Taryn Hipwell is the founder and creator of EcoDivas TV. Taryn is a enthusiastic, ethical, empowering writer, producer and host committed to creating super fun unscripted content that makes a difference. The goal of EcoDivas TV is to create awareness and build communities that focus on Eco film, fashion, cosmetics and food by sharing information from different cities around the world. EcoDivas is all about highlighting the silly, sassy, sexy, smart and sustainable sides of being green.
Taryn studied Fashion Design and Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and screenwriting through the UCLA Extension Program. She worked for designer Anna Sui in New York and styled films and celebrities, while assisting director David Zucker in Los Angeles. Her unique repurposed Kimono Quilt can be seen on HGTV’s the Antonio Treatment and her recycled fashion, Alexander McQueen, tissue paper replica dress was recently featured in PAPER Magazine.
Taryn teaches “Eco Fashion” specialty classes such as “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM as well as “Recycled Fashion” at Environmental Charter High School and Youth Environmental Network Zambia in Africa. She has decided to connect the two cultures and created R’ashion Camp Zambia – an Eco Fashion exchange camp that teaches youth from the US and Africa how to turn waste into fashion whilst taking care of our beautiful planet.
Most recently, Taryn was the Eco Stylist and Beauty Consultant for Lauren Selman's "Green Pageant Campaign" at the Miss Malibu Pageant. Lauren won Miss Congeniality and the People's Choice Award. The gorgeous organic gown Lauren wore by Lindee Daniel is being recognized by Suzy Amis as part of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign. Taryn and Lauren are in talks to make the "Green Pageant" journey into a documentary.
Taryn is a 2012 Los Angeles Business Journal – Women Making a Difference Award Nominee.
Josh has been working for Greenmaker Supply in Chicago since Februaryof 2007. He helps to run the Coatings, Sealants, and Adhesivesdepartment.
Karen Hobert is a certified Master Food Preserver for Los Angeles County, a certified Health Counselor in Integrative Nutrition, as well as a renowned Information Technology professional. Karen volunteers at SEE-LA's Farmer's Kitchen assisting chef Ernest Miller in creating many of the preserved foods the cafe sells to support its various programs. Karen has demonstrated food preservation techniques at Eat Real, Good Food Festival, Los Angeles County Fair, and at Farmer's Markets.
Chinaka Hodge is a poet, playwright and screenwriter. Originally from Oakland, CA, Chinaka graduated from NYU in 2006, and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Writing for Film and TV at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Chinaka was a member of the U.S. Artist Delegation to the World Social Forum in Narobi, Kenya. She was the Assistant Director of Suzan Lori Parks’ 365 Plays, 365 Days, at its San Francisco debut. Her first independently written play, Mirrors in Every Corner, commissioned by SF’s Intersection for the Arts, is a 2010 Rockefeller MAP Fund grantee. Her work has been featured in Teen People Magazine, Newsweek, The San Francisco Chronicle, Theater Bay Area Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Scholastic Magazine, Current Magazine, The Annual Women of Color Film Festival, PBS, NPR, CNN, C-Span, and in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry. Chinaka is the oldest of seven children, split between six parents and five households. In short, she’s a true product of blended-family, Northern California and the late 90s. She aspires, above all else, to be an outstanding great-grandmother.
Established in 1927 by the late Harold G. Meyer in
In 1985, powered by the entrepreneurship and energy of Rick M. Hollaway., a longtime employee turned owner, the renamed Hollaway-Meyer’s, Inc. brought Rick’s ingenuity and mechanical skills to focus on a growing concern: Energy efficiency and the environment.
Joining the company at this pivotal moment as vice president, Patrick G. Hoernig brought his extensive experience in Renewable Energy and its promise to Hollaway-Meyer’s. Adding innovation to traditional heating and cooling with system designs using renewable solar thermal and geothermal energy sources, Patrick and Rick joined their efforts to provide exceptional comfort with tremendous energy savings and lowered emissions for residential and commercial buildings throughout Greater Chicago.
With Hollaway-Meyer’s deep experience in both conventional high efficiency furnace and air-conditioning and many, many successful installations by their ‘Earth Thermal’ Geothermal Heating and Cooling division,, the dedicated team at Hollaway-Meyer’s continues to expand the understanding and practical use of ‘free’ renewable “Earth Thermal” energy as the alternative to ever higher energy costs and environmental damage.
A native of Colombia, raised in Miami, Astrid’s journey of living closer to the earth, began at thirteen. Realizing people’s disconnection with the natural world, she became active in educating and inspiring people to live more harmonious lives.
After being formally trained as an interior designer at the F.I.T. in New York City, Astrid moved to California. She incorporated her studies as a designer with her environmental sensibilities beginning her career as an ecological interior designer. She expanded her knowledge and acquired a Certificate in Green Building and Permaculture, as well as becoming LEED accredited. In 2008 she launched Astrid Design Studio an ecological interior design firm.
In 2011 Astrid and her husband, Matthew, started The Living Seed Company an heirloom seed company focused on offering rare seeds to gardeners all over the world. Through their work, they teach and re-engage gardeners in the ancient art of seed saving.
Kathleen Hogan is a lifelong Chicagoan with history and ties to Chicago politics, community organizing and business. As coowner and operator, with partner Michael James, of the thirty yearold Heartland Cafe, Katy practically taught us to eat brown rice! Katy taught Urban Studies for over 20 years and is a member of the Loyola Park Advisory Council, coordinating projects including the annual Artists of the Wall festival and raising awareness of the Dunes Restoration project. Currently Katy works as Community Liaison through the Rogers Park Community Council and is enrolled in the Master Gardener training. Her hope this year to green the Heartland roof, and get at least 3 new patches of neighborhood ground under cultivation.
Marie Hogan is ten years old and in the fifth grade.She is a Fair Trade advocate and a "Sweet Smarts Captain" for Global Exchange's youth advocacy program.
Michael Holloway is a Horticulturist at the Denver Botanic Gardens where he oversees the Oak Grove, the Victorian Secret Garden, El Pomar and the Water Garden Gazebo. Born in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, he spent many hours working on the family farm. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music and Business. He put himself through school by growing tobacco and operating an interior plant design business called Green Earth. After traveling the world as a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines for 14 years, he worked as a city park manager in San Francisco. He has been with Denver Botanic Gardens for 8 years where he has lectured and taught numerous classes.
Rob Holmes is the Founder and President of Green Living Project™ (GLP) and has a diverse background in international conservation, sustainable tourism, media production and business. He has built and managed GLP to be a leading media production and marketing company, showcasing global sustainability-related initiatives. To date, GLP has established over 60 global media production partnerships; executed media expeditions across 17 countries throughout Africa, South America, Central America and North America; and developed targeted marketing and distribution strategies (175+ events per year, television, schools) across North America. Key partners include Outside Television, Wend Magazine, Rainforest Alliance, Mexico Tourism, Earthwatch Institute, African Wildlife Foundation, R.E.I., L.L.Bean, The North Face, Patagonia and Sierra Designs. An award-winning photographer for over 20 years, he received a BA from Hobart College in Wildlife Management and an MB A from the University of Washington in International Business and Environmental Management.
Darby Holmes graduated from California State University, Chico in 2005 with an Agriculture degree and an emphasis on Animal Science. That same year the University dairy farm became certified organic and members of the Organic Valley cooperative.
After graduation, Darby was hired on as the organic dairy farm manager. Her responsibilities as manager involve supervising the daily farm activities including milking, feeding and onfarm class labs and managing all student involvement on the farm.
In addition, Darby speaks to students, visitors and special guests on various topics related to running an organic dairy farm. She has been a West Coast farmer leader for Organic Valley's Generation Organic (genO) network since 2008. The genO network, comprised of Coop members between the ages of 1635, is on a mission to inspire and educate people about the benefits of organic agriculture methods and food production. Darby coordinated and led the first West Coast Regional genO Gathering held in June 2009 in Oregon.
Calvin Holmes has served as President of the Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) since 1998. Under his leadership, CCLF’s lending has leveraged nearly $1 billion in additional public- and private-sector capital in over 50 lower wealth Chicagoland communities, in turn supporting over 6,000 units of affordable housing, more than 2.1 million square feet of community facility and commercial/retail space and 1,000 jobs, and community social enterprises and small businesses. In addition, CCLF has solidified its position as a leading early-stage lender for community developers, a primary lender for affordable housing cooperatives and a principal promoter of sustainable development in metro Chicago. CCLF manages over $26 million in assets, making it of the 10 largest nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in Illinois, and was one of only eight organizations worldwide honored with the 2009 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
Holmes’ community development career spans 25 years, including work as a budget planner for a more than $100 million rapid-transit project, and as property manager of a 200-unit assisted housing portfolio. He currently serves as an advisor to the Bank of America National Community Advisory Council, Citibank NMTC Corporation, Mercy Loan Fund CDE, Great Lakes Region Sustainability Funds LLC and The Law Project (Chicago). He serves on the boards of the Community Reinvestment Fund and the Housing Partnership Network, and as secretary on the board of Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of Chicago, as well as on the awards selection committee of the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. Holmes is a recognized expert in community development finance, the Community Reinvestment Act and community issues involving housing and access to capital, and regularly presents at conferences and events on these topics.
Holmes has been honored individually with many community leadership awards, including honors from the Chicago CRA Coalition and Bank of America. In 2001, Holmes was honored as one of Crain’s Chicago’s 40 Under 40 young leaders, and was a 2002-2003 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow. He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with a concentration in real estate development, from Cornell University, and a BA in African American and Urban Studies from Northwestern University.
Mona Holmes-Nisker is a pioneer in creating online communities. Her first online business, Shejay, is a collective of female DJs, vocalists and producers. In 2003, Mona spearheaded this worldwide network, including an online magazine and a booking agency. She created a social network before the moniker ever existed. Mona is a social media maven, with clients from feature films, to laser eye care centers, and volunteering her social media knowledge to the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.
Mona is also a food writer, copywriting about food and restaurants by day, and food blogging by night. Her food blog is designed for men, to teach them how to prepare healthy meals for their loved ones. She has also contributed to the Huffington Post.
Rachel Lee Holstein has worked as an educator and nonprofit professional for the past 15 years serving lowincome children and families, the elderly, immigrant communities, people living with HIV/AIDS, community artists, public school students, and foster youth. Organizational affiliations include the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Precita Eyes Muralist Association, Project Open Hand, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Rachel has traveled extensively through Mexico and Central America, and lived in Oaxaca, Mexico where she worked as an English teacher while participating in a local artists' collective. She says her work with TransFair USA and Fair Trade Certified is a meeting of many roads in her life.
Jason Holstine, the founder and President of Amicus Green Building Center and Amicus Consulting Services, has spent the last 15 years working with individuals, institutions, agencies, and companies improving sustainability—for all that entails—in buildings, operations, and policies. Jason also sits on the Board of Directors of the Clean Air Partners program (responsible for the DC-Baltimore regional air quality alert program); was appointed to the Maryland State Climate Change Commission; was past chairman of the Montgomery County Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee; and was past board member of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and GreenHome.
Evelyn Holt is an associate of Global Exchange and works on their Fair Trade cocoa campaign. Her background is in international relations with an emphasis on labor rights protection. Last year she worked with the International Labor Rights Forum on researching trade issues in Southeast Asia, where she has spent time studying development and globalization. Holt has also worked for the American University Human Rights Council in Washington, DC to promote human rights awareness on the campus by supporting student research on human rights and sponsoring student, faculty, and alumni events.
An environmental justice advocate, HoltOrsted testified before Congress at the firstever hearings on environmental justice, her story appearing in the Washington Post, New York Times, Essence, People magazine and CNN.
YaVette Holts is the founder of Cowrie Village, a movement to build alternatives to our cash strapped economy. Every time someone accepts a dollar bill as payment for anything, it’s an act of agreement with the way things are. And because YaVette believes the way things are could stand for great improvement, Cowrie Village offers this movement the name of a natural currency much used before the man made dollar ever hit the scene.
YaVette has an entrepreneurial streak that runs long and wide. And her belief in the do-ability of sustainability is even wider. She’s all about opening doors and developing access, believing more in the redefinition of wealth than in the habit of seeking it. This bilingual, single mother of two has an ambition to sow the seeds of sovereignty and harvest a widespread shift in the ways we manage and define community and conduct.
Nancy Homeister is the Manager of Electrification Policy and Utility Relationships for Ford Motor Company, in the Sustainability, Environmetal and Safety Engineering group. She has been with Ford f 22 years and has worked predominantly with vehicle environmental regulations and compliance. In her current position, Ms. Homeister is responsible for establishing global corporate policy to support the development of a new transportation framework for plug-in electric vehicles. Previously Ms. Homeister has supported vehicle and fuel quality regulatory development in the
Daniel Homsey is the director of Strategic Initiatives for the City Administrator's office of the City and County of San Francisco.A third generation San Franciscan and graduate from San Francisco State University and The California Culinary Academy (CCA), Daniel has spent the last 25 years as a communications professional in both the private and public sectors. After a long stint in the technology sector, he was appointed director of the mayor's office of neighborhood services in 2004. In January 2008 he joined the Recovery Project Team in the city administrator's office.Mr. Homsey is the project manager for an initiative called the Neighborhood Empowerment Network, which is a coalition of residents, community supported organizations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies with the mission to empower residents with the capacity to build and steward resilient communities.Daniel Homsey is the director of Strategic Initiatives for the City Administrator's office of the City and County of San Francisco.
A third generation San Franciscan and graduate from San Francisco State University and The California Culinary Academy (CCA), Daniel has spent the last 25 years as a communications professional in both the private and public sectors. After a long stint in the technology sector, he was appointed director of the mayor's office of neighborhood services in 2004. In January 2008 he joined the Recovery Project Team in the city administrator's office.
Mr. Homsey is the project manager for an initiative called the Neighborhood Empowerment Network, which is a coalition of residents, community supported organizations, nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies with the mission to empower residents with the capacity to build and steward resilient communities.
Hoopnotica is the leader in the hottest new fitness trend- a high cardio workout program that is so much fun, that it is taking the world by storm. What was made popular by Wham-O in the 50's (remember the Hula Hoop?) has transitioned into a non-impact, fat-burning workout that strengthens your core, and calms your mind. At Hoopnotica, they believe that there is a transition occurring in the world of physical fitness; that holistic wellness is supreme to "working out", and that our bodies are a reflection of our mind's ability to be centered and powerful in everything we do. Hoopnotica is a tool they have found for tapping into that energy, while not straying too far from typical physical fitness programs. Simply put: They want you to sweat; laugh; and challenge your limits with every "swish" of the hoop.
Melissa Hoover is the Executive Director of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives. She also works as a staff member with the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, supporting existing Arizmendi Cooperatives and developing new ones.
Hop Hopkins is Program Manager for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, providing at-risk young adults and youth opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community. Hop received his BA in Humanities from New College of California’s North Bay Campus as a graduate in the Culture Ecology & Sustainable Communities program. His focus included natural building, sustainable design and analyzing race and class in the Intentional Communities movement. Guided by a belief that life is not a competitive struggle, Hop seeks change by working peaceably toward the change he wishes to create. Hop envisions creating a network of residential food forests in order to support the development of stable, human-scale solar self-reliant neighborhood communities integrated with cooperative local economies.
As Executive Director of Healthy People Alliance of Klickitat County, Healthy People Alliance’s advancement of community leadership in efforts to prevent chronic disease has become Stephanie Horace’s professional journey. Thanks to the support of a NACCHO sponsored ACHIEVE grant, Healthy People Alliance has taken on improving access to walking trails, engaging community businesses in worksite wellness programs and expanding community gardens throughout the county. Recipient of 2011 Community Health Champion Award from Washington State Public Health Association, Stephanie Horace has been on the forefront of comprehensively addressing the causes of chronic disease in the Klickitat community. She has taught classes for Klickitat County Health Department in Goldendale and White Salmon, WA; Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR; Portland Community College, Portland, OR; and a number of other venues throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Stephanie Horace is the owner of Green Neighbor Project located in White Salmon, WA.
Erika and Bruce Horigan are passionate about helping people understandthe gifts available from diseased and damaged trees in ourneighborhoods. They will provide a green view of the urban forest,using science and story to emphasize how the use of local lumbersustains and benefits the environment and demonstrate how lumber fromlocal trees can live a second life filled with history and emotion.
Partners in Horigon Urban Forest Products, Bruce and Erika Horigan arededicated to facilitating the use of urban forest recycling to createbeautiful, functional products.
Karama Horne is the founder of the DIY green blog "Savvy Brown." Since launching in January of 2010, the Savvy Brown blog has reached and influenced thousands of people who are striving to live simpler, greener, healthier lives but don’t want to break the bank to do it. The purpose of the blog is to share and document some of the simple changes that we can make everyday to help the environment, our health, our beauty routines and our homes.
As a marketing consultant, copywriter, and speaker serving clients across North America, Europe, and Asia, Shel Horowitz helps develop green and ethical marketing strategies and materials that has the customer calling YOU. Exploring the connection between marketing and activism since the 1970s, Shel has spoken at such events as Forum Davos (Switzerland), Go Green Expo (New York), the Public Relations Society of America International Conference, and SolarFest. Five of his six marketing books have won awards and/or been translated. The most recent, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green (John Wiley ; Sons, 2010, coauthored with Jay Levinson), was a #1 category bestseller on Amazon.com. He's also written a consumer ebook, Painless Green: 111 Tips to Help the Environment, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Cut Your Budget, and Improve Your Quality of LifeWith No Negative Impact on Your Lifestyle. Shel has been active in environmental justice causes and marketing for over 30 years, most recently as the founder of the International Association of EarthConscious Marketers. He lives in a solarized 1743 farmhouse in Massachusetts with his wife (novelist D. Dina Friedman) and two musician children.
Brenda Horton is a software entrepreneur and "Green Lifestyle" expert. She oversaw the 18 month construction of her straw bale home and solar paneled, passive solar home. She will share her personal journey of building her earth-friendly home and what she would do differently if she were to build today.
Chuck Horton moved from the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada Foothills in 2000 and bought a 28 acre parcel and built a straw bale home. He is a technologist who has been working remotely from his eco-friendly home in Grass Valley for the last ten years. Chuck reveals the inside story of how he had plans to build a standard construction home and why he changed his mind to build a straw bale home just before he was scheduled to break ground.
Horvath is a designer, an instigator and an entrepreneur. By forecasting emerging business models, and then building operations and projects that take advantage of new market realities, he has been able to witness first hand the Groundswell effect on many different industries.
A founding member of ReVision Labs, Horvath is also director of Your Revolution, a nonprofit that created innovative engagement strategies for young voters in 2008 and helped more than a dozen community and national nonprofits with their social media and organizing strategies. He is also the director of Komunikado, an organization that helps both forprofit and nonprofit entities evolve by leveraging networked communication, advanced customer interaction and social media.
Horvath believes that too often organizations confuse cultural problems for technological ones. People are the most important part of any system, and that's the first place he starts when trying to evolve or create an organization's model.
Hosfeld is a strategist and consultant who has worked with sustainable companies and products since the mid 1990s. She designs strategies, brand and marketing programs to build highly profitable relationships of trust, loyalty and mutuality between her clients and their customers. Using research-based customer insights and team strategy processes, she helps clients return real value from strategic initiatives, while building their own strategic decision-making capacity within and across lines of business. She emphasizes the role of dialogue and co-creative relationships to tap the wisdom and latent innovation potential within each company’s stakeholder system. www.hosfeld.com
Hoshiko employed artificial intelligence to research de-centralized local economic systems as an honorarium professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. After moving to Seattle area in 2004, he continued to practice as a web developer and became an advocate of local economies as an associate of the Seattle Good Business Network, a member of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Hoshiko believes strongly that business can be successful while infused with values.
Hostetter (IESNA) is a LEED Accredited Professional, Sustainability Consultant, Architectural Lighting Designer and Community Advocate.
Hostetter recently relocated to assist Cascadia Green Building Council with outreach for the Living
Building Challenge. Hostetter's background is a diverse bridging of professional work as an architectural lighting designer for both Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, and Patrick B Quigley and Associates Lighting along with extensive volunteer work with the chapters of the US Green Building Council. He has served in leadership roles on the USGBC Orange County board, and the USGBC Pacific Regional Council. Hostetter recently served as cochair of the California Alliance Task Force which sought to organize all of the USGBC California chapters into a single cohesive force for advocacy in the state. Bruce is one of a few USGBC certified Dynamic Governance Facilitators, has lead strategic planning sessions for many chapters in the USGBC Pacific and Western Regions, and seeks to develop training opportunities for Dynamic Governance in the Puget Sound area through is association with Governance Alive Northwest and the community of practice
Molly Houlahan, 15, a tenthgrader at Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA, and Carly Houlahan, 13, a seventhgrader at Agnes Irwin School, started a beeproduct business that has raised more than $25,000 by selling honey, honeycomb, and beeswax candles and lip balm. Molly and Carly launched Hives for Lives three years ago after their grandfather died of throat cancer. We wanted to do something to remember him and to make sure others would not get sick and die like he did, they said. Molly, the CEO of the business, and Carly, the President, harvest honey from nine hives in Virginia at the end of the summer, and then spin, filter, bottle, and label it by hand. They also make lip balm and candles from beeswax. To sell their products, Molly and Carly call on hospital gift shops, food stores, kitchen shops, and other retail outlets; take orders on a website (www.hivesforlives.com); and spend many weekends at local fairs and markets. Their jobs also include recruiting volunteers (called Helper Bees), preparing business presentations, meeting with suppliers, and speaking at schools and hospitals. In addition, Molly runs a Hives for Lives Young Business Leaders Club at her school. Hives for Lives will go on as long as there is cancer, said Molly. I hope every year the business will grow, added Carly. Molly and Carlys efforts recently won them the 2007 middle school and high school Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards as the top youth volunteers in the state of Pennsylvania, and the Presidents Volunteer Service Award.
Michael Howard is the founder and Executive Director for Fuller Park Community Development. Since 1992 he has led the community of Fuller Park in social and economic issues that was relevant to his constituents. He helped to bring more than 150 million dollars in capital improvements to Fuller Park, which helped to lower the lead levels affecting the communitys water supply for more than 4200 neighborhood families and their children. He led the fight to replace the dangerous PCBs found leaking in the public schools light fixtures in one of the local elementary schools effecting more than 450 children 38 teachers and a support staff. His community work has received national attention, once when he was featured in a PBS Special that aired in 2006 spotlighting how he and his wife worked with community residents to transform a once illegal dumpsite into Eden Place Nature Center. At Eden Place Michael teaches environmental education to children and families on the south side of Chicago. Michaels innovative Job Training program South Point Academy was also featured in a special done by ABC 7s Harry Porterfield in 2003. Michael Howard earned his certification as an Urban Developer in 1996 through a Graduate program indorsed by then Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros. He holds a BBS degree from Robert Morris Business Collage His certifications include: Master Gardener, Tree Keeper and Raptor Handler to name a few. Michael serves as an advisor and board member to numerous community agencies.
Jordan Howard, 18, Senior of Environmental Charter High and Green Ambassador Youth Leader, life changed at the age of 15 when she learned that environmental education was a necessity for future generations to thrive
Jordan is one of the youth editors of the book Green My Parents, where she will train hundreds of youth on fun ; interactive ways to teach their parents about saving money ; saving the planet. She has created environmental films and trained kids through the Rise Above Plastics program. For the City of Lawndale TV Network, she cocreated the Green Show, family show that teaches South Bay LA residents homebased solutions to environmental issues. She has presented at the Bioneers conference, keynoted at the International Environmental Youth Conference and introduced Hilary Clinton at an Obama Go Green Fundraiser.
Jordan Howard is a 19-year-old sophomore at Santa Monica College. At the age of 15 she transformed from an eco-resistant rebel to a sustainability educator. Jordan was inspired when she learned about the solutions to climate change and the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. She has directed environmental films and spoken to thousands of youth and adults about sustainability, education and youth empowerment. Jordan opened for Hilary Clinton at the nation’s first carbon neutral political fundraiser for President Obama’s election campaign, and was keynote speaker for the City of L.A.’s International Environmental Youth Conference.Jordan is the editor of the book, Green My Parents, which trains kids to teach their parents how to save money while living sustainably. Jordan has been featured in the book, Girls Gone Green, and honored by The U.S. Green Building Council, The Weather Channel, California State Assembly, The Tavis Smiley Foundation and more.
Felicia Howard is a junior at CCA Academy. She is part of the after school soap making project.
Angela T. Howe, Managing Attorney for Surfrider Foundation, directs Surfrider Foundation's legal strategy and advocacy efforts, to assist chapters with beach access and environmental campaigns within the green movement of ocean protection. Angela earned her law degree from Boalt Hall, Berkeley School of Law in 2005. Before joining Surfrider's staff, she worked for Hogan & Hartson LLP in both their D.C. and Los Angeles offices. Her legal career at Hogan centered around Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act work with the Environmental Practice Group, as well as a great deal of pro bono litigation efforts. While working in Los Angeles, Angela was an active volunteer member of the West LA-Malibu Surfrider Chapter as part of the Executive Committee and head of the education program. She now volunteers as a law school mentor for the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She continues to increasingly appreciate the beauty and power of the ocean, which drives her passion to protect it.
Currently the abbot of Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, Ven. Master Jian Hu holds a doctorate in computer science from University of California, San Diego. In pursuit of a more meaningful existence, he renounced worldly attachments to study under the auspices of the Great Master Wei Chueh at the Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan.Ven. Jian Hu understands well the American culture and especially the hightech environment. When the Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale opened its doors in March 2004, he came to the heart of Silicon Valley and served as the first abbot of this new urban Zen center. Known for his lucid and articulate delivery, Ven. Jian Hu is frequently invited to give lectures and conduct retreats locally, in other states, and abroad. These range from Stanford University, Santa Clara University, University of Florida, and other local colleges and high schools, to high tech companies and organizations in America and Asia. He is regularly invited to participate in interfaith events, dialogues, and seminars as keynote or panel speakers. Ven. Jian Hu cares deeply the wellbeing of the earth and all living beings and has initiated green movements like Go Veggie One Day a Week, and annual Green Action Day at the Zen Center.Currently the abbot of Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale, Ven. Master Jian Hu holds a doctorate in computer science from University of California, San Diego. In pursuit of a more meaningful existence, he renounced worldly attachments to study under the auspices of the Great Master Wei Chueh at the Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. Ven. Jian Hu understands well the American culture and especially the hightech environment. When the Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale opened its doors in March 2004, he came to the heart of Silicon Valley and served as the first abbot of this new urban Zen center. Known for his lucid and articulate delivery, Ven. Jian Hu is frequently invited to give lectures and conduct retreats locally, in other states, and abroad. These range from Stanford University, Santa Clara University, University of Florida, and other local colleges and high schools, to high tech companies and organizations in America and Asia. He is regularly invited to participate in interfaith events, dialogues, and seminars as keynote or panel speakers. Ven. Jian Hu cares deeply the wellbeing of the earth and all living beings and has initiated green movements like Go Veggie One Day a Week, and annual Green Action Day at the Zen Center.
Chelsea is a volunteer yoga teacher with YoKid, whose mission is to increase self-awareness in children & teens from all socio-economic backgrounds. With greater self-awareness, children can realize their full potential physically, academically, socially, and emotionally.
Mike Hudema is Global Exchange's Freedom from Oil campaign director. His expertise is creative activism against global warming and oil addiction. In recent years, Mike has coorganized four national days of action, launched a campaign to Save Hockey Fight Climate Change and cocreated the Oil Addicts Anonymous and the Oil Enforcement Agency.
Paul Hudnut teaches entrepreneurship classes at Colorado State Universitys College of Business. He is also CoDirector of CSU's Global Innovation Center for Energy, Health ; Environment. Hudnut is a visiting instructor in entrepreneurship at the Bordeaux Business School and Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
His background and interest is in building companies, technology transfer, and intellectual property in the bioscience, new energy and information services industries. He is particularly interested in business models which emphasize an entrepreneurial approach to global issues of environment and health. Hudnut is a founder and director of Envirofit International, Ltd., which was a TechAward laureate in 2005 and was recently recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review for its innovative approach for commercializing environmentally friendly technologies in the developing world. Paul is cofounder and highlyinvolved with the Global Innovation Center for Energy, Environment, and Health. The Global Innovation Center is a joint program of CSUs College of Engineering and College of Business to develop and disseminate technology solutions to improve the human condition. Prior to joining CSU, Hudnut was an executive at Heska Corporation, U S WEST Marketing Resources and PR Pharmaceuticals.
He serves as a board member of New Belgium Brewing Co., Inviragen and CaringFamily
As a consultant for the GRACE Factory Farm Project, Karen Hudson is responsible for community organizing, media relations and educating citizens about the social, environmental and economic impacts of factory farming. In 2001, Hudson was named Conservationist of the Year by the Heart of Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. In 2002, when Central Illinois was used as a test market for irradiated beef, Hudson led the grassroots campaign to educate Central Illinois citizens about the harmful effects of food irradiation. She also toured Poland in 2001 to educate local citizens and farmers about the devastating impacts of factory farming, and was made an honorary member of the Polish Ecological Society, Polski Klub Ekologiczny, for her work.
Hudson also is a founder and president of F.A.R.M. (Families Against Rural Messes), a grassroots organization formed in 1996 when largescale factory farms targeted Illinois for expansion. She was an appointed member of the Illinois House/Senate Joint Livestock Advisory Committee in 1997, and continues to educate and empower citizens in Illinois and across the nation who face the impacts of livestock factories by speaking at conferences, hosting educational booths at special events and through her work with GRACE and F.A.R.M.
Hudson lives on a fifth generation family farm in Illinois. She is a graduate of Illinois State University and has a Bachelors Degree in education, specializing in home economics and physical education.
Karen Hudson resides on a fifth generation farm in Illinois. She is co-founder of FARM (Families Against Rural Messes), a group that organized when factory farms targeted Illinois for expansion. She is a co-founder of Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water. She is a national consultant to the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project and educates the public about the health, social, economic and environmental impacts factory farming. Karen presented at TEDx Manhattan Conference Changing the Way We Eat in February 2011, which was aired live in viewing parties around the world. Karen and her work are chronicled in the recent 2010 nonfiction book Animal Factory. Karen has toured Poland as a guest of the Polish Veterinary Chamber and Polish Farmer's Union to educate citizens there about factory farming’s impacts. While in Poland, she was made an honorary member of the Polish Ecological Society, Polski Klub Ekologiczny, for her work. Organic Style Magazine selected Karen for their Nation’s Top 50 Environmental Power List.
Dolores Huerta is a legendary and beloved civil and human rights leader who has lived a lifetime in service to others. From her early days as a teacher, then as Co Founder with Cesar Chavez of the National Farmworkers Association, Huerta has championed the value and dignity of individuals, minorities and communities worldwide. She has served on numerous prestigious boards including the Feminist Majority, the Smithsonian Institute, the 21st Century Party, and the 50/50 by the Year 2000 campaign encouraging Latinas to run for office. Huerta was the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton and the Puffin Foundation Creative Citizenship Labor Leader Award, among numerous others, and was recognized by Ms. Magazine as one of three most important women of 1997 and by Ladies Home Journal’s 100 most important women of the 21st Century. She holds nine Honorary Doctorates from Universities throughout the United States, and currently serves as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta currently champions local and national issues most relevant to our times, access to health and other services, education and economic stability.
Lydia Huffman is an interior design consultant based out of Bellevue, WA who is taking a new approach to design: simplify the process so that builders can do what they do best - build. With growing demands of sustainability in residential and commercial spaces, builders rely on her to offer them responsible design solutions that meet these new standards without sacrificing aesthetics or surpassing the budget. Lydia knows that the best advice in this market is to stay current and flexible. Over the past few years she has transitioned from working primarily on new construction residential projects to positioning herself in the commercial sphere, consulting real estate investment groups and taking on remodels. Lydia’s current portfolio encompasses local retail and professional spaces including: a high-end fashion boutique, national funeral homes and casinos, as well as design consultation for the zHome project in Issaquah, the nation’s first multifamily, production, zero-energy and carbon-neutral community.
Rozie Hughes is Executive Director of the New Road Map Foundation, helping people achieve financial integrity.
Aidan Hughes, LEED AP is the leader of Arup's planning practice in the US, which focuses on integrated urbanism and sustainable planning and design. Aidan brings over 20 years experience and a proven track record in the management of complex multidisciplinary projects. He consults to municipal governments, transportation agencies, and developers. He is currently leading the sustainable redevelopment of the Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, CA, which includes technical, environmental and economic evaluation of alternatives to mitigate impacts of the 5,000 acre redevelopment and recommendations for transportation planning, site infrastructure, density, land use and open space and building guidelines. A major part of the redevelopment program is compliance with California AB32 (global warming act) and evaluating and mitigating carbon emissions from transportation, energy, and other sources for each redevelopment alternative. He is also involved in the Treasure Island Sustainability Planning project in San Francisco. Aidan is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional, has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States, and has a broad understanding of the global approaches to delivering successful planning and infrastructure projects.
Tara is an urban farmer whose philosophy of employing simple, low-tech solutions to address seemingly complex problems has led her to areas of water conservation, sustainable living and alternative economy. As part of SFPUC's Stormwater campaign, Tara works to encourage San Franciscans to catch and store rainwater through education and outreach. She is also a member of the Greywater Action, a collaborative group of educators, designers, builders and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure. Tara co-founded Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank, an alternative economic system that enables the public to exchange services and goods for their time in place of traditional currency. She is currently also working, along with other guerrilla grafters, on creating free and abundant food sources in San Francisco.
Hull is the legislative assistant for the Consumer Federation ofAmerica. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and iscurrently pursuing a law degree at the University of Maryland.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, EdwardHumes' latest book isForce of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution (Harper Collins, May 2011). His other books include the PEN Award-winningNo Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year In the Life of Juvenile Court, the bestsellerMississippi Mud, andMonkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul, now under development at HBO. Moreatwww.EdwardHumes.com.
Derek Huntington graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a B.S. in corporate finance and a minor in international politics. He is a level 2 candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Working as a socially responsible financial advisor brought him to the realization that for investing to be truly socially responsible it must also be locally responsible. Since that epiphany, Derek has been working to design and implement communityfriendly credit and financing structures, culminating in the development of the Sustaining Capital model and the formation of Sustaining Technologies, LLC. Derek is the President of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative and a Managing Member of Sustaining Technologies, which is developing an integrated Web site, business directory and rewards card system currently being piloted with the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative. The platform will evolve into a social media and trading platform designed to strengthen relationships between individuals, businesses, and nonprofits in communities. Visit.
Donna Badgett Hurley established H.O.P.E. (Housing Options ; Planning Enterprises, Inc.) to foster selfsufficiency, help build financial wealth through homeownership and help the community find, maintain and keep the housing that meets their needs. As a realtor of more than 15 years, Donna has seen many buyers obtaining loans that were not in their best interest, not understanding the loan process and relying completely on the professionals (realtor and lenders) to navigate them through the process. Donna saw this as a problem and the need for more fulltime housing counseling agencies in Prince Georges County which lead to the development of H.O.P.E. Our mission is to ensure equal access to housing for low and moderateincome persons and households through counseling, education and advocacy.
Angela Hurlock has been the Executive Director of Claretian Associates since 2004. Claretian Associates is a nonprofit community development organization devoted to revitalizing South Chicago. Since 1991 the organization has developed 123 units of affordable housing, as well as provided a variety of programs and services for area residents. Prior to joining Claretian Associates, Angela served for three years as the Senior Director of Real Estate Development for Bethel New Life, a faithbased nonprofit organization serving Chicagos West Side. She has also worked for several years as a Project Manager and Architect for private design and architectural firms in Chicago. Angela holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and Business Administration from the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign. She has studied in Europe and she completed the Urban Developers Program cosponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Chicago Rehab Network. Angela currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Rehab Network and the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce. She also teaches courses on project and construction management, financial literacy and serves as a volunteer tax preparer for the Center for Economic Progress free tax clinic in South Chicago.
Under Angelas leadership, Claretian Associates has received local and national recognition for its New Homes for South Chicago program. Claretian Associates was selected as the 2005 national runnerup of The Home Depot Foundations Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing Built Responsibly in the inaugural year of the award. The organization also received the 2005 Richard H. Driehaus Award for Outstanding NotProfit Neighborhood Real Estate Project at the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards sponsored by LISC/ Chicago.
Tim Hutchens is the Cityof Denvers Outdoor Recreation Supervisor andthe Manager of the Genesee Challenge Course, one of Denversunique Mountain Park assets. Tim has restructured andexpanded the programming of the Outdoor Recreation department exponentiallysince moving to Denverin 2005 to serve 3,000 5,000 participants annually, mostly youth. Thanks to Tims enthusiasm and get it done attitude, several projectshave come to fruition in his four years with the City and County of Denver including, butnot limited to: Ruby Hill Railyard (Cocreator and Operational/VolunteerCoordinator of project) a oneofakind urban snow park, National Get OutdoorsDay (2008 ; 2009 CoChairperson), Creator of Jibbing for Kids, a Ruby Hill Rail Yard program, Cocreatorof Urban Riders Snow Sports Club, Cochair for the Parks ; RecreationEmployee Expo (2006 2008), Denver Active Youth Collaborative, and Coorganizerof 2008 Summit Expo at REI. His success in creating and expanding newpartnerships with SOS Outreach and WOW (Wonderful Outdoor World) has made Timan active and positive member of the Denveroutdoor community in addition to creating a professional image for Denver Parks ; Recreations'Outdoor Recreation department. Tim received a City employee 5281 Award in 2007 for hisleading role at the Ruby Hill Rail Yard.
Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree inOutdoor Education from Northland College and his classroom has always beenclimbing a steep face of granite or skiing down one of Colorados mountains. Heshares his passion for the outdoors with his two children, Franna and Jack,and his wife of eight years, Tori.
Hutchins founded Helicon Works, an ecologically sensitive architecture and building practice collaborative since 1989.
Michael Hutchinson is the owner of MatadorVino, an importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world. After 20 years of exploring the world of fine wines as importer, distributor and sommelier, and working with industry leaders such as OPUS ONE, Clicquot Inc., Niebaum Coppola, Willakenzie and Ole Imports, Michael Hutchinson is proud to bring you an impressive collection of boutique wines at a fair price from the world’s most revered vineyards. The portfolio’s emphasis is on Fair-Trade, organic and sustainable wines.
Dr. Heidi Hutner is a Professor of Sustainability, English and Women's Studies at Stony Brook University. She writes and teaches about environmental literature, film, and ecofeminism. Her new book is entitled, Polluting Mama: An Ecofeminist Cultural Memoir. She is the environmental editor of TerraSpheres.com and she blogs her site, Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations.