Envision a Sustainable Future

It’s the year 2040 and some human communities are living in harmony with the Earth. They serve as models for communities everywhere…

Submit your creative future history story to reveal how it was done!

Person Holding A Green Plant

Who We Are

We are residents of the Bainbridge Island and Camano Island communities who are concerned for the planet and engaging in grass-roots organizing to make a difference.

We are artists, writers, scientists, economists, visionaries, professors, and former peace corp members.

It is our mission to refrain from thinking of what we should be doing, and move into action – both in thoughts and deeds – to make our planet and humanity a better place.

We hope you will join us on this endeavor.

– Written 100% by a human 🙂

Why stories?

Looking back from 2040 our stories of how we got to an ecological and sustainable society allows us to visualize what we can do now to make the story a reality. Since the future only unfolds within the present, these stories prompt us to make decisions now to create the future we want.

The stories will be collected from each community and will be judged separately for each community. Our initial two communities are Bainbridge Island, WA and Camano Island, WA.

Yes. Your name and e-mail will remain private with us and will only used to contact you if you win the contest or if you opt-in to our newsletter. Your first name will be displayed with your story if you do not choose to post your story as anonymous.

Imagine that it is the year 2040 and some human communities are living in harmony with the Earth and each other. They serve as as models for communities everywhere… looking back from the perspective of the future, submit a creative writing story that shares the process in which this transformation occurred, and how your local community participated in the change.

Stories should be a 500 words with an absolute maximum of 2000 words.

Submissions are being accepted now up until Nov 15th, 2024

The submissions will be judged by a group of volunteers from each community. The entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and responsiveness to the prompt.

Yes. If you do use AI, please indicate that you did so in your submission.

At this time we are only supporting Bainbridge Island and Camano Island communities on art4earth.com. However, you can request that your community be added to this website by using our contact form – indicate in your message to us that you would like your community added. We will contact you via e-mail when we are ready to support more communities.

For a new community to be accepted, you will need a small group of people within your community to monitor and judge the results. You will also need to find a member of your community to donate a prize offering.

The winner will be announced on December 1, 2024


The winning story submission from each community will receive a limited edition print from Susan Cohen Thompson, a local Camano Island artist.

One With Puget ©Susan Cohen Thompson

Bainbridge Island Stories

A jewel of the pacific northwest

Posted on
This is my story how Bainbridge Island became an Ecological Island: Once upon a time there was a jewel of an island in the puget sound named Bainbridge Island.  The…

Example Story 1

Posted on
Euismod elementum nisi quis eleifend quam adipiscing vitae. Vel quam elementum pulvinar etiam non. Volutpat diam ut venenatis tellus in metus vulputate eu. Nibh venenatis cras sed felis. Luctus accumsan…

Camano Island Stories

An example story

Posted on
Once upon a time there was a jewel of an island in the puget sound named Camano Island.  The people on the Island lived in communion with each other, the…

Example Story 4

Posted on
Euismod elementum nisi quis eleifend quam adipiscing vitae. Vel quam elementum pulvinar etiam non. Volutpat diam ut venenatis tellus in metus vulputate eu. Nibh venenatis cras sed felis. Luctus accumsan…

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.​

— Martin Luther King, Jr. ​

Share your story:

Send us your story and be entered to win!

A Person Holding a Ball Covered in Flower Petals