David Houle

David Houle is one of the Co-Founders and Managing Director of the Institute. David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.


Latest Webinar just scheduled! Global Natural Resources



In continuing our series of monthly webinars, we are proud to announce the webinar for November.

On Thursday November 5 from 2-3:30p eastern time US we will present

Global Natural Resources


The three speakers will be

Christopher Tucker

Chairman, The American Geographic Society

Speaker, Author, “A Planet of 3 Billion


Timothy Rumage

Planetary Ethicist

Chief Science Officer

Head, Environmental Studies at Ringling College


David Houle

Co-Founder, Managing  Director, The Sarasota Institute

Futurist, Author


We will look into the history of humans and earth relative to natural resources up to this moment. We will then look at how human population had affected all natural resources and what we can expect looking into the future.  This is a completely different topic than Climate Change as we will not be talking about CO2 and energy.  We will be looking at some of the big issues we face with natural resources and what we might be able to do.


This will be a thought provoking webinar for anyone interested in Spaceship Earth and our future on it.  Expect to learn a lot and have your mind opened up in new ways about what lies ahead for all of us. There will be clear conclusions about what we will need to do collectively in the next 10-30 years to avoid what can only be called a catastrophic outcome.  We have time but we need to face some brand new, developing forces.


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