Lifetime Achievement
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Guy Dauncey

Co-Founder, West Coast Climate Action Network

Guy’s remarkable journey spans two countries and multiple decades, showcasing his commitment to catalyzing change. In England, prior to 1990, he authored “The Unemployment Handbook” and co-founded the Education for Enterprise Network and the British Unemployment Resources Network. Notably, he instigated British Telecom’s environmental strategy, and orchestrated a Youth Exchange Tour uniting Indigenous youth from Mama-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre in Winnipeg and those from Scotland’s Findhorn Foundation. His book After the Crash: The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy solidified his visionary perspective.
On moving to Canada in 1990 Guy’s impact expanded exponentially. He became a strong environmental advocate, publishing EcoNews for 21 years, founding the Victoria Car-Share Cooperative and the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and writing Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change.
In 2021 Guy initiated the West Coast Climate Action Network (WE-CAN), which flourishes with 240 member organizations, 118 editions of the weekly WE-CAN News, and 4 Climate Action Provincial Assemblies. WE-CAN has also facilitated 146 climate champions’ election to local office, and pioneered the BC First Nations Climate Action Data Quilt. He is currently completing his 11th book, The Economic of Kindness: A Guide for the 21st Century. Guy’s commitment endures.