The Sustainable Future Center has a long and varied history. From some research into old City Directories we’ve found that this property was a gas station in the late 1950s and later became used car lot called “Rebel Motors.” At some point in the early 2000s the property became home to a roofing and construction company which erected our current building.
In 2009 David Bolt bought the property to house Sustainable Future, his growing solar installation business. By 2013 David had become more interested in Permaculture and less interested in the solar business. As a result, he wound down one and began to invest in the other.
Jim Gray came along in 2014 after hearing that David had made this somewhat surprising change; soon Jim was showing up full time to help with the conversion.
For over two years David and Jim worked to remodel the office side of the SF building while planning (endlessly) for how the ETPRI and the continuing Sustainable Future business would co-habit this space.
Finally we hit upon the idea that each business, the non-profit ETPRI and the for-profit Sustainable Future, would be “tenants” of the property — the newly conceived Sustainable Future Center.
We expect, as time goes along, we will be joined by other groups or enterprises that share our vision and our values. Take a virtual tour of the Sustainable Living Center.
In the photo above, instead of Waldo, can you find the turkeys?