BOREALIS - THE LIVING UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH
STAGE I : PROJECT EASEL : THE EXPERIMENTAL URBAN MODULE
LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this proposal is to enter The Peace
Environmental Research Centre Foundation's Borealis Project into all World Millennium Partnership Programs as an Official Canadian Millennium
Celebration/Demonstration Project. In brief, the Foundation is applying for a portion of the funding necessary for construction of the
Experimental Urban Module, including Government and Industry expertise and information
relevant to the specifications and parameters of the Borealis Project.
The reader of this application should not confuse our main
objective: the planning and construction of the Experimental Urban Module.
characteristics are simple and are as follows: It is situated on 20-40 acres of
land in ski country with a potential population of 1,500 to 2,000 persons.
Basically it is a research centre and a combination university mini-community.
Of course, it will facilitate a world class wholistic health spa. The unique aspects of the
1. It is designed with a regional plan in consideration of
expanding into a city of the North. Its plans for the future.
2. It does not pollute -. utilizes complete 100% recycling Systems.
3. It produces its own energy from the sun, methane digesters,
and wind generators.
4. It is a total life support system - it produces most of its fresh
vegetables and clothing fibers inside the module with hydroponic farming; and produces its own
solar energy cells/collectors.
5. It is a 24 hour environmental experience. The community is
expanded into a total learning experience.
6. It is designed completely with presently existing technologies.
The EUM is planned inevitability instead of planned
obsolescence. It is a seed of the city of the future. Within the EUM are the
basic components that hypothetically, if duplicated and expanded upon, would
result in a future village cluster and eventually a complete city. To us in the
Foundation, planning for the future makes good sense. One of the main reasons
why our civilization is now in such crisis is because of poor urban planning.
It should be understood that we are not proposing the
planning of an entire city at this point . What we are proposing is the
construction of an Experimental Urban Module whose planning criteria include the
probability of growth. It is certainly not a mega-project beyond the means of
Government and Industry nor Canadian society as a whole as the budget will verify.
Remember that the launching of any project is an evolutionary
process. As can be seen, in the past twenty-eight years the Foundation has
made considerable progress in the development of Borealis. It was a difficult time when
government, industry and university priorities did not include significant future urban
demonstration projects. This application shows our present level of achievement including our
methods of reaching our goals and objectives. In fact, your official recognition
and support would expedite our evolution.
We consider that the Principles that our Borealis Project
demonstrates (such as Total Sustainable Energy, Total Recycling, and Zero
Pollution, etc.), are the inevitable evolution of the Science of Urban Humankind.
Principles that reflect our Planet's Eventual Destiny. It will be refreshing to enjoy the day that
we can realize all of them in one small town in Canada (and other parts of the World).
your participation that day will come with the New Millennium?
Please, Participate and Celebrate with us.
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