Wallace J. Nichols

Wallace J. Nichols

Wallace "J." Nichols, an award-winning scientist, eco activist and author, is a research associate at California Academy of Sciences, and co-founder of: OceanRevolution.org, an international network of young ocean advocates; SEEtheWILD.org, a conservation travel network; GrupoTortuguero.org, an international sea turtle conservation network; and LiVBLUE.org, a global oceans campaign. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers as well as several books including Blue Mind.

www.wallacejnichols.org

Session(s):

Wallace "J." Nichols | I Wish You Water - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your Brain On Water - Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist, international social justice activist, board member of 350.org, and best-selling author of such seminal classics as No Logo and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her most recent project is a groundbreaking new book about climate change and an accompanying film, The Message, that she is working on with her husband, filmmaker Avi Lewis.

www.naomiklein.org

Session(s):

Naomi Klein | This Changes Everything: Capitalism v. the Climate - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Movement Building I: Convergence - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Clayton Thomas-Muller

Clayton Thomas-Muller

Clayton Thomas-Muller is an Ottawa-based Indigenous rights activist and a member of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. He is an organizer for the Defenders of the Land & Idle No More, and Co-Director of the Indigenous Tar Sands (ITS) Campaign of the Polaris Institute. He has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 in hundreds of Indigenous communities to organize against the encroachments of the fossil fuel industry and the banks that finance them.

www.idlenomore.com

Session(s):

Clayton Thomas-Muller | The Rise of the Canadian Native Rights-Based Movement to Protect Our Commons - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Movement Building I: Convergence - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.), founder of Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense Organic Mushrooms, a dedicated, award-winning mycologist and mycological researcher for 30+ years, conservationist and explorer, has discovered new species of mushrooms, written six seminal books and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible, functional, and medicinal mushroom cultivation. His latest book is Mycelium Running, How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World.

www.fungi.com

Session(s):

Paul Stamets | How Mushrooms Can Help Us Survive “Extinction 6x” – Friday, October 17, 2014

Solutions from the Underground: Mushrooms as Planetary Healers – Friday, October 17, 2014

Plant Sacraments and the Mind of Nature - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Climbing PoeTree

Climbing PoeTree

Climbing PoeTree (Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman) are a spoken word duo, award-winning multimedia theater artists, and committed organizers and educators who have toured (in a bus that runs on recycled vegetable oil) to hundreds of cities nationally and internationally presenting alongside powerhouses such as Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Cornel West, Alicia Keys, and Alice Walker. They have led workshops in institutions from Harvard to Riker's Island Prison.

www.climbingpoetree.com

Session(s):

Caroline Casey with Climbing Poetree | Performance Democratic Animism Now! Assuming Cultural Narrative Lead - Friday, October 17, 2014

Climbing Poetree: Alixa Garcia & Naima Penniman - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Performance by Alixa Garcia of Climbing PoeTree - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues (translated into 48+ languages, performed in 140+ countries), and the founder of V-Day, the vast global movement to end violence against women and girls. Eve also co-founded, in 2011, The City of Joy, a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo.

www.vday.org

Session(s):

Eve Ensler | One Billion Rising for Justice: The Future’s in the Body – Friday, October 17, 2014

City of Joy: Turning Pain to Planting and Power - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Severine v T Flemning

Severine v T Flemning

Severine v T Fleming is: Director of The Greenhorns, producing media and events for new farmers; co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition and of Farm Hack, an open-source platform for farmer-to-farmer appropriate technology exchange; a board member of the Schumacher Center for New Economics; and recent co-founder of Agrarian Trust, focusing on land access for beginning farmers.

www.agrariantrust.org | www.thegreenhorns.net | www.farmhack.net | www.ourland.tv

Session(s):

Severine v t Fleming | Millions of Acres: Young Agrarians Needed – Friday, October 17, 2014

Re-Localizing the Food System  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Citizen Science: DIY Knowledge To and From the People - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 13-year old Boulder, Colorado-based Indigenous environmental activist (since age 6!) and rapper, is the Youth Director of Earth Guardians, a non-profit organization committed to protecting the water, air, earth, and atmosphere. He has organized many rallies, actions, demonstrations and events, and has traveled widely internationally to speak about environmental and Indigenous issues.

www.earthguardians.org

Session(s):

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Itzcuauhtl Roske-Martinez | Youth Activist Rap Duo – Friday, October 17, 2014

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez | Youth Leadership Our Generation Was Born To Change The World – Friday, October 17, 2014

Native Youth Talking Circle - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams has, for 45+ years, expanded the limits of spirituality, compassion and diversity as founder and Minister of Liberation of the world-renowned Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. As minister, author, social activist, lecturer, community leader and spokesperson for the poor and marginalized, Reverend Williams is recognized as a national leader on the forefront of change in the struggle for civil and human rights.

www.glide.org

Session(s):

Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani | Who Will Take Care of My People? – Friday, October 17, 2014

Janice Mirikitani

Janice Mirikitani

Janice Mirikitani, the Founding President of renowned Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, is a visionary community activist, leader, editor, and award-winning poet (the second Poet Laureate of San Francisco). During 43 years at Glide she has helped build 87 comprehensive programs to provide education, recovery support, primary and mental health care, job-training, housing and human services to the most disenfranchised communities in the city.

www.glide.org

Session(s):

Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani | Who Will Take Care of My People? – Friday, October 17, 2014

Tim Merry

Tim Merry

Tim Merry, aka “Slam Poet Harvester,” has been listening to life and finding poetry to harvest in it for as long as he can remember. He has been performing his unique spoken-word skills in a wide range of contexts for nearly a decade, reviving the ancient sacred Bardic art of poetically distilling the essence of events as they occur.

www.timmerry.com

Session(s):

Tim Merry | Morning Highlights – Friday, October 17, 2014

Tim Merry | Morning Highlights – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tim Merry | Morning Highlights - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chloe Maxmin

Chloe Maxmin

Chloe Maxmin, a senior at Harvard College, became an activist when she was 12 and started a Climate Action Club in her high school, galvanizing a movement in her school and community. She then founded “First Here, Then Everywhere” to empower youth environmentalists, and then co-founded Divest Harvard, receiving national and international recognition for her activism.

www.firstheretheneverywhere.org | www.divestharvard.com

Session(s):

Youth Leadership | Fossil Fuel Divestment - Friday, October 17, 2014

Chloe Maxmin | Youth Leadership Lessons from the Grassroots Climate Movement - Saturday, October 18, 2014

John Warner

John Warner

John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and co-founder of The Beyond Benign Foundation, is one of the key founders and drivers of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text, Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, with Paul Anastas. He has published over 200 patents, papers and books and has won countless prestigious awards, including the 2014 Perkin Medal.

www.warnerbabcock.com

Session(s):

John Warner | Green Chemistry: Biomimicry and Molecular Psychology - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Toward a Nontoxic Industry and Economy - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Destiny Arts

Destiny Arts

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC), a program of Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based violence prevention/arts education nonprofit, is a multicultural group of teens that creates original performance art combining hip-hop, dance, theater, martial arts, song, and rap. The company has performed locally and nationally since 1993 and has been the subject of two documentary films. DAYPC’s artistic directors are Sarah Crowell & Rashidi Omari.

www.destinyarts.org

Session(s):

Destiny Arts Youth Preformance Company - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson

Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D. (Anishinaabe/Métis/Norwegian [Turtle Mountain Chippewa]), Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State and President of the Cultural Conservancy, a Native American nonprofit dedicated to the revitalization of indigenous cultures, is: co-founder/co-producer of the Indigenous Forum at Bioneers, editor of the Bioneers anthology, Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings For A Sustainable Future, and producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Salt Song Trail.

www.earthdiver.org

Session(s):

Indigenous Forum | Brave-Hearted Women: Protectors of Native Women’s Health – Friday, October 17, 2014

Intelligence in Nature: The Vegetable Mind - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Indigenous Forum | Dollars and Sense in Indian Country and Beyond: Expanding Indigenous Philanthropy - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Robin Kimmerer

Robin Kimmerer

Robin Kimmerer (an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation) is a professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) where she teaches courses on Land and Culture, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Ethnobotany, the Ecology of Mosses, Disturbance Ecology, and General Botany. She is also the Director of the newly established Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY-ESF.

Session(s):

Robin Kimmerer | Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Intelligence in Nature: The Vegetable Mind - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Jeffrey Bronfman

Jeffrey Bronfman

Jeffrey Bronfman, an educator, philanthropist, and environmentalist, became the first Mestre (teacher/guide) of the União do Vegetal (UDV) religion outside of Brazil in 1994. Subsequently he served as the lead plaintiff in the UDV’s decade-long case against the U.S. government, which, in 2010, secured legal acceptance of the UDV’s religious practice, including its use of the Amazonian plant decoction “hoasca” as a sacrament.

Session(s):

Jeffrey Bronfman | The Botanical Dimension of Our Human Evolutionary Next Steps - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Plant Sacraments and the Mind of Nature - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rachel Bagby

Rachel Bagby

Rachel Bagby, who has a Stanford law degree in Social Change and was a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's "Voicestra," works with leaders from organizations such as Google and the Sierra Club to unleash the force of nature inside them, to get that next, big, Earth-serving thing done. Author of Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women’s Voices, Rachel practices what she preaches.

www.rachelbagby.com

Session(s):

Cultivating Women’s Leadership (CWL) Alumnae Reunion & Sampler - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woman and Nature: The Shadow and The Promise - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Opening by Rachel Bagby – Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kristen Sheeran

Kristen Sheeran

Kristen Sheeran, Ph.D., Vice President of Knowledge Systems at Eco-Trust, is an economist focused on conservation, economic development, and social equity who has published numerous articles and books, many dealing with climate change, and is a co-founder and the Director of the Economics for Equity and Environment Network (E3), a national network of leading-edge applied economists developing new and better arguments for protecting people and the planet.

www.ecotrust.org

Session(s):

Kristen Sheeran | Scaling Solutions for Social Change - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Eco-Regional Design: Place Is the Space - Sunday, October 19, 2014

John A. Powell

John A. Powell

John A. Powell, an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, race, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy, is a professor of Law, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and serves as the Director of its Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He has founded several institutes, taught at numerous law schools, including Harvard and Columbia, and has authored several books, including, most recently: Racing to Justice.

www.diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute

Session(s):

John A. Powell | Beloved Community: Interbeing, Race, Class and Person ‘Hood - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Movement Building II—All Together Now: Stand Up, Build Justice, Cool the Globe - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Manuel Pastor

Manuel Pastor

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at USC, also directs USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-directs its Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Pastor is one of the nation’s leading researchers on the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities, and the social movements seeking to change those realities.

www.usc.edu

Session(s):

Manuel Pastor | Transactions, Transformations, Translations: Movement-Building for the Next America - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Movement Building II—All Together Now: Stand Up, Build Justice, Cool the Globe - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Arielle Klagsbrun

Arielle Klagsbrun

Arielle Klagsbrun is an organizer with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, based out of St. Louis, MO. She is also on the collective of Rising Tide North America. Arielle is the 2013 recipient of the Brower Youth Award for a campaign to confront Peabody Coal, the world's largest private-sector coal corporation headquartered in St. Louis.

www.organizemo.org

Session(s):

Youth Leadership | Fossil Fuel Divestment - Friday, October 17, 2014

Arielle Klagsbrun – Youth Leadership | Why People Need to Get Arrested: The climate crisis requires bold action - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams, one of our nation’s most beloved writers, is a naturalist, conservationist, and passionate free speech advocate. She has testified before Congress about women’s health, camped in remote wildernesses, worked as "a barefoot artist" in Rwanda, and been arrested in anti-war civil disobedience actions. Currently a scholar at the University of Utah, her many great classics include: Refuge and Finding Beauty in a Broken World.

www.coyoteclan.com

Session(s):

Terry Tempest Williams | A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel

Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence national alternative medicine policy. He has edited several books and written four, including, most recently, Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature.

www.bioneers.org

Session(s):

Opening Talks by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers Founders – Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening Remarks by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers Founders – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcome by Nina Simons and Kenny Ausubel – Sunday, October 19, 2014

Closing with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nina Simons

Nina Simons

Nina Simons, President/co-founder of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur who previously served as President of Seeds of Change and Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla. Nina directs Bioneers' Everywoman’s Leadership program, a whole systems approach to women's leadership that includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership" intensive retreats. She is co-editor of the anthology, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart.

www.bioneers.org/programs/womens-leadership

Session(s):

Opening Talks by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers Founders – Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening Remarks by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers Founders – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cultivating Women’s Leadership (CWL) Alumnae Reunion & Sampler - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcome by Nina Simons and Kenny Ausubel – Sunday, October 19, 2014

Closing with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Alisa Gravitz

Alisa Gravitz

Alisa Gravitz, MBA, has helped lead the national agenda to create a socially and environmentally responsible economy for nearly 30 years. As President/CEO of Green America (formerly Co-op America), she has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production with American consumers and businesses.

www.greenamerica.org

Session(s):

Feminomics: Reinventing Economics that Work for All of Life - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network, is a veteran environmental and social justice activist who has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.

www.ran.org

Session(s):

Movement Building II—All Together Now: Stand Up, Build Justice, Cool the Globe - Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline W. Casey, creator/weaver-of-context of "The Visionary Activist Show" on Pacifica Radio stations KPFA (Bay Area) and KPFK (Los Angeles) (also web and podcast), is the author of Making the Gods Work For You and founder/Chief Trickster of Coyote Network News, a mythological news service providing astrological meta-stories describing collective global culture. Caroline has brought astrology's guiding story to venues from Nightline to the Washington Post.

www.visionaryactivism.com | www.coyotenetworknews.com

Session(s):

Caroline Casey with Climbing Poetree | Performance Democratic Animism Now! Assuming Cultural Narrative Lead - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

David Levine

David Levine

David Levine is co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, a growing coalition of business organizations and companies, which together represent over 200,000 businesses and more than 325,000 business leaders, working to advance market shifts and policies for a sustainable economy that will generate prosperity while benefitting our communities and our environment.

www.asbcouncil.org

Session(s):

Greening Businesses of All Sizes – Friday, October 17, 2014

Reception with the American Sustainable Business Council – Friday, October 17, 2014

Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Aleut) has over 35 years' experience serving his people and other indigenous peoples internationally. The first Native commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, he chaired the Indigenous Knowledge sessions of the Global Summit of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, and co-founded several organizations including the Indigenous Peoples' Council for Marine Mammals. He has received many prestigious awards for his activism and co-authored Aleut Wisdom: Stories of an Aleut.

www.gcill.org

Session(s):

Council | It Takes a Village to Raise an Elder: Intergenerations Honoring the Wisdom of the Elders in our Communities, Families & Glocal World – Friday, October 17, 2014

Council | Cultivating 21st Century Earth Stewardship in a Power-Imbalanced World: Global Citizens, First Peoples & Spaceship Earth - Friday, October 17, 2014

Council | Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine: Partnership in Women’s & Men’s Leadership, From the Inside Out - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Council. The World We Want & How We Get There: Cultivating Presence—When the Heart Speaks, The World Listens - Sunday, October 19, 2014

David Orr

David Orr

David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Senior Adviser to the President at Oberlin College, is an award-winning scholar and leader in the sustainability movement, renowned for his pioneering work on environmental literacy and ecological design. He is the author of: Down to the Wire; The Last Refuge; The Nature of Design; Earth in Mind; and Ecological Literacy; and co-editor of Hope is an Imperative.

www.oberlin.edu/envs/

Session(s):

The Frontlines of Greening Educational Systems: Achieving Environmental Literacy for All - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eco-Regional Design: Place Is the Space - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sharon Shay Sloan

Sharon Shay Sloan

Sharon Shay Sloan is Director of the Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas program for The WILD Foundation; a certified council trainer with the Center for Council (Ojai Foundation); and co-editor of Protecting Wild Nature on Native Lands. She has been involved with Bioneers since 2001, currently supporting the Community of Mentors and Youth Programs, and coordinating and convening the Council tent.

www.wild.org

Session(s):

Council | It Takes a Village to Raise an Elder: Intergenerations Honoring the Wisdom of the Elders in our Communities, Families & Glocal World – Friday, October 17, 2014

Council | Cultivating 21st Century Earth Stewardship in a Power-Imbalanced World: Global Citizens, First Peoples & Spaceship Earth - Friday, October 17, 2014

Council | Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine: Partnership in Women’s & Men’s Leadership, From the Inside Out - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Council. The World We Want & How We Get There: Cultivating Presence—When the Heart Speaks, The World Listens - Sunday, October 19, 2014

J. Miakoda Taylor

J. Miakoda Taylor

J. Miakoda Taylor is Director of Fierce Allies, a training program informed by work in restorative justice, emotional/social intelligence, conflict transformation, somatic trauma healing, and other disciplines. Fierce Allies seeks to foster meaningful partnerships across divides of power and privilege, and relationship-based strategies for change. Its clients include incarcerated populations and diverse leaders, organizations, and coalitions.

www.fierceallies.com

Session(s):

Restorative Justice, Healing Justice - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ruthless Compassion, Penetrating Honesty, Fierce Ally-Ship - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Connie Cagampang Heller

Connie Cagampang Heller

Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder of the Linked Fate Fund for Justice and consultant to the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, creates spaces for people to deepen their understanding of racialization and its implications for their work. She is also an artist whose textile collages are featured in World Trust’s new film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality.

Session(s):

Movement Building II—All Together Now: Stand Up, Build Justice, Cool the Globe - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rachel Morello-Frosch

Rachel Morello-Frosch

Rachel Morello-Frosch, an environmental health scientist and professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, researches race and class determinants of environmental health among diverse communities in the U.S. She is co-author of the book, Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements.

www.berkeley.edu

Aaron Ableman

Aaron Ableman

Aaron Ableman (aka A-Natural), co-founder of Balance Edutainment and author of the book series, Pacha’s Pajamas, is an entertainer, author, and ecologist who has worked with many collaborators, including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cypress Hill, Raffi, and Joan Baez. He has produced educational entertainment programs for at-risk children and youth in the U.S. and internationally, including in Haiti and India.

www.pachaspajamas.com

Session(s):

Youth Poetry Slam - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Joy Anderson

Joy Anderson

Joy Anderson, an innovator and thought leader in the field of impact investing and social change for over a decade, is the founder and President of Criterion Institute, whose current programs are (re)Value Gender, working to advance an understanding of how gender expertise can inform financial analysis, and 1K Churches, seeking to engage a thousand churches in building God’s Economy.

www.criterioninstitute.org

Karolo Aparicio

Karolo Aparicio

Karolo Aparicio, MBA, is the Executive Director of EcoViva, an organization working with community-led organizations in Central America to promote environmental sustainability and social justice, build a green rural economy, protect mangrove forests, address the effects of climate change, and empower young people.

www.eco-viva.org

Session(s):

Building Power from the Rubble: How Frontline Communities in El Salvador Are Creating Resilience to Climate Disasters - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

 

Lisa Arie

Lisa Arie

Lisa Arie created and directs Vista Caballo, a completely unique retreat center that uses both cutting-edge, science-based biofeedback techniques and human-horse interactions to create transformational experiences for a new breed of leaders.

www.vistacaballo.com

Session(s):

Leadership for the 21st Century: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You - Friday, October 17, 2014

Leadership for the 21st Century: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kirk Bergstrom

Kirk Bergstrom

Kirk Bergstrom, founder and President of WorldLink, has led that organization’s media and education programs for 25 years, has produced award-winning TV, interactive multimedia, museum exhibits, and educational curricula (including the PBS specials: Nourish: Food + Community, and: Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability), is the Senior Designer of Interactive Earth, an innovative geospatial software tool, and serves on the board for the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

www.goworldlink.org

Session(s):

Education for Sustainability – Friday, October 17, 2014

Food Literacy as a Catalyst for Social Change - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Shannon Biggs

Shannon Biggs

Shannon Biggs, Director of the Community Rights Program at Global Exchange, is co-author of: Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots and The Rights of Nature. She currently assists California communities confronted by corporate harms (including fracking) to enact binding laws that place the rights of communities and nature above corporate interests. She is also a leading international activist for the “Rights of Nature” movement.

www.globalexchange.org

Session(s):

Is Earth Full? Holistic Population Solutions in a Growing World - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rev. Sally Bingham

Rev. Sally Bingham

The Reverend Canon Sally Grover Bingham, an Episcopal priest, founder and President of the highly influential, groundbreaking Regeneration Project and its Interfaith Power & Light campaign, which currently has 15,000 congregation members in forty states, was one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize climate change as a moral issue.

www.theregenerationproject.org

Session(s):

Spirituality and Faith Communities: Engaging for Resilience and Action – Friday, October 17, 2014

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., a psychiatrist, internationally known Jungian analyst, and activist, is the author of many groundbreaking books, including the bestselling classic, Goddesses in Everywoman, and most recently: Like A Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet and Moving Toward the Millionth Circle. She is a major advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW).

www.jeanshinodabolen.com

Session(s):

Archetypes in Every Woman  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Owsley Brown

Owsley Brown

Owsley Brown III, a social entrepreneur and philanthropist, has spent much of his life’s work dividing his time between sustainable winemaking and documentary filmmaking. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, where he is a champion of the arts, environmental and interfaith communities, Owsley lives in San Francisco with his wife and their 3 children.

Session(s):

Spirituality and Faith Communities: Engaging for Resilience and Action – Friday, October 17, 2014

Anneke Campbell

Anneke Campbell

Anneke Campbell, born in The Netherlands, has worked as a midwife, nurse, yoga teacher, and writer in many genres. She is the co-author (with Thomas Linzey) of Be The Change: How To Get What You Want in Your Community and co-editor (with Nina Simons) of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. She also writes and co-produces advocacy videos for non-profits.

Session(s):

Archetypes in Every Woman  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Rucha Chitnis

Rucha Chitnis

Rucha Chitnis specializes in using a gender and rights-based lens to seed and strengthen environmental and climate action in communities and organizations. The former Director of Grantmaking at Women's Earth Alliance (WEA), where she helped to build and launch WEA's grant-making efforts in South Asia and Mexico, she serves as an advisor to One World Children's Fund and to Global Greengrants Fund.

Session(s):

Is Earth Full? Holistic Population Solutions in a Growing World - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pele Rouge Chadima

Pele Rouge Chadima

Pele Rouge Chadima is the co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., an earth wisdom teacher and guide, a leader of women's circles, and the author of Never Shout at a Bear.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Session(s):

Duality Is Reciprocal: Integrating the Feminine-Masculine Powers Within - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jaimie Cloud

Jaimie Cloud

Jaimie P. Cloud, the founder/President of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City, is a pioneer in the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS). She writes and publishes extensively, consults, coaches and teaches in school districts around the country and the world, and develops exemplary curriculum units, full courses of study, and widely used EfS standards and performance indicators.

www.cloudinstitute.org

Session(s):

Education for Sustainability – Friday, October 17, 2014

Ellie Cohen

Ellie Cohen

Ellie Cohen, CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science, is a leader in catalyzing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change. Point Blue’s 140+ scientists work to reduce environmental harms and promote climate-smart conservation for wildlife and people. Ellie chairs the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is a co-founder of the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium, and is a member of the National Wildlife Federation’s Climate-Smart Conservation Team.

www.pointblue.org

Session(s):

Resilient Landscapes, Climate-Smart Conservation: The Art and Science of Restoring the World We Want - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins, founder/CEO of Honeybee Capital and author of The Nature of Investing, has over twenty years’ professional investment experience as a portfolio manager and a head of research at Fidelity Management. She has also recently earned an MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School and studied biomimicry.

www.honeybeecapital.com

Session(s):

Feminomics: Reinventing Economics that Work for All of Life - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Marilyn Cornelius

Marilyn Cornelius

Marilyn Cornelius, Ph.D., co-founder of and Principal Consultant at d.cipher, specializes in behavior change and design thinking in the fields of climate change and wellness. She is also a co-founder of the Research as Design (RAD) project, and was formerly an Environment Associate for the United Nations Development Program, managing projects in ten Pacific island nations.

www.dcipherpathways.com

Session(s):

Design Thinking for Bioneers – Friday, October 17, 2014

Christine Cordero

Christine Cordero

Christine Cordero, an organizer, trainer, and public speaker with 15+ years’ experience in social movements for economic and ecological justice, is Program Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy, offering training and strategic support to social justice networks and organizations to use the power of narrative to change the story on the issues that matter most.

www.storybasedstrategy.org

Session(s):

Change the Story: New Strategies for Shifting Culture - Friday, October 17, 2014

Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell, the award-winning Artistic Director at Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center (where she has worked since 1990, including as Executive Director for 5 years), leads the acclaimed Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, and has taught dance, theater and violence prevention to youth and teachers for over 20 years. Her work with the youth company has been the subject of two documentary films.

www.destinyarts.org

Session(s):

Cultivating Women’s Leadership (CWL) Alumnae Reunion & Sampler - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Clare Dakin

Clare Dakin

Clare Dakin, a social entrepreneur and advocate for the re-emergence of embodied feminine leadership and nature-based systems, served as the UK coordinator for a massive agro-forestry initiative in southern India called Project GreenHands (PGH) before founding TreeSisters, a campaign calling women to help normalize ecological stewardship and crowd-fund tropical reforestation.

www.treesisters.org

Session(s):

Woman and Nature: The Shadow and The Promise - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dawn Danby

Dawn Danby

Dawn Danby, creator of the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, which teaches young engineers, designers and architects the principles and practice of sustainable design, co-authored the bestselling book Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century, has given dozens of talks around the world, and was recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

www.autodesk.com

Session(s):

Designing a World for the 100%, by the 100% – Friday, October 17, 2014

Gopal Dayaneni

Gopal Dayaneni

Gopal Dayaneni, a collective member of Movement Generation, has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice since the late 1980s. He is an active trainer with and serves on the boards of The Ruckus Society and the Center for Story-based Strategy (formerly smartMeme), and serves on the advisory boards of the International Accountability Project, Catalyst Project, and The Working World.

www.movementgeneration.org

Session(s):

Labeling GMOs: Lessons Learned and Next Steps - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shannon Dosemagen

Shannon Dosemagen

Shannon Dosemagen co-founded and is President of the multiple award-winning, New Orleans-based Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, which coalesced in response to the BP oil spill and is now a groundbreaking platform and resource for citizen science environmental activism nationally and internationally. With 14 years’ experience in community organizing and education, Shannon is active on many councils and advisory boards of leading activist NGOs.

www.publiclab.org

Session(s):

Citizen Science: DIY Knowledge To and From the People - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman

Brock Dolman, Director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s WATER Institute and its Permaculture program, a renowned innovator in watershed management and Permaculture design, has: advised many educational centers and projects in a dozen countries on land-use planning; certified over 2,000 students in Permaculture design; and provided countless presentations on a range of ecological issues to government agencies, organizations, universities, and conferences.

www.oaec.org

Session(s):

City of Joy: Turning Pain to Planting and Power - Friday, October 17, 2014

Lauren Embrey

Lauren Embrey

Lauren Embrey, a leading, award-winning philanthropist especially focused on theater, film and human rights, is President/CEO of The Embrey Family Foundation, and serves on numerous boards in Dallas, Washington DC, and NYC, including The MS Foundation and The Women’s Media Center. She is also a member of The Women Donors Network, Women Moving Millions, the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy Center and The Threshold Foundation.

www.embreyfdn.org

Sesion(s):

Leveraging Donor Activism: Philanthropy’s Leading Edges - Friday, October 17, 2014

 

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a renowned author, speaker, and social philosopher. His most recent books are Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.

www.pananthea.com

Session(s):

Feminomics: Reinventing Economics that Work for All of Life - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monica Gagliano

Monica Gagliano

Monica Gagliano is radically transforming our perception of plants and more generally, Nature. She has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and has extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity and ethical standing. She is currently a Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council based at the University of Western Australia.

www.ceb.uwa.edu.au

Session(s):

Intelligence in Nature: The Vegetable Mind - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Susan Estep

Susan Estep

Susan Estep, Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager at her own majority women-owned asset management firm, has 30+ years’ experience in capital markets, and is focused on reforming the financial industry. She spent 11 years on Wall Street, including as a Vice President of Institutional Trading at JP Morgan before starting her own firm in 1992.

Session(s):

Banking CRI$I$—Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Robin Grossinger

Robin Grossinger

Robin Grossinger directs the Resilient Landscapes Program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, which guides adaptive landscape-level restoration strategies throughout California. He has been named an environmental hero by Bay Nature magazine and received the 2014 Carla Bard Bay Award in recognition of his work advancing knowledge of the SF Bay-Delta Estuary system.

www.sfei.org

Session(s):

Resilient Landscapes, Climate-Smart Conservation: The Art and Science of Restoring the World We Want - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elishama Goldfarb

Elishama Goldfarb

Elishama Goldfarb, an Environmental Literacy Content Specialist at the San Francisco Unified School District and a fully certified Montessori teacher, has taught in the classroom, managed and trained staff in curriculum development and implementation, and worked for and partnered with a number of environmental education organizations to design field trips and programs that support student learning.

www.sfusd.edu

Session(s):

The Frontlines of Greening Educational Systems: Achieving Environmental Literacy for All - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Lauren Dalberth Hage

Lauren Dalberth Hage

Lauren Dalberth Hage is co-founder and CEO of the Sonoma County, California-based Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education, which weaves holistic mentoring, Permaculture design, a deep connection to nature, and community-building into experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, including teen rites of passage and initiations for women.

www.weavingearth.com

Session(s):

Youth Leadership: Community of Mentors Peer-to-Peer Council - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dave Hage

Dave Hage

Dave Hage is a co-founder of the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education, where he helps facilitate experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults focused on holistic mentoring, Permaculture, and “deep nature connection.” Weaving Earth seeks to foster reciprocal relationships and cultivates the healthy development of whole people, communities and ecosystems through nature-based programs and services.

www.weavingearth.com

Session(s):

Youth Leadership: Community of Mentors Peer-to-Peer Council - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is the author of four books, most recently The Spine of the Continent, which Publisher's Weekly called: "what science writing should be: fascinating and true.” In 2012 she was a winner of both the National Association of Science Writers' Science and Society Award and Stanford's Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

www.maryellenhannibal.com

Session(s):

Resilient Landscapes, Climate-Smart Conservation: The Art and Science of Restoring the World We Want - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rev. Fletcher Harper

Rev. Fletcher Harper

The Rev. Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest, is Executive Director of GreenFaith, a national interfaith environmental coalition. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he has led GreenFaith’s work to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds as environmental leaders.

www.greenfaith.org

Session(s):

Spirituality and Faith Communities: Engaging for Resilience and Action – Friday, October 17, 2014

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies

J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Conference Associate Producer, affiliated with Bioneers since 1990, is a NYC-based consultant, conference producer, copy-editor and writer. A former Program Director at the New York Open Center and a senior review team member for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge the last 4 years, he has authored or edited several books, including Political Ecosystems, Delusions of Normality, Visionary Plant Consciousness, and, most recently, Animal Encounters.

Session(s):

Science Fiction Envisions the World We Want - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Plant Sacraments and the Mind of Nature - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Amy Hartzler

Amy Hartzler

Amy Hartzler heads the D.C. office of Free Range, a branding and marketing agency that helps social causes and visionary change-makers tell their world-changing stories. A seasoned communications strategist, she has worked with a wide range of clients from the Rockefeller Foundation to Global Zero, seeking to translate complex ideas and ambitious goals into stories that invite engagement and drive social change.

www.freerange.com

Session(s):

The Choir and Beyond: Media and Social Change  - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman, the Petaluma River watershed-based founding Director of Daily Acts Organization, Board Chair of Transition U.S., and a front yard farmer, collaborates with citizens and leaders to harness the wisdom of nature to devise community-powered solutions to restore the vitality of communities and ecosystems.

www.dailyacts.org | www.transitionus.org

Session(s):

Eco-Governance - Friday, October 17, 2014

Dave Henson

Dave Henson

Dave Henson is a founder and the Executive Director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and a co-founder of many other projects, including Wild Farm Alliance, Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project, California Climate and Agriculture Network, Californians for GE Free Agriculture, and Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy. He lives with 25 land-mates in the Sowing Circle Intentional Community in Occidental, California.

www.oaec.org

Session(s):

City of Joy: Turning Pain to Planting and Power - Friday, October 17, 2014

Catherine Herrera

Catherine Herrera

Catherine Herrera, of Ohlone ancestry, a San Francisco-based artist whose work reflects on home, identity and the universal life journey, started in photojournalism and news/documentary filmmaking, working in Mexico for a decade before returning to S.F, where she has created a body of art, films and installations as part of a broader Ohlone cultural revitalization.

Session(s):

Regeneration: Women of Color Healing through Nature, Art, Ritual, and Community - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Toby Herzlich

Toby Herzlich

Toby Herzlich co-founded and leads (with Nina Simons) the “Cultivating Women’s Leadership” retreats, is the founder of Biomimicry for Social Innovation, and a Senior Trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Her many clients in 20+ years of organizational consulting include the Sierra Club, Ford Foundation, and Navajo Nation. Toby serves as a collaborative partner for leaders interested in turning to nature and the feminine in their organizational strategies.

www.bio-sis.net

Session(s):

Leadership Lessons from the Living Earth - Friday, October 17, 2014

Cultivating Women’s Leadership (CWL) Alumnae Reunion & Sampler - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins, currently a Professor of Sociology (with a focus on gender) and African American Studies at Laney and Merritt colleges, is an educator, former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner, human rights activist, and poet who has lectured in the U.S. and internationally on human rights, Restorative Justice, and the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change for 30 years.

Session(s):

Restorative Justice, Healing Justice - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Lana Holmes

Lana Holmes

Lana Holmes, a co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., has many years’ expertise helping establish and launch companies that embody EarthWise™ values—the belief that organizations should mirror the inherent wisdom, beauty, and collaborative systems found in nature in order to help create a thriving, life-promoting world.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Session(s):

Duality Is Reciprocal: Integrating the Feminine-Masculine Powers Within - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gender, Sexual Health and Culture Change - Sunday, October 19, 2014

FireHawk Hulin

FireHawk Hulin

FireHawk Hulin is a co-founder of Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc., an EarthWise business ecology founded on ancient “Medicine Wheel” teachings. He has a long history of co-creating ceremonies, rites of passage, vision quests and wisdom councils in the U.S. and Europe.

www.timelessearthwisdom.com

Session(s):

Duality Is Reciprocal: Integrating the Feminine-Masculine Powers Within - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kristin Hull

Kristin Hull

Kristin Hull, Ph.D., co-founder and President of the Impact Investing firm, Nia Global Solutions, is an educator, activist, entrepreneur, and conscious investor. A former bilingual educator and co-founder of the North Oakland Community Charter School, she serves on the boards of several non-profits, including the Mosaic Project and Nicholson Foundation. She helped align 100% of her family’s foundation’s assets to mission-related investments.

www.niaglobalsolutions.com

Sesion(s):

Leveraging Donor Activism: Philanthropy’s Leading Edges - Friday, October 17, 2014

Nik Kaestner

Nik Kaestner

Nik Kaestner, a former science teacher and Activities Director at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA, is the first Director of Sustainability for the San Francisco Unified School District, where he collaborates with teachers, staff and students to develop a nationally recognized sustainable schools program. He formerly worked in similar capacities at Stanford’s Student Housing division and for the Palo Alto Unified School District.

www.sfusd.edu

Session(s):

The Frontlines of Greening Educational Systems: Achieving Environmental Literacy for All - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Zanette Johnson

Zanette Johnson

Zanette Johnson, Ph.D., a co-founder and Principal Consultant at d.cipher, is a researcher and teacher whose transdisciplinary expertise spans the fields of neuroscience, cultural epistemology, indigenous knowledge, comparative religion, learning science and technology design, and education. Zanette also formerly co-founded an indigenous community-based K-12 school and directed an indigenous teacher education program.

www.dcipherpathways.com

Session(s):

Design Thinking for Bioneers – Friday, October 17, 2014

Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan, an award-winning (including Emmy and Cable ACE awards) director/writer/producer of feature films and television, and a film professor at USC where he runs the Change Making Media Lab, has recently made advocacy videos for The Democracy School, The Doe Fund, and Bioneers. Jeremy served as Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute and is the author of: Directors Close Up and My Death: A Personal Guidebook.

www.cmml.usc.edu

Session(s):

The Choir and Beyond: Media and Social Change  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Jessie Lerner

Jessie Lerner

Jessie Lerner, the Executive Director of Sustain Dane, a nonprofit seeking to make Wisconsin’s Greater Madison Region a national model of sustainability, previously developed the nationally recognized MPower Champion Program in Madison, and worked as an educator at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and at the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Jessie holds degrees in zoology and psychology.

www.sustaindane.org

Session(s):

Eco-Governance - Friday, October 17, 2014

 

Andy Lipkis

Andy Lipkis

Andy Lipkis, founder (at age 18 in 1973) and President of TreePeople, which has mobilized volunteers to plant and care for over two million trees in the Los Angeles region, is a highly influential, award-winning activist and social entrepreneur, renowned for developing urban watershed management solutions to protect cities against droughts and floods, prevent water and air pollution, and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

www.treepeople.org

Session(s):

Watering Down: Water Management Strategies for Climate Change - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Avi Lewis

Avi Lewis

Avi Lewis is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and television journalist. His first feature length film, The Take (2004), followed Argentina’s new movement of worker-run businesses and was released theatrically, winning several awards. In 2010 and 2009 Avi hosted Al Jazeera English Television’s Fault Lines. Most recently, he directed the feature documentary This Changes Everything about the (r)evolutionary power of climate change.

www.thetake.org

Session(s):

Building Power from the Rubble: How Frontline Communities in El Salvador Are Creating Resilience to Climate Disasters - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

 

Brandi Mack

Brandi Mack

Brandi Mack, a holistic health educator, therapeutic massage therapist, and permaculture designer, holds a bachelor's degree in Human Service Management, and a certification from Starhawk's Earth Activist Training. Brandi currently directs Girls 2000, a program of the Hunter's Point Family, in San Francisco.

Session(s):

Regeneration: Women of Color Healing through Nature, Art, Ritual, and Community - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Stacy Malkan

Stacy Malkan

Stacy Malkan has for over a decade led campaigns for safer products and healthy food. Author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry and co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Stacy was Media Director for California’s historic ballot initiative to label GMOs in 2012, and she produces "GMOs: What You Need to Know" online.

www.movethemarket.org

Session(s):

Labeling GMOs: Lessons Learned and Next Steps - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mira Manickam

Mira Manickam

Mira Manickam, a hip-hop artist, author, and filmmaker, with a masters’ in Environmental Science and 8 years’ professional experience in youth development and Environmental Education, founded the Green Guard youth hip-hop eco-arts collective in Oakland, started the Trees 4 Life program, and works with Brown Girl Surf to build a more diverse women's surf community through her music and surf outreach.

Session(s):

Regeneration: Women of Color Healing through Nature, Art, Ritual, and Community - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan, Bioneers' Restorative Food Systems Director, joined Bioneers in 1998 as Project Manager for the Restorative Development Initiative. A former board president of the Ecological Farming Association and member of the Santa Cruz GE Subcommittee, Arty has worked with farmers and agriculture since 1978, first as a partner in Live Juice and later with Odwalla, where he was in charge of fruit sourcing.

www.bioneers.org

Session(s):

Re-Localizing the Food System  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Labeling GMOs: Lessons Learned and Next Steps - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kami McBride

Kami McBride

Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen, has taught experiential herbal programs focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world for over 25 years. Her popular course, Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within, empowers people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives for home wellness care.

www.livingawareness.com

Session(s):

Herbwalk – Friday, October 17, 2014

Pat McCabe (Woman Stands Shining)

Pat McCabe (Woman Stands Shining)

Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe), is a Dine tribal member living in Taos, NM. A mother, activist, artist, and writer, she speaks widely, including on such topics as the “Science of Right Relations,” and “The Feminine Design and Sustainability.”

Session(s):

Woman and Nature: The Shadow and The Promise - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gender, Sexual Health and Culture Change - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Erin Meezan

Erin Meezan

Erin Meezan, JD, is Vice President of Sustainability at Interface Inc., the world-renowned, groundbreaking ecologically and socially conscious modular carpet-making firm. Leading a team that provides technical assistance and support to the company’s global business, addressing sustainability at all levels, Erin is also a frequent lecturer on sustainable business to senior management teams, a range of conferences and forums, universities. and the growing green consumer sector.

www.interfaceglobal.com

Session(s):

Designing a World for the 100%, by the 100% – Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Deborah Moore

Deborah Moore

Deborah Moore, Executive Director of the Green Schools Initiative, promoting sustainable schools and environmental literacy, has trained more than 2,000 educators from 400 schools and districts, catalyzing measurable reductions in school environmental footprints. She contributed to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Green Ribbon Schools” award and serves on California Department of Education’s Schools of the Future and Environmental Literacy Task Forces.

www.greenschools.net

Session(s):

The Frontlines of Greening Educational Systems: Achieving Environmental Literacy for All - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell, Ph.D., a disciple of Anna Halprin, has 40 years’ experience teaching dance, performing arts, fitness, and biomechanics in schools, colleges, industry and privately. Her writings include the book, Hanging Out: the upside down guide to Gravity Inversion, and the chapter Six Weeks to Dynamic Walking (in Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking). She runs Dynamic Health & Fitness in Marin County, CA.

www.dynamicvitality.com

Session(s):

Walking Your Talk in the World: Exploring Embodied Transformation - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mariel Nanasi

Mariel Nanasi

Mariel Nanasi, formerly a civil rights and criminal defense attorney, is the Executive Director/President of New Energy Economy, a highly successful Santa Fe, New Mexico-based nonprofit that works to end fossil-fuel dependence and create green economic opportunities in New Mexico through climate litigation, grassroots organizing, and renewable energy projects.

www.newenergyeconomy.org

Session(s):

Public Power To Counteract Climate Challenges and Corporate Control - Friday, October 17, 2014

Building Power from the Rubble: How Frontline Communities in El Salvador Are Creating Resilience to Climate Disasters - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Bartlett Naylor

Bartlett Naylor

Bartlett Naylor, a Financial Policy Advocate with the nonprofit group Public Citizen, pushes for reforms in federal financial laws to prevent another crisis. Naylor’s former positions include: Chief of Investigations for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee; Principal, Capital Strategies Consulting, Inc.; Director of Corporate Affairs for the Teamsters Union; and consultant to environmental groups seeking to encourage major corporations to promote sustainable operations.

www.citizen.org

Session(s):

Banking CRI$I$—Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Elaina Ortiz

Elaina Ortiz

Elaina S. Ortiz, a highly decorated Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps, currently serving in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan as Department Head of Nutrition Services and Combined Food Operations and liaison with fellow Japanese hospitals’ nutrition programs, among other duties, has been a leader in advocating and implementing sound nutritional policies in the Navy and among naval families and communities.

Session(s):

Food Literacy as a Catalyst for Social Change - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Dana Pearlman

Dana Pearlman

Dana Pearlman, dedicated to designing and facilitating conversations and participatory processes to unearth deeper wisdom at the individual and collective levels, co-authored the free guidebook: The Lotus: A practice guide for Authentic Leadership towards Sustainability, and is a co-founder of the Global Leadership Lab.

www.blurb.com/b/2513859-the-lotus

Session(s):

Wiser Together Café | Igniting Possibilities through Intergenerational Partnerships – Friday, October 17, 2014

Wiser Together Open Space Technology - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wiser Together Café: Creating Tomorrow Together, Gathering Collective Wisdom to Turn Vision into Action - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Carleen Pickard

Carleen Pickard

Carleen Pickard, the Managing Director of the Bay Area-based human rights group, Global Exchange, has previously worked in social justice organizations in London; Chiapas, Mexico; San Francisco; Vancouver; and Ottawa, prior to returning to San Francisco in 2010.

www.globalexchange.org

Session(s):

Movement Building I: Convergence - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Danna Pfahl

Danna Pfahl

Danna Pfahl, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement at Future 500, has a background in environmental policy and coalition building, having worked with Oxfam America, Global Exchange, Amnesty International and many other groups on environmental and social issues. She currently works directly with some of the largest utilities and consumer brands in the country to advance market-based approaches to environmental problems.

www.future500.org

Session(s):

Greening Businesses of All Sizes – Friday, October 17, 2014

Karl Rabago

Karl Rabago

Karl R. Rábago, with 25 years’ experience in electricity policy and regulation, energy markets, and energy technology development, operates Rábago Energy LLC, which provides strategic, policy, regulatory, and market development consulting in the clean and innovative energy sectors. Karl also serves as board chair of the Center for Resource Solutions, and sits on the board of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

www.rabagoenergy.com

Session(s):

Public Power To Counteract Climate Challenges and Corporate Control - Friday, October 17, 2014

Amanda Ravenhill

Amanda Ravenhill

Amanda Joy Ravenhill, Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School, where she teaches sustainability, systems thinking and environmental and social justice to MBA and MPA candidates, is Executive Director at Project Drawdown, which is producing the book, Drawdown, the most comprehensive set of climate change mitigation policies yet compiled. She also co-founded The Hero Hatchery, a fellowship for climate activists.

www.presidiomba.org

Session(s):

Greening Businesses of All Sizes – Friday, October 17, 2014

Patrick Reinsborough

Patrick Reinsborough

Patrick Reinsborough, a strategist and campaigner with 25+ years’ experience in social movements, is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Story-based Strategy, a movement support organization that seeks to harness the power of narrative for fundamental social change. He is the co-author of Re:Imagining Change–How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements and Change the World.

www.storybasedstrategy.org

Session(s):

Change the Story: New Strategies for Shifting Culture - Friday, October 17, 2014

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is one of America’s leading science fiction writers, author of many works, including: Shaman, 2312, Galileo's Dream, The Years of Rice and Salt, the renowned Mars trilogy, and other novels. He lives in Davis, California.

www.kimstanleyrobinson.info

Session(s):

Science Fiction Envisions the World We Want - Saturday, October 18, 2014

John Roulac

John Roulac

John W. Roulac, founder/CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm superfoods, founded Nutiva in 1999 with a mission to nourish people and planet. He has authored a book on composting and three more on hemp, has successfully sued the US DEA to keep hemp foods legal, and has founded four nonprofit ecological groups, including GMOInside.org.

www.nutiva.com

Session(s):

Labeling GMOs: Lessons Learned and Next Steps - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bill Ryerson

Bill Ryerson

William N. Ryerson, President of Population Media Center (PMC), an organization that strives to improve global health and wellbeing through the use of entertainment-education strategies, also serves as Chair and CEO of the Population Institute in Washington, DC.

www.populationmedia.org | www.populationinstitute.org

Session(s):

Is Earth Full? Holistic Population Solutions in a Growing World - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kirsten Schwind

Kirsten Schwind

Kirsten Schwind, co-founder (in 2006) and Director of Bay Localize, authored the Community Resilience Toolkit and Toolkit 2.0, used in 46 states and 30 countries. Kirsten has trained more than 1000 community leaders in resilience; coordinates the Resilient Communities Initiative, a collaborative of social justice organizations; served as chair of the Berkeley Energy Commission; and consults widely on climate adaptation.

www.baylocalize.org

Session(s):

Eco-Governance - Friday, October 17, 2014

Eco-Regional Design: Place Is the Space - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jennifer Seydel

Jennifer Seydel

Jennifer Seydel, Ph.D., has 35+ years’ experience as an educator. CEO of the Green Schools National Network, she is also a School Designer for Expeditionary Learning, an education reform nonprofit. Jennifer has provided coaching, leadership development, and curriculum design support to schools throughout the country and is the lead author of the groundbreaking science curriculum module, Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and its Influence on Life.

www.greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org

Session(s):

The Frontlines of Greening Educational Systems: Achieving Environmental Literacy for All - Saturday, October 18, 2014

David Shaw

David Shaw

David Shaw, 32, a Permaculture and whole systems designer, facilitator, and educator, co-founded the Common Ground Center at UC Santa Cruz, an inter-generational partnership focused on education for a just and sustainable world, which seeks to support communities locally and globally to transform their shared future through dialogue and collective action.

kresge.ucsc.edu/commonground

Session(s):

Wiser Together Café | Igniting Possibilities through Intergenerational Partnerships – Friday, October 17, 2014

Wiser Together Open Space Technology - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wiser Together Café: Creating Tomorrow Together, Gathering Collective Wisdom to Turn Vision into Action - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, is Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets, a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute, and was a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books, including, most recently: Local Dollars, Local Sense, and has lectured in 47 states and eight countries.

www.michaelhshuman.com

Session(s):

Re-Localizing the Food System  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Nikki Silvestri

Nikki Silvestri

Nikki Silvestri is the Executive Director of Green for All, an organization working to build a more inclusive, healthy, and sustainable economy. Prior to joining Green For All, she served as Executive Director of People’s Grocery in Oakland, where she led efforts to cultivate economic and environmental justice within the food sector.

www.greenforall.org

Session(s):

Feminomics: Reinventing Economics that Work for All of Life - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jennifer Sokolove

Jennifer Sokolove

Jennifer Sokolove, Ph.D., is Program Director at the Compton Foundation, one of the initial signatories to the Divest/Invest Philanthropy commitment to stop financing fossil fuels. Her portfolio includes: climate change; fresh water and rural conservation in the western U.S.; art for social change; sustainable food systems; and leadership and storytelling. Jennifer also chairs the board of the Switzer Foundation, and serves on several advisory boards.

www.comptonfoundation.org

J. Phoenix Smith

J. Phoenix Smith

J. Phoenix Smith is the founder of EcoSoul, which provides “Ecotherapy” through coaching, trainings, writing, and ceremonies designed to awaken, restore and heal our connections to the natural world. She has a masters’ degree in Social Work and 20 years’ experience in public health, is an elder in the Lucumi Orisha tradition, and leads monthly ceremonies at local waters in the Bay Area for healing and restoration.

www.ecosoulwisdom.org

Session(s):

Regeneration: Women of Color Healing through Nature, Art, Ritual, and Community - Friday, October 17, 2014

Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon

Joel Solomon, board chair of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest social venture capital firm, which invests in organic food, green products, and environmental innovations, spent 18 years using integrated capital for social change through an activist family office. Joel is also a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance, a founding member of the Social Venture Network and Tides Canada, and the board chair of Hollyhock.

www.renewalfunds.com

Session(s):

Movement Building I: Convergence - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Summers

Autumn Summers

Autumn Summers, who has intensely studied herbalism and ethnobotany for over 20 years with a special kinship for the plants of Northern California, teaches edible and medicinal plant classes at the California School of Herbal Studies, consults for the pioneering herbal company, Herb Pharm, and teaches in their intern program in Southern Oregon.

www.cshs.com

Session(s):

Herbwalk – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sri Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Sri Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Sri Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda Saraswati, the leading disciple of Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati, teaches Vedanta and Sanskrit in Atlanta, GA, Saylorsburg, PA, Eugene, OR, and Washington D.C. She is the resident Acharya of the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam community, is active in interfaith conferences and has participated in several national and international forums representing the Vedic tradition.

www.arshavm.org

Session(s):

Archetypes in Every Woman  - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Erin Switalski

Erin Switalski

Erin Switalski, the Executive Director of Women’s Voices for the Earth, has worked as a social justice and environmental health advocate for over 15 years, is a 2010 winner of the “40 Under 40” Leadership Award in Advocacy from the New Leaders Council, and is featured in the brand new Link TV special, UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals.

www.womensvoices.org

Session(s):

Toward a Nontoxic Industry and Economy - Saturday, October 18, 2014
 

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish, an initiated elder (Iyanifa) and chieftain in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, is an artist-activist, performer, teacher, spiritual guidance counselor, and renowned author of such classics as Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. Her most recent work is On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land, co-authored with Hawaiian Kahuna, Leilani Birely.

www.luishteish.com | www.ileorunmilaoshun.com

Session(s):

Archetypes in Every Woman  - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, M.Ed, is a Jamaica-born, Bay Area-based, internationally acclaimed master percussionist and performer, workshop leader, and leadership trainer. She is the founder and Director of Spirit Drumz, an international organization that seeks to activate empowerment and healing among women and youth of all cultures using African Diasporic drumming, dancing, and storytelling. Her first solo CD is Soul Affirmationz.

www.spiritdrumz.org

Session(s):

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree – Friday, October 17, 2014

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree – Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dawn Weisz

Dawn Weisz

Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer for Marin Clean Energy, coordinated efforts to launch the MCE (Marin Clean Energy) program, the first Community Choice Aggregation program in California. She has 19 award-winning years’ experience developing cutting-edge renewable energy and energy efficiency programs for leading public agencies, including as Executive Director for Sustainable North Bay.

www.marincleanenergy.com

Session(s):

Public Power To Counteract Climate Challenges and Corporate Control - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Greg Watson

Greg Watson

Greg Watson, Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Technology within the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, has had a long career of exemplary public service, including as: Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative; Director of Educational Programs for Second Nature; Executive Director of the New Alchemy Institute; Director of The Nature Conservancy's Eastern Regional Office; and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture.

www.mass.gov

Session(s):

Eco-Regional Design: Place Is the Space - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bryan Welch

Bryan Welch

Bryan Welch, a long-time newspaper man, in 1996 became the founding Publisher/Editorial Director of Topeka, KS-based Ogden Publications, now the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and which includes Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, and others in its family of media outlets.

www.ogdenpubs.com

Session(s):

The Choir and Beyond: Media and Social Change  - Friday, October 17, 2014

Courtney White

Courtney White

Courtney White, a former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist, is a co-founder of the Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists, public land managers, scientists and others to improve land health. He is the author and editor of several books, including Revolution on the Range, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Farming, Acres Magazine, Rangelands, and Solutions.

www.quiviracoalition.org

Session(s):

Watering Down: Water Management Strategies for Climate Change - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Evan Wiig

Evan Wiig

Evan Wiig founder and lead organizer of The Farmers Guild, a growing network of social and professional hubs bringing together new farmers to share resources and information, has spent the last few years immersed in the local food and farming movement, from a Brooklyn community garden to a California cattle ranch, doing everything from raising chickens to convening fellow farmers around vital issues.

www.farmersguild.org

Suzanne York

Suzanne York

Suzanne York is Senior Writer with the Institute for Population Studies in Berkeley, CA. Her work is focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women’s empowerment, human rights, consumption, alternative economies, and the environment. Suzanne’s writing appears on the blog “6 Degrees of Population,” and she has penned several reports, including: Peoples' Rights, Planet's Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population.

www.howmany.org

Session(s):

Is Earth Full? Holistic Population Solutions in a Growing World - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oren Lyons

Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Wolf Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs of the Haudnosaunee (Six Nations/Iroquois), helped establish the UN’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982 and has long been active defending indigenous rights around the world. Recently retired as a professor at SUNY Buffalo and as Director of its Native American Studies Program, he is also a widely exhibited artist, an author, including of Dog Story, and a legendary figure in world lacrosse.

Session(s):

Greening Businesses of All Sizes – Friday, October 17, 2014

Indigenous Forum | Dollars and Sense in Indian Country and Beyond: Expanding Indigenous Philanthropy - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) since 2004, has lead BFI through a re-birth, expanding its mission and boosting its educational programs. In 2007 she developed and launched The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, now recognized as socially responsible design's highest award. Elizabeth has served in a leadership capacity in a variety of cultural and educational initiatives throughout her 25+ year career.

www.bfi.org

Session(s):

Designing a World for the 100%, by the 100% – Friday, October 17, 2014

Jhos Singer

Jhos Singer, a Berkeley, CA-based postmodern, transgender, “sideways” Maggid (Jewish preacher), has an MA in Jewish Studies from Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union and serves the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco as well as the Coastside Jewish Community. He is a contributor to the anthologies: Balancing on the Mechitza and Torah Queeries.

www.3200stories.org/authors/jhos-singer

Session(s):

Gender, Sexual Health and Culture Change - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Naomi Starkman

Naomi Starkman, founder/Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning publication, Civil Eats, is a food policy consultant to Consumers Union and others, and a founding board member of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Her former positions include: Director of Communications & Policy at Slow Food Nation ’08; media consultant at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and WIRED; and Director of Communications for the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

www.civileats.com

Christina Livingston

Christina Livingston, is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), a statewide grassroots non-profit focused on developing leaders from within low income communities and communities of color to fight for social justice and better conditions for their historically disenfranchised constituencies. ACCE has helped push through major city and state policies, including the Homeowners Bill of Rights and Proposition 30.

www.calorganize.org

Session(s):

Movement Building II—All Together Now: Stand Up, Build Justice, Cool the Globe - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez

Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez, a highly gifted young eco-themed lyricist and rapper and eco activist from Boulder, Colorado, of Aztec descent on his father’s side and steeped in environmental activism on his mother’s, began his precocious activism and eco-themed lyrical performances at age seven and hasn’t stopped since.

Session(s):

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Itzcuauhtl Roske-Martinez | Youth Activist Rap Duo – Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson, a trained theologian with masters’ degrees in Divinity and Philosophy, is Director of Women’s Multifaith Education at Auburn Theological Seminary and the founding Director of the newest signature program of that initiative, The Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle. A contributor to the recent book: Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership, she blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.

www.auburnseminary.org

Session(s):

Spirituality and Faith Communities: Engaging for Resilience and Action – Friday, October 17, 2014

Woman and Nature: The Shadow and The Promise - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Louise Bedsworth

Louise Bedsworth, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), was formerly a Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California focusing on adaptation to climate change, transportation and air quality. She has also held positions at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Redefining Progress, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

www.opr.ca.gov

Session(s):

Eco-Regional Design: Place Is the Space - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jessica Danforth

Jessica Danforth is the founder/Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the only Indigenous youth-run organization working across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is also the Youth Coordinator for the National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS, and North American co-chair for the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus at the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com

Session(s):

Indigenous Forum | Brave-Hearted Women: Protectors of Native Women’s Health – Friday, October 17, 2014

Gender, Sexual Health and Culture Change - Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

Fania Davis

Fania Davis, J.D., Ph.D., co-founder and Executive Director of Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth, came of age in Alabama in the 1960s and was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, women’s, prisoners’, peace, and anti-apartheid movements. A civil rights trial lawyer for 27 years, she has also taught Restorative Justice at San Francisco ‘s New College Law School and Indigenous Peacemaking at Eastern Mennonite University.

www.rjoyoakland.org

Session(s):

Restorative Justice, Healing Justice - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sibella Kraus

Sibella Kraus, a print and TV journalist, former cook at Chez Panisse and seminal figure in the sustainable food movement, has developed acclaimed groundbreaking sustainable agriculture marketing, education, and land-use projects for 30+ years. President of SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) a nonprofit supporting regional food systems and open space initiatives, she was previously founding Director of the influential Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA).

www.sagecenter.org

Session(s):

Re-Localizing the Food System  - Friday, October 17, 2014
 

Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water Resources Analyst.

Session(s):

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree – Friday, October 17, 2014

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree – Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Travis Forgues

Travis Forgues, a family dairy farmer, co-started Organic Valley’s (OV) Vermont dairy pool in 1999, recruited scores of other New England farmer-owners for the cooperative and pioneered OV’s Generation Organic program, designed to cultivate the next generation of organic farmers. After serving on OV’s board for six years, Travis recently relocated to Wisconsin to lead its Pools Department, handling farm services, resources, and operations.

www.organicvalley.coop

Christy Brown

Christina (Christy) Lee Brown, based in Louisville, Kentucky, founded the Center for Interfaith Relations in 1985 and went on to launch the first U.S. Festival of Faiths, now in its 17th year. Christy, mother of three and grandmother of nine, is a co-founding board member of the newly formed Berry Center and an international trustee of Religions For Peace, the world’s largest international interfaith organization.

www.berrycenter.org