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Our Philosophy.

Our philosophy is rooted in a synergistic combination of two main themes: first, understanding ‘whole systems’ sustainability science coupled with a structured approach to decision-making and second, enacting a collaborative approach to co-creating new possibilities and realities through engaged client participation in the change process.

Recognizing that achieving an attractive, sustainable society means transformative change across sectors, we work closely with clients and stakeholders to help them clarify priorities, create an attractive vision and identify options for taking strategic action. 

Different projects call for different types of services: we can provide a collaborative approach to envisioning, process design, facilitation, coaching, education, research, analysis and action planning. With over 35 years experience, the partners of Synapse, David Waldron and Katie Pease, have a diverse portfolio with projects including: award winning community sustainability partnerships, integrated community planning, supervision of various municipal engineering projects, and planning for sustainable community food and energy systems. In addition, they have led the design and delivery of both community-based and graduate level sustainability education programs.