Global resilience. It is the greatest challenge mankind will ever face. Somehow, we must turn the tide and focus not on problems, but on solutions. We must spearhead private-sector solutions to make our our society and industry more resilient to natural and man-made threats.
We need to take dynamic action so that we can heal, save, and restore the only home we will ever have, Earth. Our national security and economic competitiveness demands it. After years of business plan development, in 2019 a group of civic, business, and thought leaders laid out the vision for the InterNational Environmental Complex, to lead our country in systematically and collaboratively tackling these challenges. These business and community leaders all share a common concern for our home – Earth. We want our children to enjoy the gifts of nature, while enjoying a strong, vibrant and prosperous America. To get there, we need to shift directions and work together. We find too many accelerators and nonprofit organizations are operating in silos, creating tremendous inefficiencies. As well, our technological lead is being challenged by countries which do not share our values. Our political system struggles to provide consistent leadership and creates market inefficiencies. EcoPlex seeks to change that.
If an innovation is not good for people, industry, and the environment, it is not sustainable
EcoPlex, will be home to a community of leaders made up of scientists, researchers, established businesses and entrepreneurs. Together they will connect to the global sustainability community and set a new standard for solving these life-threatening planetary problems. Committed to a culture of collaboration, the entire complex will be designed and built so that it can easily connect in real time with the global sustainable community.
EcoPlex will have world-class research labs, collaborative workspaces where science and industry can collaborate on solutions, and meeting spaces where global leaders can convene. The showpiece of the facility will be the National Environmental Museum™, America’s first-ever museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the environment. The living museum will house dynamic exhibits designed to help visitors learn and experience innovations that will accelerate our path to societal and industrial resilience. Industry leaders will come here to learn about smart innovation to improve their resilience and ROI. The museum will serve as part of clearinghouse to accelerate and showcase sustainable innovations… just as NASA did with the space race. We will succeed.
“EcoPlex will be home to a community of leaders made up of scientists, researchers, established businesses, and entrepreneurs.”