Chuck Burr

Intellectually Unchaining The Enlightened

IMG_3275_CropChuck Burr is an independent cultural and environmental journalist. He is author of Culturequake: The Restoration Revolution and Photo: Chuck with family, the brilliant Bridget and Charlie.

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 for Ronald Reagan. He also worked on Capital Hill interning for two U.S. Congressmen.

Chuck began his career at the largest consulting firm in the world, Accenture Strategy & Consulting. In 1987 Chuck Burr founded ZPIX Computer Graphics. By age 39 had grown ZPIX to over $40 million in cumulative revenues since founding. Software Burr wrote automated large retail advertising departments. ZPIX was also the first Apple Computer dealership dedicated to electronic publishing. Burr sold the first color desktop publishing system in the United States 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 varieties to the Open Source Seed Initiative. He also designed and planted native tree and edible food-forests.

Chuck 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.

Burr is Founder and CEO of accounting, portfolio management, and taxation capital gains 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.

To Know Truth,
One Must Choose To Openly Pursue It.
– Emanuel Kant


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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