Green Festival Speakers

Joan Blades

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Joan Blades is co-founder of MoveOn.org. and MomsRising.org. She co-authored http://customfitworkplace.org/" target="_blank">The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When Where and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line -the core message- When employers create jobs that honor workers responsibilities at work and outside of work they benefit from excellent productivity, low turn over and the ability to easily attract talent when hiring. She also co-wrote The Motherhood Manifesto which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. She is a co-creator of http://livingroomconversations.org/" target="_blank">Living Room Conversations, an open source effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. She is a software entrepreneur, nature lover, former attorney/mediator, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.