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.


Global Chorus Contributors

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) 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 The Hon David Anderson, P.C., O.C., Canadian Minister of Environment, 1999-2004  Sara E. Anderson, chief advocacy officer, ReSurge International
Maya Angelou, poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist Dr. Monica Araya, Adviser, thinker and advocate. Founder & Director, Costa Rica Limpia (www.costaricalimpia.org) and Nivela (www.nivela.org) Franny Armstrong, Director, The Age of Stupid, McLibel and Drowned Out and Founder, 10:10 Sally Armstrong, journalist and human rights activist
David L. Arnold, Ph.D., Executive Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center Kenny Ausubel, co-CEO and co-founder, Bioneers Sarah Backhouse, TV Host, Founder & CEO, future360.tv Jennifer Baichwal, documentary filmmaker
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
Peter Bevan Baker, Green Party Candidate in Prince Edward Island, Canada 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, The Coming Battle for the Right to Water and Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever Gregor Barnum, Former Director of Corporate Consciousness, Seventh Generation Inc.
Jim Barton, Director, Smith Mill Creek Institute and Board Member, Citizens for Global Solutions Robert Bateman, Canadian artist, environmentalist, naturalist Colin Beavan, speaker, consultant, activist, human, and author/star of the book and film No Impact Man and director of the No Impact Project http://www.colinbeavan.com  Paul Beckwith, part-time professor, climatology/meteorology, University of Ottawa
Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council David V. J. Bell, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University www.lsf-lst.ca Allana Beltran, Australian artivist Lisa Bendall, freelance writer and blogger
Dr. Kennette Benedict, Executive Director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Diana Beresford-Kroeger, scientist, environmental activist and author of, most recently, The Sweetness of a Simple Life Tzeporah Berman, mom, author, This Crazy Time and co-director of Greenpeace International’s Climate and Energy Unit.
Thomas Berry, author, spiritual ecology theologian. (Special honourary posthumous response is drawn from The Great Work, pp. 7-8)
Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley Osvald Bjelland, Chairman and CEO, Xyntéo, and founder, the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange partnership Andrew Blackwell, author, Visit Sunny Chernobyl Ta’Kaiya Blaney, singer/songwriter, youth environmental activist. (Ta’Kaiya means “Special Water” in the Sliammon First Nation language.)
Gretchen Bleiler, environmental activist, U.S. professional halfpipe snowboarder, four-time X Games Gold Medalist and Olympic Silver Medalist
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 Professor Klaus Bosselmann, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland Claire Boucher, aka “Grimes,” producer, singer, songwriter, director, painter, writer
Jen Boulden, Green Business Entrepreneur David R. Boyd, Ph.D., author, environmental lawyer, professor, co-chair of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team Mark Boyle, author, The Moneyless Manifesto www.moneylessmanifesto.org Robert Bringhurst, poet, linguist, and author: A Story as Sharp as a Knife, The Elements of Typographic Style, and The Tree of Meaning
Göran Broman, Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Jennifer J. Brown, PhD, author, mother, scientist Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute and author, World on the Edge 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
Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-Founder, FEED Projects Rhett A. Butler, author, Rainforests, and founder, Mongabay.com Jonathon Button, Co-Founder, Life Out of the Box
Rabbi Lee Bycel, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom in Napa, Adjunct Professor of Social Justice at the University of San Francisco, moderator at the Aspen Institute, and member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council Dr. Helen Caldicott, Pediatrician, Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility – awarded 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Silver Donald Cameron, author, current Host and Executive Producer,
Robert (Birdlegs) Caughlan, Environmentalist, Political Pro, Surfer
Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C., singer, author, ecology advocate, and founder, Centre for Child Honouring
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President and CEO Emeritus, Children & Nature Network
Pema Chödrön, Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author Olivia Chow, MP, New Democratic Party of Canada
Laura Elizabeth Clayton Paul, Earth’s pupil, Eternally curious, Change agent, Sustainable Building and Community Specialist Bruce Cockburn O.C., singer/songwriter, guitarist, social activist Terrence J. Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and Director, Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University Ronald Colman, Ph.D, Executive Director, GPI Atlantic
Leila Conners, President and Founder, Tree Media Group, writer and director, We the People 2.0, Into Eden, and The 11th Hour. Pam Cooley, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of the “Continuum of Collaboration” and CarShare Atlantic and practical visionary 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
Alexandra Cousteau, explorer, filmmaker, water advocate, founder, Blue Legacy Céline Cousteau – multi-media documentarian, socio-environmental advocate, Founder/Director CauseCentric Productions Peter Croal, P. Geol. International Environment and Development Educator Prof. Dr. Paul J. Crutzen, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1995
Ehren Cruz, Founder, Solpurpose, and Performing Arts Director, LEAF Community Arts Patrick Curry, independent scholar, writer and environmentalist James DʼSilva, yoga instructor, DVD fitness instructor, Garuda Pilates Studio and Clinic. www.thegaruda.net His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
L. Gen (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 Herman Daly, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland http://steadystate.org Guy Dauncey, author and eco-futurist
Brenna Davis, environmental scientist & sustainable business expert
Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology, LEEF Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk, University of British Columbia Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Clare Delaney, environmentalist, sustainable living writer and speaker, and founder, EcoFriendlyLink  www.EcoFriendlyLink.com Peter Denton, writer, teacher, United Church of Canada minister, and author of Gift Ecology: Reimagining A Sustainable World
Roman Dial, Professor, Alaska Pacific University Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblawe, M.D., LL.B, Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation
Rob Dietz, coauthor, Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources Kate Dillon, Mommy, Fashion Model, and Environmental Advocate
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent – Cartierville, former Canadian Minister of the Environment Beth Doane, author, founder, Rain Tees www.raintees.com and www.bethdoane.com Brock Dolman, Biologist; Co-Founder, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center; Director, WATER Institute; Permaculture designer/educator; photographer/poet
www.oaec.org & www.oaecwater.org
Michael Dowd, evolutionary theologian, evangelist for Big History and Religious Naturalism, and bestselling author, Thank God for Evolution
Lawson Drake, B.Sc.(Agr), M.S., Ph.D., former Dean of Science, University of Prince Edward Island Sylvia Earle, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic and founder, Mission Blue Dr. Heather Eaton, Professor, St. Paul University and Co-Founder, Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology Charles Eisenstein, author, The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Dr. Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute,University College London Maren and Jan Enkelmann, authors, Happiness – How the World Keeps Smiling 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 Moi Enomenga, Huaorani Leader and Quehueri’ono Association President. Huaorani Ecolodge:
Exequiel Ezcurra, ecologist, National Research System of Mexico, and University of California Riverside Dr. Maria Fadiman, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Associate Professor, Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council – Washington, D.C. Robert Ferrari, physician, father, husband
Melanie Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Climate Scientist and Wilderness Educator, currently with the Union of Concerned Scientists Gloria Flora, Sustainability Leader Reconnecting People to Their Landscapes 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 Marc Garneau, first Canadian astronaut in space, current Canadian Member of Parliament for Westmount–Ville-Marie Don Gayton, ecologist and author, Man Facing West, Interwoven Wild and Kokanee. www.dongayton.ca
Lee Gerdes, author Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain and Founder & CEO, Brain State Technologies
David Gershon, co-founder and CEO, Empowerment Institute empowermentinstitute.net Dedan Gills, Soulutionary and Co-Founder, Growing a Global Heart Seth Godin, author, The Icarus Deception www.sethgodin.com
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace http://www.janegoodall.ca Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding Chairman, Green Cross International – Moscow, Russia Ted Grand, co-founder, Moksha Yoga in Canada and Modo Yoga International Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University
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
Tanya Ha, environmentalist, author, television presenter, science journalist and sustainable living advocate www.TanyaHa.com Rick Hansen, C.C., O.B.C., Difference Maker, spinal cord injury advocate, Canadian paralympian  Moh Hardin, author, A Little Book of Love: Heart Advice to Bring Happiness to Yourself & Others Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), Simon Fraser University
Sarah Harmer, musician, citizen 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
Paul Hawken, author, innovative entrepreneur, environmentalist
Professor Stephen Hawking, Emeritus Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and author, A Brief History of Time Pete Hay, social theorist, activist, poet and essayist of Tasmania, Australia Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Jill Heinerth, Explorer, Filmmaker/Photographer, Author, Founder of the We Are Water Project www.IntoThePlanet.com
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 Ann Henderson-Sellers DSc, Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University 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 Jamie Henn, Co-Founder and Communications Director
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 Julia Butterfly Hill, artist, activist, author Gary Hirshberg, Co-founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm, and Chair, Just Label It Campaign Patrick Holden, Chief Executive, Sustainable Food Trust
Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder Seventh Generation Inc., Jeffrey Hollender Partners & CommonWise Mike HolmesNorth America’s Most Trusted Contractor, host/co-creator, “Holmes on Homes®” & “Holmes Makes It Right” David Holmgren, co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist
Carl Honoré, advocate of the Slow Movement and author, In Praise of Slow, Under Pressure and The Slow Fix
Rob Hopkins, Co-Founder/Catalyst & Outreach Manager for Transition Network, blogger, and author, The Transition Handbook and The Power of Just Doing Stuff www.transitionnetwork.org Liz Hosken, Director, The Gaia Foundation Norie Huddle, author, public speaker, consultant, artist www.gardenofparadise.net and www.butterflyblessings.net Aram Hur, South Korean teacher, educator, publisher, lecturer, social activist and founder, Indigo Sowon
Jay Ingram, science writer, broadcaster B.K.S. Iyengar, yogi, author, teacher and founder, Iyengar Yoga 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 Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute
Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University David Jewitt, Professor of Astronomy, UCLA 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 Van Jones, environmental and civil rights advocate, Founder, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Green for All, and Rebuild the Dream www.rebuildthedream.com
Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer and sustainability advisor and former Director, Friends of the Earth. David Kahane, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta and Director, Alberta Climate Dialogue Paula Kahumbu, CEO, WildlifeDirect, blogging platform and a voice for conservation leadership in Africa Scott Kennedy, Canadian born, New Zealand based Writer, Photographer and Filmmaker www.adventureskope.com
Craig Kielburger, children’s rights activist and Co-founder, Free the Children and Me to We Dr. Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., author, educator, feminist activist, creator of the “Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women” film series Matthew Wilburn King, PhD, social entrepreneur, consultant, advisor, researcher, philanthropist, President/Chairman and Founder, Living GREEN Foundation livinggreenfoundation.org Frederick Kirschenmann, author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays From a Farmer Philosopher
Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science, National Museum of Natural History Carolyn Kraft, Blogger, oceanwildthings.com Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief, Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine, founder, Schumacher College, and author, No Destination. www.resurgence.org and www.schumacher.com 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
Alexia Lane, Water Lane Consulting, author, On Fracking Frances Moore Lappé, lecturer, activist, author, Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think To Create the World We Want Ervin Laszlo, Chancellor, Giordano Bruno University and President, Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study 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 Chuck Leavell, conservationist, longtime keyboard player and musical director for the Rolling Stones, and Director of Environmental Affairs for Mother Nature Network MNN 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 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 Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN Amanda Lindhout, Founder Global Enrichment Foundation
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Ph. D., humanitarian and the first Polynesian Explorer in the history of the National Geographic Society 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 Andy Lipkis, founder, TreePeople Harvey Locke, conservationist, writer, photographer, and co-founder, Yellowstone to Yukon and Nature Needs Half
Bill Logan, founder, Urban Arborists Ms. Julia Miranda Londoño, General Director, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (Colombian National Parks Authority) & UICN – WCPA Regional Vice Chair for South America 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.
Jill MacCormack, mother of three, writer and bloggist, Prattle and Ponder www.prattleandponder
Tara MacLean, Singer/songwriter, Mother, Activist Joanna Macy, Root Teacher of the Work That Reconnects Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group, and author, Strategies for the Green Economy Nelson Mandela (Response compiled with words extracted from speeches with guidance from the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)
Josie Maran, Chief Eco Officer, Josie Maran Cosmetics The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada Cam Mather, author, Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food, and Financial Independence Handbook and publisher, Aztext Press. www.cammather.com Theresa Helen “Susie” Matthias, mouth painting artist, Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of Canada
Elizabeth May, Canadian Member of Parliament, environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and Leader of the Green Party of Canada Mireya Mayor, PhD, National Geographic Explorer and author, Pink Boots and a Machete Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), nēhīyaw Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, Co-founder of Idle No More, Turtle Island, Treaty 6 lands Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D., City of Mississauga
Bob McDonald, host, “Quirks & Quarks,” CBC Radio, science correspondent, CBC Television, author William McDonough, designer, architect, and co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Christine McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union Tara McFatridge, author, Biofriendly Blog http://biofriendly.com/blog
Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga/pilates instructor and trainer Alastair McIntosh, author, Soil and Soul and Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition Don McKay, CM, Canadian poet, editor, and educator Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D., Environmental Psychologist and author, Fostering Sustainable Behavior
Bill McKibben, author, educator, environmentalist, founder of 350.org Jim Merkel, simple living educator and author, Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth 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. www.meyercreativity.com
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 www.BicycleBuddha.org 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
Mae Moore, Canadian musician, artist, organic farmer, activist Christy Morgan, vegan chef, educator and author, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet Farley Mowat, Canadian author and conservationist George Mu’ammar, Spatial Analyst for the Food Security Analysis Service, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, World Food Programme of the UN, and beekeeper hobbyist
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 Richard A. Muller, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley and Co-founder, Berkeley Earth Leilani Münter, Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist http://carbonfreegirl.com Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences
Helena Norberg-Hodge, director, International Society for Ecology and Culture, and producer, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ 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 Summer Rayne Oakes, model/activist, co-founder, Source4Style Keibo Oiwa, cultural anthropologist, environmental activist, founder, Sloth Club and leader of the Slow Movement in Japan
Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International Jamie Oliver, chef and campaigner – London, UK David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor, Oberlin College 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 TheOneIdeaThatSavesThe
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 Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairperson, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Director-General, TERI Diego Pacheco, Ph.D., Head of Delegation in the CBD, Plurinational State of Bolivia
Malgorzata “Maggie” Padlewska, Video-Journalist & Founder, One Year One World www.oneyearoneworld.com Thomas Pakenham, author, Remarkable Trees of the World, Meetings with Remarkable Trees and The Scramble for Africa Dan Pallotta, author, Uncharitable and Charity Case, founder, Advertising for Humanity and the Charity Defense Council Fernand Pareau, 85 year-old mountain guide of the Chamonix Mountains in France
Rachel Parent, 14 year-old environmental global activist and founder, Kids Right to Know
Yongjune Park, Editor-in-Chief, Indigo Magazine, South Korea Ricken Patel, Executive Director, Avaaz
Fred Penner, Family Entertainer for Children of All Ages, and former host, CBC’s “Fred Penner’s Place”
Merrell-Ann Phare, lawyer, writer, artist and environmentalist Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation at the Nicholas School, Duke University, and President, SavingSpecies Heather A. E. Pinnock, Caribbean Sustainability Advocate, Green Builder, Project Manager, Director, Hill 60 Bump Ltd. www.hill60bump.com Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-winning host of the national public television series ‘Christina Cooks,’ bestselling author, health activist
Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, Amazon Conservation Team Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever Professor John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, Director, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan Jonathon Porritt, founder and director, Forum for the Future, and author, The World We Made, www.forumforthefuture.org
Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project and Freshwater Fellow, National Geographic Society Will Potter, author, Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege Jules Pretty, author, Professor of Environment & Society, University of Essex, The Edge of Extinction (2014), This Luminous Coast (2011), The Earth Only Endures (2008), Agri-Culture (2002):
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)
Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, designer and founder of Slowflowers.com Manuel Pulgal-Vidal, Minister of the Environment, Perú David Quilty, publisher, The Good Human www.thegoodhuman.com Hannah Quimby, director, Quimby Family Foundation
Brad Rabiey, Co-Founder @TheCarbonFarmer Restoring his family’s farm in Canada (and others around the world) with more trees www.thecarbonfarmer.ca Ashish Ramgobin, Founder and Executive Director of Participative Development Initiative at International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON) in South Africa, and great granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi Yasmin Rasyid, Founder/President, EcoKnights; Chairperson, Malaysian Environmental NGOs (MENGO) 2013/2014 Adam Ravetch, wildlife cinematographer & film maker, National Geographic’s Arctic Tale, Disneynature’s Earth, To The Arctic IMAX, and Ice Bear 3D
Ravi Ravindra, author, spiritual lecturer, Ph.D. www.ravindra.ca Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth blogger, The New York Times, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University Mark Reynolds, Executive Director, Citizens Climate Lobby Michael Reynolds, architect turned biotect, inventor/founder, Earthship
Velcrow Ripper, speaker and award winning director, Scared Sacred, Fierce Light and Occupy Love Des Ritchie, President, Queensland Folk Federation in Australia Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder, The Natural Step, and professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology Jason Robinson, FMA, Founder & CEO, Sustainability Television Inc.   SustainabilityTelevision.com
Steven C. Rockefeller, professor emeritus of religion, Middlebury College, Vermont Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Vice President, Conservation International; former Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica 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
Frank Roteringindependent economic and political thinker, author of “The Economics of Needs and Limits” and “Contractionary Revolution” contractionism.org 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, Chile, and University of North Texas, Denton, USA; 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 Xavier Rudd, Australian singer, artist and activist William Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia
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
Amitabha Sadangi, CEO, International Development Enterprises in India Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher, The Sun Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist, futurist, and author, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
Buffy Sainte–Marie, singer/songwriter, visual artist, educator, Indigenous rights activist 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 Joel Salatin, owner/operator, Polyface Farms, author, lecturer Peter F. Sale, University Professor Emeritus, University of Windsor, former Assistant Director, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University, and author, Our Dying Planet.

Annette Saliken, author,Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming and Cocktail Party Guide to Green Energy Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative, United Nations Water for Life Decade Swami Ambikananda Saraswati, Founder, Traditional Yoga Association and The Mukti Project Charlie G Sark, Lennox Island, Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island), Mi’kma’ik (Atlantic Canada)
John Ralston Saul, author,Voltaire’s Bastards and Collapse of Globalism, and President, PEN International Erin Schrode, eco-expert and co-founder, Teens Turning Green Anna Warwick Sears, writer, speaker, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board John Seed, director, Rainforest Information Centre and co-creator, the Council of All Beings
Dr. Peggy Seeger, musician, activist, grandmother Simran Sethi, journalist and educator http://simransethi.com/ Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor, Vanity Fair; editor DispatchesFromthe
Harriet Shugarman, Executive Director, ClimateMama, Mom, Activist, Writer, Climate Reality Leader and Mentor Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher, Sounds True Rob Sisson, President, ConservAmerica Ian Skelly, British writer, filmmaker and broadcaster, and co-author of Harmony with HRH The Prince of Wales
Matthew Sleeth, MD, Executive Director, Blessed Earth and author, 24/6 Sir Tim Smit, Chief Executive, Development and Co-founder, The Eden Project Chef Michael Smith, Television Host, “Chef Abroad” and “Chef at Home” Gary Snyder, poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist
Paolo Soleri, founder, Arcosanti 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 Curt Stager, climate scientist and author
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 Arran Stephens, Founder, CEO/Gardenkeeper, Nature’s Path Foods Nikki Stern, writer, former Executive Director, Families of September 11, non-profit advisor and author, Hope in Small Doses and several other books. nikkistern.com

Anita Stewart, culinary activist, food & travel journalist and founder, Food Day Canada Lillian Rose Stewart, retired ski bus driver, screenwriter  bluemountainskink.com Les Stroud, survival expert, musician, creator/producer/host, “Survivorman” Trudie Styler, actress, producer and founder, The Rainforest Foundation
Angela Sun, documentary filmmaker, TV journalist, sports broadcaster, Ocean Defender Advisory Board Member plasticparadisemovie.com 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 David Suzuki, CBC broadcaster, environmental activist Joseph Tainter, Professor, Utah State University and author, The Collapse of Complex Societies
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 Sarah Tawaka, Independent Environmentalist Advocate, Banaban Community, Rabi Island, Fiji 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
Roshini Thinakaran, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, TED Global Fellow Dave Toycen, President and CEO, World Vision Canada David Tracey, writer, designer, community ecologist www.davidtracey.ca Justin Trudeau, Canadian Member of Parliament, son of late former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Founder, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African human rights activist, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient 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.com Quinn Vandenberg, Co-Founder, Life Out of the Box www.lootb.com Jean Vanier, humanitarian, philosopher, and founder, L’Arche International
Adria Vasil, environmental journalist, columnist and author of the best-selling Ecoholic book series Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author: Spiritual Ecology, The Cry of the Earth. www.goldensufi.org, www.spiritualecology.org Professor David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey Alexander Verbeek, Strategic Policy Advisor Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
John A. Vlahides, travel writer, TV personality from California Jakob von Uexkull, founder, Right Livelihood Awards and World Future Council Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., President, Global Footprint Network Marilyn Waring, feminist, author, Counting for Nothing/If Women Counted, Professor of Public Policy, AUT University, New Zealand
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environment, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate Patty Webster, President and Founder, Amazon Promise Alan Weisman, author, The World Without Us andGaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World 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
Spencer West, Author/Motivational Speaker/World Change Warrior, Me to We. Vivienne Westwood, Fashion designer, Human and Environmental Rights activist climaterevolution.co.uk Tony Wheeler, co-founder, Lonely Planet Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative
Ian Willms, Boreal Collective Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University Hawksley Workman, singer-songwriter Ian Wright, Television Travel Host, Lonely Planetʼs “Pilot Guides”
 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 ZannierSecretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe  www.osce.org Richard Zimmerman, {:(|} Founding Director, Orangutan Outreach http://redapes.org Richard Zurawski BSc, MA (Research), PhD candidate, author, lecturer, radio talk show host, meteorologist and documentary film maker
Jan Zwicky, poet, essayist, author, Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, Wisdom & Metaphor, and Auden as Philosopher: How Poets Think