Green Festival Speakers

Charles Shaw

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Charles Shaw's work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground,Grist,Guerrilla News Network, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness,YES!, and Znet. Shaw is the author of Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics ; Spirituality and was a Contributing Author to the2008 Shift Report from theInstitute for Noetic Sciences, and inPlanetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning (2007, Island Press). In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism.

Charles is the Director of the Exile Nation Unheard Voices Story Project (coming Spring 2010), and Editor of the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, a collaborative project of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Trust. He is the former Editorial Director of Conscious Enlightenment Publishing (Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Whole Life Times, and Seattle's Conscious Choice), the founder and publisher of Newtopia, former head writer for the nationally syndicated radio show Reality Checks, former Senior Staff Writer for The Next American City, and a Contributing Editor for Worldchanging.

A longtime activist and former official for the Green Party of the US, he is a native of Chicago who lives on the West Coast...for now.