Davey D is a Hip Hop historian, journalist, deejay, media and community activist. Originally from the Bronx, Davey D's been down with Hip Hop since since 1977 where he started out as an emcee for two crews TDK [Total Def Krew] out of Coop City and the Avengers out of the Marble Hill Section of the Bronx. he moved from New York to Cali to attend college. He's a graduate of UC Berekely

Davey Dis the current host of Hard Knock Radio a syndicated daily afternoon show that focuses on Hip Hop culture and politics. The show originates on KPFA 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and is heard in Seattle, Atlanta, Portland and Fresno. HKR has been on the air since 1999 and was recently cited as best on air show by the EastBay Express with Davey D being voted Best on air personality.


Crystal D'Angora combines nearly 10 years as a certified Kundalini and children's Yoga and Pilates instructor and an eclectic background in theater, dance, Kundalini and Hatha yoga to create a holistic fusion of physical expression and discovery. After teaching... theater to homeless and abused youth through Los Angeles Free clinic’s “Project Able,” she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC, Los Angeles in Literature and Child Development. Her own Yoga experience, which began in 1995, re-ignited the same sense of playful freedom from her youth in theater and dance, but also offered additional methods to heal physically, mentally, and emotionally. Crystal’s current work as co-founder/instructor of the Light Leaders Yoga teachers training program for children's yoga teachers, in addition to teaching various yoga classes and workshops at Golden Bridge, The Yogi Tree, and in her home studio, are all great sources of joy and growth.


Glen Dake helped to found the LA Community Garden Council in 1998, and helped to build the Echo Park Community Garden and the Stanford Avalon Garden in Watts, and to purchase the Vermont Square Community Garden with the Trust for Public Land. Dake is a landscape architect and leader in building community-designed landscapes, transportation and school improvements in Southern California neighborhoods, where he has practiced since 1987. He joined Los Angeles Council Member Eric Garcetti’s staff to lead his successful green agenda between 2001 and 2005, and assisted in bringing the City into compliance with the Clean Water Act, the successful campaign for Prop O, adoption of the Renewable Portfolio Standard for energy, and developing thirteen new parks. Mr Dake’s design work includes prominent campus improvements at UCLA and at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography; as well as the innovative outdoor learning environment for Los Angeles’ High Tech High School, and numerous playgrounds and childcare environments. He has also designed numerous local solutions to protect Southern California watersheds and enhance groundwater and surface water resources.


Andy Dale has been building and playing with farming, processing, and packaging equipment for over 25 years. His resume includes being a mechanic and metal worker in a small farming community to running a food processing and packaging plant. He now makes his living as a computer technologist and lives with his family on an urban homestead in West Berkeley. Besides their experiments with home oil extraction, the Dale family makes their own grape jelly, wine, hand crafted candles and more. If it needs engineering and building, Andy wants to be a part of it.


Daley is a professor at California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture. Faculty supervisor and manager of the Organic Dairy Teaching and Applied Research Unit located on the Paul L. Byrne University Farm Facility. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have certified 85 acres as organic (with another 30 acres in transition) to support our curricular enhancements, including an integrated organic livestock/cropping system and organic vegetable project with sales to food services on campus.The dairy supports 80 crossbred milking cows, in a seasonal system. Fortyfive acres of certified organic ground is in irrigated pasture, and under intensive grazing management. Forty acres of certified organic crop ground is devoted to winter forage, summer annuals, cover crops and vegetable production. Dr. Daley is interested in soil/forage/performance interactions; impact of organic production practices on nutrient cycling; and economic assessment of organic production practices.



Teacher, speaker, networker and writer, Dally is the founder of Seattle Free School, a nonprofit run without cash donations of any kind. In just two short years since its inception, Seattle Free School has been featured in Seattle magazines, newspapers and blogs; grown an email following of more than a thousand people; held hundreds of classes; and served thousands of students without having a budget of any kind. Dally believes in mobilizing people to make change and grow community and is amazed herself at what is possible without money. Dally's goal is to inspire people to ignore the naysayers and their rules of how things must work so that they may effect change in their own communities. Dally lives in Seattle and spends her free time riding her bike or her motorcycle, travelling and reading.



Over the past 6 years, Supervisor Chris Daly has taken the lead at City Hall on affordable housing, tenants rights, homelessness, public health, the environment, and senior and kids issues. As Supervisor he has continued his passionate fight for economic, social, and environmental justice in San Francisco.

Chris Daly is serving his third term as a San Francisco Supervisor representing District 6, which includes the dynamic neighborhoods of South of Market, Tenderloin, North Mission, South Beach ; Treasure Island. In his first bid for public office in 2000, he earned a first place finish and a spot in the runoff with onethird of the general election vote in a field of 17 candidates and was elected Supervisor in a runoff with 81% of the vote. At 28, Chris Daly was the youngest person ever elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 2002, Supervisor Daly won reelection with a majority of votes against 8 opponents. In 2006, Daly was once again reelected despite an expensive and possibly illegal campaign against him waged by downtown special interests.

Supervisor Daly continues to serve as Chair of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Budget and Finance Committee. He is past Chair of the Board's Budget and Finance Committee, Finance Committee, Budget Committee, and Health and Human Services Committee. Chris Daly has been called one of the most effective members of the Board by friends and foes alike. He is a member of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and, as the Chair in 2003, led the effort to reauthorize the halfcent sales tax for transportation projects. Chris also serves on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority where he has been a force for developing a new multimodal transit center with a rail extension to downtown San Francisco.

Chris served for 4 years as the Boards representative on the First Five Commission, allocating funds for early childhood development programs and also served on San Franciscos Health Service Board. Chris currently sits on the Citys Committee on Information Technology (COIT).

In regional government, Supervisor Daly represents San Francisco on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, fighting for cleaner air in Northern California. He serves as the Air District's Budget and Finance Committee Chair. Hes also a member of the Joint Policy Committee and the Association of Bay Area Governments and its Regional Planning Committee, where he is focused on promoting a regional land use policy that favors smart growth with affordable housing and good public transit.

Chris Daly moved to San Francisco in 1993 as National Coordinator of Empty the Shelters, a nonprofit organization of youth and students working to end homelessness. In 1995, he cofounded the Mission Agenda, a local nonprofit organization working with lowincome people living in singleroom occupancy hotel residents. When fires swept through hotels in the Mission and Tenderloin, he worked with SRO residents to draw attention to their plight and to force the City government to respond to the needs of SRO residents.

Chris Daly is also a leader for tenant rights in the fight against displacement. He has served on the steering committee of the San Francisco Tenants Union and helped organize proactive response to evictions facing longtime residents, nonprofits, artists and small businesses. He is a cofounder of the Mission AntiDisplacement Coalition, which works to enact sound planning and development policies to preserve the cultural character of San Francisco's Mission district. As a tenant of the historic Redstone Building on, he helped call attention to the displacement of nonprofits and small businesses. For his work in the 90s the San Francisco Bay Guardian said that Supervisor Daly can legitimately claim to represent the people who are suffering the worst effects of gentrification.

His high school valedictorian, Supervisor Daly studied the history of social movements at Duke University, where he worked with Habitat for Humanity to build lowincome housing, and organized students to force the college to invest millions in affordable housing construction and to save union jobs from privatization. He has been an adjunct faculty member at New College of California. In 1989, Chris Daly received the Young Americans' Medal for Service, awarded by the United States Congress and presented by the President. He is also a Maryland 4H All Star.

Chris lives on Stevenson Street with his wife, Sarah, and son, Jack. When not working, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and playing and watching basketball.


Mayor Daley has earned a national reputation for his innovative, communitybased programs to address such challenges as education, public safety and neighborhood development.

Mayor Richard M. Daleys goal is to make Chicago the most environmentally friendly city in the world. The combined efforts of City government and Chicago citizens not only help the environment, but they stretch taxpayer dollars, save energy and fuel costs, spur private investment in neighborhoods and make the City a great place to live and visit. Chicago hopes to become a model of envirornmental leadership, conserving Chicago for generations to come.


Tony Damico and Christine Petit are co-founders of the Long Beach Time Exchange, a time banking community where members use an alternative currency called time dollars to exchange skills and services. The concept is simple: One hour equals one time dollar, regardless of the service given, so there’s really no bartering involved. From dog-walking to graphic design, community organizing to tutoring, cooking lessons to massage therapy, everyone’s time is valued equally. Tony teaches communication studies at local colleges and organizes community events through Shift Long Beach (an evolver.net regional group). Christine is a labor and community organizer, freelance writer, and sociologist.



Dr. Kevin Danaher is a co-founder of Global Exchange (1988), co-founder of FairTradeUSA (1997), founder and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals (2001). Dr. Danaher has published numerous articles and is the author and/or editor of 11 books, including his latest, “The Green Festival Reader: Fresh ideas from Agents of Change”; and "Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots". Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Kevin Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.


Dawn Danby has spent the last decade exploring the intersection of design, sustainability and business. An industrial designer by training, she's a synthesist who has acted as a crossdisciplinary designer, strategist, art director, producer and artist. She currently manages Autodesk's Sustainable Design Program, integrating sustainable thinking into the digital tools used by 9 million designers and engineers worldwide.

Recently named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, Dawn holds a design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (2000) and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (2007). She apprenticed in green building and policy with the FiskVittori team at CMPBS and in furniture design with Macek Furniture. She collaborated with international artist Noel Harding on Windsor, Ontario's Green Corridor initiative, where she designed a $3.5M treecovered pedestrian bridge on the U.S.Canada border. She has consulted on closedloop manufacturing strategies for a leading outdoor footwear manufacturer, and helped establish a public art master plan for a major American airport.

Dawn has been a contributor to WorldChanging.com since its launch and coauthored WorldChanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century. She speaks regularly at events such as TEDGlobal 2005 (Oxford UK), Doors of Perception (Delhi), Subtle Technologies (Toronto), and the Women's Global Forum (Deauville, Fr).

While focused on local food systems, her team was awarded a fellowship with the Royal Society of Arts (UK) and was recognized by Metropolis magazine's NEXT Generation design competition.

A Canadian in San Francisco, Dawn is an artist and singer with a secret identity as a medical illustrator for numerous books and journals specializing in women's health.

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Urvasi Dance School presents Odissi dance from the state of Orissa in the western part of India. The Classical Odissi dance is in the littleknown Mahari tradition of Guru Pankaj Charan Das. In the last 10 years, Urvasi Dance Company has focused on keeping the Mahari tradition of Orissi dance alive. Little known in most of India, the tradition is characterized by the lyrical torso movements and the powerful portrayal of female characters from the myths and epics of India.


Paula Daniels is a commissioner with the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, which is responsible for the infrastructure of the City of Los Angeles. She provides leadership in the area of sustainable water policy, including watershed and urban runoff management, groundwater recharge and water re-use. Commissioner Daniels was recently appointed to the City of LA Food Policy Task Force, which will provide a report and recommendations on city food policy and a foodshed assessment. It will conduct research on topics including food access, sustainable agriculture and pesticide use, nutrition education programs and urban/rural community relationships. For over 20 years, Daniels has been actively involved in California environmental policy issues in large part due to her longtime and close involvement with the Heal the Bay. Daniels was also commissioner with the California Coastal Commission, and a gubernatorial appointee on the governing board of the California Bay-Delta Authority.



Katherine Darnstadt is the founder and principal architect of LATENT DESIGN, architecture and design collaborative developing innovation solutions with by and for clients through a participatory working method. LATENT DESIGN brings innovative and comprehensive design services to those in resource and budget limited environments including small businesses, start-ups, nonprofits and community organizations. LATENT DESIGN actively pursues a diverse range and scale of work, from mixed-use developments, affordable housing, interior architecture and temporary acupuncture style interventions.



Koorosh Daryaie Is an acoustic/ electric world music percussionist. 10 years ago he transitioned from plaiting drum set to concentrate my efforts on learning, and executing the rich world rhythms commonly played on hand drums. He has extensive touring/ and studio experience, and can be seen playing the greeter Los angeles, and San Diego area with contemporary, Jazz, and Pop Musicians.


Kate Davenport directs EcoVentures International's (EVI) GreenBusiness and GreenJobs Program. She has developed and managed green small business training and capacity building projects across the United States and internationally. She has led and championed regionbased market assessments to identify green business opportunities to stimulate local economic development. In addition, Kate has managed operations and supported business development for a startup small business providing organic waste removal and reuse services for commercial clients in the D.C. area. She also comanaged Member Care Services for Flexcar and Zipcar, national carsharing companies. Kate has a B.A. from Tufts University in African history and child development.


Camilla Davenport is a Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the world studying and practicing yoga and spirituality. She has spent over two decades studying, sharing and living the journey of personal transformation. Camilla has taught in Europe, Asia and America, her fun and heartfelt classes consist of Asana, Breath work, Meditation, Music & Chanting and they reflect her passion for health and the yogic lifestyle. With a mission to empower and uplift humanity, Camilla created Stepping into Goddess - regular classes and workshops - which is a beautiful blueprint for anyone interested in being bold, brave and walking the path of authenticity. Currently, Camilla is working on monthly online video series, "Food & Flow," that she hosts with Vegan chef Melissa Costello for Yogamint.

David Anderson

Anderson is the Principal and co-founder of Canvas Dreams, a sustainable web host awarded as the 2010 Green Business Leader. Anderson knows first-hand the benefits of greening one's business with technology. Through efficient server hardware design, practical communication tools and home-grown metrics to measure progress, Canvas Dreams has leveled its energy footprint while still maintaining dramatic growth. The immense savings are used to increasingly focus its resources on the human side of the business: company benefits, quality customer care and community outreach in the green economy.

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David King is the founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) and garden master of The Learning Garden at Venice High School. An engaging and popular garden speaker, he is also a noted garden blogger and author of the forthcoming book, “Growing Food in Southern California: What to Do and When to Do It.”

The Seed Library of Los Angeles was established to facilitate the growth of open-pollinated seeds among residents of the Los Angeles basin. The library is building a seed collection and repository, educating members about the practice of seed saving, and creating a local community of seed-saving gardeners.



Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson are coauthors of The Practical Visionary: A New World Guide to Spiritual Growth and Social Change, Spiritual Politics, and Builders of the Dawn. They are cofounders of The Center for Visionary Leadership in California and Sirius Community, a spiritual/ecological community in Massachusetts. Corinne coordinated a national task force for President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development. Gordon was formerly the Executive Director of the Social Investment Forum and Ceres. They are both Fellows of The World Business Academy and The Findhorn Foundation.


Nikola Davidson owns and operates EarthSystemsNW, a local company specializing in design and installation of rainwater catchment systems. Nikola has a long history of involvement in the Northwest sustainability movement. Prior to her work with cisterns, Nikola was active in the local biodiesel industry. She teaches courses on rainwater harvesting through various organizations such as Seattle Tilth as well as local sustainability groups. Nikola has been presenting on sustainability and environmental issues for over 15 years.



When Davidson is not rabble-rousing for Green Festivals in Chicago, New York or Washington DC, she’s often found pouring over a cookbook or serving dal and chutney as part of her office lunch co-op.

Davidson was an able vegetarian home cook with a passion for dinner parties, but a sabbatical from work and six weeks spent in India and Nepal sparked her passion for cooking Indian food at every meal. Upon her return, she cooked her way through 5 Spices, 50 Dishes by Ruta Kahate, repeatedly and realized the universal truth that everything really does taste better with turmeric or mustard seeds. Davidson loves walking people through the cooking process, whether how to spot stale cumin seeds or how to toast and crush them for maximum aromatic bliss. Her current culinary obsessions include a not too sweet kulfi popsicles, local corn and mint chutney.

Davidson also serves on the Screening and Standards Team at the Green Business Network, a division of Green America that is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. As part of that work, Davidson has reviewed hundreds of businesses with a research focus on social auditing, textiles and domestic manufacturing. She holds an MS in Conflict Analysis from George Mason University.



Director and faculty member at Antiochs Center for Creative Change, Davies has more than 25 years of environmental experience as a consultant and senior government advisor.



Community educator, entrepreneur, author, and health care professional,Davies, revels in the wisdom of the red wiggler composting worm. As the founder of Urban Worm Girl, she educates the urban community about the ease and benefits of recycling kitchen waste by composting with worms. In 2008Daviesdeveloped, Urban Worm Girl to spread the word about vermiculture, to reduce landfill waste and to promote the return of nutrients to the earth. Since its’ beginning, Urban Worm Girl’s mission has been to remind each of us of the interconnectedness of all beings, and guide us towards a more responsible and mindful way of life.Daviesgrowing team of educators provides simple supplies and hands on assistance with set up and maintenance of worm bins.Daviesalso organizes and leads community and school based workshops, demonstrations, and “Worm Parties” to help ease people into this unfamiliar territory. The Urban Worm Girl team has also introduced commercial vermicompostin g to to Chicago, leading installations of commercial size worm bins in several local coorporations. In addition,Davieshas recently published her first book, Composting Inside and Out, 14 Methods to Fit Your Lifestyle.Daviesspent the first 16 years of her career establishing a holistic out patient physical rehabilitation and fitness practice.Stephaniebelieves in educating and enriching the lives of all the members of her community.



Naomi is one of Chicago’s most celebrated environmentalists, advancing economic development in black neighborhoods. An attorney, activist, proud granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers Naomi is President/Founder of BIG: Blacks in Green™ – a national network and thought leader on green jobs and enterprise across 13 economic sectors. She authored and teaches “The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Building” -- a whole-system solution for the whole-system problems common to black communities everywhere – in lectures and workshops around the country and at the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. Naomi works with neighbors to create “walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-play, walk-to-learn villages.”



Designated a National Book Award Finalist forWhen" target="_blank">http://www.disconnectbook.com/about-the-author/donora-killer-smog-0">When Smoke Ran Like Water(2002, Basic Books), Devra Davis founded Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Davis lectures at Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other universities, and was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2009).The" target="_blank">http://www.disconnectbook.com/about-the-author/secret-history-war-cancer-0">The Secret History of the War on Cancer was a top pick by Newsweek, is forming the basis for national cancer policy revisions by the South African Cancer Society, and is being used at major schools of public health, including Harvard, Emory, and Tulane University. Dr. Davis also was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and Scholar in Residence, 1983-1993. Her new book, Disconnect," target="_blank">http://www.disconnectbook.com/content/disconnect">Disconnect, selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about cell phone radiation and your health, is receiving kudos from experts and policy makers around the world, and is the subject of broad multi-media coverage.

Hercareer has spanned all areas of academia, public policy, and scientific research. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, (1994-99) an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents, and mitigates chemical accidents. As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank and served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the U.S. National Toxicology Program, 1983-86.

She also served as a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the group awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore.

Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and a M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a Ph.D. in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has also authored more than 190 publications in books and journals ranging from the Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association to Scientific American and the New York Times and blogs in Freakonomics for the New York Times, Huffington Post and elsewhere.

Honored for her research and public policy work by various national and international groups, she has been a Fellowof both the American Colleges of Toxicology and of Epidemiology. She was honored by the Betty Ford Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society with the Breast Cancer Awareness Award, commended by the Director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service, and appointed a Global Environmental advisor to Newsweek Magazine.

The recipient of a Women’s Leadership Exchange Compass Award, presented by OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express, for breaking the paradigms of how women are perceived, Dr. Davis received the first Lisa Zhang Environmental Award from the United Nations in July 2008. In June 2009, Dr. Davis was honored with the Artemis Award presented by the Euro-American Women’s Council and the Greek Foreign Ministryin recognition ofher outstanding contributions to science and public health policy. She occasionally discusses avoidable environmental health hazards on national and local programming with NPR, Fox News, CNN, ABC, PBS, BBC.


Saudia A. Davis is a lover of people, the arts, and animals, and truly finds creativity in nature. Executive Director and Founder of Smarty Pants Are Leaders, she began teaching youth empowerment workshops while living in New York. Saudia is passionate about children and their ability to be present and their capacity to learn. She is an artist with a diverse background having created a successful painting, staging and design company called Pretty Painters, classically trained in Shakespeare and the former host of HGTV’s "Splurge & Save." Former general manager of Smith and Hawken, she recently became the assistant general manager for the Rolex Boutique on Michigan Avenue (Chicago). Rolex the watch manufacturer is a “Green” company using bio-renewable fuels and sporting green rooftops on its buildings in Switzerland. She practices Ashtanga Yoga and Acro Yoga. Saudia has a BA from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.



Hodari Bayano Davis is the National Program Director of “Youth Speaks Inc.”, Executive Producer of “Brave New Voices”, an International Youth Poetry Slam and Program Architect of the “Life is Living” Campaign. Davis is also a Visiting Professor of African American Poetry at Merritt College in Oakland. As an urban educator and activist for more than 20 years, he began his career as a teacher in the country’s first high school African American Studies department at Berkeley High School. He holds advanced degrees from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. As an artist and poet, he currently serves as the Artistic Director of “Young Gifted And Black”, a youth arts company that performs historic African American poetry and songs internationally and throughout the Bay Area.

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Karen Davis, PhD is President of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. She is the author of several books including Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry and More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality. Award-winningly profiled in The Washington Post for her outstanding work for the birds, Karen maintains a sanctuary for chickens at UPC's headquarters on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



Stephanie Dawn, ALSP is a Visionary Mama dedicated to restoring the sanctity of birth by teaching spiritual practices and processes to expectant parents and birth professionals around the world via her Sacred Birth Work and the Sacred Birth Mentor Program. Sacred Birth Work is a modality of education and healing surrounding all aspects of a woman's journey into motherhood and a man's journey into fatherhood. This includes conscious pregnancy and childbirth preparation, and taking into account the entire person’s emotional, physical, spiritual and mental states. She is mother to Jasper, 8 and Zephyr, 6 and is married to their Visionary Papa, Jon Eric Preston.


Cady Dawson has grant management experience, technical expertise, and anextensive history of working with the public to engage them intransportation projects, initiatives and educational efforts.

She is the Assistant Director of the Transit Alliance. The Transit Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of 40 local governments, business associations and citizen groups that contribute to the economic vitality, quality of life and environment of Denver by promoting a balanced, multimodal transportation network.

Ms. Dawson has actively worked in the transportation and transit planning industry in Colorado for nearly 10 years. She began her career working at the Southeast Business Partnership (SEBP) in Englewood, Colorado, and managed the Transportation Demand Management program for the organization. Ms. Dawson then moved on to the consulting side of the transit industry and worked for TransitPlus, Inc. for sixyears. Ms. Dawsons work at TransitPlus included: shortrange transit planning; operational analysis and evaluation of transit systems; transit management; data collection and analysis; and extensive work related to the marketing of transit and alternative modes of transportation.

Ms. Dawson began working for the Transit Alliance as a consultant for the Citizens Academy, and transitioned to work directly for the Alliance as Assistant Director in early 2008. She is responsible for all special programs, grants, and outreach activities for the Alliance.



Elena Day is a longtime activist in Central Virginia and works with the People's Alliance for Clean Energy. PACE is a grassroots community group who has been challenging Dominion Powers proposed new nuclear reactor at North Anna, VA for the past four years. The group emerged solely to represent the antinuclear sentiment in Virginia. They are the central Virginia Chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.



Day is a Northwest native and cofounded Community Alliance for Global Justice with others who helped organize the 1999 victory over the WTO, and were inspired to build a membership based, multisectoral organization for global justice in Seattle. Day has been CAGJ's Director since 2007. Day has a Masters in Geography from the University of WA, and her research focused on how the Free Trade Areas of the Americas was defeated by activists collaborating transnationally in the Hemispheric Social Alliance. Day has also been active in CISPES for many years



Gopal Dayaneni has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing and campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980's. He is a member of the staff collective of the Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project, which works to bring a strategic understanding of ecological crisis and transition to racial and economic justice organizers. Gopal is an active trainer and organizer with the Ruckus Society, on the Board of smartMeme Strategy and Training Project, and on the Advisory Board of the International Accountability Project. Gopal works at the intersections of war, corporate globalization, global ecology, environmental justice and democracy. He has been active in many People Powered direct action movements, including Direct Action to Stop the War, Mobilization for Climate Justice, Take Back the Land and Occupy. Most importantly, Gopal is the father of Ila Sophia

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Risa De Ferrari recently received her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California. She has many years of experience in state and local government including working at the State Capitol in Sacramento and at the district office of Marin County Assembly member Jared Huffman. She received a double BA in International Relations and Spanish from UC Davis and has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world including China, Central and South America and Europe in order to study, teach and learn from these cultures. Today, Risa feels a desire to align her deeper values and beliefs with her life’s work and is committed to bringing effective transformation to society and enterprise as a whole.

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Director of June Jordans Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley, De Leon has received several poetry awards and has released three spokenword CDs.

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Marie-Alise de Marco, is a founding member of both SoLA Food Co-op and Seeds of Carver Urban Farm Collective. She sits on the L.A. City Food Policy Roundtable at Community Health Councils and the Urban Ag Working Group of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. She also received speaker training on the dangers of GMOs with Jeffrey M. Smith, author and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Before moving to the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Hills she had been an active resident of Los Feliz for almost two decades, where she coordinated and produced the Los Feliz Village Street Fair. Under her professional name, Marie-Alise Recasner she was the youngest member of The Group Repertory Theatre from 1979 to 1983, where she performed in many stage productions. Her extensive work in front of the camera includes playing Alice Jackson on “Santa Barbara”, Millie on “A Different World”, Nurse Lynn on “Days of Our Lives”, and Dr. Ellen Burgess on “Port Charles”, in addition to feature films such as “Flatliners” and guest-starring roles on other television programs such as “Ellen” and “Murder She Wrote”.

Combining her professional experiences and life long interest in hunger and food equity, Marie-Alise is organizing an event centered on organic heirloom container gardening, with preservation clinics, cooking demos, blue ribbon contests, and acoustic music. She is married to composer Wolfram de Marco and the mother of two great young men.

De'Anthony Jones

De'Anthony Jones is passionately committed to environmental justice, youth justice, and employment, education, and equal rights. He is a proud Fillmore native with a long resume of community activism and extracurricular activities. De'Anthony is committed to representing San Francisco youth from every community across the city and using his relationships with elected officials and city workers to make more lasting policy changes. He is a former member of the San Francisco Youth Commission, appointed by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and represented District 5. He is also a former member of the youth advisory board of the Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI).De'Anthony Jones is passionately committed to environmental justice, youth justice, and employment, education, and equal rights. He is a proud Fillmore native with a long resume of community activism and extracurricular activities. De'Anthony is committed to representing San Francisco youth from every community across the city and using his relationships with elected officials and city workers to make more lasting policy changes. He is a former member of the San Francisco Youth Commission, appointed by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and represented District 5. He is also a former member of the youth advisory board of the Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI).



Deal is the political director for the United Food ; Commercial Workers Union Local 21.



Tamara Dean is the author of The HumanPowered Home, a compendium of
information about pedalpowered, treadled, and handcranked devices for use
in and around the home. A writer whose published work includes bestselling
technical books, fiction, and essays, she lives in rural Wisconsin with her
partner David. They routinely use humanpowered devices in the home and
garden and experiment with new contraptions in the workshop.



Genifer Dean is a senior at CCA Academy and will attend one of the Chicago city colleges in the fall of 2012.

DeAnna Martin


Martin has influenced many with her ability to help people resolve conflict, develop their own leadership capabilities, and wake up to our collective potential to change the systems we are in. Currently Martin does this work as director of the Center for Wise Democracy where she is a facilitator and community engagement consultant. Martin works with communities to solve their most difficult issues with creativity and collaboration and practice selfgovernance that is by and for the people. Martin has developed these ideas through her extensive education and experience living, and working in diverse communities, cultures, and other countries.

Martin has worked with people of all ages to learn leadership and advocacy skills and organize for life, political, and social change especially around complex and polarized issues, including people incarcerated in prison, people with chronic illnesses, and change agents seeking to expand their own capacity to make a difference. As a facilitator and educator specializing in selforganizing and emergent processes, Martin activates groups and large systems to provide their own collective leadership, generate collective intelligence, discover their own solutions to issues they face, and the will to implement them with joy and commitment.

Martin's clients include the Washington State Department of Agriculture, San Francisco General Hospital, VHA Texas (a consortium of 19 hospitals), Jefferson County Parks ; Recreation Department, Salmon Bay School, Waking the Phoenix



Deborah Bassett is a dedicated environmental and social activist who travels the globe raising awareness and funding for numerous cause based initiatives. From tsunami relief work in Thailand, to community building in rural El Salvador, to jaguar conservation in the heart of Mexico's Selva Maya Rainforest, she has worked directly with such organizations as Amazon Watch, Earth Island Institute, Global Green USA, Habitat For Humanity, Orangutan Outreach, Rainforest2Reef, Shark Angels, Surfers For Cetaceans, TEDx SF and The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Throughout the years Deborah has participated in various international campaigns to shut down illegal poaching activities and protect endangered species and habitats. Her activism has been featured in the Animal Planet series, Whale Wars: Viking Shores which chronicles Sea Shepherd's 2011 pilot whale defense campaign in the Faroes Islands.

In 2007 Deborah joined the crew of pro surfers and activists in a paddle-out ceremony to help expose the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, as featured in the 2010 Academy Award winning film, "The Cove." She most recently returned from the South Pacific where she participated in a Sea Shepherd/Shark Angels shark defense and outreach campaign to raise awareness about the brutal shark finning industry.

Fluent in French and Spanish, Deborah continues to work as an independent journalist and consultant for various international nonprofit organizations, specializing in public relations, outreach and special events planning. She is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and The Ecologist and graduate from the department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal.

Deborah James

Deborah James has over a dozen years of expertise working on issues of trade and democratic global governance. At CEPR, her work focuses on the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and US policy towards Latin America. Prior to CEPR, she was the Director of the WTO Program of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, where she worked to inform civil society and governments worldwide about the potential impacts of the WTO's proposed Doha Round expansion. She was also the Global Economy Director of Global Exchange, where she did similar work around the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. She has written numerous articles and makes regular media appearances in English and Spanish on these issues, and has appeared on CNN en Español, Voice of America, CNN International, and the O'Reilly Factor, among other news outlets. She graduated cum laude in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of California at San Diego, and holds a Masters in International Policy and Planning from the George Washington University.



Nimet is a Brand Ambassador for REBORN by SOHAM DAVE, an eco fashion clothing line. The line is merchandised in New York and produced in India by local artisans, creating a cottage industry of women entrepreneurs. {sohamdave.com}

Nimet co-leads the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and a spokesperson for promoting fair trade practices and encouraging collaboration. NYCFTC organizes various new platforms such as educational panels, Fair Fashion Runway show and markets to increase awareness of Fair trade in the city.

Nimet is also a board member of Wishwas, a New York City non profit organization with a mission to empower low-income immigrant women.

She has a master’s degree in Global Fashion Management (GFM), from FIT, and studied textile engineering in her native Turkey. The company won the Innovation USA award for their lofty vision and aesthetic in sustainable fashion from Ethical Fashion Forum in London. {Ethicalfashionforum.com.}



David DeGraw is an investigative journalist who has been featured in many publications and websites. He is the founder and editor of AmpedStatus.com," target="_blank">http://ampedstatus.com/">AmpedStatus.com, editorial director ofhttp://mediachannel.org/" target="_blank">MediaChannel.org and author ofhttp://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-economic-elite-vs-the-people-of-the-united-states-of-america/6433296" target="_blank">The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States.

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Deyanira del Rio is the Associate Director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Program (NEDAP) in NY. NEDAP is New York’s community economic justice resource center. Since 1997, she has worked to promote financial justice in low-income and immigrant communities through community education, institutional capacity-building and policy campaigns to eliminate discriminatory barriers to economic opportunity. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, and New Immigrant Community Empowerment. She is the recipient of the Charles Revson Fellowship on the Future of the City of New York and the Mujeres Destacadas (Outstanding Women) award from El Diario La Prensa.



Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is a speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who performs poetry and presents on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West, Thomas Berry, Eckhart Tolle, Danny Glover, Jim Carrey, Julia Butterfly Hill, Brian Swimme, Paul Hawken, Ani Difranco, Chuck D, Eve Ensler, and many others. Dellinger's award-winning book of poems, love letter to the milky way—is now in its fourth printing. His work has appeared in The New York Times magazine, YES!, Tikkun, Kosmos, and others. Dellinger's poems have been cited and quoted in venues ranging from prison workshops to climate change hearings before the U.S. Congress. In 2010 he received a Writer's Digest Book Award.

Dellinger has taught at Prescott College, Naropa University--Oakland, Esalen Institute, Sophia Center, and John F. Kennedy University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Social Ecology. He studied cosmology and ecological thought with Thomas Berry for twenty years, and is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation on the last years of Martin Luther King Jr. Dellinger has been called "a national treasure," by Joanna Macy, "a deep and courageous poet," by Alice Walker and "one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation," by Cornel West.



Kayleigh DeMello has worked at Equal Exchange for the past three years as a sales representative and systems coordinator. After graduating from Emory University as a Creative Writing major in 2009, Kayleigh joined Equal Exchange to help grow their successful fair trade, organic school fundraising program. In 2011 she took a trip to the Dominican Republic to meet some of Equal Exchange’s chocolate farmers.


Kelley Dennings graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in natural resources. Upon graduating, she moved to Elizabeth City, N.C. where she was the recycling and KAB coordinator. She then worked for Wake County Solid Waste for six years before working at the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance for five years. She is currently transitioning to a new position as director of recycling with Keep America Beautiful in Washington DC.


Chelsea has been a graphic designer, strategist, photographer, community organizer and fair trade advocate for many years. She is the owner/founder of Chelsea Bay Design: branding, design and creative consulting specifically for environmentally and socially responsible companies and organizations. She was previously the Design Director and co-owner of The Change Creation.

Aaron, founder of Stone Hut Studios, is dedicated to using film and video to create positive change. He has worked across the globe to tell the stories of non-profit, environmental and humanitarian initiatives. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Film program, Dennis has been a part of several national PBS documentaries and specializes in filming, editing and motion graphics.



Aaron, founder of Stone Hut Studios, is dedicated to using film and video to create positive change. He has worked across the globe to tell the stories of non-profit, environmental and humanitarian initiatives. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Film program, Dennis has been a part of several national PBS documentaries and specializes in filming, editing and motion graphics.

Denver Public Library


The Denver Public Library's Children's Library has a long history of service especially geared to the young people of Denver, the state of Colorado and beyond. This commitment began in 1889 with the appointment of John Cotton Dana as Denver's first official City Librarian. Dana was one of the first people to suggest a separate reading room for children within a library. He formed the first children's room in the public library, then located in Denver's East High School. It contained materials just for children, including books and picture files, and featured a gold and red inscription on one wall from Robert Louis Stevenson that read The World is so Full of a Number of Things, I'm sure we should all be as Happy as Kings.

Denver Public Library has continued that tradition of excellence in service for children in the 100 plus years since Dana resided as City Librarian. Each of DPL's 23 branches has a dedicated juvenile space, the largest of which is the Children's Library in the Central Library building. The mission of the Denver Public Library, To inform, educate, inspire and entertain, is reflected in its juvenile resources and services for children.

The Childrens Library is located in the Central Librarybuilding at 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, on the corner of 14th Streetand Broadway, very close to the State Capitol building. The Childrensspace is situated prominently on the first level of the sevenstoryCentral Library, covering 12,500 square feet.

TheChildrens Library and the furniture in it were designed by MichaelGraves, the architect that designed the 1995 Central Library addition.The furniture and shelving was custommade for the space and designedwith little people in mind. The room is large and bright with lots ofareas for quiet reading, sharing stories, and playing.

It also features the Claire McMenamy Berger Memorial ChildrensPavilion, a spectacular, octagonalshaped space for storytelling andother childrens programs.

Denver School of Science and Technology


The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is a free, openenrollment public school serving middle school and high school students. DSST's approach is predicated on a standards based pedagogy andvaluesbased school culture delivered in a college preparatory liberalarts program with a science and technology focus. DSST is the onlyDistinguished rated high school in Denver and 100% of its graduateshave been accepted into four year colleges.

The Go Green club was established to educate, take action and involvethe community on environmental issues. The challenge is to live a truesustainable existence, but how do we achieve that? Go Green focuses onfive important issues: Energy, Water, Recycling, Transportation/Fueland Bicology. Projects and presentations will take place throughout theschool year to educate and challenge the community and their families.We have to become a creative force and pay attention to our resources.There is a strong need to live in harmony with the planet and be ableto celebrate abundance without limitations.

Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith

For more than 15 years, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith has worked diligently to create a vibrant and diverse Seattle that all people can call home. He has deep experience in the areas of advocacy, community-building and civic leadership, and believes that collaboration between a variety of community groups and individual citizen engagement is vital to creating a brighter future for Seattle. As Deputy Mayor, he leads community engagement efforts aimed at neighborhoods, small businesses and civic organizations. He also supports administration-wide efforts to more deeply engage individual citizens in their Seattle community. To foster more open and effective communication between these groups and the city, the Deputy Mayor's office works closely with the Office of Economic Development and the Department of Neighborhoods. Priority projects include revitalizing neighborhood business districts and creating more opportunities for green jobs in Seattle.

Prior to serving as Deputy Mayor, he worked with community groups, businesses and nonprofit organizations to lead the revitalization of Columbia City, one of Seattle's most diverse neighborhoods. He also worked in the real estate sector representing first-time home-buyers and commercial clients including the builders of the nationally recognized public housing redevelopments at New Holly, Othello Station and Rainier Vista. He has held a variety of civic leadership roles including president of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, membership on the Seattle Planning Commission and on the boards of Powerful Schools, Allied Arts, the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund and Great City. He lives in Southeast Seattle with his wife and daughter.


Elizabeth de Renzy joined Women’s Initiative for Self Employment in August 2007 with nine years of quantitative and qualitative social science research experience. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she returned after over 12 years in Germany. As a graduate student she led seminars on statistics and quantitative social science research methodologies, and focused on international research on women in the financial and retail sectors. As Researcher and Data Analyst in the Research and Public Policy department at Women’s Initiative, she measures the effectiveness of Woman’s Initiative's programs and works for better public understanding of the needs of women business owners. She holds an MA in Sociology.



Ari Derfel is an entrepreneur, organic chef, activist, mountain guide ; public speaker. His academic career spans the University of Wisconsin, Harvard, Georgetown, UCLA ; Cambridge.

Ari and his business partner, Eric Fenster, founded Back to Earth Organic Catering in 2001, the first organic catering company in the US. They also operate Back to Earth Outdoors, which provides wilderness leadership opportunities for urban youth, and yoga backpacking retreats for adults. Currently Ari is building Gather, an all organic restaurant, cafe, and bar, scheduled to open in Berkeley, California at the David Brower Center in the fall of 2009.

Back to Earth and Gather have positioned themselves at the forefront of greening the hospitality industry by supporting local organic farmers, educating people about responsible food choices, utilizing green transportation alternatives, designing progressive employment programs, and forging a path of sustainable, conscious business practices. Building upon this success, Gather will provide a true home for the food movement and will be a clear example of the future of the restaurant industry.

Ari is also internationally known for his work on waste and consumerism. As an experiment, he saved every single piece of trash ; recycling he created during 2007 so that he could see his impact on the planet firsthand. He kept it in the kitchen and living room of his house. Ari gave the year of trash to an artist named Kuros Zahedi, and in September, 2009 it was unveiled as a single work of art in Seattle, Washington. The story received worldwide attention. Ari has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, the Discovery Channel, SF Chronicle, New York Times, Ripleys Believe it or Not, Yoga Journal, Real Simple, and other print, television, internet and radio media worldwide.


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DeWolf was born and raised in Pomona, California. In 1972, he moved to Eugene, Oregon to attend college. He graduated in 1978 with degrees from both Northwest Christian College and the University of Oregon.

DeWolf served on the Oregon Arts Commission for nine years and as a local elected official for eleven. His years of public service focused on the arts, literacy, children's issues, and restorative justice.

In 2001, DeWolf was astounded to discover that he was related to the most successful slavetrading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least 10,000 Africans to the Americas. His infamous ancestor, U.S. Senator James DeWolf of Bristol, Rhode Island, curried favor with President Thomas Jefferson to continue in the trade after it was outlawed. When James DeWolf died in 1837 he was reportedly the secondrichest man in America.

When Katrina Browne, DeWolf's distant cousin, learned about their family's history, she resolved to confront it headon, producing and directing a documentary feature film, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.

Inheriting the Trade is DeWolf's powerful and disarmingly honest memoir of the journey in which ten family members retrace the steps of their ancestors and uncover the hidden history of New England and the other northern states.

DeWolf has been writing full time since 2005. He and his wife, Lindi, live in Oregon. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.


Deysach is a sex educator and the owner of Early to Bed. In addition to running her retail store, she lectures frequently to community groups and colleges around the state on topics relating to positive sexuality. She is committed to working to create a culture where everyone has access to honest information about sexuality and all women have access to the services they need to protect their reproductive rights.

Di Bianco

Eden Di Bianco is an expert in natural skincare and licensed green makeup artist. She has appeared in TONY, BUST Magazine, and Platinum Weddings, NY. She is a contributing writer for for GirlieGirlArmy.com, maintains her own clientele, and is the consulting cosmetologist at Perelandra Natural Foods. Clients include co-creator of the Daily Show/author Lizz Winstead; Comedian Leo Allen; Alexandra Jamieson of 'Supersize Me'; Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan,and Founder of GGA Chloé Jo Davis.

Here green beauty motto is "Look & feel your best by using products that are clean, cruelty free, and quality. I want to empower women to make informed choices about their personal care products at any age, at any life stage, and at every budget."



Diangson is director of the Environmental Justice ; Service Equity Division at Seattle Public Utilities. She also helped start the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice.


Antonio Díaz is the Project Director for PODER. Prior to joining PODER, Antonio was the Co-coordinator of the EcoJustice Networking Project at the Institute for Global Communications in San Francisco. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, Antonio's previous work in the environmental justice movement included working as a Research Associate at the Texas Center for Policy Studies where he conducted research on a variety of statewide environmental issues, with a focus on the Texas/Mexico border. Additionally, he coordinated the Texas Environmental & Economic Justice Resource Center where he provided research and gave presentations on environmental justice issues, and coordinated a statewide environmental justice network and its activities. Antonio was a founding member and Board Chair of People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER) in Austin, Texas, and served on the Coordinating Council of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice from 1990 to 1995. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of CorpWatch and the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Health and Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action.



Fernando Diaz is the Editorial Director of Hoy, Chicago's daily Spanish-language newspaper, and its web site, vivelohoy.com. He is also a Pilsen resident.



Ms. Diefendorf is executive director of the Environmental Finance Center for Region IX, which works closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote cleaner business. Some of her efforts in this position include coordinating county and state Green Business Programs throughout the western region and developing a series of conferences and roundtables on the use of toxic chemicals in industry.

Much of her current work focuses on stakeholder engagement and environmental mediation. The Environmental Finance Center is located at Dominican University where Ms Diefendorf serves as adjunct faculty and as a CoDirector for the Center for Sustainability.

In 2000, she founded the Women's Environmental Network, which now claims almost 1200 members in the Bay Area. Ms Diefendorf is also an Expert Witness for the USEPA National Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and has been a project reviewer for USEPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. In addition, she is a member of the steering committee for the Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network and national vice president of the League of Women Voters. Ms. Diefendorf is also an international Voter Services and Grassroots Democracy Trainer for the National League of Women Voters and has worked with organizations in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Congo, Zimbabwe and Jamaica.

Sarah received her Bachelor Degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University. She received a Masters degree in Environmental Geography and is currently writing the final chapters of her Ph.D., both through Cambridge University, England.


Dorit is the personal Chef and Wellness Coach to the tennis pro Serena Williams and her client list includes such luminaries such as Marla Gibbs (best known for her role on The Jeffersons), and Andy Dick (Comedian).

In 2004, Dorit shot a pilot for TV release called The UN-Cooking Show, and in August 2009 she was the featured chef for another TV pilot. She has beena featured Chef on SMTV. She is presently touring the United States and Canada to promote the message of Conscious Eating and the healing power of Yoga Asanas & chanting and to bring high energy and healing foods into the forefront. To learn more please visit her websites: www.serenityspaces.org www.greenlifestyles.org


Laurie Dill is Founder/President of ToMarket, a retail design consultancy that specializes in food and sustainable businesses, creating strategic branding, product assortment, store design, marketing plans and business development for small and medium size companies. Laurie is a textile designer with an MBA, a Master Gardener and Master Food preserver, with a passion for food, farming, design, local products and community. She repositions companies, their brand identity and product lines, while designs edible gardens and puts up seasonal vegetables in nonprofit farmers' kitchens and community centers. She is also a board member of the Garden School Foundation, which manages LAUSD 24th St. school garden in the West Adams district of LA.



Dillon is the founder of Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Alliance's first executive director from 20032007. Dillon currently works as OSA's Director of Advocacy, with a focus on issues of intellectual property and farmers' rights, consolidation and competition in the seed industry, genetic contamination, and the principles, values and benefits of organic seed systems. Dillon helped launch the first publicprivate organic breeding program in the US, working with a major organic food processor on nutritional value of spinach. In 2006 Dillon received a Lannan Foundation Fellowship for his work creating communitybased seed systems. Dillon has also worked as an advisor for Del Monte, Seeds of Change, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Family Farmer Seed Cooperative, Organization for Competitive Markets, Max Seeds, North Olympic Seed Growers Network, and United Nations Development Programme's Africa 2015 Initiative. Prior to OSA, Dillon was the Executive Director of Abundant Life Seed Foundation, an organic farmer, and a seed producer.


A fiercely independent Christian minister who refuses to be pressed into a conventional mode, Rev. Dennis Dillon, pastor of the Brooklyn Christian Center and the publisher of the Christian Times, is one of Black New York’s strong and celebrated voices.

As the pastor for the new and growing Brooklyn Christian Center, Rev. Dillon is co-pioneering a seeker-friendly church movement that emphasizes God’s great expectation for people to live whole lives and walk in their purpose. A compelling teacher and preacher of the gospel, Rev. Dillon was twice named among New York’s top twenty-five preachers (all races) by the Daily News and New York Newsday, and the New York Daily News named him among the region’s 25 most influential Black leaders in religion, politics and civil rights combined.

As the pioneer and publisher of The New York Christian Times, he has worked through the 19-year-old institution to lead one of the largest Black homeownership initiatives in the country, guiding close to ten thousand people to become homeowners since 1992. Through the annual Black Church Means Business Conference and his business empowerment initiatives, he has helped thousands of Black businesses gain corporate and government contracts, commercial loans and franchising, as well as other business opportunities. He is also the co-founder of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Economic Literacy Coalition, Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization).

The recipient of over 120 community and national awards, Dillon, often referred to as the “Economics Preacher,” has been locally and nationally featured in major newspapers, magazines and radio/television news and public affairs programs, including The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Newsweek, HBO, Black Enterprise, and The ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings. He also made national headlines when he led Black America’s largest organized move of money from “unfriendly” banks to more community friendly institutions.

He is the author of 2 books, Bitter Truth is Better than Sweet Falsehood and Affirm Your Purpose, and has published more than 8 titles under the publishing brand Christian Times Publications.


Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network, which has grown to more than 150,000 global members in 18 months, and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.

District 97 Green Ambassadors, Oak Park


Oak Park School District 97's zero waste elementary schools are represented by a group of over 50 green student leaders, known as Green Ambassadors. These enthusiastic and knowledgeable 4th and 5th grade green leaders help with zero waste programming, educational initiatives, and more. They lead by example & some of them help serve as waste-diversion volunteers at the Chicago Green Festivals.


Jennie Dito is a Marin County native. She has studied art history and environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz and completed certificate courses in environmental and business law and architecture at the University of San Diego and at Harvard. She enjoys spending her time off in the great outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, running, and horseback riding. During the winter, she can be found in the ceramics studio or painting. She also loves listening to music, viewing art, and traveling. With an unbounded passion for solar and doing the right thing, and three years of solar sales experience in both residential and small commercial solar, Jennie is ready to bring it all together as the sales manager for the North Bay region, taking our offices to the next level.Jennie has tirelessly worked in the fields of nature conservation and renewable energy for many years. Prior to joining Real Goods Solar, Jennie wrote and compiled environmental impact reports at RECON Environmental Inc.. Jennie believes she can save the planet, one solar module at a time, and enjoys working in the solar industry as a way of furthering her environmental interests



Dix is the Lead Organizer at Puget Sound Sage, a hybrid organization using research, policy and community organizing to create progressive change that will improve the lives and working conditions of lowwage working families. During her five years at Sage, Dix has helped lead several successful campaigns, including Downtown For All and the Dearborn community benefits agreement (CBA), organized candidate forums on economic justice, and built community support for workers' rights campaigns. Sage and its allies advocate for economic development that helps alleviate poverty, provides opportunity to lowwage working families

DJ Amara


Eclectic and energetic, DJ Amara emanates a contagious and truly positive spirit which brings music lovers of all genres together, effortlessly transitioning some of the hottest and rarest multi-genre hits from hip-hop, funk/soul/disco, indie, house to old school throwbacks. Her talents have been heard and observed at many noteworthy clubs/events across the globe, and also as an opening act for artists such as Chaka Khan, Katy Perry, Salt N Pepa, Pat Benatar, Crystal Waters, and Lady Gaga, amongst others. Soul of Steady Crew.



Truly falling in love with the artform as a radio DJ, L.A. native GOZAR, a.k.a. Josh Weiss, has been mixing records for listeners and dancers for a decade. His sets are now based heavily in Afro-Caribbean sounds and Global House, full of funky indigenous tropical beats from Colombia, Nigeria, Peru, Los Angeles and beyond. After living in Guatemala in 07-08 throwing parties and working on a documentary, he returned to the City of Angels to throw parties including Tropi-CALI & Subsuelo, run a creative technology company, take photos and enjoy the Cali sunshine.




A Los Angeles native and aficionado of jazzy break-beats & up-tempo goodies. MZA is a true taste maker and has been serving up L.A.’s dance floors for many years, including his online radio show “Soul Circle Radio” which consist a wide range of soul, funk, jazz, Afrobeat, & Brazilian music. live show every Saturdays 12-2pm pst online @ SOULCIRCLERADIO.COM.

DJ Seven57


DJ SEVEN57, A DJ of unique caliber, who has played with international artists like Mark de-clive Lowe, Dj Mitsu the Beats, Big Bang, Full Crate, Dj Cam, and numerous artists in Los Angeles and across the US. As a current member of "JazzMoov" and "Art & Soul" in Los Angeles, DJ SEVEN57 continues to bring his jazz flavored house vibe to the masses on the west coast.



Tamal Dodge is one of the youngest and most respected yoga instructors in the world. He was born and raised in his family’s yoga ashram in Hawaii and has been teaching and practicing yoga since childhood. Tamal co-founded The Yoga Collective in Santa Monica CA (one of the largest yoga centers in Los Angeles) and has been featured in New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, CSNBC, Self Magazine, Yogi Times, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living radio, Fit TV, LA Yoga Magazine and numerous other publications nationally and internationally. Tamal has a best selling yoga DVD entitled “Hatha and Flow Yoga for Beginners” which is currently sold worldwide. He also tours the country teaching workshops, seminars, conferences and yoga teacher training's to the masses. Tamal’s goal is to help people be “in the world but not of the world” in order to become truly peaceful and happy.


Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic and child advocate, was a national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was a fugitive on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for a decade. Dohrn teaches and lectures on women, children, gender and human rights, children in conflict with the law, incarceration and torture, and international human rights law.


She is co-author, with Bill Ayers, of Race Course: Against White Supremacy, co-editor of Sing A Battle Song: Documents of the Weather Underground, and wrote the introduction to Letters from Young Activists. She is author and co-editor of: A Century of Juvenile Justiceand Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students.

Domenio Smith

Domenio Smith is a Howard University senior public relations and political science major from Portsmouth, Virginia, with a concentration in event planning. He was first introduced to recycling and sustainability this past summer through the Material Resources and Sustainability Internship through the DC Department of Public Works. Although relatively new to recycling and sustainable practices, Domenio plans to implement the knowledge he attained through the internship into his future career as a green event planner.


Amy Domini, CFA is Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments. She is widely recognized as a leading voice for socially responsible investing. In 2005, Time magazine named her to the “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people. In 2008, she was named to Directorship magazine’s “Directorship 100,” a listing of the most influential people on corporate governance and in the boardroom. Ms. Domini is the author of Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money (2001) and The Challenges of Wealth (1988), and a coauthor of the first book to bring the concept of responsible investing into the limelight in the U.S., Ethical Investing (1984). She is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television shows. Ms. Domini is a past board member of the Church Pension Fund of the Episcopal Church in America, the National Association of Community Development Loan Funds, and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.


Diane Dondero is the author of Udderly Simple Dairy Foods, a selfreliance cookbook. She has trained and worked as a disaster reservist for Washington State Emergency Management for over four years . As founder and director of Babes in Belts www.babesinbelts.com she has hosted seminars and workshops to inform and train hundreds of men and women in the construction of emergency shelters. She currently works as a consultant with individuals and families to assist in creating a plan for emergency preparedness. Her focus is to extend her reach to the broader community through speaking, teaching workshops and consulting to share her knowledge and experience as a long time practitioner of self reliant living.



Beth started The Regal Fig to pursue her passion for food, a healthy lifestyle and sustainable living. As a nutrition and wellness coach and personal chef, Beth works with individuals and families interested in pursuing better health and a more fulfilling life through food and proactive lifestyle changes; she collaborates with local businesses, not for profits and government agencies to create meaningful wellness programs which educate and empower individuals to make sustainable improvements in their health and wellbeing.

Beth lives in Alexandria, Virginia and actively volunteers advocating for the health and safety of children as well as teaching cooking and nutrition. Beth is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder and The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association.



Alisa Donner, along with her business partner Anna Getty, founded Pregnancy Awareness Month, or PAM, in May 2008. PAM is a free event held in Los Angeles the first weekend in May and features a variety of experts, brands and specialists in the field of pregnancy, motherhood and kids. Their mission is to empower, inspire and build a community of support for expectant women and families.The month-long campaign focus on four key initiatives: education, exercise, nutrition & wellness and nurture. Alisa is a Social Worker, yoga practitioner, Mom, and eco, green and conscious parent.


Patrick is a business strategist and entrepreneur whose focus is innovating & launching businesses that create a better world. Patrick’s work has taken him deep into low-income communities in the U.S., India, Kenya and Brazil, where he has worked with local entrepreneurs and companies to co-create new businesses and markets. As one of the original implementers of "Base of the Pyramid Protocol," Patrick has guided and advised the BoP efforts of companies such as SC Johnson, Solae, Ascension Health and Natura. He is a contributing author of the Protocol’s 2nd Edition. As a software engineer, Patrick also managed and developed innovative technology programs for Rockwell International, Apple Computer and NASA. He has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Dorit is a plant-based personal chef to tennis pro Serena Williams when Ms. Williams is at her Los Angeles home. Dorit has also been the chef to comedian Andy dick, Marla Gibbs and Debra Wilson. She is known internationally for her popular workshops on The Sacred Art of Eating and her books: Celebrating Our Raw Nature, Books 1 & 2.

Dorit is the founder of the Green Lifestyle Film Festival. The Green Lifestyle Film Festival (GLFF) recognizes the intrinsic need for spaces and natural environments that will prepare our offspring for life in a world that lives according to the rules of nature. She hosts a talk show called Recipes For Life on I Am Healthy Radio.



Michael Dorsey is presently a visiting scholar at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' Climate Change Initiative and he serves a cofounding board member of Islands First



Asa Dotzler is best known for his work as community coordinator for several Mozilla projects. He was founder of Mozillas Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing Program, which grew under his leadership from just a few contributors to tens of thousands of volunteers today.

Dotzler is also cofounder of the Spread Firefox project, where he spearheaded Mozilla's open source marketing program. Today, he works with Mozilla's Technology Evangelism team, helping people understand, build, and benefit from the Open Web.

Dotzler has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. After volunteering for more than a year, Dotzler joined staff@mozilla.org, the leadership team for the Mozilla Organization. He played a key role in delivering products including the release of Mozilla 1.0 and the release of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email. Asa Dotzler is best known for his work as community coordinator for several Mozilla projects. He was founder of Mozillas Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing Program, which grew under his leadership from just a few contributors to tens of thousands of volunteers today.

Dotzler is also cofounder of the Spread Firefox project, where he spearheaded Mozilla's open source marketing program. Today, he works with Mozilla's Technology Evangelism team, helping people understand, build, and benefit from the Open Web.

Dotzler has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. After volunteering for more than a year, Dotzler joined staff@mozilla.org, the leadership team for the Mozilla Organization. He played a key role in delivering products including the release of Mozilla 1.0 and the release of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email.



Devon has a long history of working in both the environmental and corporate sustainability fields - early in her career with leading NGOs such as the Environmental Defense Fund and the Environmental Law Institute - as well as in government at the Environmental Protection Agency and on Capitol Hill. More recently, Devon spent time in sustainability and brand marketing and on the sustainability strategy team at Walmart, leading product and supply chain sustainability initiatives and consumer facing marketing campaigns. In her current role, Devon guides clients like Earthbound Organic, Brown-Forman, MillerCoors and Seventh Generation through innovation and marketing challenges. Devon holds an MBA in Marketing and an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and a BA in Environmental Policy from Colby College.



Downey started Pivotal Production to serve as a boutique experiential marketing and event firm for small and midsize businesses. After a lifealtering eightmonth backpacking trip around the world, Downey realized that she needed to take her skills, ideals, passion, and years of experience in marketing and events and focus them into a business to make her proud.

In starting Pivotal, Downey felt strongly that her firm and product could and should be working in a way that was both environmentally and socially responsible. She spent seven months researching products and approaches, interviewing vendors and visiting production facilities, and as a result, has created a solid network of folks who are committed to responsible practices.

In addition, she created an evergrowing checklist which she uses to analyze Pivotal's events for environmental and social responsibility (download PDF). Every aspect of a Pivotal event is thought through for best practices with the environment, local community, and client's budget and goals at the forefront of all of decisions. This commitment earned Pivotal one of Illinois' first B Corporation certifications.

Downey is committed to changing the way people celebrate and is an avid believer in the importance of collaboration. She is a faculty member at DePaul University and is elated to be a future tenant of the Green Exchange. Downey is committed to a true triple bottom line and is a passionate supporter of the arts. She also loves to bust a mean groove.

Dr. Clyde Anderson


Dr. Clyde A. Anderson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Clergy and Providers for Racial Healthcare Equality. An ordained minister in the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, he formerly served as the Executive Director/CEO of The United Methodist City Society of New York, a multi-ethnic community based organization that works cooperatively with other denominational and ecumenical agencies to develop human and financial needs to empower and transform urban churches and communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Humanitarian and world traveler, he also served as Executive Secretary for the General Board of Global Ministries in both the National and World Program Divisions with specific mission responsibilities throughout the United States, Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Dr. Ellis Jones


A scholar of corporate social responsibility, global citizenship and everyday activism, Dr. Ellis Jones (www.betterworldshopper.org) has been giving presentations across the country on how to turn lofty ideals into practical, effective actions. His books include the bestselling Better World Handbook (winner of Spirituality ; Health's Best Book of the Year Award for 2001 under the category of Hope) and the newly released Better World Shopping Guide (the only comprehensive guide for socially and environmentally responsible consumers available).

He was featured in the documentary film, 50 Ways To Save The Planet, and in 2005, his work inspired the creation of The Better World Handbook Festival in Vancouver, BC. He currently teaches in the department of sociology at University of California, Davis.

Dr. Keecha Harris


Dr. Keecha Harris, DrPH, RD

Dr. Harris is President of KHA Inc, a public health consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, leading evaluations of child wellness efforts, managing food policy initiatives, supporting sustainable food enterprises. Dr. Harris is a former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, a Food and Society Policy Fellow and wild salmon devotee. Dr. Harris is an alumnus of the inaugural class of Food and Society Policy Fellows supported by the WK Kellogg Foundation. As a Fellow, she communicated messages about the relationships between food production and consumption and their impacts on local economies, human health and the environment. Dr. Harris has published in referred sources such as the Journal of Nutrition, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and Gellis and Kagan's 17th edition of Current Pediatric Therapy. Dr. Harris's media experiences include providing expertise for print, broadcast and electronic media such as www.Forbes.com, Healthy CHILDcare, Essence, Better Nutrition, Real Health and National Public Radio's Marketplace. Previously, she was the Nutrition Expert for MSN Health and Fitness (www.health.msn.com) and produced weekly articles. She is a contributing author to Whole Measure for Community Food Systems: Values Based Planning and Evaluation. Dr. Harris is a former National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and an American Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund. Dr. Harris is an alumnus of Iowa State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Harris has held teaching appointments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the School of Public Health and in the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. Dr. Harris has been recognized as Young Dietitian of the Year for the American Dietetic Association and received the Helen LeBaron Hilton Award from Iowa State University. Dr. Harris serves on the advisory board for Girls Inc's Body + Mind initiative and other national committees focused on wellness. Dr. Harris was recently recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of its 2010 Top 40 Under 40.



Kate Drane is Indiegogo's Engagement Lead, working with small businesses and community leaders to help them create successful crowdfunding campaigns. She is also the co-founder of The Can Van, a mobile beer canning company, servicing craft breweries, which was launched into business with the funds and market validation they garnered on the Indiegogo platform. She has consulted with Getaround, Triple Pundit and Sustainable Industries. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Butler University and M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School where she honed her skills and passion for social media, networking, community building and the sharing economy.



Brian Drayton is an educator, activist, and a pioneer of community change with nearly two decades of experience creating and implementing community programs, youth programs and curricula that authentically represents the educational and cultural needs of our community. His goal is to engage students and constituents in artful critical thinking with culturally and developmentally appropriate programs designed with youth and stakeholder input and direction. The experientially based learning process and curriculum that he builds into his programs encourages students to engage the process of learning, and to use natural models to assist in the understanding of how life works. He is the founder of Creative Children's Environments, and founder and Executive Director of RICHMOND SPOKES. Both of these Organizations were founded from the needs of the community around education, empowerment and developing sustainable partnerships built to support social, intellectual and economic growth.


Kevin Drew is the residential and special projects Zero Waste coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE). He brings over twenty years experience to the position including directing nonprofit recycling and reuse operations and shaping resource conservation policy at local and statewide levels.Kevin Drew is the residential and special projects Zero Waste coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE). He brings over twenty years experience to the position including directing nonprofit recycling and reuse operations and shaping resource conservation policy at local and statewide levels.



Allis Druffel is active in the fields of Church Ministry, Climate Change and Interfaith Relations. She is currently the Southern California Outreach Director for California Interfaith Power and Light. The Interfaith Power and Light movement is active in 40 states, working with 14,000 congregations in the areas of energy efficiency, energy reduction, sustainable energy and pubic policy advocacy. She is a past member of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Justice and Peace Commission, and is active on its Creation Sustainability Committee. Originally trained as a classical singer, Allis serves as a Choir Director at Pasadena Christian Church, and integrates creation and energy themes into current performances.


Drumheller is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with over 19 years of experience in the environmental industry, covering just about every topic from audits to underground storage tanks. In 2008, she helped found Alaska Airlines' corporate sustainability program. She raised awareness of the importance and value of environmental stewardship through the launch and leadership of a cross-divisional Green Team, which lead to a company-wide adoption of new "greener" business initiatives and strategies. In 2009, she completed Alaska Airgroup's first ever Corporate Environmental Responsibility Report. By institutionalizing sustainability and integrating environmental decisions into routine business decisions, Drumheller believes that businesses can improve their brand value and corporate image, increase employee engagement, cut costs and reduce risks. Drumheller is an enthusiastic public speaker who enjoys turning dry technical information into something simple, fun and understandable.



Ducey is celebrating her 28th year with Seattle City Light's Conservation Division. Ducey started in 1983 as a Home Energy Auditor after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Science Education. In 1990, Ducey was promoted to Energy Planning Analyst where she took charge of planning residential lighting programs. In this capacity, Ducey attended the very first California Compact meeting where utility planners were convinced CFLs would make the Alamp obsolete by 1995. And as lead of the Northwest Residential Efficient Lighting Group, Ducey helped convince the Bonneville Power Administration to fund this promising new technology. By 1996 as widespread adoption to CFLs seemed unachievable due to persistent consumer barriers, Ducey began focusing on marketing and advertising Seattle City Light's more viable conservation programs. This proved immensely rewarding as Anne was able to unleash her pentup creative abilities. Now that CFLs have finally begun to take hold in the market, Ducey manages both residential lighting program planning and marketing. Ducey enjoys taking an idea all the way through from planning to implementation and then promotion. In 2008, Ducey won Seattle City Light's Light Power ; Pride award for creativity and Innovation in her work developing and promoting the Twist ; Save program. Ducey is a frequent speaker for City Light on CFLs including the 2008 ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) conference in Asilomar CA and the 2008 BECC (Behavior, Energy ; Climate Change) conference in Sacramento, CA. Ducey is excited to be speaking about the environmental aspects of using compact fluorescent light bulbs at the 2010 Green Fest in Seattle.