Founder’s Biography: Andrew Cameron Bailey is a filmmaker, photographer, inventor, author, designer/builder and entrepreneur. He is a visionary thinker in the realms of climate restoration* and the evolutionary potential of humanity. He has degrees in literature, anthropology, mathematics, chemistry, and chemical engineering and has lectured in mathematics and chemistry at the college level. He is the founder of Sacred Earth Enterprises, a company which is developing economically-viable climate solutions. He is co-author of the non-fiction book THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm, author of the historical mystery novel The Mayflower Revelations and director of the films IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What do the Wise Ones Know? and SEEDS OF FREEDOM: A Vision for America.
Andrew finds inspiration exploring the interface between physics and metaphysics. He also keeps a weather eye on the evolutionary state of humanity and the delicate planet we call home. Somewhere along the way he learned that the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere had reached a concentration not seen in 3 million years, a time when the average global temperature was 10-12 degrees Celsius higher than it is now, when palm trees grew in Antarctica and the ocean was 100 feet higher than it is today. Carbon dioxide, methane and other industrial pollutants, emitted since the Industrial Revolution, had triggered a greenhouse effect that was on its way to terminating life as we know it.
“Hmmm,” he thought. “Too much CO2 in the atmosphere? That should not be much of a problem. What if..?” As a designer/builder, chemist and chemical engineer, and as the son of a Scotsman who designed and built giant fertilizer factories all over southern Africa back in the 1950s, Andrew realized that a business opportunity was staring him in the face. The excess CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere is a valuable resource. It can be captured and converted into marketable products. There’s a trillion tons of it in the air, and it’s free for the taking. If we can remove enough of it quickly enough, we should be able to restore the climate. Fast forward ten years. At the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland there was a buzz about a multi-trillion-dollar investment opportunity: climate restoration.* They were speaking Andrew’s language!
Our initial mission was to identify ‘shovel-ready’ climate restoration* solutions and bring funding to them via our network of wealthy friends and acquaintances. That mission evolved when we discovered that viable solutions are few and far between. We would have to develop them ourselves. It wasn’t long before the Carbon Capture Module™ and the EnviroPlex™ were in the design phase. A partnership with the EnviroFarm™ system followed, then the EnviroVillage™ – a replicable co-housing design built with concrete made from atmospheric CO2 . Most recently, there’s the BAILEY Synergy Tower™.
Our primary mission is to invent, develop, prototype, market, manufacture and manage integrated bio-technological innovations that have a measurable positive global climate effect when deployed at scale.
Our secondary mission is to bring jobs and lease-able real estate to communities, and to develop marketable products from the captured CO2: organic foods, building materials, fuels, carbon-fiber materials for 3D printing and more. Our activities will include community development, education and job training, indoor and outdoor farming, permaculture, soil restoration, electricity generation, water purification and tree-planting campaigns.
Our installations will
- provide multiple benefits to the communities in which they are installed,
- reduce human health expenses by cleaning the air and eliminating pollution,
- increase food security,
- mitigate climate damage, and
- generate significant ROI for investors.
Planet Earth has reached the tipping point. There is not a moment to be wasted. The late Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s greatest scientists, warned us that the world of the future will look like this if we stay on our current trajectory.
Sorry, climate deniers, but that is NOT where we are going. We have a more intelligent plan. It will look more like this!
Or it might look like this!
The Sacred Earth initiative, in combination with a swiftly-deployed worldwide program of greenhouse gas reduction such as that proposed in the Paul Hawken-edited book DRAWDOWN and other climate restoration* strategies, changes the course of history. We find ourselves living on a cool, green planet to the seventh generation and beyond.
*WHAT IS CLIMATE RESTORATION?
Climate Restoration is the urgent global endeavor to return Earth’s climate systems to the safe and healthy state from which humanity and our natural world evolved. This requires returning atmospheric CO2 to proven safe levels of less than 300 parts per million by 2050 and restoring sufficient Arctic ice to prevent permafrost melt and the resulting catastrophic methane emissions. Climate restoration is complementary to ongoing CO2 and methane emission-reduction and mitigation efforts. [Source: The Healthy Climate Alliance]
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