Green Festival Speakers

Jonathan Gelbard


Jonathan L. Gelbard, Ph.D. is a rare combination of conservation scientist, sustainability expert and communication specialist. He is a top notch researcher, writer, speaker and educator who excels at serving as a bridge, applying the science underlying sustainability to develop cuttingedge business and conservation solutions. Dr. Gelbard teaches courses in the ecology and communication of sustainable business at UC Berkeley Extension, including a course exploring the real story behind green purchasing, starting January 18th at the Downtown Extension Center in San Francisco. His consulting firm, Conservation Value, Inc. has been serving business, landowner, agency, NGO and academic clients for more than fifteen years.