Haglund, Founder and President of pioneering garden coaching firm Garden Mentors, Inc. is regarded nationally as a premier garden coach, awardwinning designer, and engaging speaker. Haglund's lectures are peppered with colorful anecdotes derived from her childhood on the farm and her every day garden coaching experiences working handinhand with gardeners empowering them in their gardens. Haglund's garden coaching, design insights and tips for gardening with pets are featured in several media sources including Organic Gardening Magazine, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, The Seattle Times, Dog Park Wisdom, and HGTV's Landscaper's Challenge. As well, look for Haglund in forthcoming episodes of Growing a Greener World TV on PBS this year.
Haglund is an avid supporter of local food banks and community garden programs. In addition to donating food regularly to local food banks from her own garden, she consults with community organizers, garden designers and food banks to assist them in building beautiful, functional, edible spaces. And, by working handinhand with gardeners, Haglund empowers others in working toward ending hunger.
Tammy Halevy is the senior vice president of Membership and New Initiatives at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the voice of US microenterprise. AEO members across the country provide capital and business services to underserved entrepreneurs. AEO members are increasingly offering green financing and businessrelated services. In response, AEO has partnered with Green America and Eco Ventures International to evaluate the economic case for the smallest businesses to go green and to channel valuable green resources to micro and small businesses.
Lora Hall got her start as a gardener in Los Angeles with a tiny plot of land in a community garden where she learned about growing both food and community. She now works professionally as a gardener and garden educator with a focus on edible gardening, fruit trees and California appropriate low water use landscapes. Lora also grows food and flowers for some of L.A.’s top restaurants. In 2009, she founded the Los Angeles Urban Chicken Enthusiasts to create a network for those interested in raising chickens in the city. Lorahas a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.S from Cal Poly Pomona. She lives in Silverlake, where she composts, raises chickens and runs a small backyard nursery.
Kathleen Hallal is the Co-Founder of Moms Across America and Moms Across America March to Label GMOs at 4th of July parades. She is an Art Consultant, Public School Foundation Member, Soccer Mom, mother of three boys, one of whom has an autoimmune issue, which led her to become a speaker and educator about GMOs.
Carmen Hallet is the President and founder of EcoVidalDesign, Inc. a company dedicated to sustainable architecture, urban design and planning. Before founding EcoVidalDesign, Carmen worked for the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development as a Lakefront and Planned Development Coordinator and as part of Mayor Daley's Green team.
Halpern founded the Center for Law and Social Policy, litigating landmark environmental protection and civil rights cases, and Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action.
As a certified physician’s assistant specializing in nutrition, prevention and integrative medicine, Kirk Hamilton maintains that if there’s one cure all for chronic disease it’s what you eat. With his emphasis on consuming more unprocessed, micronutrient dense plant-food along with simple cross-training and mind/body principles, Kirk has been instrumental in guiding his patients and clients toward the path of optimal health since 1983.
As the founder of Clinical Pearls Publications, Kirk provided thousands of summaries of nutrition research and medical interviews to practicing physicians and researchers around the globe until he sold the company to Tishcon Corp. in 2004. In 2009 Kirk began hosting his own podcast show titled Staying Healthy Today interviewing top experts in the fields of nutrition and preventive medicine. Drawing on his 29 year career, in August 2011 Kirk self-published the book titled “Staying Healthy in the Fast Lane – 9 Simple Steps to Optimal Health.” His book serves as a guide for individuals, professionals and policy makers on how to create a new health paradigm that is focused on staying well and prevention as the only real and lasting healthcare reform.
Kirk also teaches through his Staying Healthy Today Lecture Series and hosts two YouTube shows, The Sloppy Vegan Cooking Show and the Stay Healthy Today Show. Kirk lives in Sacramento, California.
Denise Hamler is the director and co-founder of the Green Business Network at Green America.
Denise has held senior marketing and publications positions and launched social media programs such as Green Deals, the successful green GROUP.ON. She serves as the publisher for Green America’s publications: The National Green Pages and Green American magazine.
In 2001, Denise co-founded the successful Green Festivals. It is the nation’s largest premier sustainability event AND has attracted over 1 million attendees in 6 major markets including Washington DC.
Green America’s current campaigns include: Launching Clean Energy Victory Bonds; Break-Up with Your Mega-Bank; removing child labor from cocoa production; and educating consumers about GMOs.
Established in 1982, Green America’s Green Business Network is America's first and largest network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses with a green business certification. It includes a diverse membership of over 4,000 socially and environmentally responsible businesses.
She currently serves on the board of directors of Green America, Port Towns Community Development Corporation in Prince George’s County, and Sustainable Community Initiatives.
Kaliya Hamlin is the Network Director at Planetwork an organization at the intersection of Information Technology and Social/Environmental good. For over 5 years she has been a leading force in the development of the identity ; social layer of the web with open standards. Her blog is identitywoman.net. She also designs and facilitates unconferences for professional communities seeking to innovate and work collaboratively across companies. Her blog on this topic is unconference.net. In the early 2000's before people knew what social networks were she attempted the development of open source, open standards based social network tools for spiritual activist communities.
Representative Hamos serves the 18th District. She is currently Chairof the Mass Transit Committee, having sponsored initiatives such asuniversal broadband and homeless prevention.
Natalie is a Senior at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science (CHSAS). She always has a smile on her face and enjoys moving around the classroom in her dynamic stander, visiting her classmates and teachers.
Tim is an activist for DC voting rights and an accomplished art teacher. He taught digital arts including screen printing at VisArts in Rockville, MD and at multiple schools as part of their afterschool programs.
David has been an active member with Sea Shepherd for almost 5 years, conducting outreach and education related to ocean conservation, all over southern California. He serves as a quartermaster on the vessel "Bob Barker, one of 3 ships sent to Antarctica to stop the illegal poaching of whales in a protected whale sanctuary.
David has participated in campaigns in the gulf of Mexico, following the gulf oil spill and other campaigns to stop illegal poachers. Sea Shepherd is most well known by the current television show, "Whale Wars", aired on animal planet/discovery and he is one of the featured crew members on this show.
Marisa Handler is the author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist. Shes a writer, activist, and singersongwriter living in San Francisco. Marisa has worked as an organizer in the global justice and peace movements, and has traveled the world writing about sociopolitics and globalization.
Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Earth Island Journal, Salon.com, Alternet, and Tikkun, Orion, and Bitch magazines. Her first book, Loyal to the Sky is a memoir, moving from Marisas childhood home in apartheid South Africa to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru, and all over the United States. It offers a rare and revealing glimpse inside the global justice movement, and describes how she came to advocate an activism grounded in principles of interconnection and nonviolence as the best means for building the world we wish to see. Marisa is just back from Central America, where she was writing about the Zapatistas ongoing struggle and the continuing violence in Guatemala. For more, go to www.marisahandler.com.
HanlonWilde is a Coowner and Western Sales Manager for Equal Exchange, a workerowned cooperative dedicated to Fair Trade. Over the past decade he has led delegations of U.S. grocery store managers to live and work with coffee farmers in Peru. HanlonWilde provided a peer review of the publication Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America prior to its 2008 publication by MIT Press. Prior to joining Equal Exchange, HanlonWilde imported fresh fruits and vegetables from Latin America and earlier worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Not everyone looks at empty plastic buckets and thinks "brewery equipment," but that's just what Rob Hanson did 14 years ago. With the encouragement and tutelage of his officemate, a homebrewer himself, Hanson has been making his own beer at home ever since.
Tongue in cheek, Hanson describes brewing as a "gateway hobby" that has led to his deeper interest in food, flavor, sourdough bread baking, gardening, and even woodworking as he has built equipment to serve, transport, and showcase his beer.
When he is not brewing, Hanson is Advertising and Special Projects Manager at Green America, and enjoys working with Green Business Network members who advertise in Green America publications and web sites. Hanson is the father of two boys who are not interested in beer at all, and a husband to a wife who puts up with his hobbies with great patience, and who enjoys the occasional beer herself.
James Hanusa is Vice President of Development for Climate Prosperity Strategies and a Fellow of Global Urban Development. His recent activism work has focused on the Copenhagen Climate Change negotiations representing online/offline campaigns such as 350.org and Hopenhagen as well as working towards public/private/civic coalitions in specific issues areas such as tech transfer and finance. He founded Change SF in 2009, a San Franciscobased citizen sustainability initiative. His previous professional experience includes roles in business development and strategic alliances for information technology and social media companies including Intel, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Garrigan Lyman. He holds an M.B.A. in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University.
Change SF is an engagement series with the mission of accelerating and amplifying the green transformation of San Francisco through regenerative community. We organize offline connector events, online networks, green community volunteer projects and collaborative campaigns. Project identification and social innovation are additional areas where we are growing community.
How to participate:Join one of our social network groups (Linkedin, Facebook, Wiser Earth, Twitter) and share your ideas for community collaboration projects. Seeking volunteers to take this city and campaign to the next level.
James Hanusa is Green Economy Advisor to the Stakeholder Forum, organizer of the Rio+20 Earth Summit and a Fellow of Global Urban Development. His current work on New Initiatives for the Burning Man Project is focused on the Economic Development and Civic Participation in San Francisco.
James’s background encompasses teaching social media at Ex’pression College and urban sustainability organizing for350.org, Global Campaign for Climate Action and others. He founded Change SF in 2009, a San Francisco-based citizen sustainability initiative. His previous professional experience includes roles in business development and strategic alliances for information technology and social media companies including Intel, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Garrigan Lyman. He holds an M.B.A. in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University.
Harget (moderator) has been raising funds, developing programs, and planning special events for environmental and health organizations for 15 years. In her role as Green America's Director of Development, Harget has helped secure foundation funding for Green America's Climate Action and Solar Catalyst Programs, and is currently promoting Green America's Efficiency First! project through her work with and participation in Climate Ride a 300mile, 5day bike ride that raises funds for three organizations working on climate change issues.
Now 30, Tad has been a full time innovator, trend setter, social entrepreneur and change maker since he was 18.
His work has gained the endorsement of a veritable who's who of positive changemakers from over 50 countries.
Harmon is the Northwest Regional Lead for Industrial Areas Foundation.
Chuck is a native Californian born and raised in Los Angeles. He moved to DC in 1991 where he joined Team DC Velo, a local road cycling team. In addition to road cycling he also competes in multisport, including duathlons, triathlons and Xterra off-road triathlons. He has qualified for World Duathlon Championships and has competed with Team USA in 2008, 2009 and 2010. His background in business and clinical social work combined with his passion for cycling and love for his community has created the perfect opportunity to open a successful independent bicycle dealership in the Dupont/Logan area of DC.
Harnish is the Executive Director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, a membershipbased nonprofit organization advocating for fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest.
Harnish graduated from Elmhurst College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in transportation management. After leaving Elmhurst, Harnish was a logistics manager at American President Lines and JB Hunt and managed industrial real estate on Chicago's west side.
Harnish helped found the Midwest High Speed Rail Association in 1991. He became the first paid executive director of the Association in February 2001, after leading a successful fundraising campaign.
While at the Association, Harnish has lead several successful grass roots campaigns including winning a doubling of Amtrak service linking downstate Illinois to Chicago.
Desirae Harp is a descendant of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe and Dine Nation and is a multi-talented singer and songwriter. Her original compositions include themes that focus on decolonization of mind, body and spirit. She sings with numerous groups including Audiopharmacy and is a community activist and mentor for urban youth programs throughout the bay area. She is also a co-founder of the Mishewal Wappo Language Revitalization Project.
A. Breeze Harper is a Ph.D. candidate at University of California, Davis, in the department of geography. She analyzes how race, racialization, and racism manifest within the vegan/vegetarian movement in the USA. She is the creator of the Sistah Vegan Project and new book Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books, March 2010).
Hill Harper is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007. Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successful television franchise in history. To date, his collective writing and acting work has been recognized with six NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding Literary Work: Debut Author (2007), Outstanding Literary Work: Youth/Teens (2007, 2008), and Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2007, 2008, 2009). Hill has also appeared in numerous prime-time television shows and feature films including For Colored Girls, The Sopranos, ER, The Game, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
Joan is the coordinator for Fair Trade LA – an organization dedicated to the promotion of fair trade principles and to the growth of the fair trade movement in Los Angeles. Their objectives are to: 1) educate the Los Angeles consumer about Fair Trade as an aspect of social justice; 2) to bring more fair trade products to the LA area, making Fair Trade as mainstream as possible; and to 3) engage members of the LA community with others who have a similar commitment. Special focus of FTLA now is to help cities become Fair Trade Towns. Joan recently retired from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she promoted programs relating to domestic anti-poverty and Fair Trade. She is an active member of the Creation Sustainability Committee of the Archdiocese, helping parishes become more environmentally sustainable.
Lois Harr is born and bred in the Bronx and has been a Campus Minister for fourteen years, serving as the Director of Campus Ministry and Social Action at Manhattan College for the past ten years. With advanced degrees in Religious Education, Lois also teaches a service learning course in the Religious Studies Department at Manhattan.
Lois serves on the Peace and JusticeAdvisory Committee of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Since 2007 she has been a CRS Fair Trade Ambassador working to raise awareness and commitment to Fair Trade both personally and professionally. Lois is proud to be part of the team that achieved Fair Trade College status for Manhattan this spring.
She lives with her husband of 34 years, John Reilly, in his grandfather's house in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx. John, Manhattan College class of 1975, is the Executive Director of Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation which provides safe, affordable housing and social services for residents of the Northwest Bronx.
David C. Harrington is the Maryland state senator from the 47th District in Prince George's County. Senator Harrington serves on the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, is a member of the Maryland State Black Caucus, cochair of the Green Caucus and has served as chair of the Task Force on Physical Education.
Prior to arriving to the Senate, Senator Harrington, for six years, was a member of the Prince George's County Council. During his county tenure, he served as chair of the Council. Senator Harrington began his public service path in 1995 as the first AfricanAmerican to be elected as Mayor of Bladensburg.
Senator Harrington is a proud graduate of Howard University, completed master's work at Miami University of Ohio, and received graduate credits from Harvard University.
Ron Harris-White is Executive Sponsor and co-lead of the Seattle Parks Urban Food Systems Committee. Seattle Parks and Recreation, through its Healthy Parks Healthy You Initiative, has taken a leadership role in ensuring children and families have nutritious food choices that promote health, reduce the incidence of obesity and certain diseases and promote wellness. Parks Urban Food Systems Committee is a working group supporting Parks & Recreation’s Strategic Action Plan, Healthy Parks, Healthy You and Race & Social Justice Initiatives. The committee is dedicated to promoting the more than 120 good food programs that provide a valuable recreation activity that can contribute to community building, environmental awareness, social equity and community education. Ron also manages the City’s Clean & Green Seattle Initiative and is currently Parks liaison to the Mayor’s Office on issues related to urban food systems. For the past few years, Ron’s assignments have involved the City of Seattle’s grassroots climate action campaign and the development of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative. Ron has more than twenty years of professional experience in policy, public relations, local government relations and strategic planning. Ron is a former member of the Hawaii State Education Commission. Ron has received several awards for his work including, the 2008 Seattle Management’s Award for program excellence; 2008 ASPA Annual Conference Presenter, 2007 Seattle Management Association Award for Management; 2003 NW Emmy Award “Salmon in the City.” Ron currently co-chairs the King County Food and Fitness Initiative (KCFFI). Ron holds two masters degrees. Harris-White is also a National Urban Fellow.
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Josh Hart was born in 1976 in Stuttgart, Germany the socalled cradle of the automobile where Porsches and Mercedes are manufactured. Obviously, he's not too fond of these estranged members of his extended family. The son of a ballerina and a former oil company executive, he grew up in the suburbs south of San Francisco, studying social psychology as an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he started cycling to his classes. Shocked by the horrific impact of heavy car dependence on quality of life in the seaside town, he gave up his Volkswagen for good and began to campaign for environmental and social change. Josh has given up flying and car ownership, because it's just wrong. Plus he hates airline food and oil changes.
He has worked as a professional transportation planning advocate for the last ten years in San Francisco, at RailstoTrails Conservancy and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. He obtained his MSc in Transport Planning at UWE Bristol in 2008, and completed research entitled Driven to Excess, presenting the social and quality of life impacts of automobile traffic on local residents. The research was covered in over 100 international media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Tehran Times, and the Daily Mail.
His writing has appeared in Surveyor Magazine, Walk Magazine, and Carbusters and portions of this blog have been published by Lonely Planet in their recent book Flightless: Incredible Journeys without Leaving the Ground.
At 41, Hartley has spent less than half of his lifecaring muchabout food. There were a lot or pursuits between here and there. Hartley grew up in the Pacific Northwestbackpacking and traveling around, at college for a physics degree, working fishing boats in Alaska and construction in Seattle.Where'd the kitchen part come in? Professional cooking was made for folks with lots of energy and short attention spans.
Hartley helps run Tom Douglass' widely acclaimed group of restaurants in Seattle, as chef of the Palace Kitchen and now as head of operations. Turns out all time spent roasting marshmallows around the campfire paid off.
Albert Hartman has worked in energy industries for over thirty years. He's an innovator in generators, motors, actuators, and battery systems for wide ranging applications in consumer electronics, computer hard disk drives, military, and medical devices. He holds ten patents, a BSME from Cornell, and has done numerous journal articles and industry presentations. Most recently, he founded High Tide in Santa Clara, which is devoted to providing practical, high wattage power solutions for consumers and all their mobile devices.
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
Owner of Harvey Coachworks, cofounder and board member of the Potomac Electric Vehicle Association Harvey has built off the success of his first electric vehicle conversion in 1992. His company, located in Knoxville, MD, now focuses not only on EV conversions, but also plugin hybrid conversions, and 3 wheel personal electric vehicle manufacturing sales and service.
Harvey is COO of Burgerville, a company whose goals include conducting food and business operations in a loving, sustainable manner.
Jason Harvey is the founder and executive director of Oakland Food Connection. His unique breadth of work is a culmination of over 15 years of experience working with local nonprofits, the food industry and the military industrial complex. Through working for the San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council, the United States Air Force, the Environmental Justice Institute and the San Francisco Bay French Bread Company, Jason has learned a number of innovative approaches to creating a socially and equitable food system in his native stomping grounds of East Oakland.
Jason's vision for a just food system stems from his childhood memories in East Oakland, where he learned from neighborhood elders how to grow pesticidefree produce. He says, I remember growing 1015 pound cabbage heads with Mr. Howard Sneed over on 92nd and C st, and how he shared his fresh produce and healthy recipes with friends and neighbors. These experiences let me know that we can feed our neighbors with food right from our own yards and that we do not have to be totally dependent on overpriced packaged food from stores that are 23 miles away.
As the founder and director of OFC, Jason's focus is to make sure residents of Oakland learn remember how to grow healthy food, and how to maintain healthy lifestyles and strong community ties through food. Using backyards, schoolyards and community gardens, Jason truly believes that Oaklands open spaces can be used to grow healthy food for all!
Garrett has 31 years in sales and marketing and 16 years in executive management experience. He founded Eagle Shield in 2002 to be the premier provider of energy-saving products for the home and business. Garrett has extensive experience building large organizations with rapid market penetration and high customer satisfaction. Prior to Eagle Shield Inc. Garrett was Vice President of Sales for 24 Hour Fitness, a billion dollar company with locations in the
Garrett is a graduate of Harvard Business School Owner/President
Management Program with a degree in administration and an MBA in Green Sustainability from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
Hashisaki, founder of Springwood Associates, Inc., has worked in natural resource assessment and ecological restoration for nearly thirty years. Since 2000, Hashisaki has provided community based strategic planning, and process design and facilitation services primarily for tribal clients. Hashisaki helped establish the NW Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, was appointed to the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, has served on the Board of the People for Puget Sound, and has been a member of the UW Water Center Advisory Board since 1993.
Terri Hathaway is the Africa Program Director at International Rivers which provides advocacy and analytical support to African communities and NGOs working to protect themselves from the destructive impacts of large dams. Her work focuses on the proposed Grand Inga project in the Democratic Republic of Congo and plans for an extensive hydrobased grid expansion across subSaharan Africa. She is author of Electrifying Africa: Turning a Continental Challenge into a People's Opportunity(forthcoming under the Municipal Services Project) and coauthor of The Great HydroRush: The privatisation of Africa's rivers (in David McDonald's 2009 Electric Capitalism: Recolonising Africa on the Power Grid).
Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers.
Dr. Rasheeda Hawk, a native of South Los Angeles, acquired a doctorate degree in Biophysics and Physiology from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Her current research at the Veterbi School of Engineering involves environmental toxins and their subsequent epigenetic effects leading to diseases such as ovarian cancer and PTSD.
Rasheeda has studied how environmental factors can have an adverse affect in the human body leading to disease that is inheritable for many generations. Because of these findings, she has been involved with many sustainability projects and organizations such as Seeds of Carver, an organization whose aim is to convert vaacant spaces into urban farm land, SoLA, whose goal is to create an organic food co-op in South Los Angeles, and ShadeTree, whose work is aimed towards healing and human development. Rasheeda is also an active member of The Global Health Council that is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life throughout the world.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Larry King, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News and World Report. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Orion, and over a hundred other publications.
He is author and coauthor of dozens of articles, opeds, papers, as well as six books including The Next Economy (Ballantine 1983), Growing a Business (Simon and Schuster 1987), and The Ecology of Commerce (HarperCollins 1993). The Ecology of Commerce was voted in 1998 as the #1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools. His book, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution (Little Brown, September 1999) coauthored with Amory Lovins, has been read and referred to by several heads of state including President Bill Clinton who has called it one of the five most important books in the world today. His books have been published in over 50 countries in 27 languages and have sold over 2 million copies. Growing a Business became the basis of a 17part PBS series, which Mr. Hawken hosted and produced. The program, which explored the challenges and pitfalls of starting and operating socially responsive companies, was shown on television in 115 countries and watched by over 100 million people. His latest book was published by Viking in May 2007 and is entitled Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being, and Why No One Saw it Coming.
Paul has founded or cofounded several companies including some of the first natural food companies in the U.S. that relied solely on sustainable agricultural methods. He presently heads the Pax Group, a research and development corporation focused on energysaving technologies that apply biomimicry to engineering and fluid dynamics. Paul is also the executive director of the Natural Capital Institute, a research group located in Sausalito, California. The main project of Natural Capital Institute is the creation of the first open source platform for global social change, WiserEarth. The acronym WISER stands for World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility.
George S. Hawkins, Esq. is the director of the District Department of the Environment, an $80 million agency with 300 employees. DDOE performs city, county and state environmental functions for the nation's capital.
HawkQuest is a Colorado nonprofit, taxexempt 501(c)3charitable organization. HawkQuest's approach to educationin classrooms and lecture halls is participatory, allowingthe audience to experienceHawkQuest's eagles, owls, falcons and hawksat close range.
HawkQuest's goal is to make education both meaningful and fun,while creating an atmosphere which fosters respect for ourland and the stewardship of all living things. Our messageconcerning the importance of biodiversity, of the finalityof extinction, and of man's need to nurture his world isinterwoven with discussions of the raptors' place in ourecosystem. We share this message withhundreds of thousands of peoplethroughout the United States each year.
Kin Quitugua, a master falconer and long time environmentaleducator, founded HawkQuest in 1986. He has trained, handledand flown birds of prey as diverse as the Bald and Golden eaglesand the Sawwhet owl. For more than 25 years, Kin has dedicatedhimself to educating the public about the place of raptorsin our ecology.
Kin created HawkQuest believing environmental awareness is akey to the survival of the world as we know it, and education of our nation's youth in particular is paramount to thisprocess. He has developed many educational programs such asHawkQuest's uniqueClassroomintheWild.Kin has received national recognition for his work combiningeducational and ecological concerns, having appeared on bothlocal and national television programs. Kin also serves as aconsultant to organizations which promote the welfare ofbirds of prey.
Christopher Hawley makes music in ski towns, artist communities, and beach and college towns all over the world, solo acoustic and with his band, the Rollers. Warming hearts in even the coldest of places, Hawley has a gift of making people feel good with his music. The Los Angeles-based artist and avid skier, surfer, yogi, and environmentalist has mastered this with a perfect combination of genuinely positive vibes, inspiring lyrics, transcendent guitar work, and danceable grooves within well crafted songs. Elements of Little Feat, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Duane Allman, and Andres Segovia abound.
The fifth album, Rise and Shine, showcases unique songwriting, groovy finger picking, and a delicious blend of percussion and acoustic guitar and vocals. The Christopher Hawley Rollers have played everywhere from LA’s Greek Theatre to the local dive bar in your hometown, having toured internationally for the last ten years.
Carrie Hawthorne is the Executive Director of Partners for Just Trade. Carrie spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala assisting Guatemalan weavers in product design and business development. She returned to the U.S. to work for the Fair Trade Federation and Fair Trade Resource Network, planning the first national Fair Trade conference in 2005. She then worked as Marketing Coordinator at Green America before becoming PJT’s first employee in 2007. Carrie serves as a board member of the Fair Trade Federation.
John Hayden and his company, JAMTOWN™, celebrate a worldwide love for music. Since 1995 JAMTOWN has imported instruments through fair trade relationships with low-income artisans and co-operatives around the world. JAMTOWN products rely on indigenous design & original ideas to generate awareness about fair trade and the musician within each of us. John is a pioneer in the field of accessible music technology and will ask for your participation in a demonstration today! He facilitates school, business and community rhythm events featuring hands-on participation. He coordinates the Folklife Festival Rhythm Tent (don’t miss it next weekend!) and teaches parent/toddler, after school, and adult beginning hand drum classes in
After over fifty years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden is still a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, for erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy.
He currently writes forThe Nation, organizes, travels, and speaks constantly against the current wars as founder and Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, CA. He also recently drafted and lobbied successfully for Los Angeles and San Francisco ordinances to end all taxpayer subsidies for sweatshops.
“Tom Hayden changed America”, writes Nicolas Lemann of The Atlantic. He created “the blueprint for the Great Society programs”, writes former presidential adviser Richard Goodwin. He was “the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement” according to a New York Times book review. During his time in Sacramento, he was described as “the conscience of the Senate” by the Sacramento Bee’s political analyst.The Nation magazine recently named him one of the 50 greatest progressives of the 20th century.
Hayden has taught recently at Scripps and Claremont colleges in Claremont, Occidental College, the Harvard Institute of Politics, and is the author or editor of 19 books and hundreds of articles for publications from theLos Angeles Times to theBoston Globe to theChronicle of Higher Education.
Hayden describes himself as “an archeological dig.” He may be the character in the Kris Kristofferson song who was “partly truth and partly fiction, a walking contradiction.” It is a fact that he was the batting champion of the Los Angeles Dodgers fantasy baseball camp in the 1980s.
Since 2002, Christopher Hayes has been reporting and writing for a wide variety of independent publications. He regularly covers issues related to politics, labor, criminal justice, the environment and community development. His essays, reviews and feature articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including In These Times, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly and the Chicago Reader. He is currently a Senior Editor at In These Times, a Contributing Writer at the Nation and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute.
In 1968, when a little known biologist named Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, his argument that humans would soon breed themselves into a grave environmental crisis captured the zeitgeist. Twelve years later, a libertarian economist named Julian Simon proposed a wager with Ehrlich, daring him to put his money where his mouth was. Simon was an economist and the leading proponent of a view of resources that dominated the discipline, namely, that resources were an economic problem, not a physical one and that incentives and technology would ensure bounty for humans as far as the eye could see. Simon challenged Ehrlich to pick five commodities, with Simon betting that better extraction technology would lead to their prices going down, while Ehrlich predicting that increased human demand and scarcity would lead to their prices going up. Ten years later, the price of all the commodities had, indeed, declined, and Ehrlich mailed Simon a check. The wager is often invoked to bolster the economists view of resources and rebut the ecologists view. But now with global warming, and the possibility of peak oil, it's time to revisit Ehrlich and Simon's views and ask the question: Was Ehrlich right after all?
Randy Hayes is the Executive Director at the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco based thinktank on the global economy started by Jerry Mander. Hayes is a proponent of COMMUNITY LED ECONOMIC LOCALIZATION as the antidote of CORPORATE LED ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION. He is a contributing author to Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible. Hayes will unleash a new web site on policies for the Better World in 2006 <http://www.ifg.org/> . Randy is also the founder of Rainforest Action Network and continues on that Board.
Douglas Hayes is from Azalea Springs Farm LLC, which is the home of rare standard bred livestock, including:Buckeye chickens,
Healy is the mother of three spunky, clever, funny, loving, breastfed children. Healy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and volunteer La Leche League Leader. La Leche League supports breastfeeding families through monthly meetings, phone help and home visits as well as offering educational opportunities for health care professionals. Supporting mothers who want to breastfeed their babies allows me to pass on the ancient wisdom of mothering through breastfeeding and make a small difference in our community one family at a time.
Charlie Heck is the Managing Editor of luri & wilma, Washington, DC's eco-chic, online magazine.A graduate of the Mayborn College of Journalism, she recently returned to her writing roots after a few years in the corporate public relations sector. Raised by the "hippy" mom, she learned to appreciate local, organic food, sustainably harvested materials and small businesses and found those hard to coexist in the corporate sector.With the formation of luri & wilma and the emerging, locally produced fashion and vintage sector in DC, she has finally found that local, eco-conscious mix she can stand behind.
Trathen Heckman is the founding director of Daily Acts, serves on the board of Transition U.S., and is a backyard farmer. With an emphasis on reverence for life, Trathen inspires, educates and collaborates with communities, business and municipal leaders to harness the power of nature and inspired action to restore the vitality of our lives and communities. He lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.Trathen Heckman is the founding director of Daily Acts, serves on the board of Transition U.S., and is a backyard farmer. With an emphasis on reverence for life, Trathen inspires, educates and collaborates with communities, business and municipal leaders to harness the power of nature and inspired action to restore the vitality of our lives and communities. He lives in the Petaluma River Watershed where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.
Leif Hedendal is a farm to table SFbased chef, cooking for many dining projects, including The Secret Cafe, The Secret Eating Society, Noise In my Kitchen, and Mission Street Food. He is currently running a dinner series called Dinner Discussion, bringing together, over dinner, important figures in the sustainable food movement and sociallyengaged contemporary art.
Mischa is the Co-Founder of TrimTab Media, a communications agency that works with sustainable brands to tell their stories more effectively with online video. He brings over a decade of experience producing and editing award-winning documentaries, commercials and web video to TrimTab Media.
Mischa holds an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University’s GreenMBA program and consults with organizations on integrated marketing and content strategy.
Mischa grew up exploring the woods of Mendocino, California and selling produce at his family’s farmers market booth. He walks his talk – biking to work and subscribing to a weekly CSA box full of local fruits and veggies. When he’s not helping businesses tell their stories with video, he’s outside – running, biking, hiking and swimming. Follow him on Twitter at @trimtabmedia and @mischahedges
Joanne Hedou is a Fluvial Geomorphologist educated at the University of Oregon and Massachusetts. She has been an environmental activist and professional in Seattle since the 80s, working for King County as a Planner; as a water resources consultant for numerous civil engineering firms; as a university instructor; and, since 2001, as a fundraiser for local fish, farming and food groups. Her writing is about her experiences with water, natural systems, immigration and parenting in a world that is radically different from the one she grew up in. Joanne currently works with GroundUp at Yesler Terrace in Seattle and is in the process of establishing a new initiative in relation to her research on flooding and farms.
Mary Heim has been working for the past year with the Seattle Office of Emergency Preparation on organizing at the block and community level on community preparedness. As a GIS professional, she is developing community asset maps for this work. Three Seattle groups from Queen Anne/Magnolia, West Seattle, and Wallingford were awarded funds from the City Council to purchase the supplies to create communication hubs to assist in this planning. Mary is president of the Wallingford Community Council and head of the Community Preparedness Guild of Sustainable Wallingford.
Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and is the author of eight books on ecological issues, including Peak Oil. He is the author of eight books, including The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a PostCarbon World, The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse (2006), and Peak Everything (2008).
Heinberg advocates a planned descent down the depletion curves of oil and draws attention to the links between 9/11 and peak oil.
Heinberg lives in Santa Rosa, California. He is a member of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. He is also an accomplished violinist and an illustrator and book designer. He is married to Janet Barocco.
Heinberg is also the editor of Museletter and has appeared in the documentaries The End of Suburbia and Chasing God.
Eric Heineman is the Senior Sustainability Policy Advisor for Governor Pat Quinn. He currently oversees the Governor’s Sustainable School and Sustainable Universities Compact Program, legislation, procurement, and co-chairs the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council. Before working for the Governor, Eric was the first project manager for environmental sustainability at the University of Chicago. He is knowledgeable of sustainable practices, technology, and educationhaving been a middle school computer teacher at both private and public schools in Illinois. In addition he has taught courses in Ecopsychology at the University of Vermont and Eco Design at the University of Chicago. He recently received a diploma in Social and Environmental Design from Archeworks,received his postgraduate certificate in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University, and received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.
As President of Sustainable Ballard, Heins is proud to join her neighbors in taking action to live more sustainably both individually and collectively. Heins also serves as regional director for the Seattle Green Festival.
Christy Hemenway discovered her passion for beekeeping in 2007, after moving to rural Maine. This move came after spending several misspent decades in the real estate and information technology industries in the densely packed metropolis of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
After attending conventional bee school, she had some unanswered questions such as, What did bees do before we gave them wax foundation? When no one at bee school offered up a solid answer to that one question in particular, she started searching further afield and discovered the benefits of something called top bar hives. Soon after, she founded Gold Star Honeybees and began advocating for bees to be healthy naturally.
Top bar hives are simple and easily managed, but the most important feature of a top bar hive is that it lets bees make their own beeswax and honeycomb in a natural, chemicallyfree way. They are well suited to the back yard beekeeper.
Today, Gold Star Honeybees manufactures the Gold Star top bar hive kit and educates people about the importance of healthy honey bees, offering classes and presentations throughout the United States.
Maya Henderson has written about Chicago’s conscious living scene for the past five years. A certified yoga instructor and vegan, she currently covers fitness, nutrition, wellness and holistic beauty in the city for Vital Juice Chicago. She has a passion for making green and healthy living hip, accessible and fun for all.
Hendricks' love for wildlife began when I was a child by taking in wounded nativeanimals andlater in life protecting eagle foraging fir trees along our shoreline. While our aquatic native species are not seen as often, Hendricks' work has included their protection as they struggle for survival in Puget Sound. Currently Hendricks is the Chair of the Sierra ClubShorelines and Aquaculture Subcommittee.
Jamie Henn is the Communications and East Asia Director for the international climate campaign 350.org. In 2009, Jamie coordinated media for over 5,200 simultaneous events in more than 180 countries, landing 350.org on front pages and newscasts around the world and making the campaign the day's top story on Google News (while coordinating nearly 500 events across East Asia, including over 300 rallies across China and Cambodia's first climate event at Angkor Wat). At the Copenhagen climate talks, Jamie provided media support for some of the world's most vulnerable countries, running communications for events with climate leaders like President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. Before cofounding 350.org with environmental writer Bill McKibben and a group of six college friends, Jamie helped lead the Step It Up 2007 campaign and a variety of efforts with the Energy Action Coalition. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and the coauthor of the book Fight Global Warming Now.
350.org is an international climate campaign named after the safe upper limit of carbon in our atmosphere: 350 parts per million. On October 24, 2009, 350.org organized over 5,200 climate rallies in more than 180 countries, what CNN called the most widespread day of political action in history. 350.org started with a team of seven college friends and grew into an international movement using online tools to drive real world action. In 2010, the campaign will continue to work for the climate solutions science and justice demand.
How to participate: 350.org is an opensource movement that needs your ideas, talents, and leadership. Check out 350.org to learn how to connect your community with an international movement for climate action. Got a community garden? Share recipes with gardeners in Cambodia. Stopping a coal plant? Share tactics with campaigners in Australia. Find out more at the 350.org website, Facebook group, or @350 on Twitter.
Kirstin Henninger is founding director of Green Caf
Eric Henry, president of TS Designs, is one-half of the dynamic duo that owns TSD. Alongside his business partner and TSD CEO Tom Sineath, Eric has been in the screenprinting business for over 30 years.
Eric’s duties at TSD range from sales to operations to PR. He is the foremost public face of TSD, attending numerous trade shows, giving speeches to groups and universities and hosting tours of the TSD facility. His boundless enthusiasm and energy have gained him a certain level of notoriety at most of them, even winning him the Sustainability Champion award from Sustainable North Carolina in 2009.
Outside of TS Designs, Eric devotes much of his time to furthering the sustainable agenda in various community organizations. He founded the Burlington Biodiesel Co-op and has run his car on biodiesel (or straight vegetable oil) since 2004. He serves on the boards for Company Shops Market, a local co-op grocery that reconnects local agriculture to Alamance County, and NC GreenPower, an organization that purchases and resells renewable energy. He also serves on boards for Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, Elon University Environmental Science and the Burlington Downtown Corporation.
Eric was born in Radford, Virginia. When he was 3, he moved to Burlington, NC, where he has lived for most of his life since. He attended NC State University for 2 years, then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC-CH, Eric founded Creative Screen Designs, a screenprinting operation dedicated to the college market. Before the start of his senior year at Chapel Hill, Eric left school to join Tom Sineath as co-owner of TS Designs, Inc. He recently completed an online permaculture class at NC State University.
Eric and his wife Lisa recently purchased a small farm in southern Alamance County, moving out of their home of 26 years in downtown Burlington. Lisa wanted to be closer to her horses and Eric wanted to get closer to the dirt. He has started a blog, Journey to Zero, to share the progress of their project to make their new house a net zero energy home.
Quote: “I want to push the window of sustainability in order to change the direction of the American society.”
Tamara Henry lives in the heart of the tsunami zone of Venice Beach and has devoted her entire life to the journey of health & wellness, mind/body/spirit/earth and her mission is to combine spirituality with entertainment.
Tamara has been walking her talk, living car free in autocentric Los Angeles since 2001. This year her eco TV show about public transportation, carpooling and green trivia "Metro Motion" received a nomination at the 64th Los Angeles Area Emmys. Tamara is best knows for her feel-good community news on Santa Monica City TV Channel 16. "Santa Monica Update" airs every day at 9am, noon, 6pm & 10:30 pm. She is also a reality TV personality, and this summer took home $6000 in cash and prizes when she won the "ex beauty queen" episode of RuPaul's Drag U on LOGO. She has more transformational television reality show appearances lined up for 2013. Tamara tells us why it's important to weave environmental messages into her programming and how she keeps it up as a conscious content creator and social media maven.
Tamara has been the red carpet host for the "Night of 100 Stars" Oscar watch party since 2005, after her successful spiritual entertainment talk show "IN with Tamara Henry" which focused on directors, producers and actors of enlightening entertainment. Tamara went on to form her own film production company Vanilla Fire. In 2010 her documentary Unbeaten made the Oscar Shortlist for the 83rd Academy Awards and was named one of the Top 10 Olympic Films of all time by TIME magazine. Her films have been narrated by Dan Aykroyd, Ed Harris and the one narrated by Kelsey Grammer is currently being considered for a nomination in the documentary category for 2013.
Omnipresent and full of clean energy "Green T" is a bright light in the space of environmental media who is helping to bridge the gap between green issues and mainstream media. Watch for this new age content creator on social media and in person at any green event near you!
"Green T" will be hosting eco fashion designer Marina DeBris's collection during the California Dreaming Eco Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Green Festival debut Saturday November 17, 2012 at 6pm on the Main Stage.
Ben Hensler is General Counsel and Deputy Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, a nonprofit organization that combats sweatshop abuses in the global apparel industry with a focus on factories that produce college logo sweatshirts and t-shirts. He has been an advocate, campaigner, investigator and organizer for the rights of workers in the US and around the world for more than twenty years. He lives in the Mission.
Herbert is chief executive of Newground Social Investment, a Seattlebased money manager and shareholder activist. He is a past governing board member of ICCR (the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility), and cofounded and was first director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment.
Herbert is active on the Host Committee for the Seattle Green Festival, and in the leadership of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), the Institute for Children's Environmental Health, the Whidbey Institute at Chinook and the Sierra Club's Corporate Accountability Committee. Over the years he has been active with many other organizations that focus on art, activism, citizenship and the commons.
CEO + Founder Chief Investment Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative. Paul invented HIP (Human Impact + Profit) in 2004 to connect forprofit investments that delivered high human impact with investors seeking the same. Since then, Paul and the HIP team have launched and currently manage the HIP 100 Index (SM) portfolio (a sustainable substitute for the S;P 100); advise and manage the wealth of individuals, highnetworth families, and foundations; and also consult to corporate clients, like WalMart and NIKE, on how to be more HIP. In addition, the HIP Scorecard ratings and rankings have been featured in Fast Company magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Paul's new book, The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World is published by John Wiley ; Sons, and was a top 20 business book bestseller in April 2010 for Inc. magazine / 800ceoRead.com.
Paul's financial expertise began with his Wharton School finance degree and work at McKinsey ; Co. developing incentive regulation for energy companies and regulators, as well as strategic improvements for Fortune 500 corporate clients and government. At eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's Network, Paul designed investment strategy that also enabled high human impact, including venturebacked growth companies. Paul's first pioneering venture reached 30,000 customers by creating a permissionbased online debit card and financial system for families, teens and kids, a $200 billion market including shopping, saving, investing and donating.
Paul's own HIP investing includes companies in microfinance, organic food, renewable energy, affordable health care, and B2B systems. Paul is an Investment Committee member of the Patient Capital fund, a member of Investors Circle, and an advisor to Net Impact.
Paul is also a peer expert for InterfaceRAISE, an adjunct professor teaching MBAs at Thammasat Business School in Bangkok, Thailand, and a visiting lecturer for MBAs, including the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.
Chris Herman has been consulting on and designing/drawing plans for complete, green, solar homes for 23 years in the Pacific Northwest. He is certified by the National Council of Building Designers, as a professional building designer, and the American Lung Association, WA Chapter, as a Healthy House Consultant/Designer. He is a founding, active member of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, with 7 chapters in WA, OR and Idaho. He is also founding board member and past president of Solar Washington, the state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, of which he is also a life member. Chris designs and sells solar electric and solar hot water systems for dealer/installers throughout the state, teaches classes, writes articles and speaks on solar/green building at every opportunity. Chris Herman is also a 20 year FEMA reservist, involved husband and father and an avid whitewater river runner.
Nancy Hernandez is a long-time cultural worker incorporating art into the Bay Area movements for social justice. Through policy, protest and academia, she has committed to fight the criminalization of youth and the growing prison industry. Additionally, she helped build a student-run center to support matriculation of students of color and mobilized thousands to fight fee increases and budget cuts to education. Furthermore, Nancy worked in San Francisco’s Mission District for over 10 years to address the root causes of gang related violence and was able to use silkscreening, stenciling, clothing design, graffiti and muralism to bring together youth from across gang lines. She taught high school for 3 years at June Jordan, a small public Social Justice-focused High School and currently on the board of World Bridges, and Youth Together. She has committed her life work to empowering the next generation to advance social justice through community organizing and the arts.
Herndon is a social architect who has been pioneering for the last 20 years at the nexus of social networks, conscious evolution, media, technology, and collaboration. It is at the convergence of these powerful vectors where new social systems and synergies are born, essentially enabling new forms of civic engagement and innovative fresh thinking. As a lifelong action researcher, taking cutting edge wisdomknowledge and putting it into
Connection to land is the inspiration for the trilogy of short films/ installations Catherine’s created over the last 10 years, with the last in the series, ‘Open Doors,’ premiering in 2014. As an artist, Catherine Herrera seeks to awaken and inspire in audiences the deeply rooted ties to land that encourage care and appreciation for the healing power of the natural world. Catherine spent her youth at many treasured Bay Area and coast’s natural wonders with her grandparents. Later in life, Catherine learned more about her Ohlone family heritage, today, she is a member participating in the cultural revitalization efforts of the whole community. Catherine Herrera is also a photojournalist, whose work is published in newspapers, magazines, and purchased by collectors. Catherine is a public speaker on the artistic process and healing and invited to share her films/installations, photographs, and art. Learn more at www.catherineherrera.com. Portfolio: www.catherineherreraphotography.com.
Called "one of America’s finest reporters" by Barbara Ehrenreich, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future and On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency. He has covered climate change, politics and the media for leading media outlets around the world, including Vanity Fair, The Nation, Time, The New Yorker, NPR, L’espresso, Die Zeit and Le Monde Diplomatique. His next book, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, will be published in the United States in January 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. More information at www.markhertsgaard.com.
Pamela comes to Arcadia from Flavor and Foodshed, magazines that focused on increasing the demand for, and the availability of, local, sustainable food in the Capital Foodshed. She cut her teeth in Washington as a career national security journalist -- with side trips to Afghanistan and Iraq -- and a brief foray into politics on Capitol Hill. She brings to Arcadia a deep commitment to its mission, a large and expanding network of farmers and food advocates, and a great reputation within the sustainable food community.
Committed to self-empowering community finance, Arno Hesse co-founded the crowdfunding service Credibles (“edible credits” – for local food) and the buy-local program Bernal Bucks in San Francisco. A founding member and leader in Slow Money, Arno invests in sustainable food ventures.
Arno Hesse has over 25 years of experience in executing market strategies for technology and finance companies, e.g. as Executive Vice President for Retail Markets at Union Bank. Arno is proud of his leadership successes in activism and volunteer work in nine countries. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley. Having grown up in Europe, he is easily distracted by typography and new ice cream flavors.
Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T., also known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, is a passionate advocate of the miracles associated with following a whole food, plant-based diet-the established effects of which provide positive healthful benefits. Julieanna is the host of “What Would Julieanna Do?” on Veria Living Network, author of the best-selling book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition”, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. She is the co-author of the book, “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking”, which she wrote with Chef Beverly Lynn Bennett.
Julieanna counsels a variety of clients throughout the world from her Los Angeles, California-based private practice including elite athletes, adults, and children with various nutritional and/or medical concerns. Julieanna was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Reluctantly Healthy, and E! News, co-stars on The Chef and The Dietitian, on numerous radio shows, and has lectured extensively throughout the United States. She is published in prominent journals, magazines, blogs, and newsletters. As co-producer and star of the “infotainment” documentary To Your Health, Julieanna interviewed a host of the plant-based world’s most respected doctors and researchers to bring this important information to film and television audiences. Julieanna is also a Special Consultant for the best-selling documentary, Forks Over Knives. Her work as the Executive Director of EarthSave, International, has also provided an opportunity for Julieanna to bring whole food, plant-based nutrition to the forefront of efforts to improve the current global health crisis.
Julieanna received her Bachelors degree from UCLA and Masters of Science in Nutrition at California State University, Northridge, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. She has taught as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program, worked as a clinical dietitian at Century City Doctors Hospital, and has consulted for numerous businesses.
Hiatt created Peraska to integrate sustainability into business and life. As an educator, speaker and activist, Hiatt studies the roots of sustainability and its practical application. He works with companies to create deeper understanding of how to plant and grow it into their businesses. Leveraging technology is just one of his many tools. Throughout his life, Hiatt has worked to bridge the gap between the technical and the social aspects of sustainability. Of his many passions, paramount (besides his worm box) is Education for Sustainability (EfS). At the Sustainable Education Collaborative, he helped create Sustainable Management Systems that integrate programs comprehensively throughout schools and school districts. He is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and Green America to name a few. A former Alaskan from Ketchikan, Hiatt loves sharing his story living in an environment that spawned his philosophy about living with a purpose.
A geologist turned brewpub pioneer who had never run for political office, Hickenlooper was elected Mayor of Denver in 2003 and reelected in 2007. In April 2005, less than two years into his first term, Time Magazine named the political newcomer one of the top five bigcity mayors in America.
Both Hickenlooper and Denver continue to gain national recognition for innovative approaches to sustainability, transit, arts and culture, ending homelessness, economic development, regionalism, and of course hosting the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Hickenlooper brings creative leadership and innovative thinking to Denvers City Hall, drawing on his diverse background as an exploration geologist, real estate developer and restaurateur.
After the collapse of the oil industry in the mid1980s, Hickenlooper found himself with a healthy severance check, no immediate job prospects, and time on his hands. He spent two years developing the Wynkoop Brewing Company, the first brewpub in the Rocky Mountains, and one of the largest in the world.
A respected entrepreneur, Hickenlooper was also involved in numerous downtown Denver renovation and development projects and is credited as one of the pioneers that helped revitalize Denvers Lower Downtown historic district. In recognition of his efforts supporting preservation in Denver and downtowns across the country, Hickenlooper received a National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1997.
Long before he had ever considered public office Hickenlooper was active in community affairs, serving on numerous civic boards, including Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Civic Ventures, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Association of Brewers, and the Institute for Brewing Studies.
Leading a grassroots campaign to preserve the Mile High Stadium name in 2000 planted the seeds for his 2003 mayoral bid. An unlikely candidate facing a halfdozen seasoned political veterans, Hickenlooper made Denver history with his nearly twotoone margin of victory and began his term by assembling the most diverse team of city leadership Denver has ever known.
Since taking office, Mayor Hickenlooper has increased civic engagement and participation throughout the city and Denver metro region, building strong bonds and partnerships that transcend partisan and geographic lines. His integrity, sense of humor and accomplishments have renewed public faith and trust in City Hall, and his boundless energy, enthusiasm and creativity have generated tremendous optimism and confidence in Denvers future.
Hadassah Hickman is Vice President of Financial Products for New Equity Business (NEB). Over the last 10 years, Hadassah has worked with startups, growth stage firms and nonprofits in business planning, forecasting and capital raising. Prior to joining NEB, she founded Sitar Capital Group. Hadassah has worked for the Women’s Self-Employment Project as both portfolio manager and loan officer. Her career began at Seaway National Bank. Hadassah is a passionate advocate for small business, and has facilitated youth entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business planning seminars and workshops in the United States and Africa. She has served as a consultant to the Oromiya Regional Government to design a micro loan program to reduce poverty in Ethiopia. Hadassah was named “A Woman to Watch” by the Chicago Sun Times (2008) and in 2010, she received the Promise Award from the YWCA. She holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy.
In April 2009, the Hidary Group bought the majority interest from JP Morgan in Primary Insight
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy.
Hidary co-founded and served as President and CEO of EarthWeb/Dice. He raised three private rounds of equity and completed a record breaking IPO. Under Hidary's leadership, EarthWeb/Dice earned the
prestigious Business Week Info Tech 100 award as the third fastest growing IT Company. Dice.com is currently traded on the NYSE under ticker DHX.
Committed to community and philanthropic causes, Hidary has received several industry and community awards as well as being recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WEF, Davos. Hidary is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Hidary has been particularly involved in issues of energy andtransportation.
Jack serves on the board for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) www.nrel.gov
Hidary is founder and Chairman of National Lab Network www.nationallabnetwork.org - a platform which connects K-12 students with working scientists and techies for hands-on learning.
Hidary studied philosophy and neuroscience at
positron emission tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study brain and disease states.
Hidary serves on several boards including BT Global Services
(www.btglobalservices.com) and Trickle Up (www.trickleup.org). A frequent keynote speaker, Hidary has presented at venues including the business schools of Yale and
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the forthcoming book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and justplainfolks.
Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.
Hightower is a modernday Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.
He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, and on Radio for Peace International. He also does a weekly video blog that is carried on many popular websites.
Each month, he publishes a populist political newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown , which now has more than 135,000 subscribers and is the fastest growing political publication in America. The hardhitting Lowdown has received both the Alternative Press Award and the Independent Press Association Award for best national newsletter.
A popular public speaker who is fiery and funny, he is a populist road warrior who delivers more than 100 speeches a year to all kinds of groups.
His newspaper column is distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate.
Hightower's latest book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, will be published March 10, and prepublication reviews on Amazon.com have already rated it 4 stars (out of 5). He is a New York Times bestselling author, and has written seven books including, Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time To Take It Back; If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates; and There's Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos.
Hightower frequently appears on television and radio programs, bringing a hardhitting populist viewpoint that rarely gets into the mass media. In addition, he works closely with the alternative media, and in all of his work he keeps his everready Texas humor up front, practicing the credo of an old Yugoslavian proverb: You can fight the gods and still have fun.
Hightower was raised in Denison, Texas, in a family of small business people, tenant farmers, and working folks. A graduate of the University of North Texas, he worked in Washington as legislative aide to Sen. Ralph Yarborough of Texas; he then cofounded the Agribusiness Accountability Project, a public interest project that focused on corporate power in the food economy; and he was national coordinator of the 1976 Fred Harris for President campaign. Hightower then returned to his home state, where he became editor of the feisty biweekly, The Texas Observer. He served as director of the Texas Consumer Association before running for statewide office and being elected to two terms as Texas Agriculture Commissioner (19831991).
During the 90's, Hightower became known as America's most popular populist, developing his radio commentaries, hosting two radio talk shows, writing books, launching his newsletter, giving fiery speeches coast to coast, and otherwise speaking out for the American majority that's being locked out economically and politically by the elites.
As political columnist Molly Ivins said, If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child mad as hell, with a sense of humor.
Andrea “Drea” Hightower is the Director of Cuba Open Reality Tours as well as the Director of the Middle East Reality Tours Program at Global Exchange in San Francisco.
Andrea Drea Hightower is part of the Cuba Program at Global Exchange. She has guest lectured on Globalization and Human Rights in Central America and specifically in El Salvador.
Dermot Hikisch, leads B Lab's efforts to expand the community of Certified B Corporations, establishing Benefit Corporations as a recognized corporate form, and the emergence of GIIRS, the Global Impact Investing Rating System.
Hikisch is the former Head of Research for UK-based ENDS Carbon and Wind Power Intelligence. His work included producing intelligence reports, developing climate-risk indices for FTSE, and rating Europe’s largest brands on their carbon performance. He has been published in the fields of business and water insecurity, climate change, true cost accounting, and CSR in Canada. As a consultant he has worked with SMEs, Fortune 500 companies, the UNPRI, and major municipalities. Previously, he led the research team for Climate Counts, and was a sustainability ambassador with Procter & Gamble.
Hikisch launched Red Bull Energy Drink into Canada and fought forest fires for nearly a decade. He really likes trees. He has a MSc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Sweden, resides in San Francisco, and is the founder of a new start-up called FieldGood.
Alternately described as Serial Entrepreneur, DoGooder and Designer, Graham Hill certainly enjoys variety although now finds this future happily confined to the social entrepreneurship arena. Hill and the TreeHugger.com team recently joined the Discovery Communications family of networks as part of its Planet Green multiplatform, global environmental initiative.
Additionally, he owns a product business that sells a New York souvenir he designed a few years ago, which is available in 175 stores including MOMA. Graham has a Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from Carleton University in Ottawa and did advanced studies in Industrial Design at E.C.I.A.D, Vancouver. Graham has lived all over the world and his guiltiest sin is air travel (offset of course). He speaks English, French, German and Spanish and is addicted to squash.
Steven Hill is the director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation.
Hill is a founding partner and current Sr. Director of Creatives4Community, a Seattlebased green education and workforce development academy focusing on establishing replicable, accessible, and racially/socially/economically equitable training models that provide lowincome, marginalized, and immigrant populations the opportunities to become selfsufficient and fully sustainable.
We (people of color historically marginalized) are under a serious threat of being left out the green wave (urban food systems, green public health, green design, etc.) again. Green energy jobs are not panning out for us due to still unaddressed educational and institutional biases and barriers. Just as the digital divide is now studied as a historical note from the 90's, we are faced with a serious lack of capacity to access the massive funding, grants, and midtohigh paying careers that drive the green economy, especially in food systems where we have a historical background as masters of food production, culinary presentation, and agricultural sciences.
Hill's work academically and ontheground has provided a working model of having to address issues in an andandboth model where an active, engaged creative class of color gets their hands dirty while teaching people to fish, make the pole, and become fishery scientists to sustain and grow the traditional local stock.
An environmentalist and community educator for more than 25 years, Hill became interested in landuse and agriculture when he moved to Olympia, WA in 1994 to work for State Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn. After Hill worked on the Alternative Health Bill and became a father, he was much more interested in public health, historical health disparities amongst First Nation and African Diaspora peoples, and food systems.
Hill, an urban planner, surfer, graphics designer, teacher, visual artist, committed parent of one, and community capacity builder has recently been hired by the national urban agriculture organization Growing Power as Program Assistant Community Food Systems Project Planner in the Chicago office working to expand urban farming projects in the Midwest.
Key projects have included Nu Tribes Arts Collective, Urban A;T: GroundUp Program, and the Yesler2014 Program, a youthbased planning and design summer internship partnered with Seattle Housing Authority tied to the Youth Planning Network in Berkeley, CA. Hill has also served as a participant in the Seattle Good Food Network, Kellogg Food ; Fitness Initiative, Seattle Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee, GFGJI: Growing FoodGrowing Justice Initiative, and the Central Area Displacement Coalition.
Edward Hill is a progressive planning and design professional with a focus on race, social, and economic justice. Community education and capacity building is a foundational theme in Hill’s work and is reflected in the types of program and projects that include curriculum building, lesson plans, program scheduling, and hands-on experiential teaching as critical elements in much of his work. His background includes over two decades in media, visual and multi-media arts working as a reporter, radio producer, graphic artist, and arts instructor for Coyote Central, Tacoma Art Museum, Prate Fine Arts Center, and the Seattle Public Schools. Recent work in the Northwest includes studying and training in housing development, food systems, small plot farm infrastructure development, community education, asset-based community development, and youth-based program development. He is one of the two founders of Creatives4Community, a non-profit working with Seattle-area communities of color to improve their capacity to build leadership, meet community goals, and create healthy, sustainable living environments. His GroundUp Organics program is a “green” certification program training at-risk youth in organic farming and composting. He is currently operating as the Farms Program Manager for Seattle Tilth as they transition the ""BURST Immigrant & Refugee Farm Incubator"" to the ""Organic Farms Incubator Program"" in conjunction with the King County CPPW Funding. He is responsible for farm site development and planning, design and permits, site management, infrastructure design, community engagement, recruitment and outreach.
Corey Hill is the Membership and Outreach Officer at Global Exchange, where he works with the public to further Global Exchange’s mission and spread the organization’s Fair Trade message.
Jacqueline attended Iowa State University and majored in Microbiology. Duringher 15 years as a practicing veterinary technician, she studied many of theholistic/alternative modalities with an emphasis in nutrition. She is a memberof The Weston A. Price Organization, The Organic Consumer Association,and The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Hired in 2004 by one ofthe largest raw pet food manufacturers in the nation, Jacqueline served asthe Northeast Territory Manager until her promotion to Eastern RegionalManager in 2005. In 2007, she was also appointed as leader of the company’sVeterinary Task Force and conducted over 30 raw food case studies. She hasbeen a raw pet food feeder for 20+ years. Today, Jacqueline is an owner inthis family business overseeing the day-to-day operations, logistics, customersupport, education, veterinary program and new product development withinput on formulation.
For the last 30 years Debbie Hillman has lived in Evanston, Illinois, where until 2006 she was an organic gardener, designing, installing, and maintaining residential gardens, all the while educating my clients about why they should pay attention to weather and soil. Since 2000, since have been active in a grassroots organization, Network for Evanston's Future, working on a broad stewardship agenda energy, affordable housing, transportation, global warming.
In 2005, out of a growing awareness that food and agriculture connect many issues, including personal health and enjoyment in life, Hillman cofounded Evanston Food Policy Council. The council's goal is to increase awareness in urban communities about healthy foods, healthy farms, and healthy people, and to connect urban consumers to their food system and to rural communities, changing policy as we go along. Activities have included public education (films and discussions), creating a 3acre urban farm, citizen involvement in Evanston's farmers' market, and helping our urban legislators understand why they should be concerned about food, farming, and rural communities. Discussions with our state representative resulted in Rep. Julie Hamos writing a bill proposing the comprehensive development of an Illinois local and organic food system. HB 1300, Illinois Food, Farm, and Jobs Act of 2007, was passed unanimously by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law in August 2007.
The bill was the combined efforts of a growing statewide coalition, recently formalized into the Illinois Local Food and Farms Coalition, which she helps to coordinate. She is also board member of The Land Connection, and a Steering Committee member with the Chicago Food Policy Advispry Council.