Mr. Helferty is the Executive Director of the Resilient World Institute (RWI). He does multidisciplinary technical consulting, education, training, empowerment, knowledge mapping and networking for responsible environmental management and resource sustainability. As a Cleantech and Sustainable Development Technology Trainer & Educator focused on the peaceful and practical deployment and use of sustainable technologies, Mr. Helferty had been at the forefront of Eco-Tech sector development, and has been promoting the early and rapid adoption of next generation of integrated sustainability technologies to support Sustainable Development in Canada and globally for more than ten years.
Mr. Helferty was one of the co-Founders of the Canadian Biochar Initiative (CBI) and is currently the President of the regional Environmental Industry Association, Biochar Ontario. He is also the Principal of Biochar Consulting (Canada), a sole proprietorship that has been providing technical consulting services to the emerging global biochar industry since 2009.
Most recently, Mr. Helferty has also been working with Energime University (New York) as their Project Development Director, System Leader and Sector Expert for the “Climate Smart” Platform to develop a global “Future Tech” Training and Education network to support the next generation of sustainable energy, transportation, integrated waste processing and integrated organic Climate Smart food production systems in communities around the world.