About the Project

Today we are confronting the greatest challenge ever faced by a group of beings in the 4 billion year history of this planet: how to ensure not only the survival of the human race but the preservation of the rest of life on Earth.

Little by little, we have broadened our understanding of humanity’s role in determining the fate of the planet and its species. But this awareness hasn’t clearly translated into collective action. We have yet to bring together into one boundary-crossing book the visionaries of our times, our brightest minds, our most influential leaders, our most passionate voices. And now more than ever we need to hear their counsel on the future of the planet.

Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet will give us this chance.

Global Chorus is a groundbreaking collection of over 365 perspectives on our environmental future. As a global roundtable for our times, in the format of a daily reader, this book is a trove of insight, guidance, passion and wisdom that has poured in from all over the Earth. Its message is enormously inspiring, and ominous in its warnings. And yet, united in a thread of hope, its contents are capable of helping even the most faithless global citizen to believe that we have the capacity to bring about lasting positive change in our world. Places at this roundtable are occupied by writers, environmentalists, spiritual leaders, politicians, professors, doctors, athletes, businesspeople, farmers, chefs, yogis, painters, actors, architects, musicians, TV personalities, humanitarians, adventurers, concerned youth, concerned senior citizens, civil servants, carpenters, bus drivers, activists, CEO’s, scientists, and essentially those who have something thoughtful and visionary to say about humanity’s place upon Earth. Compiled for your reading as a set of 365 pieces, Global Chorus presents to you a different person’s point of view for each day of your year.

Contributors to Global Chorus have provided one-page responses to the following line of questioning:

“Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival, as well as that of other species on the planet? What would these conditions look like? In summary, then, and in the plainest of terms, do we have hope, and can we do it?”

And all contributors to this fundraising book have generously and graciously donated their time and efforts, as proceeds from the sales of Global Chorus will be distributed to a select group of organizations helping to recover, protect and sustain life on Earth: The Jane Goodall Institute, The David Suzuki Foundation and The Canadian Red Cross.

Keep an eye on this website and follow the social media links above for news, announcements and developments with the project, as Global Chorus will be published by Rocky Mountain Books this Fall, 2014.

This is our most pivotal hour. What we need most is to spark imaginations, to ignite our passions. We need to raise our voices in a global chorus.


Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder Seventh Generation Inc., Jeffrey Hollender Partners & CommonWise Frances Moore Lappé, lecturer, activist, author, Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think To Create the World We Want Swami Ambikananda Saraswati, Founder, Traditional Yoga Association and The Mukti Project Nancy Ellen Abrams, philosopher of science, lawyer specializing in scientific controversies, and co-author with Joel R. Primack of The View from the Center of the Universe (viewfromthecenter.com) and The New Universe and the Human Future (new-universe.org) 
Hannah Quimby, director, Quimby Family Foundation The Hon David Anderson, P.C., O.C., Canadian Minister of Environment, 1999-2004  Trudie Styler, actress, producer and founder, The Rainforest Foundation Dr. Heather Eaton, Professor, St. Paul University and Co-Founder, Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology
Van Jones, environmental and civil rights advocate, Founder, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Green for All, and Rebuild the Dream www.rebuildthedream.com Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Founder, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University Thomas Berry, author, spiritual ecology theologian. (Special honourary posthumous response is drawn from The Great Work, pp. 7-8) Peter Bevan Baker, Green Party Candidate in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Ravi Ravindra, author, spiritual lecturer, Ph.D. www.ravindra.ca Dr. Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute,University College London William McDonough, designer, architect, and co-author ofCradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. www.mcdonough.com Fred Penner, Family Entertainer for Children of All Ages, and former host, CBC’s “Fred Penner’s Place”
Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN Craig Kielburger, children’s rights activist and Co-founder, Free the Children and Me to We Sara E. Anderson, chief advocacy officer, ReSurge International  Jim Merkel, simple living educator and author, Radical SimplicitySmall Footprints on a Finite Earth
Dr. Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., author, educator, feminist activist, creator of the “Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women” film series Theresa Helen “Susie” Matthias, mouth painting artist, Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of Canada Jean Vanier, humanitarian, philosopher, and founder, L’Arche International Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environment, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
Des Ritchie, President, Queensland Folk Federation in Australia Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute and author, World on the Edge Tzeporah Berman, mom, author, This Crazy Time and co-director of Greenpeace International’s Climate and Energy Unit. www.tzeporahberman.com Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Chair of Washington-based Food and Water Watch, and author, Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Robert Bateman, Canadian artist, environmentalist, naturalist. www.robertbateman.ca Ian Skelly, British writer, filmmaker and broadcaster, and co-author of Harmony with HRH The Prince of Wales.
Frederick Kirschenmann, author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays From a Farmer Philosopher. Jamie Henn, Co-Founder and Communications Director 350.org
Amitabha Sadangi, CEO, International Development Enterprises in India Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation at the Nicholas School, Duke University, and President, SavingSpecies Professor Stephen Hawking, Emeritus Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and author, A Brief History of Time Gary Snyder, poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist
Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer and sustainability advisor and former Director,  Friends of the Earth. William Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia. Arran Stephens, Founder, CEO/Gardenkeeper, Nature’s Path Foods
Dr. Peggy Seeger, musician, activist, grandmother Annette Saliken, author,Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming and Cocktail Party Guide to Green Energy Bill Logan, founder, Urban Arborists Andy Lipkis, founder, TreePeople
Tanya Ha, environmentalist, author, television presenter, science journalist and sustainable living advocate www.TanyaHa.com Patrick Holden, Chief Executive, Sustainable Food Trust Alan Weisman, author, The World Without Us andGaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World Dr. Kennette Benedict, Executive Director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
John Ralston Saul, author,Voltaire’s Bastards andCollapse of Globalism, and President, PEN International Joanna Macy, Root Teacher of the Work That Reconnects Joseph Tainter, Professor, Utah State University and author, The Collapse of Complex Societies Chuck Leavell, conservationist, longtime keyboard player and musical director for the Rolling Stones, and Director of Environmental Affairs for Mother Nature Network MNN
John Seed, director, Rainforest Information Centre and co-creator, the Council of All Beings Nelson Mandela (Response compiled with words extracted from speeches with guidance from the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory) Ann Henderson-Sellers DSc, Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University – North Ryde NSW, Australia Wen Bo, former editor, China Environment News; China Coordinator of Global Greengrants Fund; founder, Xinjiang Conservation,  and Program Director of Air and Water Conservation Fund, National Geographic Society
Allana Beltran, Australian artivist Summer Rayne Oakes, model/activist, co-founder, Source4Style.
Bob McDonald, host, “Quirks & Quarks,” CBC Radio, science correspondent, CBC Television, author Gloria Flora, Sustainability Leader Reconnecting People to Their Landscapes
Hawksley Workman, singer-songwriter Jay Ingram, science writer, broadcaster Marc Garneau, first Canadian astronaut in space, current Canadian Member of Parliament for Westmount–Ville-Marie Curt Stager, climate scientist and author
Helena Norberg-Hodge, director, International Society for Ecology and Culture, and producer, ‘The Economics of Happiness Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Terry Tamminen, former secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency; founder, Seventh Generation Advisors; Strategic Advisor, R20 Regions of Climate Action; author Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of our Oil Addiction and Cracking the Carbon Code
Kenny Ausubel, co-CEO and co-founder, Bioneers Maren and Jan Enkelmann, authors, Happiness – How the World Keeps Smiling
Sylvia Earle, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic and founder, Mission Blue Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute
Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C., singer, author, ecology advocate, and founder, Centre for Child Honouring Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Director-General, TERI Alastair McIntosh, author, Soil and Soul and Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition Lisa Bendall, freelance writer and blogger http://www.50good
Bryan Welch, writer, rancher and publisher/editorial director, Ogden Publications, Inc., publishers of Mother Earth News, Utne Reader, Mother Earth Living and more, and author, Beautiful & Abundant: Building the World We Want. Professor David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey Will Potter, author, Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C., Difference Maker, spinal cord injury advocate, Canadian paralympian
Keibo Oiwa, cultural anthropologist, environmental activist, founder, Sloth Club and leader of the Slow Movement in Japan  Farley Mowat, Canadian author and conservationist  Spencer West, Author/Motivational Speaker/World Change Warrior, Me to We.  Mike Holmes, North America’s Most Trusted Contractor, host/co-creator, “Holmes on Homes®” & “Holmes Makes It Right”
Paolo Soleri, founder, Arcosanti George Mu’ammar, Spatial Analyst for the Food Security Analysis Service, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, World Food Programme of the UN, and beekeeper hobbyist His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet David Jewitt, Professor of Astronomy, UCLA
Mae Moore, Canadian musician, artist, organic farmer, activist Carl Honoré, advocate of the Slow Movement and author, In Praise of Slow, Under Pressure and The Slow Fix Dan Pallotta, author, Uncharitable and Charity Case, founder, Advertising for Humanity and the Charity Defense Council Nikki Stern, writer, former Executive Director, Families of September 11, non-profit advisor and author, Hope in Small Doses.  www.hopeinsmalldoses.com
Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent – Cartierville, former Canadian Minister of the Environment Professor Klaus Bosselmann, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder, The Natural Step, and professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology Beth Doane, author, founder, Rain Tees www.raintees.com and www.bethdoane.com Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, Amazon Conservation Team David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor, Oberlin College
Amanda Lindhout, Founder Global Enrichment Foundation Sir Tim Smit, Chief Executive, Development and Co-founder, The Eden Project Silver Donald Cameron, author, current Host and Executive Producer, TheGreenInterview.com Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D., City of Mississauga Pete Hay, social theorist, activist, poet and essayist of Tasmania, Australia Prof. Dr. Paul J. Crutzen, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1995 Ta’Kaiya Blaney, singer/songwriter, youth environmental activist. (Ta’Kaiya means “Special Water” in the Sliammon First Nation language.)
Richard Zurawski BSc, MA (Research), PhD candidate, author, lecturer, radio talk show host, meteorologist and documentary film maker
Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project and Freshwater Fellow, National Geographic Society
Jen Boulden, Green Business Entrepreneur  Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
John A. Vlahides, travel writer, TV personality from California
Michael Reynolds, architect turned biotect, inventor/founder, Earthship
Dave Toycen, President and CEO, World Vision Canada
Tony Wheeler, co-founder, Lonely Planet
Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga/pilates instructor and trainer
Moi Enomenga, Huaorani Leader and Quehueri’ono Association President. Huaorani Ecolodge: www.huaorani.com
Peter F. Sale, Assistant Director, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University, and author, Our Dying Planet www.petersalebooks.com David V. J. Bell, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University  www.lsf-lst.ca
Richard A. Muller, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley and Co-founder, Berkeley Earth Martin Rutte, international speaker, consultant, co-author of the New York Times business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, and founder, Project Heaven on Earth
Matthew Sleeth, MD, Executive Director, Blessed Earth and author, 24/6.
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., President, Global Footprint Network
Seth Godin, author, The Icarus Deception
Jill MacCormack, mother of three, writer and bloggist, Prattle and Ponder 
Alexandra Cousteau, explorer, filmmaker, water advocate, founder, Blue Legacy 
Kate Dillon, Mommy, Fashion Model, and Environmental Advocate
LGen (Ret’d) Roméo A. Dallaire, former Force Commander of The United Nations Assistance Mission For Rwanda, Canadian Senator, author, Shake Hands with the Devil, and founder, Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative www.childsoldiers.org
Andrew Blackwell, author, Visit Sunny Chernobyl 
David Quilty, publisher, The Good Human
Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher, The Sun
Terrence J. Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and Director, Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Guy Dauncey, author and eco-futurist  www.earthfuture.com
Cam Mather, author, Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food, and Financial Independence Handbook and publisher, Aztext Press. www.cammather.com
Dr. Kira Salak, writer, journalist, philosopher, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and extreme adventurer, author of The White Mary and The Cruelest Journey: 600 Miles to Timbuktu, www.kirasalak.com
Diego Pacheco, Ph.D., Head of Delegation in the CBD, Plurinational State of Bolivia
Franny Armstrong, Director, The Age of Stupid, McLibel and Drowned Out and Founder, 10:10
Carolyn Herriot, author, A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide, The Zero Mile Diet, and The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook, and founder/operator, The Garden Path Centre
Adam Ravetch, wildlife cinematographer & film maker, National Geographic’s Arctic Tale, Disneynature’s Earth, To The Arctic IMAX, and Ice Bear 3D 
Manuel Pulgal-Vidal, Minister of the Environment, Perú Xavier Rudd, Australian singer, artist and activist Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-Founder, FEED Projects Fatima Jibrell, women’s rights and environmental protection advocate, founder and Senior Advisor, Adeso – African Development Solutions (formerly Horn Relief), and founder, Sun Fire Cooking www.adesoafrica.org and www.sunfirecooking.com
Roman Dial, Professor, Alaska Pacific University 
Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist, futurist, and author, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
Grant Lawrence, Host, CBC Music
Norie Huddle, author, public speaker, consultant, artist www.gardenofparadise.net and www.butterflyblessings.net
Ryan Vandecasteyen, filmmaker, environmental advocate, and co-creator of The Pipedreams Project  www.thepipedreams project.org
Gary Hirshberg, Co-founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm, and Chair, Just Label It Campaign
Leila Conners, President and Founder, Tree Media Group, writer and director, We the People 2.0, Into Eden, and The 11th Hour. www.treemedia.com
Josie Maran, Chief Eco Officer, Josie Maran Cosmetics
Velcrow Ripper, speaker and award winning director, Scared Sacred, Fierce Light and Occupy Love www.velcrowripper.com Yongjune Park, Editor-in-Chief, Indigo Magazine, South Korea  Ross Jackson, co-founder/chairman, Gaia Trust Foundation, Denmark, co-founder/funder, Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, and author, Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform   Sarah Tawaka, Independent Environmentalist Advocate, Banaban Community, Rabi Island, Fiji
Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and author, The Politics of the Solar Age and Building A Win Win World, co-author Planetary Citizenship. www.EthicalMarkets.com and www.GreenTransition Scoreboard.com
Mireya Mayor, PhD, National Geographic Explorer and author, Pink Boots and a Machete  Göran Broman, Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Thomas Pakenham, author, Remarkable Trees of the World, Meetings with Remarkable Trees and The Scramble for Africa 
Céline Cousteau – multi-media documentarian, socio-environmental advocate, Founder/Director CauseCentric Productions
David L. Arnold, Ph.D., Executive Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center Ian Willms, Boreal Collective Aram Hur, South Korean teacher, educator, publisher, lecturer, social activist and founder, Indigo Sowon
Jonathon Porritt, founder and director, Forum for the Future, and author, The World We Made, www.forumforthefuture.org/ theworldwemade
Ervin Laszlo, Chancellor, Giordano Bruno University and President, Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief, Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine, founder, Schumacher College, and author, No Destination. www.resurgence.org and www.schumacher college.org.uk Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Ph. D., humanitarian and the first Polynesian Explorer in the history of the National Geographic Society
Jan Zwicky, poet, essayist, author, Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, Wisdom & Metaphor, and Auden as Philosopher: How Poets Think Liz Hosken, Director, The Gaia Foundation Fernand Pareau, 85 year-old mountain guide of the Chamonix Mountains in France Robert Bringhurst, poet, linguist, and author: A Story as Sharp as a Knife, The Elements of Typographic Style, and The Tree of Meaning 
Joel Bakan, Professor of Law, University of British Columbia, author/filmmaker, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power and author, Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Your Children
Michael Dowd, evolutionary theologian, evangelist for Big History and Religious Naturalism, and bestselling author, Thank God for Evolution
Scott Kennedy, Canadian born, New Zealand based Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker www.adventureskope.com  David Holmgren, co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist
Jakob von Uexkull, founder, Right Livelihood Awards and World Future Council  Sarah Harmer, musician, citizen Lawson Drake, B.Sc.(Agr), M.S., Ph.D., former Dean of Science, University of Prince Edward Island Dr. Maria Fadiman, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Associate Professor, Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University
Ken Plummer, Critical Humanist, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, and author, A Manifesto for Critical Humanism in Sociology
Brock Dolman, Biologist; Co-Founder, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center; Director, WATER Institute; Permaculture designer/educator; photographer/poet www.oaec.org
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Integral Chair for the Study of Imam Al-Ghazali’s Work at the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds University, Palestine  Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D., Environmental Psychologist and author, Fostering Sustainable Behavior 
Pam Cooley, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of the “Continuum of Collaboration” and CarShare Atlantic and practical visionary Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-winning host of the national public television series ‘Christina Cooks,’ bestselling author, health activist  Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, designer and founder of Slowflowers.com Steven C. Rockefeller, professor emeritus of religion, Middlebury College, Vermont
Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth blogger, The New York Times, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University Colin Beavan, speaker, consultant, activist, human, and author/star of the book and film No Impact Man and director of the No Impact Project
James Howard Kunstler, author, The Long Emergency, Too Much Magic, The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind, and the World Made By Hand series. Weekly blog and podcast at www.kunstler.com Patty Webster, President and Founder, Amazon Promise
Leilani Münter, Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist  http://carbonfreegirl.com
Don Gayton, ecologist and author, Man Facing West, Interwoven Wild and Kokanee.
Adria Vasil, environmental journalist, columnist and author of the best-selling Ecoholic book series Jules Pretty, author, Professor of Environment & Society, University of Essex, This Luminous Coast (2011), The Earth Only Endures (2008), Agri-Culture (2002)
Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President and CEO Emeritus, Children & Nature Network
David Helwig, CM, former Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island and author of over 40 books including The Stand-In, The Year One, and The Names of Things www.davidhelwig.com Moh Hardin, author, A Little Book of Love: Heart Advice to Bring Happiness to Yourself & Others
Laura Elizabeth Clayton Paul, Earth’s pupil, Eternally curious, Change agent, Sustainable Building and Community Specialist Maya Angelou, poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Vice President, Conservation International; former Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich, conservationist, ecologist, pragmatic dreamer, Professor of Sustainability, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MEXICO, Chair, World Commission on Protected Areas-IUCN, President for Science, Pronatura, MEXICO
Lama Surya Das, authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, founder – Dzogchen Center, author – Awakening the Buddha Within, Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now, and affectionately called ‘The American Lama’ by The Dalai Lama  www.surya.org and www.askthelama.com Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development Frank Rotering, independent economic and political thinker, author of “The Economics of Needs and Limits” and “Contractionary Revolution” contractionism.org Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor, Vanity Fair; editor DispatchesFromthe
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author: Spiritual Ecology, The Cry of the Earth. www.goldensufi.org, www.spiritualecology.org Paula Kahumbu, CEO, WildlifeDirect, blogging platform and a voice for conservation leadership in Africa Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Jill Heinerth, Explorer, Filmmaker/Photographer, Author, Founder of the We Are Water Project www.IntoThePlanet.com
John Lundin, spiritual writer, environmental activist and author, THE NEW MANDALA – Eastern Wisdom for Western Living, written in collaboration with His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Clare Delaney, environmentalist, sustainable living writer and speaker, and founder, EcoFriendlyLink www.EcoFriendlyLink.com Simran Sethi, journalist and educator http://simransethi.com/ Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, Social Architects and Compassion Activists; Founders, Wisdom at Work; International Center for Resilience, Wellness, and Wisdom at Work; International Institute for Mindfulness, Meditation and MindBody Medicine; Authors, Living in Balance; Luminous Mind; Wisdom at Work. Faculty, University of Minnesota Medical School. www.wisdomatwork.com
Dr. Monica Araya, Adviser, thinker and advocate. Founder & Director, Costa Rica Limpia (www.costaricalimpia.org) and Nivela (www.nivela.org) Sally Armstrong, journalist and human rights activist Sarah Backhouse, TV Host, Founder & CEO, future360.tv Jennifer Baichwal, documentary filmmaker
Jim Barton, Director, Smith Mill Creek Institute and Board Member, Citizens for Global Solutions Osvald Bjelland, Chairman and CEO, Xyntéo, and founder, the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange partnership Gretchen Bleiler, environmental activist, U.S. professional halfpipe snowboarder, four-time X Games Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver Medalist  www.gretchenbleiler.com David R. Boyd, Ph.D., author, environmental lawyer, professor, co-chair of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, scientist, environmental activist and author of, most recently, The Sweetness of a Simple Life Claire Boucher, aka “Grimes,” producer, singer, songwriter, director, painter, writer Bruce Cockburn O.C.singer/songwriter, guitarist, social activist Mark Boyle, author, The Moneyless Manifesto www.moneylessmanifesto.org
Jennifer J. Brown, PhD, author, mother, scientist Dr. J. P. (Jim) Bruce, O.C., FRSC, Former Ass’t Deputy Minister, Environment Canada and senior officer World Meteorological Organization, Geneva David Buckland, founder and director, Cape Farewell  www.capefarewell.com Rhett A. Butler, author, Rainforests, and founder, Mongabay.com
Jonathon Button, Co-Founder, Life Out of the Box www.lifeoutofthebox.com Dr. Helen Caldicott, Pediatrician, Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility – awarded 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Robert (Birdlegs) Caughlan, Environmentalist, Political Pro, Surfer Olivia Chow, MP, New Democratic Party of Canada
Ronald Colman, Ph.D, Executive Director, GPI Atlantic Sebastian Copeland, Explorer, Photographer & Environmental Advocate, IPA Photographer of the Year award winner (2007) for the book Antarctica: The Global Warning, and filmmaker, Into The Cold—A Journey of the Soul  sebastiancopeland
Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo, co-founder and director, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP, UNEP Champion of the Earth, National Geographic Conservation Leader www.sierragorda.net  Peter Croal, P. Geol. International Environment and Development Educator
Ehren Cruz, Founder, Solpurpose, and Performing Arts Director, LEAF Community Arts Patrick Curry, independent scholar, writer and environmentalist Herman Daly, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland http://steadystate.org Brenna Davis, environmental scientist & sustainable business expert
Peter Denton, writer, teacher, United Church of Canada minister, and author of Gift Ecology: Reimagining A Sustainable World Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblawe, M.D., LL.B, Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation www.dhaf.org Rob Dietz, coauthor, Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources Charles Eisenstein, author, The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Exequiel Ezcurra, ecologist, National Research System of Mexico, and University of California Riverside Robert Ferrari, physician, father, husband Melanie Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Climate Scientist and Wilderness Educator, currently with the Union of Concerned Scientists Matthew R. Foster, retired engineer, online environmental campaigner  http://stopstopstop.org
Jeff Galius, father, writer, educator, lecturer, environmental advocate, and author of The Grizzly Manifesto and Little Black Lies Lennie Gallant, songwriter, father Stephen M. Gardiner, Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment, University of Washington, and author, A Perfect Moral Storm  Lee Gerdes, author Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain and Founder & CEO, Brain State Technologies  www.brainstatetech.com
 David Gershon co-founder and CEO, Empowerment Institute empowermentinstitute.net Dedan Gills, Soulutionary and Co-Founder, Growing a Global Heart  Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding Chairman, Green Cross International Ted Grand, co-founder, Moksha Yoga in Canada and Modo Yoga International
 Captain Trevor Greene, Canadian bestselling author of March Forth and Afghan War veteran  Anna Gustafson, visual artist, Salt Spring Island, BC  anna-gustafson.com  Guujaaw, Haida traditional singer, wood carver, traditional medicine practitioner, political activist and leader  Piers Guy, Wind Farm Developer
Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), Simon Fraser University Sam Harrington, biomaterials expert Lynn Hasselberger, concerned mom, environmental advocate; Founder –www.myEARTH360.com; and writer at www.lynnhasselberger.com; Assoc. Producer – Green Divas Radio Show Julia Butterfly Hill, artist, activist, author
Rob Hopkins, Co-Founder/Catalyst & Outreach Manager for Transition Network, blogger, and author, The Transition Handbook and The Power of Just Doing Stuff
Norie Huddle, author, public speaker, consultant, artist www.gardenofparadise.net and www.butterflyblessings.net David Kahane, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta and Director, Alberta Climate Dialogue Matthew Wilburn King, PhD, social entrepreneur, consultant, advisor, researcher, philanthropist, President/Chairman and Founder, Living GREEN Foundation  livinggreenfoundation.org
Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History Carolyn Kraft, Blogger, oceanwildthings.com Alexia Lane, Water Lane Consulting, author, On Fracking  Grant Lawrence, Host, CBC Music
Linda Lear, Ph.D., environmental biographer/historian, author, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature and Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature Stephen Legault, conservationist, author of eight books including Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership and Running Toward Stillness  www.stephenlegault.com  Jonathan Legg, host, writer, and co-producer, The Road Less Traveled Lou Leonard, Vice President, Climate Change, World Wildlife Fund www.worldwildlife.org
 Sandra Bessudo Lion, Former High Presidential Counsel for Environment, Biodiversity, Water and Climate Change, Republic of Colombia; current General Director, Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation; Founder, Malpelo and other Marine Ecosystems Foundation Harvey Locke, conservationist, writer, photographer, and co-founder, Yellowstone to Yukon and Nature Needs Half Ms. Julia Miranda Londoño, General Director, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (Colombian National Parks Authority) & UICN Tara MacLean, Singer/songwriter, Mother, Activist
 Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group, and author, Strategies for the Green Economy The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), nēhīyaw Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Co-founder of Idle No More, Turtle Island, Treaty 6 lands Christine McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union
Tara McFatridge, author, Biofriendly Blog  biofriendly.com/blog Don McKay, CM, Canadian poet, editor, and educator Zack Metcalfe, author, journalist Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., author, From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement, Director, Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA), President, Meyer Creativity Associates, Inc.
 Carmen Mills, graphic designer/event manager for Emerald City Communications, bikeshevik, community organizer, writer, co-facilitator of Young Urban Zen in Vancouver BC, and freelance mischief-maker Alanna Mitchell, journalist, playwright and author, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis Fahad bin Mohammed AL-ATTIYA, Executive Chairman, Qatar National Food Security Programme; Member, Legislation Council of Qatar; Governor, Board of Governors of the World Water Council; Chairman, Organizing Sub-Committee for the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) Bill Mollison, researcher, author, teacher, biologist, co-originator, Permaculture design system and founder of the Global Permaculture Movement
Christy Morgan, vegan chef, educator and author, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet Eduard Müller, Founder and President, University for International Cooperation, San Jose, Costa Rica and Vice-chair for Education and Learning, World Commission on Protected Areas, ICUN Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, pioneering education activist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of the Year 2013, and founder, Kakenya’s Dream and Kakenya’s Center for Excellence www.kakenyasdream.org Jamie Oliver, chef and campaigner
Olivier Oullier, emorational behavioral and brain scientist, strategist and musician www.oullier.fr Laurence Overmire, poet, actor, genealogist, peace activist, environmentalist, human and animal rights advocate, and author, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action  TheOneIdeaThat
Odey Oyama, Architect, Politician, Environmental and Human Rights Activist, and Executive Director, Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC): NGO on Environment and Development based in the Cross River State of Nigeria Malgorzata “Maggie” Padlewska, Video-Journalist & Founder, One Year One World  www.oneyearoneworld.com
Rachel Parent, 14 year-old environmental global activist and founder, Kids Right to Know
Ricken Patel, Executive Director, Avaaz  www.avaaz.org  Merrell-Ann Phare, lawyer, writer, artist and environmentalist Heather A. E. Pinnock, Caribbean Sustainability Advocate, Green Builder, Project Manager, Director, Hill 60 Bump Ltd.  www.hill60bump.com
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever Professor John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan Joel R. Primack, cosmologist, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and co-author with Nancy Ellen Abrams of The View from the Center of the Universe (viewfromthecenter.com) and The New Universe and the Human Future (new-universe.org) Brad Rabiey, Co-Founder @TheCarbonFarmer Restoring his family’s farm in Canada (and others around the world) with more trees   www.thecarbonfarmer.ca
Yasmin Rasyid, Founder/President, EcoKnights; Chairperson, Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) 2013/2014 Michael Reynolds, architect turned biotect, inventor/founder, Earthship Jason Robinson, FMA, Founder & CEO, Sustainability Television Inc.   SustainabilityTelevision.com Holmes Rolston III, University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Colorado State University, and author, A New Environmental Ethics: The Next Millennium for Life on Earth
 Belvie Rooks, Educator and Co-Founder, Growing a Global Heart Ricardo Rozzi, Ph.D., Chilean philosopher and ecologist, professor, Director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity & University of Magallanes Francisca Massardo, Ph.D., Chilean plant physiologist and conservation biologist, professor, Director of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park. Insitute of Ecology and Biodivesity & University of Magallanes, Chile Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist, futurist, and author, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative, United Nations Water for Life Decade Charlie Sark, Lennox Island First Nation Mi’kmaq Community Erin Schrode, eco-expert and co-founder, Teens Turning Green Anna Warwick Sears, writer, speaker, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board
Harriet Shugarman, Executive Director, ClimateMama, Mom, Activist, Writer, Climate Reality Leader and Mentor Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher, Sounds True Rob Sisson, President, ConservAmerica Atossa Soltani, Founder, Executive Director, Amazon Watch
 Morgan Spurlock, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, political activist and documentary filmmaker, including Supersize Me and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden Paul Stamets, author, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World and Founder, Managing Director, Fungi Perfecti, LLC  www.fungi.com Barb Stegemann, Founder, The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc. and author, The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen  www.the7virtues.com Lillian Rose Stewart, retired ski bus driver, screenwriter  bluemountainskink.com
Angela Sun, documentary filmmaker, TV journalist, sports broadcaster, Ocean Defender Advisory Board Member
Tessa Tennant, fixer and sustainable finance pioneer Shin-ichiro Terayama, President, Shin-Terayama Office Co. Ltd., Fellow of Findhorn Foundation, Vice-President, Japan Weller-Than-Well Society, and author, My Cancer Disappeared – A Document of the Natural Healing of Cancer  www.shin-terayama.jp/en/ Roshini Thinakaran, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, TED Global Fellow
 David Tracey, writer, designer, community ecologist  www.davidtracey.ca Svein Tveitdal, Director Klima2020, Founder of GRID-Arendal, Former UN director Kitty van der Heijden, Special Envoy Sustainability and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor in chief, YES! and www.yesmagazine.org
 Ryan Vandecasteyen, filmmaker, environmental advocate, and co-creator of The Pipedreams Project www.thepipedreams Quinn Vandenberg, Co-Founder, Life Out of the Box www.lootb.com Alexander Verbeek, Strategic Policy Advisor Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands Marilyn Waring, feminist, author, Counting for Nothing/If Women Counted, Professor of Public Policy, AUT University, New Zealand
Vivienne Westwood, Fashion designer, Human and Environmental Rights activist
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative www.nobelwomensinitiative.org Ronald Wright, novelist, historian, author of A Scientific Romance and A Short History of Progress on which Martin Scorsese’s Surviving Progress is based Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe www.osce.org
Richard Zimmerman, {:(|}   Founding Director, Orangutan Outreach http://redapes.org,