Green Festival Speakers
The recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the President's Volunteer Service Award, his work creatively leverages web technologies for collaborative and transformational giving, lending him insight into service, leadership, organizational design, and spirituality. He serves on the advisory boards of the Seva Foundation, Dalai Lama Foundation, and Airline Ambassadors. In January 2005, Nipun and Guri, his wife of six months, dropped everything to embark on an openended, unscripted walking pilgrimage in India to use our hands to do random acts of kindness, use our heads to profile inspiring people, and use our hearts to cultivate truth. Living on dollar a day, eating wherever food is offered, sleeping wherever a flat surface is found, the couple walked 1000 kilometers before ending up at a monastery where they meditated for three months. Today, both Nipun and Guri live in Berkeley, do small acts of service with great love, and run CharityFocus. Nipun's mission statement in life reads: Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart.