizing community connectivity, people are driven to simplicity and minimalism.  This ideal, coupled with new technologies, is transforming living space into efficient use and control of lighting, temperature, energy and water use, space, network connectivity and architectural design.

Energy

 
        Energy: Clean energy and transportation.
 
Efficient means of power generation and transportation that rely on renewable resources reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, contributing to cleaner communities, and reduce our exploitation of other nations for energy reserves.

Cultivate

Cultivate

 
     Cultivate: Food and Water Security for Everyone.
 
What will you plan(t) today for tomorrow? Food, water and agriculture, home and community gardening. The methods by which we grow, transport, package, and distribute food have profound social and environmental impacts. We promote local food production that enhances rather than inhibits healthy food, reduces chemical dependency common to mass farming practices, and embraces the nutrient cycle with large-scale composting.