Amy Goodman - Main Stage, Sunday, 12:00 PM
Amy Goodman is an award winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! which airs on more than 800 public television/radio stations worldwide. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize for developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media. She is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Main Stage, Saturday, 12:00 PM
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are not your average couple. They have transplanted themselves from
Sylvia Mendez - Main Stage, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Sylvia Mendez is a civil rights leader of Mexican/Puerto Rican heritage. At the young age eight years old, she played a significant role in the landmark desegregation case of 1946, Mendez v
Zakiya Harris - Community Action Pavilion, Saturday, 1:30 PM
Zakiya Harris is a
Ahmed Rahim - Green Business Pavilion, Sunday, 3:00 PM
Ahmed Rahim is the master blender, CEO and co-founder behind Numi Organic Tea. Before starting the Numi business in 1999 with his sister, Reem, Ahmed spent a decade living, working and traveling throughout
Beth Greer - Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion, Sunday, 1:30 PM
Beth Greer, Super Natural Mom®, is a syndicated radio talk show host, former President and Co-Owner of The Learning Annex, Certified Build It Green® healthy home makeover specialist and holistic health educator who eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery. She’s author of the bestseller, Super Natural Home, and is leading a movement of awareness and responsibility about healthy home, work and school environments.
John Viera - Green Building and Renewable Energy Pavilion, Sunday, 2:30 PM
John Viera was appointed director, Sustainable Business Strategies for Ford Motor Company in January, 2007. Mr. Viera is responsible for developing global sustainable business plans, reporting externally on the company's environmental and social performance and leading the company's engagement and partnerships with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders. In January 2009, Mr. Viera assumed the responsibilities of the company's environmental policies, consistent with his current title of Director, Sustainability and Environmental Policy.
Ambessa Cantave - Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion, Saturday 3:30 PM
Ambessa Cantave is a ten-year veteran of the Bay Area's art, non-profit and environmental justice community. He has extensive experience in youth leadership and workforce development, supporting students with creative solutions to approaching their individual lives or social iniquities. As Co-Founder and Co-Director of Grind for the Green, Cantave used hip-hop as a medium to talk about climate change. Now an Educator with ACE, Cantave has reached nearly 50,000 students in the Bay Area.
Zhena Muzyka - Fair Trade Pavilion, Saturday, 4:30 PM
As one of the early pioneers of the organic and Fair Trade movement and the founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, Zhena Muzyka believed that by selling tins of tea, she could become a purveyor of hope and a conduit for change. Zhena’s company doesn't just market products; it markets meaning - teas with a commitment to social responsibility, sustainability and the well-being of others.
Miyoko Schinner - Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion, Saturday, 2:30 PM
Author, chef, food product creator and former restaurateur, Miyoko Schinner has created and promoted healthful, vegetarian/vegan cuisine for 30 years. She is the author of three vegan cookbooks and has written for numerous publications. Her products and unique approach to vegan cuisine have been featured in numerous publications, television and radio shows. She teaches cooking in the McDougall Program and has created a whimsical WebTV show called Miyoko's Kitchen. She is currently writing a vegan cheese book, slated for publication in March 2012.