As an architect and urbanist, Jonathan Louie has been involved in complex building projects, research, and fanatical urban proposals for some of the foremost architectural and urban thinkers in practice today. He is a co-founder of Rethink LA, an urban think tank and creative communications collaboration focused on product-oriented tools for educating the general public about a future sustainable Los Angeles. As a designer, his experience includes playing strategic roles on conceptual design teams for major mixed-use projects in Los Angeles and around the world, including Mexico, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, China and Kazakhstan. Jonathan has been a guest lecturer for Syracuse University on ‘Architecture in the Dutch Landscape;’ recently curated a new A+D Museum exhibition ‘Rethink LA: Perspectives on a Future City;’and is a major catalyst behind the Moving Beyond Cars Parties that have challenged Angelenos to arrive with alternative transportation. His time spent in Florence, Rotterdam, New York, Hawaii and elsewhere allow him to bring a “real world” perspective to his projects and a multicultural viewpoint to Los Angeles.
Loveland is the interim executive director of DC Greenworks and hasexperience in asset and property management, marketing, andinternational education.
Marc Loveless is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Justice and Respect. CJR is a Civil Rights and Social Justice Organization of African-American Same Gender Loving Black Gays and Lesbians in the Chicago Area.
Sean Lovett, founder and CEO of Revive Drinks developed "the OG," our first kombucha with the purpose of winning over soda drinkers with a more healthful and delicious alternative. The OG's smooth, crisp and clean flavor has led many people to kick their soda habit. Sean didn't stop at creating an amazingly delicious kombucha, he took it one step further and pioneered a bottle reuse program which he successfully implemented throughout the entire West Coast and Rocky Mountain region. Being certified organic, fair trade and NON GMO is just the starting point for Revive Drinks. Our mission is to operate with a sense of stewardship and environmental conscience. We want to be more thoughtful about how we do business and produce our drinks. Please stop by our booth (459) and experience a taste like no other. Sampling all 3 flavors of Revive: the OG, RED (hibiscus) and GOLD (coffee).
Sarah Lovinger, MD, an internal medicine physician, has worked in community health centers in Chicago and Boston for more than a dozen years, providing care to un-insured and under-insured adults. She is also the Executive Director of the
A worldwide recognized leader in helping companies and communities profit from more sustainable practices, Hunter Lovins has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Brittle Power (1982), Energy Unbound (1986), Factor Four—Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use (1997), Green Development (1998), Natural Capitalism (1999), and hundreds of papers and articles. She was named as a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet” in 2000, and a Newsweek “Green Business Icon” in 2008.
Hunter has consulted for governments and the private sector, briefing senior management at such groups as Interface, Mitsubishi, Bank of America, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and numerous utility companies. She is currently the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a professor of sustainable business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project.
Physicist Lovins is Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org) and Chairman Emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation. His wideranging innovations in energy, security, environment, and development have been recognized by the Blue Planet, Volvo, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, 11 honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Foreign Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards. Lovins advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency, has briefed 20 heads of state, and has led the technical redesign of more than $30 billion worth of industrial facilities in 29 sectors to achieve very large energy savings at typically lower capital cost. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, Lovins has published 29 books and hundreds of papers and has taught at eight universities, most recently as a 2007 visiting professor in Stanford University's School of Engineering. In 2009, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
Adam Lowry is the cofounder and chief greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change and that design, redefined, has the power to change our world. As chief greenskeeper at Method, Adam's focus is bringing sustainable innovations to product design, sourcing, production, and marketing.Prior to founding Method, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, developing software for the modeling of climate change, including work on the Kyoto Protocol of 1997. Adam began his career in product design in the automotive industry. He has been honored as a Vanity Fair Global Citizen and Man of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, Method ranked #16 on Fast Company's Fast 50, the 50 most innovative companies in the world.Adam holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and lives in San Francisco with his wife Mara and daughter Kenning.Adam Lowry is the cofounder and chief greenskeeper of Method Products, Inc., the leading innovator in hip, healthy home care products. Adam believes that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change and that design, redefined, has the power to change our world. As chief greenskeeper at Method, Adam's focus is bringing sustainable innovations to product design, sourcing, production, and marketing. Prior to founding Method, Adam worked as a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, developing software for the modeling of climate change, including work on the Kyoto Protocol of 1997. Adam began his career in product design in the automotive industry. He has been honored as a Vanity Fair Global Citizen and Man of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2006, Method ranked #16 on Fast Company's Fast 50, the 50 most innovative companies in the world. Adam holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and lives in San Francisco with his wife Mara and daughter Kenning.
Sam Lubell is the West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper. He has written four books about architecture: Paris 2000+ (Monacelli Press), London 2000+ (Monacelli Press), Living West (Monacelli Press) and Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis (Rizzoli). He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, Angeleno, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and other publications. He studied Architectural History at Brown University.
The founder and Executive Director of All Ah We/All of Us, Suzanne Ludlum is teacher with Oakland Unified School District, teaching family literacy and ecology in East Oakland. She is an expert in organic gardening and soil remediation — utilizing the principles and concepts of permaculture design. Suzanne is currently facilitating both ArribaCycle and the Stonehurst Edible Schoolyard (a 12,000 square foot permaculture forest on the Stonehurst Campus). She was a featured presenter in the Bay Friendly Garden Tour 2010 – displaying her garden’s grey water and water catchment systems, tree guilds, compost tea, and other aspects of sustainable urban farming. Suzanne is committed to building sustainable and resilient communities!
ArribaCycle is a small collective of low-income Latino parents from East Oakland who want to do their part to save the planet and to raise funds for their community — one bag at a time. They transform throwaway plastic into beautiful accessories. ArribaCycle is a program of All Ah We/All of Us and is based on the vision of “woman-made, living wage, and sustainable.” Suzanne Ludlum is the facilitator and a founding member of the collective. She helps to scavenge plastic and to design new products for the collective to consider as part of their product line.
Andrew comes to SavATree with a wealth of experience in tree service gained over a career that includes stops at the Department of Housing and Economic Development for the City of Chicago and the Office of Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Most recently Andrew worked for the Illinois Green Economy Network where he developed and maintained programs to further environmental sustainability goals at Illinois community colleges and in surrounding communities.
Formed in the Venice Beach CA, one of the most culturally diverse communities in Los Angeles, arises the heart driven, and service orientated Hip Hop emissaries of peace, the Luminaries. From the underground parties in “Dogtown” to the biggest festival stages on the west coast, the Luminaries have now taken their message international and crowds everywhere sing along the anthem, “Peace Worldwide Starts From Inside!” Luminaries bring an amazing live show that’s reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop, fused with a soulful, electro, live band, funk filled experience! As expressed by one of the “Grandfathers” of the genre, and early founder of modern rap, Afrika Bambaataa reminded us the power of “Peace, Unity, Love, and having Fun!” In the same vein, Luminaries create a soundscape of Hip Hop mantras inviting audiences to participate in the connectivity of one another while going ecstatic on the dance floor!
Mira Luna is an alternative economic activist, organizer, researcher and writer with a wide range of experience in transformative economic projects and a focus on exchange systems. She is the founder and coordinator of Bay Area Community Exchange, writer for Shareable.net, co-founder of Just Alternative Sustainable Economics, and serves on the Board of the US Solidarity Economy Network.
Umoh is a gifted speaker and author who uses her intuitive abilities to help women entrepreneurs clear their body blocks around money, sex, and being a woman so they can embrace the spotlight and their wealth. She uses sacred movement and her intuitive gifts to support them to come out of hiding, ignite their creative genius and build profitable successful businesses around who they really are.
Umoh provides guidance and truth with clear practical action steps to reclaim passion and joy while they expand their wealth. She also teaches her clients how to access their own intuition and get answers for themselves that are never wrong.
Her style is best described as gentle, precise, razor-sharp and highly effective. Expect radical inner shifts with real world application and results.
Miguel Luna is the executive director of Urban Semillas, a socially conscientious, reconnaissance and outreach, community-based, watershed-driven organization. Miguel is passionate about educating youth and providing them with the necessary tools to engage and participate in water dialogues, social justice, and environmental equity issues.
Miguel is the founder of Agua University, a water-focused educational program for youth 15–20 years of age and collaborated on the development of the LA River Revitalization Master plan for the City of Los Angeles was appointed to the Proposition “O” Community Oversight Committee He also serves on the City of L.A.’s Food Policy Council.
Miguel is a Principal at GDML, a local firm that specializes in urban design and community engagement. He also guest lectures at universities throughout California presenting on topics including: “Understanding Diversity within Diversity”, “Cultivating Community Relationships vs. Marketing”, and “Community Reconnaissance: Outreach”. Miguel is a native of Colombia and a 25+ year urban resident of Los Angeles. In 2005 he gave up his car and now mostly commutes by bike and public transportation.
Celebrated chef and personality Raphael Lunetta is one of the most well-known and respected chefs in Southern California. Last year his famed restaurant JiRaffe in Santa Monica celebrated its 15th anniversary, and he is also co-owner of Lemon Moon in West Los Angeles.
Chef Raphael has worked in many famous kitchens in Paris and Los Angeles and has also been a guest judge on BRAVO-TV’s popular “Top Chef”. Chef Raphael was honored in 1997 as one of the “Ten Top New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine. In 2009 he received the coveted “Fine Dining Award” from Nation’s Restaurant News.
Chef Raphael has earned the title “the surfing chef” as he frequents Southern California beaches riding the waves and continuing his commitment to the Southern California coastline. Chef Raphael is married to television news personality Gabriela Teissier de Lunetta and they have two sons, Etienne and Enzo. www.twitter.com/JiRaffeSM.
Lunsford (HERS Rater/BPI Trainer/LEED AP) is technical director of Green Dream Group LLC, a Chicagobased energy auditing and consulting firm, and is also head trainer for the Building Performance Workshop and executive director of the Illinois Association of Energy Raters ; Home Performance Professionals. In addition to the hundreds of energy audits he has performed, Corbett hosts the Building Performance Podcast and presents on home performance at festivals across the Midwest.
Lunsford's passion for helping others make informed decisions keeps him active in many other sustainable initiatives including the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance, Green Stewardship for Lincoln Park's Church of Our Saviour, and doing regular out reach to community groups. An experienced collaborator, he strives to make every interaction with others pleasant, rewarding, and amusing if possible.
Katie Lupo rode her way to D.C. after a cross-country bike trip in 2010 where she founded Gearin’ Up Bicycles, a community used bicycle program serving at-risk youth. She is an avid cyclist and bike commuter with a passion for helping others find ways to use a bicycle as a transportation alternative. She works to educate people on how to ensure they have the knowledge, tools, and equipment to ride through the streets safely without leaving a carbon footprint.
The LuvAmp Project is an artist collective that fuses interactive ceremonial performance with contemporary science of the heart. From frame drums and guitar, to poetry and song, their modern devotional music and performances amplify the experience, understanding and impact of love! The LuvAmp Project is comprised of Tony Moss, Dylan James Byrne, Sam Babayan, Miranda Rondeau, Sunny Solwind, and Daniel Pritchett.
Howard F. Lyman is a 4th generation family farmer (and vegan) from Montana. After 20 years of operating a feed lot, he sold his ranch and started working for farmers in financial trouble. He was a lobbyist in Washington, and ran for Congress in 1982.
He is the former Director of the Beyond Beef Campaign ; the Humane Society of the United States' Eating With Conscience Campaign; past President of both the International Vegetarian Union, and EarthSave International; and is currently President of Voice for a Viable Future.
Howard travels over 100,000 miles every year as a speaker and lecturer. A Feature Documentary on his life is now available on DVD, and recently, Howard's new book, No More Bull! was published to wide acclaim. He currently lives in Ellensburg, Washington, with his wife Willow Jeane, and his cat, Ceasar.
Sophia Lyman has been active in environmental concerns for many years as an educator and community volunteer. She spearheaded zero waste at Longfellow Elementary School in 2008 and is thrilled to be working with enthusiastic teachers, parents and students that have embraced the school-wide source reduction and recycling efforts. Sophia has been busy with fundraising, assessment, project implementation and education as the Chair of the Green Team. She is a strong supporter of incorporating the environment into the school curriculum as a way to explain cultural and environmental ideas and promote global understanding. As an art educator and artist, she integrates ideas about the natural and built environment in her lessons and uses found objects and recycled materials in her artwork. Sophia lives in Oak Park with her husband Robert and their three children Alexander (11), Oliver (9) and Saskia (5).
In 1969 at the age of 25, Pat Lynch, having already served as the Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator and Congressman, and founded her first advertising agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Lynch was the first woman to begin an advertising agency single-handedly in the South. By 1977, she had been listed twice in The World’s Who’s Who of Women and most recently in the International Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who.
In 1996, she began Women’s Online Media and Education Network (W.O.M.E.N.) which producesWomensRadio®, in order to “give women a greater voice!” WomensRadio®, a converging medium, had its beginning on the Web as a rich, content Website for women leaders. In 2001, her company also began WomensCalendar®. Today it is the largest databank of women’s events in the world, #1 in all the major search engines and reaching hundreds of thousands of women leaders each week. In the summer of 2004, the company launched the SpeakerSpot, a dynamic speaker referral program which can be accessed by meeting planners internationally. In 2005, the company introduced a new audio production tool for the Web, AudioAcrobat®, that is now the state-of-the-art, audio and video production, streaming and Podcasting Web-based media tool. This service helps everyone to have audio and/or video streaming in their emails and on their Websites. It is the tool of choice for hundreds of broadcasting professionals who want to have their long-form programs included.
During her years as the founder and CEO of her own advertising marketing company in Atlanta, she and her agency gained a reputation for introducing media, particularly radio and television, to industries which had never considered them to deliver their advertising messages. One such industry was residential real estate (including both rentals and sales).
Pat Lynch also contributes her time and experience to many not-for-profits. When the City of Atlanta had experienced a season of multiple killings of young people, a time when the economy was also in a slump, the city was looking for a number of ways to create community and give kids at risk a brighter outlook. She volunteered her time and helped to create the largest party for young people that has ever been conducted. With only three months to pull together all the details, “It’s Time,” was an all-day event hosting some 10,000 kids in Piedmont Park, the largest park in the city. All the transportation to the event, all the food, all the cooks and servers, all the entertainment, all the prizes, everything – was provided for free! Mayor Andrew Young and Gerri Elder, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, created a special plaque of appreciation which was presented to Ms. Lynch for her work in creating and conducting this event.
She has also worked tirelessly for other not-for-profits, largely in the area of publicity and/or fund-raising for such organizations as Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy, American Heart Association.
While residing in California, she served on the boards of the Fresno, CA Court School PTA as President, Fresno Habitat for Humanity and the Fresno Ballet where she helped to raise funds to produce the first new Nutcracker in over 20 years. In the Bay Area, she served as the Media Chair for the California Women’s Agenda, was a member of the Women’s Leadership Alliance of the Bay Area, and was on the Board of Directors of the Afghan Coalition and Afghan Women’s Association International.
Jacqueline Lyoussi has been an active participant in the New York City sustainability community for 7 years. She has been a board member and active participant with White Roof Project as of July of 2011. Jacqueline is also an event coordinator for Greendrinks NYC, a social networking organization that connects like-minded people interested in working with or supporting sustainability in local communities. As a profession, Jacqueline specializes in the residential real estate sales in Manhattan and Brooklyn New York. She is passionate about utilizing her knowledge and relationships with building owners and landlords in what she calls “The ever-changing real estate landscape in New York”. Her mission is to connect sustainable ideas, projects and people who share her vision of a smarter, greener New York.