Chuck Burr

IMG_5772_CropChuck Burr is an independent environmental journalist and author of Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution (book) and Culturequake.com (online).

Burr has a Bachelor of Accounting and an MBA in finance. While at George Washington University studying accounting, Burr interned in the Executive Office of the President for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office for Bilateral Affairs for Western Europe during the administration of Ronald Reagan. He also worked on Capital Hill interning for two U.S. congressmen.

After his first job in college, Chuck Burr founded and by age 39 had grown ZPIX computers, prepress and ZPIX Promote software to over $40 million in cumulative sales. The software Burr wrote automated advertising for some of the largest retailers in the world. ZPIX was also the first Apple Computer dealership dedicated to electronic publishing. Burr sold the first desktop color publishing system in the U.S. and the second in the world.

Since retiring from ZPIX, Burr has founded several public-benefit companies and nonprofits. He founded Restoration Seeds, the Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association, the Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute. At Restoration Seeds, Burr created the second largest catalog of 1,100 open-pollinated savable seeds for sale in the world. Each year he grew over 200 varieties of certified organic vegetable, herb and flower varieties from seed to seed or saved perennial wildcrafted seed. Burr bred several new vegetable varieties. So that the they may never be patented, he pledged the new varities to the Open Source Seed Initiative. He also designed and planted native tree and edible food-forests.

Through the years, Chuck Burr has served on several environmental nonprofit boards from the Eastern Slope of Colorado to Southern Oregon. Burr has also participated in successful campaigns to save the Telluride, Colorado, Valley Floor from development and also the ballot measure to ban growing genetically-modified plants in Jackson and Josephine counties, Oregon.

More recently, Burr is Founder and CEO of Bitdexs.com cryptocurrency tax, audit and accounting system.

Chuck Burr’s wealth of experience has led him to share his knowledge through his writings to make the world a better place.

He is a full-time father, alpinist, rock climber, ice-climber, yogi and trail runner.

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CulturequakeFront03-16-10Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution (Book)

Synopsis: Why do we have to participate in the destruction of the earth to survive? Why do we have to work to buy food? Weren’t food and land free once? Is there a better way to live? Are we living our truth? Are there skills we are not being taught? What changes will make a real difference?

Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution reveals our only long-term solutions by taking a hard look at how we got here and why we may not be able to fix civilization. Chuck Burr shows us better ways to live beyond modern consumer culture.

By seeing through whole-systems eyes, we can start living more in tune with our needs and more deeply connected to the earth. Don’t wait!—read this book and let us create a new culture together.

Reviews: Few books have caused me to rethink my entire view of human history and human culture as Culturequake has. — Larry Korn, editor and translator One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

While not everyone is ready to drop their current lifestyles, the idea that there is a different way to live that harmonizes our relations with all living beings is both comforting and exciting. Culturequake is a highly recommended read. — Kris Holstrom, New Community Coalition, San Miguel County Sustainability Coordinator, Telluride, Colorado.

Tying together the bits and pieces, the anecdotes, stories and flashes of recognition for the first time. — Marc Hurlbert

A thoroughly researched and well-indexed book. Great for those who are new to the idea of how people in our culture live beyond the human definition. It also serves as a great reference for those already “in” on the taker/leaver concept. Chuck writes in a simple, easy to read style without a lot of flowery conjecture. This is a fact-filled book that I believe I will use as a reference for years to come. — Eric Jergensen

As alarming world news is now, his fresh, brilliant, new message is that the answers that served humanity well for so long before these times can still serve us well. In fact, combining the best of both world’s, it could be so great, we’d look on the last few thousand years as a mere hiccup.
— John Cruickshank, the Sunny John and Hobbit House

Mission: To make the world a better place for all species through education.

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