Zane Selvans

As of late 2018, I am on an extended sabbatical, wandering the Earth by bike with my laptop.


  • Liberating Public Electric Utility Data, alongside the other members of Catalyst Cooperative, in order to help shape narratives and policies about climate change, and our energy systems. As a side benefit, I get to study electricity markets, power systems, machine learning, data science, and cloud computing platforms.
  • Becoming fluent in Spanish, to better understand the Mexican American culture that I’ve been surrounded by for much of my life, but separated from by white supremacy.
  • Exploring cooperative urban development strategies, in the hopes of creating more equitable, accessible, sustainable cities… or at least understanding what they might look like if we wanted to create them.
  • Documenting my cognitive journey on Amateur Earthling, by writing about the intersection of cooperation, economics, sustainability, climate change, energy systems, cities, social justice, housing and transportation policy.


Zane A. Selvans
Amateur Earthling, PhD
Chief Data Wrangler, Catalyst Cooperative
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Tentative Itinerary

  • Sep – Oct, 2018: Winterthur & Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Nov, 2018 – Jan, 2019: Antalya, Turkey
  • Feb – ???, 2019: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Future: Ciudad de Oaxaca, Morelia, y Ciudad de México, México
  • Future: Medellin, Colombia