Cleary is chief operating officer of Clif Bar ; Co, the leading maker of allnatural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks.As COO, he is responsible for sales, supply chain operations, brand development and the companys sustainability programs.

Guided by five bottom lines Sustaining our Business, Sustaining our Brands, Sustaining our People, Sustaining our Community and Sustaining the Planet Kevin has directed Clif Bar ; Co.s increasing use of organic ingredients, the rapid expansion of its product portfolio and international distribution as well as groundbreaking initiatives in the area of environmental sustainability.

Kevin joined Clif Bar in 2005 as executive vice president of sales. Prior to joining the company, he was senior vice president of R.R. Donnelley where he oversaw the companys sales, marketing, business development and operations.

Kevin holds a bachelors degree in social science from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his masters degree in business administration from Northwesterns Kellogg School of Business.

Kevin resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Jennifer.


Rashida Clendening believes in the healing force of music. As musician, Audio Angel, she illuminates the underground, uplifts her peers and joyfully co-creates the Bay Area music scene as a home for dedicated talents to stay inspired and for new artists to find their authentic sound.

Audio Angel loves all styles of music, currently she calls 4 bands her own: Franco Nero (Ska), The Funk Revival Orchestra (Funk), Quiet Time (Folk) & Ex-Pyramids (Electronic). She's grateful to have held residency with multiple crews and parties throughout the West Coast and performed with hundreds of DJs & musicians throughout the world.

Clif Bar & Company's Grove Valve Orchestra

Clif Bar & Company’s own GVO (Grove Valve Orchestra) is a talented bunch of folks who are fortunate to work for a company that celebrates and encourages their passions. As home to artists, athletes, chefs, and of course, musicians, what started as a modest, campfire-jam-style group with bare feet, has evolved into an accomplished 11 piece funk and soul extravaganza. The group regularly performs in many different combinations around the Bay Area as well as nationally for events such as charity fundraisers, trade shows, bike races, wine events, and any other place where people gather to dance. Recently named one of the best Corporate Rock Bands in America by none other than Fortune Magazine (but what do they know about music?) GVO is headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October to compete in the Finals.


Misha D. Clive is the Green Business Network Online Membership Coordinator. Before joining Green America in 2009, Misha was an entrepreneur in the international music industry. She combines her years of experience in organizing for social and environmental causes with her small business background to serve the green business community through Green America's Green Business Network. Learn more at Misha is proud to be the 50th Founding Member of Hub DC, a center-in-progress for social innovation in the WDC metro area that will serve as an incubator for social enterprise.


Louise Cloutier is a vocal instigator who believes teaching voice is a political act. She offers holistic voice lessons, sound healing, and song circles to anyone ready to step into the adventure of discovering who they truly are.


David Cobb serves as National Projects Director for Democracy Unlimited and played an integral in writing and passing Measure T. David was the Green Party nominee for President of the United States in 2004. He is also a cofounder and member of the Board of Directors for the Green Institute, and is a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy.


Angelique Cofield directs Quality Assurance for the Washington Convention and Sports Authority. The Authority owns and manages the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact for the city. The Authority also manages the StadiumArmory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the DC Armory, and the surrounding Festival Grounds, and serves as the owner and landlord for Nationals Park. Angelique supports and integrates total quality management systems in all function divisions throughout the operation. A longtime advocate of systems and framework that promote comprehension of the broad scope of sustainability, Angelique developed and leads the organizations sustainability program. The program is designed to improve awareness of how our daily activities and services impact the environment and community, promote environmental and human health, provide services and options that help our clients integrate, transition and greening with ease, and illustrate the organization's ongoing commitment to maximizing operational efficiency without leaving the negative impacts on the environment.


As a Northern California Cohousing regional organizer, Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) boardmember and Communities magazine cohousing cocolumnist, Certified Green Building Professional, Certified Senior Cohousing Facilitator, and Certified Green Business, Raines helps people create and find community, both intergenerational and for aging in place.


Cohen is the senior project developer and greening expert at Ameresco, where she specializes in renewable energy and energy conservation project development.


Rich Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Distant Village, a sustainable packaging and design company. His company is recognized as a sustainable pioneer and innovator. Awards include 2011 Most Innovative Sustainable Program and 2010 Best Eco-CSR Program. Distant Village has established an international reputation for authenticity in sustainability since 2000. The company is based in Chicago with operations in Philippines, UK, and France.

Mr. Cohen has held leadership positions in sustainability, international business development & strategy, innovation and technology strategy within small businesses to Fortune 500 firms. He has lectured internationally to professional associations, conferences, and universities on the topics of sustainability, brand development, technology, and international strategy.


Dianna Cohen is Creative Director & co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags – sewn together – ranging from small hanging pieces to room-sized installations.

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Matthew has been immersed in sacred body-mind disciplines for over 30 years. At a young age he discovered the great benefits of yoga; finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his busy mind. Over the years Matthew studied many styles of yoga and became a certified yoga teacher eventually developing his style of Sacred Energy Arts.

At age 12 he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained the title of Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouares. Matthew also has advanced training in several other martial arts styles.

Matthew is a highly sought after master teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial art in the world today.

In addition, Matthew has developed a private healing practice. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, sports, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, and more. His extensive training in healing has become the foundation of all his practices and teachings.

Matthew currently teaches at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica and exhale/Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California, and also leads teacher trainings and intensive workshops both locally and internationally.


Sean Coker is the cofounder of Beneficial Biologics, a northern California based company dedicated to sustainable farming and living practices. His focus is on biological research with an emphasis on understanding natural systems and solutions inherent within the dynamics of existing ecological systems. While growing up Sean watched the family farm in rural South Carolina fail along with the local heritage due to unsustainable farming techniques. This ultimately led his journey into a passion for efficient, economical, and environmentallysound methods of food production and soil management. The natural progression led into an interest of bioremediation and its practical applications. His passion also dives into alternative healing practices and he is also the cofounder of Soularwise, a webbased company dedicated to providing unbiased information on health and well being through positive life style choices.


Steve Coleman is the cofounder and director of Washington Parks ; People, DC's awardwinning grassroots alliance of community park partnerships. Parks ; People has dramatically transformed once crimeridden innercity DC parks from Meridian Hill/Malcolm X to Marvin Gaye Park, galvanizing tens of thousands of people to rebuild green communities in the heart of the city. In the process, Parks ; People has advanced a new approach to handson civic environmental action that is now being used to help advance the Cool Capital Challenge, the DC region's model onebillionpound carbon dioxide diet. Driven by its motto, We Have the Power, and its call to action, Cool Now, Cool Capital ( is an unprecedented partnership of businesses, institutions, congregations, and communities working together on immediate direct action to reverse the climate crisis. A range of other cities are already beginning to adopt the Cool Capital model.


A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Coleman is founder andpresident of Sisterhood Agenda. Her research has covered racialidentity, selfesteem, and stigmatization.


For Rob, design is about communication, not random decoration. Rob applies his 20 years of experience in strategic communication, branding, naming and copywriting to provide his clients with solutions that speak their messages with a clear and effective voice. This approach has led him to awards for his work from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Has also also been published in the prestigious design annuals, Graphis Poster and Graphis Logo Design 7. Rob’s work has also been accepted into the permanent design collections of the United States Library of Congress and the Museum für Kunst und Gwerbe in Hamburg, Germany. When Rob is not making his clients happy, he’s out on Lake Michigan in a kayak, or expanding his creativity by making culinary masterpieces in the kitchen.

Rogue Element is a small strategic design agency with big project experience that fuses a passion for creative communication with clients who make a difference. We fuse marketing intelligence with creative problem-solving to produce the most creative, memorable, and effective communications possible for our clients. We collaborate with you to visually charge your message with a uniquely authentic and memorable voice that stands out from the crowd.


Tony Coleman, founder of One Fam and Bikes 4 Life, is a long-time Bay Area activist committed to helping rehabilitate at-risk and incarcerated youth. Born in the Bay Area. Coleman is a co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, spearheaded the Third Eye Movement, and worked for American Friends Service Committee. Coleman’s passion for struggling communities is a result of being raised by a single mom in of one of the Bay’s grittiest neighborhoods, the notorious Tenderloin District. He understands well the perils of dysfunctional families, a lack of positive adult role models and inadequate social services. Coleman’s own success story inspired him to work with those dealing with similar circumstances. He has put those lessons to use at One Fam, helping to motivate youth to become productive members of society. Bikes 4 Life is a green business/social enterprise bike shop that serves West Oakland. They sell high-end, affordable bicycles, organize events and train youth.


At Ford, Jon works with Ford's fleet customers to develop sustainable solutions to their specific needs through the use of technology, fleet optimization and understanding driver behavior.

Jon has been involved with sustainability at Ford for more than 10 years and has represented Ford at venues ranging from the United Nations to the Academy of Management to TED and other thought-leading conferences. His passion for sustainability is evident in his research focusing on how large organizations engage in sustainable behavior and how that decision making process can be embedded in the organization's day–to-day operations. This research provides unique insights into the evolution of corporate sustainability. Jon’s view of sustainability goes far beyond "green" to include human rights, urban mobility and societal well-being, embracing the ideal that true sustainability involves "doing more good, not doing less bad."


Colvin is the founder of Maternal Organic Methods, which certifiesproducts that are prepared completely chemicalfree with no synthetic,natural gas, or petroleumbased ingredients.


A former journalist and Emmyaward nominated editor at CBSTV, Senator Collins has used her journalism experience and communication skills to support progressive agendas that seek to create economic and social welfare policies that reduce inequality, expand opportunities and strengthen communities.
As chairperson of the Senate Financial Institutions Committee, some of her major legislative accomplishments include the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Act; the landmark Sudan Divestment Act to End Atrocities and Terrorism in the Sudan; and the Payday Loan Reform Act. For her work on regulating the payday loan industry, Senator Collins was the recipient of the 2005 Monsignor John Egan Campaign Leadership Award. Other committee assignments include Appropriations I (ViceChair); Revenue; and Housing and Community Affairs.

Senator Collins is a graduate of Harvards John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Divinity School, and majored in journalism at Northwestern University. She has served as press secretary to Congressman Gus Savage, 1983; press liaison for Rev. Jesse Jackson, 1984; and minister of communications for the Faith Community of St. Sabina, 19871999. In 1998, she was honored as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and also had the distinction of serving as a 2001 Legislative Fellow for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, D.C.
Senator Collins believes her political sentiments mirror those expressed by Dr. King, I have the audacity to believe that people(s) everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.


Tanyette Colon is an activist who has championed those opposing fracking and the Minisink Compressor Station.

Columbia College Chicago's Fashion Studies Department

The mission of the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College Chicago is to provide a comprehensive, integrated education designed to support a wide range of career opportunities in fashion. The curriculum encompasses a broad range of practical, aesthetic, and intellectual skills, devised to anticipate and incorporate the ongoing changes synonymous with the dynamic nature of the international fashion industry. Our faculty is comprised of industry professionals, artists, and scholars who are active practitioners in their field of expertise and share their wealth of real-world experiences in the classroom. In Fashion Studies the students work in collaboration with the faculty to co-author their course of study and actualize their career aspirations.


Stephen Commins teaches courses in regional and international development, and the role of Non-Governmental Organizations, at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. His current courses focus on urbanization in developing countries, NGOs and disaster management. Commins directed the Development Institute at the UCLA African Studies Center in the 1980s, and then worked as Director of Policy and Planning at World Vision International in the 1990s. He was Senior Human Development Specialist at the World Bank from 1999-2005 and managed several initiatives on service delivery in post-conflict countries and the relationships between political reform and improved services. Since 2005, he has continued his work on service delivery programs and is currently Strategy Manager, Fragile States, International Medical Corps, and the co-founder of the Health and Fragile States Network. He also consults on humanitarian emergencies for World Vision International, and disasters and safety nets for the World Bank in Bangladesh.


Richard Conlin was first elected to the Seattle City Council in November 1997 after many years of public service with Seattle-based community organizations. In 2007, the Council elected Richard to serve as Council President for the first of two two-year terms, the second of which will continue to the end of 2011. Over the past 12 years, Richard has focused on making Seattle a more sustainable city, reducing waste, strengthening neighborhoods, improving pedestrian mobility and transportation infrastructure, and making government more transparent. Prior to being elected as a Seattle City Council member, Richard Conlin was Director of the Community and Environment Division at Metrocenter YMCA from 1985 to 1996. He led the Seattle YMCA Earth Service Corps, supporting youth development through environmental education and action, and the Master Home Environmentalist program training volunteers to reduce home indoor pollution. Richard also co-founded Su stainable Seattle in 1989.


Emily Conrad is Clean Currents’ Community Outreach Coordinator. Through this position she educates communities about renewable energy, manages grassroots programs and strategic partnerships, and runs day-to-day sales and marketing of Clean Currents’ residential products. Previously, Emily worked with the American Wind Energy Association and the Austin Climate Protection Program. Emily has a BA in Environmental Studies and Film from Connecticut College.


Justin Conway is the Relationship Officer at Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit provider of innovative financial products and services that channel affordable capital to underserved communities and markets.

Before joining Calvert Foundation, Justin managed the Community Investing Program of Coop America, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors, and the Social Investment Forum, where he was instrumental in helping grow the overall demand for community investing.


Conwell is a Fair Trade advocate at Global Exchange working on the Fair Trade Chocolate Campaign. The Fair Trade Chocolate Campaign fights poverty, child labor and environmental destruction by encouraging major chocolate companies to buy only Fair Trade cocoa and individuals to only buy only Fair Trade chocolate. Conwell has extensive experience volunteering longterm on the ground throughout Latin America and has seen the devastating effects of a free trade economy on Third World countries. Conwell is studying at the University of San Francisco and is currently working on writing lessons to teach kids across the country how to be Fair Trade activists for Global Exchange's Sweet Smarts program.

Jimmy Cooney, once an employeeowner at the University of Maryland's veganfriendly Food CoOp, is the general manager and one of three chefs who designed the eclectic menu at Caf


Mary Cordaro, president and founder of Mary Cordaro Inc, is a healthy building consultant and Certified Bau-Biologist. Since 1989, Mary has been helping parents concerned about or sensitive to conventional building and interior materials and systems. Her collaborative approach is unique, synthesizing the fields of German Bau-Biologie and American building science. Together with a group of world class, highly specialized experts from the U.S., Germany and Switzerland, Mary and her team consult on all aspects of new construction, remodeling and energy efficiency, as well as testing and remediating existing buildings. She consults to and teaches homeowners, architects, interior designers, contractors and medical doctors around the country.


Christine Cordero is the Bridging Environmental Health and Justice Program Director of the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). For the past six and a half years with CEH, Christine has led CEH's work to connect environmental health issues to communities most directly impacted by toxic exposures. Christine works in partnership with community-based organizations and coalitions to create synergy between the environmental health and justice movements. She is proud to serve on the boards of the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES), Worksafe, and the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club. When she grows up, Christine hopes to become a professional public speaker, dancer, and indoor volleyball player – not necessarily in that order.


Since 2004, under Jose Corona’s leadership as CEO of Inner City Advisor over $10 million of total pro bono investments and the creation of thousands of jobs has been generated. In 2011, these combined investments supported the creation of 2,445 good jobs, 60% are held by women, 68% are minority-held with the generation of $111 million in wages for local residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised by a family of successful farming entrepreneurs, Jose knows by practical experience of how growing businesses has the power to transform communities.

Jose serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of YMCA of the East Bay, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Community Advisory Boards of The GreenLight Fund and One PacificCoast Bank. When Jose is not busy doing community development work, you will find him chasing after, his 2-year-old son, Mateo.


Anthony Corso is a Sustainable Design Consultant at OWP/P Architects where he serves as a member of the US Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Core and Shell Review Team, as a LEED Consultant for public and private clients, and as the manager for the City of Chicagos Chicago Green Homes Program.

Prior to OWP/P, Anthony worked as an Urban Designer with Conservation Design Forum (CDF), a multidisciplinary ecologicallyfocused design studio. At CDF he worked on green urban design and community planning projects throughout the United States. Anthony has also conducted independent research on the design process and technologies used in highperformance buildings and sustainable community development projects in Australia, Europe, and the United States.

Anthony is an active member of the US Green Building Council Chicago Chapter and speaks regularly on Green Building, Integrated Design Process, and Sustainable Development Practices.


Costa is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate. Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat is the culmination of the past seven years she has spent working to promote a more vibrant local food economy in California and beyond. In addition to the book, Costa has written for numerous publications on hotbutton issues such as Farm to School, eating locally, food safety, and how to create regional food systems. Costa's previous role as statewide director of California's Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, and other positions held with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), worked to engage stakeholders in our food system, from farm to fridge. Farmer Jane is Costa's first book that features over 30 women and how they are changing our food system for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks. The book also explains how businesses and eaters can get involved in changing how our country eats and farms. Temra works, cooks, gardens and writes in the East Bay of California. Costa is a radio show cohost on Green 960 (, works as a food and communications consultant for various businesses, and speaks at events throughout the year.


Tradd Cotter, founder of Mushroom Mountain in Liberty, South Carolina, has been studying the art of identifying and cultivating mushrooms for over 15 years in the Southeast. An increased understanding in mycology, the study of fungi, has created a wealth of opportunities for humans to explore many aspects of planetary healing. Tradd's foundation in cultivation has evolved into a widespectrum of applications for bioremediation, perpetual food systems, natural pesticides, and recycling strategies to improve the local and global quality of life not just for humans, but for all the organisms with whom we share planet Earth.

Mushroom Mountain currently maintains over 50 species of fungi trained to create food, compost, degrade toxic chemicals, and to specifically target destructive insect pests like termites, carpenter ants, and fire ants.
Tradd also has ten years of landscape design experience, focusing on natural systems, hybridizing native plant and fungal systems to produce cooperative and selfbalancing ecosystems. His work with site restoration at Furman University while working with Earth Design in Pickens greatly has improved the scope of applications for using fungi in environmental landscape design, bioremediation, topsoil generation, and creating model circular systems for homeowners, businesses and schools.

Tradd lectures and consults all over the southeast on mushroom cultivation, recycling and composting with fungi, mycoremediation, and the benefits of understanding and expanding our positive relationships with the natural world around us.


Jeanine Cotter,Esq. is a founder of San Francisco solar installer Luminalt andis itsPresident and CEO. She is one of few women running a solarconstruction company.Jeanine holds Luminalt’s C-46 solar contractors license and is a Certified Green Building Professional. She and her colleagues grew Luminalt without outside investors to become the leading solar contractor in San Franciscohaving builtmore solar installationsin the City by the Bay than any other company. She is a passionateadvocate for local renewable energy, creation of green collar jobs and sustainable business practices. Under her leadership, Luminalt became the first solar installer in San Francisco to become workforce development certifiedunder San Francisco’s innovative GoSolarSF solar incentive program. Jeanineis a member of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s 100% Renewable Energy Task Force, the San Francisco Solar Task Force, theSan Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Advisory Council and the North American Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP®) committee which has crafted the residential solar company accreditation program.


Founder of Sistahs of the Good Birth, an African American Birth ; Wellness Collective, CotterNorwood is a doula, ayurvedic practitioner, and a homeschooling, homebirth after cesarean (HBAC), mother of three wonderful children.


Cousins teaches environmental politics at Western Washington University. He focuses his research efforts on the politics and economics of striving toward equitable and sustainable societies.


  • Certified Remodeler (CR)

  • Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) through NARI

  • Licensed electrical contractor (1998-Current)

  • Licensed general contractor in Highland Park, Evanston, and Chicago (1995/96-Current)

  • Certified Pella Installer, Certified Generac Installer

  • Time in Remodeling/Construction Business: 20 years

  • Hobbies/Interests: Family time, cars, motorcycles, and fixing things

  • Green Certified Professional GCP


Michael Cox serves as the Managing Director of HUB Cities at HUB Bay Area, a business unit that establishes strategic partnerships and invests in the roll-out of the HUB community platform across North America. Moreover, he works with multiple clients in the impact investing space, engaging in risk capital investing and public policy formation to align the economy with the common good. While a student, he co-founded the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC), which catalyzed the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices, generating immense economic impact in clean energy, green building and sustainable food systems. Michael was born and raised in Hemet, CA, received his BA in political science from UCLA, and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.


Namaste Solar's Lauren Coyne is coowner and leads education ; community outreach.She joined the company in2007 with seven years of teaching and advocacy experience in Colorado andCalifornia. Working as a Field Representative for a State Assemblymember duringthe California energy crisis, Lauren learned firsthand that renewable energyis a key solution for our energy future, our environment, and our economy.

Lauren returned home to Colorado in 2003. Recently, she spent two yearsteaching sixth grade at Kent Denver School in Englewood and two years teachingmiddle school English at St. Annes Episcopal School in Denver. In herfreetime, Lauren volunteers on political campaigns and has been active in thepassage of several important ballot issues, including Amendment 37 andFasTracks. She is thrilled to be part of a company that allows her to combineher passion for environmental issues, her desire to educate the public aboutrenewable energy, and her entrepreneurial spirit. Lauren holds a B.A inEnvironmental Studies and Public Policy from Dartmouth College.


Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are the authors of The" target="_blank">">The Urban Homestead (Expanded and Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (2008) and Making" target="_blank">">Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World (2011), and founded the blog, RootSimple, which was formerly known as Homegrown Evolution, in 2006. They live in the heart of Los Angeles, in a little bungalow set on a 1/12 acre lot where almost all of their land is devoted to growing edible or otherwise useful plants and trees. Their obsessions include bees, bikes, beer, chickens, dogs, healthy cities, healing herbs, simple living and good food.


Emma Cramp is an up and coming singer/songwriter and writes all her own material, sings and plays guitar. With her roots planted everywhere from the countryside of England to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Emma has found L.A. to be her home time and time again and currently lives amongst the trees of Topanga Canyon. She refers to her sound as 'Meadow Mountain Folk Rock' and draws inspiration from love, life and all that lies between.


Mae Crawford is CEO/president of Capitol Property Development LLC, which started as a home improvement contracting firm that specializes in historic preservation and later incorporated green restoration and small construction projects. Her firm has currently created 2 new divisions, which are geared to Construction and Safety Education; and another that focused on Civil Engineering. Lisa Mae also is president of a consulting business, Capitol Business Solutions LLC, which focus is on Green Business Development, Education and Training, and Energy Solutions.

Lisa Mae has been supporting green initiatives in her businesses and her involvement in various organizations since 2001. She launched her Energy Division in late 2011, winning a Weatherization contract and is now a BPI Accredited Contractor engaged in upgrades to residential and commercial building to reduced energy and increase building performance. She has advocated on the need for specialized green training for economically disadvantage constituents within the District of Columbia and continues to collaborated with Department of Employment Services on sustainable workforce development. Lisa Mae has taught workshops and given presentations to certified businesses, engineering conferences, city government programs, and nonprofit training and youth organizations on a variety of sustainability issues. She also has created and assisted in the creation of sustainable education and training curricula and will be launching CBS Training Institute in January 2013.

As a mentor, professor, and a community leader, Lisa Mae is an active member of several organizations in Washington, D.C. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in computer information systems, and holds degrees in mathematics and a M.B.A. from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.


Danielle Cresswell is the Sustainability Officer for Klean Kanteen, where she defines company goals through socio-cultural and environmental lens, to support associated strategy development and implementation from an operational platform. She also supports a company-wide hearts and minds commitment to the company’s mission. She manages materials safety testing for all existing and new products, works closely with external partners, and is deeply engaged in developing the company’s sourcing position and its implementation through the Klean Kanteen Manufacturer/Supplier Code of Conduct.

Cresswell has a strong background in the environment and watershed restoration. She studied wildlife biology and management with strong fisheries focus at Humboldt State University and spent two years in AmeriCorps working with the Watershed Stewards Project in Humboldt County. In 2004, she completed her M.S. in environmental Science at Cal State University. She serves on the board of Kids & Creeks, supporting tomorrow’s environmental stewards.


Crittenden is the outreach director for the Washington Bus. The Bus engages, educates and mobilizes young people in the political process. They also have killer Tshirts!

Crittenden works with individuals and organizations across Washington to build young people's political power. When not riding the Bus (yes, they actually have a bus) from Walla Walla to Washougal, you can find him compulsively checking blogs for uptothesecond breaking news.


John Crooks is a junior at CCA Academy. He enjoys engineering and technology.


Crosby works extensively to strengthen our regional food system. Crosby is the Director of Slow Money NW that connects investors interested in food and farming with the food and farming businesses in need of investment. Crosby is also the Network Coordinator for the Puget Sound Food Network, a project of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center that is focused on increasing the production, distribution, and consumption of regional food in regional markets. Crosby has also been active in the development of the Washington Good Food Coalition that brings various issuebased organizations together to develop common state policy goals involving food.


Wade Crowfoot works for Governor Jerry Brown as the Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. In that role, he helps advance California’s ambitious renewable energy and climate goals. Prior to his current work, Wade served as San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s environmental advisor and as Regional Director of the Environmental Defense Fund.


Hannah Crum is The Kombucha Mamma, founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for Kombucha information, recipes and advice. Along with partner Alex LaGory, Hannah is also an industry journalist & Master Brewer, mentor to thousands of new and experienced Kombucha brewers and providing consulting services to Kombucha start-ups since 2004. She has truly lived up to her title as The Kombucha Mamma by shipping freshly grown, full-size Kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed Kombucha, via her webstore:" target="_blank">"> Kombucha is incredibly easy to make and a lifetime supply can be made from one fresh, healthy culture. Get a Free “Do-It-Yourself” Kombucha Guide with brewing, bottling & flavoring tips by visiting:" target="_blank">"> Don’t forget the Kombucha Kamp motto: Trust Your Gut!


Cris Cruz is a Bayfriendly qualified landscape and garden consultant based in Oakland, CA. She's worked with the Dig Cooperative on several pilot, youthoriented, green job projects in East Oakland, including Best of the Bay winner, East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA). Here, with Dig Cooperative, she developed a plant palette that created a foundation for EOBA's current status as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Cruz strives to incorporate opportunities for native plants, information exchange, wildlife habitat, physical activity, soil food web building, recycling/reuse, and biodiversity in all of her projects. Cruz has a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from UC Davis, where she focused on community development, restoration design, and urban planning.


Kay Cuajunco is an organizer and popular educator passionate about building a more inclusive and intergenerational movement bridging food justice and farmworker justice. Last summer she rode with Live Real on the Food and Freedom Rides filming interviews with farmers, workers, and communities to investigate how people on the frontlines of the industrial food system are surviving its dark side and thriving in the light of their own alternatives. Currently she sits on the advisory board of Bay Localize, where she helped promote urban agriculture in Oakland, and serves on the national steering committee of the Student/Farmworker Alliance that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to demand fair wages and working conditions for farmworkers harvesting the bulk of U.S. tomatoes in Florida. As a granddaughter of Filipino farmers, she is deeply committed to honoring the land and all life.

Marco Antonio Cuba was born in La Paz, Bolivia, he grew up and studied at the same city. He received a BA in Systems Engineering and BA in Economics and Finance from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres. During his career he did many courses in Foreign Trade and gained extensive experience in handling the Balanced Scorecard, Electronic Commerce and he is an expert in Administrative Processes, providing to the businesses where he worked greater efficiency and productivity. The unfair distribution of wealth and social inequality in Bolivia, sparked his interest to participate in the National Development Plan to Live Well carried out by the government of Evo Morales in his country and after contributing with projects of social and economical improvement, currently provides to all his professional capacity as Consul General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the United States.

Cullerton Johnson

Jen Cullerton Johnson's nonfiction children's book Seeds of Change demonstrates the connection between people and nature. A frank and inspiring invitation into the life and work of Wangai Maathai, Noble Peace Prize Winner and founder of the Greenbelt Movement. For each book bought Jen gives a percentage to help the environment. For each school visit, or workshop, participants plant one tree in solidarity of saving the earth.

Jen Cullerton Johnson has published fiction and creative nonfiction in literary journals and magazines. She has led writing workshops for high school students, elementary children, and continuing education students where she provides a positive and productive workshop environment where respect and craft coincide. She holds a MFA in NonFiction, a MEd in Curriculum and Development and is Illinois certified.

In addition to workshops and writer visits, Jen has published in various literary journals and magazines. She has won numerous awards and grants for her work, including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award.

Through her work in the schools, Jen helps to plan and create Literacy Festivals, apply for grants, and facilitate teacher inservices.

Jen is a founding member of MuseWrite a literary arts organization based in Chicago, and a board member of Switchback Books, a feminist poetry press. She lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.


Culman is a USGBCcertified architect providing integrated design, planning and facilitation for green and sustainable projects through his firm, Solutions. He is also a founding member of the Business Council on Climate Change and board member for the Global Citizen Center.

Cultural Center

The New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global and local communities. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works through its artist residency program that reflect the rich cultural heritages and diverse communities of today.


Anna and her husband Marcus Eriksen co-founded the 5 Gyres Institute, researching and communicating plastic marine pollution in the world’s oceans. After documenting plastic pollution in all 5 oceanic gyres, they are focused on engaging the public in solutions to plastic waste. Anna has over 14 years of experience with environmental non-profits, working in marine conservation, coastal watershed management and sustainability education.She received her Masters in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


Finn Cunningham is an artist, writer, gardener and early childhood educator. She has taught workshops through the Institute of Urban Homesteading, led youth in educational farm activities at Pie Ranch and was Garden Educator at Growing Home Community Garden. Finn is also co-founder of Source Press, a collective dedicated to dispensing inspiration, information and resources outside of institutional frameworks and consumer relationships. Finn is currently on the team of the Free Farm, an all volunteer-run, urban farm founded in January 2010 on a 1/3 acre lot on the corner of Gough and Eddy Streets in San Francisco. Since harvesting began, more than 2,000 lbs of food have been harvested at the Free Farm and distributed for free to neighbors, volunteers and other community projects. In addition to growing organic produce, the Free Farm also offers free workshops, gives away seedlings and gardening supplies and hosts community, school and religious groups.


Vince has a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Thats at least 3 green points)

After graduating from C.U. he worked in the engineering and land planning field before striking out to perform comedy fulltime. He worked as a standup comedian, improv artist and actor for 25 years, from Florida to Alaska and three tours overseas for U.S. troops.

Vince found his professional and philosophical home with Pedros Planet, a greenoriented office supplier that provides free recycling services and can turn any office into a green office...and he still works as a comedian and an activist.


Celia Curtis is the Manager of Public Programs at Denver Botanic Gardens. She is also an avid gardener and urban homesteader with a busy kitchen garden, a chicken coop and dreams of adding goats, a solar greenhouse and more someday. She keeps chickens for eggs, entertainment, and to help with weeding and pest control in her garden.


Cyril is the founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice in Oakland, CA, a national media strategy and action center building a powerful grassroots movement for racial and economic justice through media change. Key projects include the Media Justice MovementBuilding Initiative, the Justice Communications Initiative, as well as training and tools to help grassroots organizers and leaders become better strategic storytellers and media activists.

Cyrils history as a media and movement strategist is informed by her organizing and communications work at We Interrupt This Message and the Applied Research Center, the Community Organizing Team, Youth Together, and the Youth Force Coalition in the SF Bay Area.

As a queer, working class AfricanAmerican, Caribbean born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Cyrils belief in media change as a core strategy for social justice is based in her experience as the daughter of a black panther mom. Cyril states, I watched how news coverage helped destroy a movement, and I believe in the power of strategic stories to help raise it again.

Cyril has authored numerous articles on movement building, political organizing, strategic communications and media policy change, and creative works in anthologies such as Aloud, Afrekete and In the Tradition. As an artist, organizer and communications strategist, she hopes her leadership and commitment to struggle speaks beautifully and humbly for itself.