Simon Fjell is Co-founder director of the Permaculture Institute International, now a global sustainable design organisation with many thousands of projects in over one hundred countries. He was the creator and for some time operator of sustainable development teaching networks in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Jamaica. Simon was also an advisor to the UNDP on the environmentally blighted Aral Sea in Uzbekistan, instigator of Waterwatch community water quality monitoring network in Melbourne, initiator of National Riverprize winning cleaner automotive service industry and householder eco education projects.
Currently applying his skills to sustainable property development in Melbourne and further developing on successful sustainable development methodologies with the development of software tools and the formation of multidisciplinary design team facilitation processes that delivers cost effective outcomes to developers.
Additionally Simon has a partnership with a highly successful film and television unit in California. Collectively they have secured commitment from global cable and free to air broadcasters for a weekly digest on creating healthy people and planet. Aimed at the fastest growing marketing sector the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) customer this upbeat program is very high end, dynamic and fashionable. It strikes a cord in a widespread audience who want to become involved in something to feel good about but not to join in overzealous doom and gloom too often associated with health and environmental issues.
He is a highly quotable and authentic speaker who illustrates his presentations with first-hand experiences.