Green Festival Speakers

Thom Hartmann



Hartmann, who started in radio in 1968, is also is an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and economics. The cofounder (with his wife, Louise) of The New England Salem Children's Village (1978) and The Hunter School (1997), he has led national innovations in the areas of residential treatment for abused children and private/public education for learningdisabled children.

Hartmann is the fourtime Project Censored Awardwinning, New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books currently in print in over a dozen languages on five continents. He is the former executive director of a residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed and abused children, and has helped set up hospitals, famine relief programs, schools, and refugee centers in India, Uganda, Australia, Colombia, Russia, and the United States through the Germanbased Salem International program. Formerly rostered with the State of Vermont as a psychotherapist, founder of The Michigan Healing Arts Center, and licensed as an NLP Trainer by Richard Bandler (who wrote the foreword to one of Thom's books), he was the originator of the revolutionary Hunter/Farmer Hypothesis to understand the psychiatric condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). A guest faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont, he also synthesized the Younger/Older Culture model for describing the underpinnings and possible solutions to the world's ecological and sociopolitical crises, suggesting that many of our problems are grounded in cultural stories which go back thousands of years. His most recent books are Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class, The Edison Gene, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights, We The People: A Call to Take Back America, and What Would Jefferson Do?

Hartmann's books have been written about in Time and many other magazines, he has been on NPR and BBC radio and CNN television (among others), mentioned on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people on five continents over the past two decades.

One of his books was selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian for its visionary use of information