KING’S PROJECTS

PHILANTHROPY | PUBLICATIONS | TEACHING | PUBLIC SPEAKING | TRAVELING | ACTING | ART | PHOTOGRAPHY

My creative pursuits vary —from serving the COMMON Foundation to creating new social enterprises to producing art to writing everything from innovative strategies for clients to articles for mainstream outlets.

I act, paint, photograph, draw and I have produced and directed short films. I have volunteered with dozens of organizations, committing thousands of hours for the benefit of people, planet, and peace. My current philanthropic work is conducted through the COMMON Foundation, which I created in 2007 as a part of my commitment to a life of service.

I practice yoga and Zen Buddhism. I’ve given talks around the world, published academic and popular literature. And, when I’m not traveling, I love to teach.

My mission is clear:

“To increase humanity’s awareness of our unique place in the cosmos and make clear our connection to all life on Earth, our dependence on nature, and the need to protect it for its own sake and future generations.”

The burning question I’m trying to answer:

“How can humanity overcome its evolutionary limitations as a species to address long-term global challenges and govern accordingly (e.g. climate change, environmental degradation, war, poverty, human rights, inequality, etc.)?”