About Daniel

“The secret of living a fulfilling life is to be ready at any moment to give up who you are for who you could become” – Sufi Proverb

Daniel Wahl has 14 years of experience in sustainability education and consultancy and has been a careful student of nature and ecological systems for more than 20 years. Originally trained as a biologist and zoologist (University of Edinburgh), in 2002 he completed his MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College with distinction, and in 2006 received his PhD in Natural Design (University of Dundee) for a thesis entitled “Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic/Integral Approach to Complexity and Sustainability”.

Between 2007 and 2010 Daniel was the director of Findhorn College based at the UN-Habitat Award winning ecovillage in the North of Scotland. He now works independently as a consultant and educator with organizations like Gaia Education, Bioneers, the Clear Village Foundation, and the UNITAR training centre CIFAL Scotland. He is a member of the International Futures Forum and a fellow of the “Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce’ (RSA).

Daniel left his native Germany in 1991 and has since lived and worked in Scotland, the USA, Honduras, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Spain, and England. In December 2010 he purposefully put an end to this global pilgrimage and committed to Mallorca as the place to grow roots and play an active part in the island’s transition towards increased sustainability and resilience.

I am in love with the mountains, beaches, and people of Mallorca. The island’s cultural and biological diversity along with its location and scale make Mallorca an ideal case study for a regional transition towards sustainability. Mallorca could become and example to the world. This process will be driven by engaging the tourism industry, sustainable innovation, promoting social entrepreneurship, inspired community activism, and cross-sectoral as well as cross-cultural collaboration.

Daniel C. Wahl