Green Festival Speakers

Lawrence Ellis



Lawrence Ellis is a spiritual activist and complexity-science consultant operating at the intersection of ecological and human rights concerns – with early training in both fields on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. His life-work focuses on assisting individuals, groups, organizations and movements apply concepts of & practices for embodying the interconnectedness of life – drawn largely from contemporary complexity sciences, Buddhism and Indigenous cultures (informed by his African and Native American ancestral backgrounds).

He is Executive Producer & Host of the Indigenous Wisdom & Modern Science Summit on The Shift Network; is featured in the book, Let It Begin with Me: 21 Visionary Leaders Explore the Practice and the Possibility of Peace; leads spiritual and activist workshops and retreats nationally; and, as a consultant, has led the redesign of several nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies, towards greater social and environmental responsibility.