Ras K'dee is a cofounder of Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG) Magazine. Ras is a California Pomo/Kenyan rapper and is an occasional host of KPFA FM's Bay Native Circle. He fronts the six member multiculti band One Struggle and in his music addresses native resistance, environmental pollution, and the corrosive affect of drug culture on disadvantaged communities. His third solo album, Street Prison, was chosen by East Bay Express readers as Best Local Album of the Year.
David Kadavy's upbringing was anything but green. He grew up in a culdesac in the suburbs of Omaha, Nebraska; where golf was one of his main pasttimes, dangerous treks across busy intersections to grab candy at gas stations were his childhood's greatest acts of independence, and he never even rode a public bus until he was in college. It wasn't until he learned about sustainability while working at an architecture firm that green captured his imagination.David's passions for technology and sustainable living drew him to California where he is Creative Services Manager at SustainLane and an active member of San Francisco's redhot Web 2.0 scene. As an internationally acclaimed designer and an experienced blogger, viral marketer, community builder, and midwesterner at heart, David strives to use technology to make engaging web experiences that will put green on the minds of average Americans.
Nik Kaestner, a former science teacher and activities director at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, is the first director of sustainability for the San Francisco Unified School District, where he collaborates with teachers, staff, and students to develop a nationallyrecognized sustainable schools program. Nik will seek to expand and publicize the many wonderful efforts already underway in the city's schools, while at the same time developing the District's competencies in such diverse areas as environmental education, rainwater harvesting, waste management, and green cleaning.Prior to coming to SFUSD, Nik worked in a similar capacity in Stanford University's Student Housing division, where he developed environmental purchasing standards and green event guidelines. He also managed the largest campus CFL giveaway in the country, expanded composting and recycling programs for graduate students, replaced inefficient water fixtures in undergrad housing, and installed a new solar hot water system. Before Stanford, Nik guided the Palo Alto Unified School District in drafting a sustainability policy, incorporating environmental consideration into the 20Year Master Plan, developing a comprehensive alternative commute program, and setting up green teams at numerous schools throughout the District.A graduate of Stanford University, Nik holds a masters in education administration from Santa Clara University and has won awards from the American Lung Association, City of Palo Alto, and Santa Clara County for his environmental efforts. He has also been published in PC World and Greenbiz.com, is a LEED
Goli Gabbay Kafka is a pioneer in teaching Yoga for Mental and Emotional health, and is widely recognized for her expertise relieving stress, anxiety disorders and depression. A teacher since 1998, Goli has gained the trust of celebrity clients, business leaders, and Los Angeles’ most elite psychological recovery centers. She was recently named one of the “Yogis Shifting the Planet” in ORIGIN magazine’s "Leaders who Inspire” issue (Sept-Oct. 2012.) Goli has earned multiple certifications from Yoga Works, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, and Yoga West. Trained in a variety of disciplines, Goli’s teaching style integrates Vinyasa, Iyengar and Kundalini yoga. Her classes balance strength building and precise alignment with unique relaxation techniques. Goli’s therapeutic approach to yoga enables students to achieve profound personal and spiritual breakthroughs. Parallel to her yoga career, Goli has worked as an environmental educator and consultant. Her accomplishments include: designing and implementing innovative City-wide environmental programs; co-creating the highly acclaimed “Sustainable Works Business Greening Program” for the City of Santa Monica; greening large corporations and manufacturing plants; and launching a global PSA campaign with the United Nations Environment Program. Goli is also a wife and mama to two young children.
A Lifelong vegetarian with knowledge encompassing cuisines ranging from vegetarian to vegan to macrobiotic, Tamar Kagan was raised with a passion for whole foods, influenced by a combination of Eastern European and Middle Eastern cuisine. She moved to San Francisco when she was five, and her palette expanded to many different cuisines. As soon as she was on her own in the kitchen, she taught herself how to prepare clean, healthy, easy, fun and affordable meals, inspired by many cultures. The key to being healthy is a balanced nutritious diet and a consistent exercise routine. Kagan's experience as the Assistant General Manager of one NYC’s most popular vegan/macrobiotic restaurants, Angelica’s Kitchen, and her background as a Spinning Instructor, taught her how to prepare super healthy, nutritious meals. And while she doesn’t eat it, she can also provide information on eating the right meat/fish/poultry, and how to prepare it.
Kahn is a founder, and current Board Chair, of the NW Biodiesel Network, a Seattle based nonprofit that is focused on educating the general public about the benefits of biodiesel.
Lloyd Kahn has a B.A. from Stanford University. During the late 1950s, while serving in the United States Air Force in Germany, Kahn ran the USAF newspaper for two years. Returning to California in 1960 to work as an insurance broker, he suddenly quit his insurance job and began work as a carpenter, eventually building four houses.Kahn next worked for Stewart Brand as Shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog. During 1970 Kahn started a bookpublishing house, Shelter Publications, and published his first book, Domebook One, followed the next year with Domebook 2. These books were followed by the now classic Shelter in 1973, and a series of fitness books, including Stretching, by Bob Anderson, which has sold over 3,000,000 copies.During 2004, Kahn published Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter. Home Work summarizes the best of his work over the past 30 years photographing buildings and interviewing builders, and includes numerous buildings directly inspired by the book Shelter.Kahn's Builders of the Pacific Coast, published in 2008, features a unique group of builders along the Pacific Coast from California to British Columbia. Kahn is currently working on a new book, Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter about the growing movement towards humanscale housing.In keeping with his fitness theme, Kahn, at the age of 75, continues to surf, skateboard (longboard) and run (the Dipsea Race) competitively. He and his wife Lesley live and work in a small town on the Pacific Ocean coast north of San Francisco, California.Lloyd Kahn has a B.A. from Stanford University. During the late 1950s, while serving in the United States Air Force in Germany, Kahn ran the USAF newspaper for two years. Returning to California in 1960 to work as an insurance broker, he suddenly quit his insurance job and began work as a carpenter, eventually building four houses.Kahn next worked for Stewart Brand as Shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog. During 1970 Kahn started a bookpublishing house, Shelter Publications, and published his first book, Domebook One, followed the next year with Domebook 2. These books were followed by the now classic Shelter in 1973, and a series of fitness books, including Stretching, by Bob Anderson, which has sold over 3,000,000 copies.During 2004, Kahn published Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter. Home Work summarizes the best of his work over the past 30 years photographing buildings and interviewing builders, and includes numerous buildings directly inspired by the book Shelter.Kahn's Builders of the Pacific Coast, published in 2008, features a unique group of builders along the Pacific Coast from California to British Columbia. Kahn is currently working on a new book, Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter about the growing movement
Alex Kajumulo has produced five albums under the BabuKaju Record Label: Never Before, Justice for Mankind, Searching for Love, I'm Kool Like That, and Bushman Vision. Alexs first album, Never Before, was released in 2007 and has played on radio stations around the world rising to the top ten on the charts in many African countries and on the World Music Charts in Canada. One of the songs, Maza Africa, was a finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. Another of the songs from the album, Zuwena, placed 5th in the World Music Category of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Songs from Never Before are listed with Pump Audio for commercial licensing. In 2008 another song Family Man, from the album Justice for Mankind was a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Here in Western Washington, Alexs songs are played on KEXP, KUBE, KBCS (Bellevue Community College), KAOS (Evergreen State College), KYIZ (1620 am) and KUGS (Western Washington University). On April 16, 2009, Alex and three members of his band were featured on the Seattle Cable Channel show, ArtZone with Nancy Guppy. Ed Mays Productions, has produced two one hour documentaries on Alex Kajumulo and his music for Pirate TV. Both can be found on the Pirate TV website and have been aired on public access cable channel 77 in the Seattle area. Nonprofit environmental agencies around the world, like the New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers, the Audubon Society of Central Oklahoma, the Earth Charter Youth Initiative, and The Climate Project have been using Alexs song Global Warming from the Bushman Vision album in their promotional campaigns.One of the foundations of Alexs music is collaboration with talented musicians from around the world. He began his musical career writing and producing with the acclaimed Tanzanian artist Kool James, Mtoto wa Dandu. Since then, he has worked with DubPHixS from Belgium ; the Philippines; Selassie I. Soldier from the U.S. ; Jamaica; HBomb from the U.S. ; the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lace Cadence from the U.S., Emotionz from Argentina ; Canada, Lauren Barnes from Seattle,U.S., Ruby ; Bob Antolin from the U.S. ; Japan, Joachim Nordensson from the U.S., Fela from the Central African Republic, DJ BMello from Seattle, WA; and Maurice Jones Jr. from Seattle ; Toronto, Canada.Alex Kajumulo and BabuKaju Records have a significant presence on the internet. Alex maintains two music websites at www.babukaju.com and www.alexkajumulo.com, myspace pages at www.myspace.com/alexkajumulo and www.myspace.com/babukajurecords, music sales sites with content at amazon.com and cdbaby.com, and digital downloads of all of the songs on all of his albums are available at Itunes, amazon, cdbaby, rhapsody, and wherever digital music is for sale.
James Kalin's company – Virtually Green – is building a network of Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm Incubator (SCUFI) programs in cities around the USA. A SCUFI program trains people to be sustainable commercial urban farmers, helps them get startup financing, find urban farm plots and secure an urban farm home to lease or own. A SCUFI trains urban farmers to generate extra profits by integrating farm operations into the grounds, structures, rooftops and systems of nearby urban buildings and businesses. A SCUFI can play an important role in reengineering cities to meet the challenges of climate change, peak oil and economic instability. Virtually Green also does case studies and design advice for green building and sustainable development projects, particularly LEED. Many of the case studies end up as online virtual tours of buildings and landscapes. Among other things, James is a LEED AP and an ex-ag extension agent.
Michael has been in the Entertainment Industry for 20 years and in that time has developed and maintained numerous relationships with producers, directors and writers. He has also been involved with environmental and humanitarian causes for as long as he’s been in the media business and as a result has maintained strong relationships to sustainable companies that are aware of his long standing dedication to promoting conscious living.
Robert Kallen founded RSK Strategies, LLC, which provides expertise and capital to small and growing companies specializing in the food and education sectors. From 19841992, he was Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for BakeLine Products, Inc (a privatelabel cookie manufacturing company with national distribution and annual sales of over $100 million). Bob was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (19821984) and at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (19931995). He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in the private sector over the last 15 years. Bob has taught for over 20 years and is currently an adjunct professor of law and economics at DePaul University and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award. He has developed two new courses on business ethics and business, government and democracy. He is currently the SecretaryTreasurer of the Concord Coalition Citizens' Council (a notforprofit organization dedicated to deficit reduction) and Treasurer of the Barat Education Foundation Board where he established DiversityForums.org, which provides panels to educational and corporate institutions to discuss issues surrounding race, class, gender, and business ethics. Additionally, Bob worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore transition team for economics and was a legislative assistant in 1982 for Senator Paul Tsongas.Bob received a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Illinois, and a M.A. in Economics and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, in 2002, Mr. Kallen was awarded a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.
Kamaria is a senior at Community Services West Career Academy and will graduate in June. Kamaria plans to continue her education in the culinary arts at Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College.
Jurriaan Kamp founded Ode Magazine in The Netherlands in 1995 with his wife, Helene de Puy. The magazine continues to thrive there and in 2007, Ode Magazine’s U.S. offices opened in the Bay Area. Ode’s mission is to publish stories about the people and ideas that are making a difference. The magazine for “intelligent optimists,” Ode reports on positive news in the areas of health, science, spirit, life, energy and business. Before founding Ode, Kamp was an editor, correspondent in South Asia and Chief Economics Editor at the Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. He is the author of "Small Change: How Fifty Dollars Changes the World" and "Because People Matter." Ode Magazine in the Netherlands recently published its 100th issue. He lives in San Rafael, California with his partner and spouse Helene de Puy and their four children.
Alisa Kane is the Green Building and Development Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. There she works on green capital improvement projects, policy initiatives, educational outreach and partnership development. She has a Masters in Urban Planning and has spent the last 17 years working in the fields of green building, community development and recycling. Alisa is a published writer, regular speaker at green building events and an active community volunteer. In her spare time she likes to take photos and blog about her adventures in sustainable Portland.
An amazing musician with love of several instruments. The clock and heart of Steady Crew, his combination of rhythms and subtle intricate patterns will move anyone in to a greater freedom of expression. This addition to any performance guarantees a magical and soulful experience. The years of performances are very obvious and loved by many crowds. A true melting pot of music genres are carried within his sticks.
Mike Kanoe was born and raised in Oakland, and he attended The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. In addition to owning a catering company, Mike has worked as a sous chef at Cafe Veneizia. He currently works under chef, Tanya Holland, at her Brown Sugar Kitchen in West Oakland.
Elizabeth Kanter, RYT 200, teaches yoga to increase happiness, beauty and healing in the world. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years, with early foundations in Iyengar and Ashtanga. Blossoming the seed that was planted during her very first yoga class, she completed Willow Street Yoga's Anusara 200-hour teacher training in 2009. Her classes are heart-opening, alignment based, and playful - in the Tantric tradition of Anusara yoga. She loves sharing the incredible benefits of the practice - and seeing her students light up with the recognition and celebration of the spark within.
Adam Kanzer is Managing Director and General Counsel of Domini Social Investments and Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Domini Funds. His responsibilities include directing Domini’s shareholder advocacy department, where for more than ten years he has led numerous dialogues with corporations on a wide range of social and environmental issues. He is the author of “Putting Human Rights on the Agenda: The Use of Shareholder Proposals to Address Corporate Human Rights Performance,” a chapter in Finance for a Better World: The Shift to Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2009) and is a frequent speaker and commentator on socially responsible investing and corporate accountability.
Rachel Kaplan is a leading eco-somatic therapist who works with individuals, families and groups to create generative approaches to the challenges and opportunities of daily life. Her former life as an improvisational dancer informs her current life as a healer, educator, activist, inspirational speaker, permaculture designer and mother—bringing flexibility and spontaneity to the ever-evolving practices of sustainability. She is the author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living (with K. Ruby Blume), as well as The Probable Site of the Garden of Eden, and Diaspora: Stories from the Cities. Find her at www.rachelkaplanmft.net or www.urban-homesteading.org.
Shireen Karimi works at Green America (co-producer of the Green Festival) and previously worked at Common Good City Farm, an urban farm and education center that organically grows food for low-income residents in Washington, DC. She worked with farmers in South America who depend on sustainable agriculture and land use and has seen the destruction industrial agriculture causes in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and right here in the US. Shireen views food as the bridge between cultures, communities, personal health, environmental issues, politics, and humans' relationship with the Earth. She has spoken on raw foods preparation, local and organic agriculture, and food’s impact on health. Her lifestyle embodies her beliefs as she is at the farmers market every week, prepares whole and organic food, container gardens in the city, and works to improve our food system.
Eloise Karlatiras is the Director of Development for the “Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition” (GCRC). She joined the GCRC with an in-depth knowledge of greening the foodservice industry as a result of a project she pioneered at Piece Pizzeria & Brewery in Chicago. Eloise’s enthusiasm and vision led her to conceive and develop the “Greenpiece Project”, a full-scale environmental sustainability program. Her leadership, passion, and commitment to greening the business community led to her appointment to take the GCRC into its future as a successful trade association. Eloise combines her interest in organizational planning and her love of new media as she develops a forward thinking concept for the GCRC.
Warren Karlenzig, Chief Strategy Officer of SustainLane, directs the SustainLane US City Rankings, a peerreviewed sustainability benchmarking of the largest 50 cities in the United States. The Washington Post said of the rankings: Surveys such as SustainLane's 'go a long way in terms of helping the nation understand what constitutes a better and more sustainable urban environment.' Karlenzig has been editor in chief of Knowledge Management magazine and a leading sustainability consultant for the federal government (US EPA, White House Office of Science and Technology) and the state of California. He is author of How Green is Your City?: The SustainLane US City Rankings (New Society Press) and A Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing (Global Green USA) and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, The Weather Channel's Climate Code and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His blog is www.greenacity.com.
Senior Scientist, Communities for a Better Environment Mr. Karras has extensive environmental science and policy experience and expertise in the fields of industrial investigation, pollution prevention engineering, energy system planning and exposure assessment. In his 27 years with CBE he has led research in campaigns on water quality, air quality and food chain contamination; participated in pollution prevention audits of more than 100 industrial facilities, and authored or coauthored 20 major scientific publications including CBE reports and formal peer reviewed work. Mr. Karras cochaired the primary technical work group for the San Francisco Electricity Resource Plan from 20022004, served on the Bay Area Air Districts technical work groups for refinery rules development from 20032005. He currently serves as an expert for CBE and other groups in a project involving comprehensive investigation of environmental impacts of and alternatives to refining heavier, more contaminated oil.
Megy Karydes is the founder of World Shoppe, a fair trade importing business that works directly with artisans in South Africa and Pakistan. Her artisans’ jewelry and women’s accessories can be found in more than 150 gift shops, women’s boutiques and museums nationwide. She’s active in the fair trade movement locally and nationally and was one of the founding board members of Chicago Fair Trade. She actively uses social media to promote fair trade and finds engaging with customers and sharing the impact fair trade makes on her artisan partners among the highlights of her work. You can learn more by visitingwww.World-Shoppe.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter:www.Facebook.com/worldshoppe andwww.Twitter.com/worldshoppe.
Marc Kasky has spent the past 40 years working on a variety of projects to the quality of life in communities throughout the U.S. as Executive Director of the SF Ecology Center and Fort Mason Center, as well as with public agencies and developers in urban and rural settings on projects that have strengthened the connections people have to their geographic and social communities. He has been the plaintiff in several consumer lawsuits, most notably Kasky v. Nike. This lawsuit which received extensive national (Fortune Magazine, NY Times, PBS/NPR) and international (Financial Times, the Economist) coverage resulted in a decision affirming that corporations do not have a right to lie and do not have the same First Amendment protections as people do. In other words, they are not persons. Kasky v. Nike is now a business and law school textbook case and has transformed the way corporations can communicate with the public.
At seven years old, Kat Nguyen (stage name: Under Kat) picked up her fathers $20 dollar guitar he acquired in Mexico as a young man. Although it was old, damaged, and out of tune, from the battered instrument birthed a world of possibility that began the first time her tender fingers plucked their very first string. Awaking something in her, Kat began her voyage down a new found enigma of adventure and mystery MUSIC. Hit with this 10ton freight train of unexpected passion and inspiration, Kat was possessed with a hunger to learn and master this instrument as quickly as possible so that in time, she could hone it to express and share a story of her own. Following her father everywhere, she had him teach her what he could, but being self taught himself, it wasnt long before the grasshopper had surpassed her master.At the age of 11, proving that she was serious about her talent, Kat was bequeathed with a guitar just for her and slowly, but surely, she evolved from an insecure little novice, unsure of her ability and sound, to an incredibly polished composer, with a voice her very own. By the time she was a teenager, she was coaxing melodies and songs. Songs that sprung from the tortures of understanding her temperamental human existence, that of which was sometimes beautiful, and sometimes cruel. Currently Kat is in school as a music major, pursuing her passion over a safe and conventional path spending most of her energy finishing her first album, entirely self produced, and recorded, mostly in the middle of the night in the quiet corners of her bedroom. Much of Kats music is an outlet for her struggles as a young female Asian American queer coming to terms with life, society, love, politics and what she sees as the destruction of the Earth and all its creatures. Refusing to be pigeon holed in life as well as in music, her style, like her voice, can be described as a dabble in a little bit of everything: folk, indie, experimental, electronic, and much much more that has yet to be created.
Martin is the Washington, DC area's leading ecofriendly wedding planner and floral designer. She is currently writing a book about ecofriendly weddings and is the author of the upcoming 4th edition of The Everything Wedding Book.
Earl Katz, President of Public Interest Pictures and President of Creative Philanthropy, is an activist/documentary producer. He is currently Executive Producing two films, the documentary Heist and the studio film Legacy of Secrecy, slated to be released by Warner Brothers in 2013 starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Earl’s award-winning documentaries have been an adjunct to his career as a political, social justice and environmental activist since 1970. Katz is Executive Producer of Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election with Danny Glover (Sundance Channel), Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (Sundance Channel), Broadcast Blues, One Nation Under God, and Hacking Democracy (HBO), for which he received an Emmy®nomination. He has been Executive Producer of numerous other documentaries including: El Barco de la Paz – The Peace Ship to Nicaragua, The CIA & World Peace, Lanzo Del Vasto: The Warrior For Peace and Only One Earth.
Michelle Kaufmann is an accomplished architect, designer and advocate for smarter ways to design, build and live. She has led the field of prefab green homes, has been widely published and has received numerous awards including Top Firm 2008 by Residential Architect, and has been called “the Henry Ford of green homes” by the Sierra Club.
Savitree Kaur, Registered Yoga Teacher, is a devoted student and teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and is KRI certified by the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association. Kaur practices yoga and home care in all aspects of her life, including cooking and spending time with her children. Her unique vision and expertise in "homecaring" began when she owned a thriving non-toxic cleaning company in Chicago. Unable to find commercial products which were both non-toxic and truly effective, she began formulating her own products by blending deliciously-scented essential oils with vegetable-based soaps to create a line of custom cleaning products that better served her customers and employees. Kaur co-founded Blissful Home as a way to heal our world by infusing the essence of yoga into our home. She lives in Evanston with her two wise and beautiful children, Madison and Jonah, and Prema their 6-toed cat.
Mary Kearns, chief herban developer for Herban Lifestyle, LLC, lives in the D.C. area, where she does her best to balance her urban lifestyle with healthful habits
Keehn is VP of OUT for Sustainability. Elan works as a naturopathic doctor and certified nurse practitioner at both the University of Washington Women's Health Care Center and Bellingham Natural Family Medicine. Keehn's goal in medicine is to provide compassionate, integrative care acting as a bridge between naturopathic and conventional medicine. On a similar note, Keehn strives to act as a bridge linking the LGBQT and the environmental community. In her past life, Keehn volunteered for several environmental nonprofits, earned a BA in Environmental Science/Biology, and lived in Hawaii studying humpback whales, surfing, and trying to save native plants.
Dorka Keehn is a journalist and activist. A leader in the women’s movement, she is a founder of Emerge America, the premier training program for Democratic women planning to run for political office; a founding board member of Ignite, an organization that provides political and civic education to high school and college women; and a Commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. Dorka also hosts the arts and culture Internet and raAdio program, "Keehn on Art," and has produced several programs for television including the two-time Emmy-award-winning documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story.
Suzanne Keers is co-founder and Executive Director of Local First Chicago, a not-for-profit organization formed to educate members of the public, business leaders and local governments regarding the economic and social benefits provided by locally owned and independent businesses in Chicago. She is also the owner of Main Street Innovations, a consulting company devoted to helping experienced business owners grow and optimize their companies. Keers has 25 years of experience in consulting and management with deep knowledge of quality management, process improvement and general management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Dill Pickle Food Coop, and on the Advisory Committee of the Family Farmed EXPO. She holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Certificate in Liberal Arts from the Basic Program at the University of Chicago. Keers has served as a Malcolm Baldrige Business Excellence Senior Evaluator and an Illinois Lincoln Award for Excellence Evaluator.
Chef Keidi Awadu is a Southern California-based raw food chef. He has pioneered a brand called Living Superfood as a vehicle for “full-spectrum hypernutrition”, health-inducing nutrition administered through gourmet live–food cuisine. Here are just a few of Chef Keidi’s “Life-Lights”
- Award-winning raw food chef and longtime master of vegan & vegetarian cuisine
- Developer of the Living Superfood Full-Spectrum Hyper-Nutrition healing system
- Author of more than two dozen books on health, culture and the humanities
- Multi-media journalist for 35 years in print, broadcast and an Internet webcast pioneer
- Internationally featured lecturer on health, culture, economics, and progressive activism
- Life-long career as musician and recording artist
- 3 Years of laboratory experience as a reproductive cryogenics technician
- Father to 3 college-age daughters
- Life-long organic gardening expert horticulturalist
- Currently producing a trilogy of books on the Living Superfood healing system: Living Superfood Recipes (August 2011); Living Superfood Research: Unleash Your Miracle with Full-Spectrum Hyper-Nutrition (September 2012); Living Superfood Remedies: Eat to Beat Chronic Diseases and Disorders (2013)
- Developer of the OFF-THE-WEIGHT 30-Day Program, as a no-starvation weight reduction system
- Initiated in March 2012 as Priest Kheper Ra of the Sacred Order of the Sons of Ra
- Ministries and is engaged upon the following 3-part mission: 1)Restoration of the Great Mother Goddess; 2)The Divinity of Nature 3)Rejuvenating the Body Temple
- Recipient of more than a dozen awards for journalism, global activism and community organizing
- Native to Columbus, Ohio, and resident in Southern California for 32 years
Grace Hearth is the collaboration between Keri Keifer of 'Oakland Hearth' and Jocelyn Jackson of 'With Grace.' Together we will nourish your special event with local and seasonal soul-warming food. Keri hails from Illinois and grew her passion for gardening, cooking and nourishment by way of studying Chemistry, training as a Pastry Chef, and working with various Bay Area Community gardening and food projects; food is her art, from seed to table.
Brad Keimach has studied Hatha yoga with Max Strom, Saul David Raye, Sarah Powers, Georg Feuerstein, Gabriella Giubilaro and Tias Little. He has taught yoga at Exhale since its opening and has also instructed at Maha Yoga, Dance Home and Brentwood Yoga. For Brad, yoga is a transformational and healing practice for and from the heart. This is what inspires and motivates him to share this path with others. With a background as a symphony and opera conductor, Brad has been profoundly influenced in his life and teaching by the heart-first example of his mentor, Leonard Bernstein.
Keith is the founder and director of Urban Wilderness Project (UWP), providing culturally based storytelling, restoration and wilderness programs rooted in social change. She believes that shifting our mindset so that we see ourselves as a part of the natural world is critical to restoring the ecology of our communities; reducing urban and domestic violence; and acknowledging and healing historical injustices. Keith's work as a literary artist, environmental educator, community organizer and social justice advocate informs her ongoing development of the R U An Endangered Species?™ curriculum and community workshops.
Christie Keith has over 17 years of experience in global social justice movements, and is currently the International Co-Coordinator of GAIA, a global network of more than 600 grassroots organizations and individuals working together for zero waste and environmental justice in 92 countries. She formerly worked as a popular educator, program coordinator and strategic planner in Guatemala. While there, she supported refugees from the Guatemalan civil war, as well as leaders of the labor movement, women’s movementand Mayan campesino movement. In the U.S., she has served as the Interim Director for NISGUA (a Guatemala human rights and social justice organization) and the U’wa Defense Project, and has also carried out development work for the Hesperian Foundation and Health Care Without Harm. She is based in GAIA's Berkeley, CA office.
Panayoti Kelaidis has been at Denver Botanic Gardens since 1980; he is currently serving as the Senior Curator and Director of Outreach. He is a member of the editorial board of American Horticulturist as well as numerous plant societies. Panayoti has traveled to Mexico, South Africa, Alaska, Chile, Argentina, Pakistan, Spain, and throughout the Western United States on plant expeditions. He has garnered numerous awards and honors, including the 2009 American Horticulture Society's prestigious Liberty Hyde Bailey Award for lifetime contributions to horticulture, the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Growers Hall of Fame in 2005, the 2004 Boulder History Museum 60 Year Living History award, and the 2002 National Garden Clubs Medal of Honor. Panayoti is an acclaimed national and international speaker, having presented papers across the U.S. and around the world, including South Africa, England, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada. He has helped discover or name 3 new species of plants in his lifetime.
Keleher is the Director of the Midwest Office of the Applied Research Center and Program Director of the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. He is a coauthor of the Green Equity Toolkit: Standards and Strategies for Advancing Race, Gender and Economic Equity in the Green Economy and The Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity and Justice. He is a contributing writer to RaceWire, the blog of ColorLines magazine. He provides racial justice training and consulting to organizations around the country and has extensive community organizing experience in the area of environmental justice. Keleher coordinated the national ERASE Initiative (Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence) and has authored several reports on race and equity issues. He is a member of the Illinois Editorial Forum and the Human Relations Advisory Committee for the 2040 Chicago Regional Plan. He has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the California Senate, and was a national recipient of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's Push for Excellence in Education Award.
President and founder of ChicoBag Company, Keller has a gift for developing simple product solutions to large environmental issues. Keller invented the first ChicoBag
Gregory Kellett is the habitat gardens coordinator for the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership (www.polinator.org). He has over twelve years of professional gardening experience specializing in Californian native plants and coordinates the installation of gardens as both habitat for pollinators and outdoor classrooms for people.Gregory Kellett is the habitat gardens coordinator for the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership (www.polinator.org). He has over twelve years of professional gardening experience specializing in Californian native plants and coordinates the installation of gardens as both habitat for pollinators and outdoor classrooms for people.
Jessica Kellner is the Editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine and the author of Housing Reclaimed. She is an ardent advocate of stylish, sustainable design, self-sufficient living and conservation through the reuse of the vast supply of beautiful vintage building materials, architectural details and more.
Georgia Kelly is the founder and director of Praxis Peace Institute, a nonprofit peace education organization based in Sonoma, CA. She has produced several conferences on peacerelated themes in the US and in Europe and leads seminar/tours to the Mondrag
Christian KempGriffin was born and raised in Canada, until he left for the United States for his university degree, which he completed at Princeton in 1986.His career started back in Canada with the leading clothing retailer, Holt Renfrew, where he managed a team on the shop floor and then became director of merchandise control for the group.Three years later Christian and his wife moved to Paris and he took a job with Polo Ralph Lauren, heading up the buying and merchandising for Europe, a position he held for 7 years.He was then recruited to The Walt Disney Company in the consumer products division where he became director of licensing, managing over 200 clothing licensees across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He held this position for 3 years.KempGriffin later moved to work for Devanlay (worldwide licensee for Lacoste), as global vice president for marketing and product development for the Lacoste brand. Under his leadership in marketing, public relations, advertising, design and visual merchandising, Lacoste experienced significant worldwide growth.In July 2005, Christian was contacted by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, to become CEO of Edun clothing. He has been with the organisation since October, 2005 and has spent considerable time in building his team and developing African sourcing. Since the recent investment from LVMH in May 2009, KempGriffin is now chief mission officer and concentrates all his time on Edun's mission work and driving the Edun LIVE brand.Christian KempGriffin was born and raised in Canada, until he left for the United States for his university degree, which he completed at Princeton in 1986.His career started back in Canada with the leading clothing retailer, Holt Renfrew, where he managed a team on the shop floor and then became director of merchandise control for the group.Three years later Christian and his wife moved to Paris and he took a job with Polo Ralph Lauren, heading up the buying and merchandising for Europe, a position he held for 7 years.He was then recruited to The Walt Disney Company in the consumer products division where he became director of licensing, managing over 200 clothing licensees across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He held this position for 3 years.KempGriffin later moved to work for Devanlay (worldwide licensee for Lacoste), as global vice president for marketing and product development for the Lacoste brand. Under his leadership in marketing, public relations, advertising, design and visual merchandising, Lacoste experienced significant worldwide growth.In July 2005, Christian was contacted by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson,
Herve Kempf was born in 1957 in Amiens, north of Paris, in France.After studies in economics, history, and political science, he became ajournalist. Since 1988 he has specialized in environmental andecological reporting. He created the environmental magazine Reporterre,and has written for scientific and economic newspapers. He has workedwith Le Monde, the most influential French newspaper, since 1998, wherehe is the Environmental Editor and covers ecological topics, notablyclimate change and biodiversity. Le Monde now has an entire sectiondevoted to environment and science. Traveling worldwide for hisreporting, Kempf makes his home in Paris.
Ken Roseboro has been called “the nation’s reporter on all issues surrounding genetically modified foods” by Acres USA magazine. Ken is editor and publisher of The Organic & Non-GMO Report, a monthly newsletter that focuses on the threats posed by GM foods and the growing non-GMO food trend. He is also editor and publisher of The Non-GMO Sourcebook, an annual directory of suppliers of non-GMO and organic seed, grains, and ingredients. Ken is author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health and The Organic Food Handbook both published by Basic Health Publications. He is a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Organic Association. He has spoken at many conferences including Natural Products Expo West, All Things Organic, Acres USA Conference, The Organic Farming Conference, National Heirloom Seed Expo, and others. Ken also appears in the new film “GMO OMG.”
Ken Roseboro has been called “the nation’s reporter on all issues surrounding genetically modified foods” by Acres USA magazine. Ken is editor and publisher of The Organic & Non-GMO Report, a monthly news magazine that focuses on threats posed by GM foods and the growing non-GMO food trend. He is also editor and publisher of The Non-GMO Sourcebook, a directory of suppliers of non-GMO seeds, grains, and ingredients. Ken is author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health and The Organic Food Handbook both published by Basic Health Publications. He is a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Organic Association. Ken appears in the new documentary film, GMO OMG.
Doug has been involved in the building/real estate field for over 35 years. His overlapping careers in sustainable residential construction, real estate appraisal and property management have helped shape his understanding and belief as to the importance of the symbiotic relationship between an individual’s health, their residence and the environment. As Director of Operations at Pathway Design & Construction and a facilitator/trainer for the TM4 Group, he is committed to providing employees, clients and others in the community useful information regarding Indoor Air Quality and the impact construction/remodel projects can have on an individual’s health. He serves on the American Lung Association Master Home Environmentalist steering committee, Master Builders/Built Green Remodel committee and is actively involved with The Northwest Eco-builders Guild. He was presented the 2008 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding volunteer service with the A LA-MHE program and the 2010 Built Green Pioneer Award for efforts in helping develop the ”Healthy Home for Building Professionals” series.
Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman and editor and has worked on everything from music videos and commercials to motion capture animation, scripted and reality television and fiction and non-fiction film. Scott’s documentary,The Garden,was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. It tells the story of the South Central Community Garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. It premiered at the prestigious AFI Silverdocs film festival where it won best documentary and went on to win other awards (Florida and Camden FF, MMPA Diversity Award) and garner rave reviews from the likes of Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times: “Excellent! Its lessons about the levers of power and politics, and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere. The Garden is a potent human drama.”
Joe Kennedy, designer and natural builder, has been involved in ecologicaldesign and construction for over twenty years. Joe cofounded and directed Builders Without Borders, an international organizationof natural builders and architects who help villagers worldwide design and buildtheir own low-cost, earth-friendly housing. He studied at University ofCalifornia at Berkeley and the Southern California Institute of Architecturewith an additional degree in International Peace Studies from the Universityof Notre Dame. Joe’s concentration on natural building design and its ecological,political and social effects have involved him with innovative projects aroundthe globe that have expanded the boundaries of ecological architecture. Joeco-designed a space station habitatability module for NASA, and is currentlydesigning a Children’s Village for NextAid and Youth With a Vision in Dennilton, South Africa.
Danny Kennedy is a passionate activist, successful green-tech entrepreneur and recognized opinion leader on global environmental issues. He was recently named 2011 “Innovator of the Year” by PBS’ program, Planet Forward, for providing an innovative, high-impact and commercially viable solution that responds to the world’s environmental challenges. Danny founded the leading residential solar power company, Sungevity, in 2007, as an integral part of his mission to promote the use of clean energy and eliminate the world’s dependence on fossil fuel.Prior to starting Sungevity, Danny served as a campaign manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Prior to that, Kennedy directed Project Underground, an organization committed to the human rights of people struggling with mining and oil operations. He serves on the board of the Solar Foundation, a global research and education organization in Washington DC, and SolarMosaic, a solar-focused, crowd-funding start up in Berkeley, CA.
Bonnie Keough has always loved to travel, but never considered going to South America until 7 years ago, when she made her first trip to Ecuador. Bonnie was hooked and has returned many times since then! To support her travel habit, she has begun leading tours, and also imports and sells items purchased from the talented artistsand wonderful folks she meets.
Seneca wants to be an Agronomist when he grows up. Really geeked about the Mycelia Project and curriculum database. Loves growing mostly because he likes eating. Well. Does not have a soft spot for squirrels or slugs, but loves ladybugs and dragonflies. Chicago born, California bred.
Marie Kerpan is the founder of Green Careers, a career consulting practice, started in 2000, supporting the transition to careers that promote ecological, social and economic sustainability.In addition to working with individuals and groups in her practice, she has designed, produced and delivered green careers programming for the Bioneers Conference, the SF Green Festival and The Solar Living Institute. Most recently, Marie joined the faculty of the Green MBA at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA where she will be teaching and mentoring graduate students.An active participant in the sustainability movement for the past 7 years, Marie was the first Director of Sustainable Marin, providing sustainability education and advocacy in Marin County. She is also one of the cofounders of Sustainable Mill Valley, working to shape sustainable public policy in her hometown.Formerly a Vice President and Senior Consultant for 5 years with Drake Beam Morin, the industry leader in career transition consulting, Marie's professional background also includes 10 years on Wall St. in a variety of executive line and staff positions including operations management, strategic planning, training and development, and product management.Marie is the author of Balance: The Ultimate Challenge of the 21st Century published by BerrettKoehler in a collection of essays entitled When the Canary Stops Singing: Women's Perspectives on Transforming Business.
Luke Ketterhagen graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. He then moved to the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy to study under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, where he would spend over 7 years in residence. After receiving his yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute, Ketterhagen joined their permanent staff. He authored the "Asana Basics" column for Yoga International Magazine from December 2003 to December 2004. Luke appeared as a model in numerous editions of the 16-year-old publication as well as in the best-selling book, Yoga: Mastering the Basics. Former owner and director of Uptown Yoga in Dallas, TX, Ketterhagen was also Director of Programming and the principal teacher at East West Yoga in Manhattan during its re-launch. Currently Luke teaches classes, workshops and teacher training programs in Southern California and around the US.
Charlie is a Freshman at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Science (CHSAS). Charlie is very kind and thoughtful. He enjoys sports and is very athletic.
Savitri Khalsa has been a working potter since 1989. She has shown her work from New Orleans to Massachusetts.Her work ranges from functional tableware, whimsical organic fruit like vessels, large flower sculptures and fountains.She taught pottery at University of North Carolina at Charlotte '94-'97 and in her gallery/studio ("98- 2005) in Winchester, Va.She has a B.F.A. from West Virginia University, 1985 and a Masters from Ohio University 1987.
Khan is a member of North Oakland Cohousing, working to create affordable housing and demonstrating the value of community.
Navina Khanna's work focuses on organizing and movement building for transformative change. She is a co-founder and the Field Director of Live Real, a new national initiative dedicated to amplifying the power of young people in frontline communities shaping a radically different food system through policy and practice. She's also a Movement Strategy Center Associate. Based in Oakland, she's worked as an educator, community organizer, artivist and policy advocate to transform agri-food systems from field to vacant lot to table. Navina holds an MS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis, where she developed curriculum for the first undergraduate major in sustainable agri-food systems at a Land-Grant University, and a BA from Hampshire College, where she focused on using music and dance for ecological justice. She is also a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher and permaculturalist. A first generation South Asian American, Navina’s worldview is shaped by growing up - and growing food - in the U.S. and in India.
Long time friends since they were together at boarding school in India, Gayatri and Rati knew that they would one day merge their creative interests in fashion and design to create their own label. Their complementary styles, interests and expertise have allowed them the freedom to bring the vibrancy and exclusive hand-craftmanship of India to the western shores. They design and work with high-end artisans to put together a collection a few times each year.The co-founders travel to India and immerse themselves in the chaos, and the vivid abundance of exquisite craftsmanship of artisans, two aspects that exist side by side and are so typical of India. It is in India that the designs come to life. For Rati and Gayatri it was never a question of "IF" they would follow their passion but "WHEN" and the "WHEN" is definitely now. Yatra is proud to support and work with a diverse group of women and men artisans in India who in turn support their extended families and local communities.
Khoury, owner of Earth Alley, an ecofriendly, fairtrade boutique in Baltimore's eclectic Hampden neighborhood, will talk about ways in which, through trial and error and a whole lot of chutzpah, going green can be fun, inclusive and prosperous.
Jamil Khoury is Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising. Khoury’s plays focus on Middle Eastern themes and questions of Diaspora. He is particularly interested in the intersections of culture, national identity, sexuality, and class. Khoury has devised Mosque Alert, Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret and Silk Road Cabaret: Broadway Sings the Silk Road. He conceived The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion. Khoury’s play WASP: White Arab Slovak Pole has inspired the video play both/and and the documentary Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness. He has written the plays Precious Stones, Fitna, and Azizati. Khoury holds a M.A. degree in Religious Studies from The University of Chicago Divinity School and a B.S. degree in International Relations from Georgetown University 's School of Foreign Service. He is a Kellogg Executive Scholar. Khoury is the recipient of the 3Arts Artist Award for Playwriting.
Mr. Atta Kiarash currently serves as Vice President of Solar Solution LLC overseeing the everyday management of the company. Solar Solution LLC is currently the largest solar PV installer in the District of Columbia having installed over 60% of every installation that has occurred in the District the past two years. Atta Kiarash currently serves on several different green alternative energy boards to help spread the word about going green.
Green Kids was established in 1991 in Canada to address the need for entertaining, educational programming for school-aged children about the importance of environmental stewardship.For Green Kids, the goal is to see the next generation of children growing up with “green dreams” on their minds insteead of nightmares. Green Kids seeks to empower children by providing them with facts about environmental issues in a positive, theatrical manner, and then equipping them with simple but effective tools to live “greenly.”
Alexa Kielty has been working for the Department of the Environment's Zero Waste program since 2001 and has been able to contribute to the development of San Francisco zero waste policies and programs from the ground up. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz environmental studies program with a focus on agroecology. Currently, she has been implementing composting in apartment buildings, one of the first programs of its kind.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge areare not your average couple.They are the stars of the reality television show The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green TV. Josh and Brent have transplanted themselves fromNew York City toBeekman Farm in upstateNew York, where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama. These guys have urban professional backgrounds and they're now making goat milk soap. Technically, Josh isn't new to upstateNew York. He was born there, but then raised in ruralWisconsin. He is the New York Times bestselling author ofI Am Not Myself These DaysandCandy Everybody Wantsand also the new-in-paperback bestseller The Bucolic Plaguewhich is about moving to the farm. He is a monthly columnist for OUT magazine and a contributor toNPR. Born and raised inNorth Carolina, Brent is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and he writes forcare2.com andThe Huffington Post.
Lev's brews all of products from fine Green Teas according to their traditional family recipe while using modern technology to ensure quality and purity. They brew locally on Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. People the world over believe that drinking Kombucha can cure many ailments and prevent major health problems. The recorded history of kombucha dates back well over two thousand years to the Qin Dynasty in China, who called it the “Immortal Health Elixir”. Lev’s Original continues this tradition of health and brings all the benefits of Kombucha to you in several delicious forms. Our products are raw and un-pasteurized so that all the pro-biotic effects are preserved. Lev’s Original is made from green teas which contain antioxidants that prevent cell damage. All products contain beneficial acids that can aid in healthy digestion and enhance the body’s normal toxin elimination processes.
Ian Kim works at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights as Director of the GreenCollar Jobs Campaign. He advocates for policies statewide in California and locally in the city of Oakland to create greencollar jobs, especially for lowincome young adults and those with barriers to employment. Greencollar jobs are quality, careertrack, manual labor jobs in industries like renewable energy, water and energy efficiency, and green building. Ian serves on the Oakland Workforce Investment Board and was ViceChair of the Oakland Oil Independence Task Force. He also serves on the Steering Committees of the California Apollo Alliance and the California EDGE Campaign, and is the coordinator of the California Green Stimulus Coalition. Ian holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Kim is Digital Justice Organizer with Reclaim the Media in Seattle. Passionate about social justice and technology, Kim has done community organizing and outreach with Washington CAN, Sahngnoksoo, and the Seattle Young People's Project, where he is also a board member. Active in Seattle since 2002, Reclaim the Media is the regional hub group of the Media Action Grassroots Network, and a founding member of the national Media and Democracy Coalition.
Dreamer. Founder and caretaker of Java Green Coffee & Tea Inc. Interested in nature, life, and peace and harmony for all beings. DJ started Java Green in 2003 with his family and quickly watched it grow from the first truly eco-friendly coffee shop in D.C., to the capital's most popular vegetarian restaurant and an oasis for raw and gluten-free diners, thanks to his knack for unique recipes. As he adapted a vegan, and now raw diet, DJ has watched an entire community sprout up around Java Green. He is ever willing to take time to share his wisdom and experience on healing the body through food. One of the key leaders of the green movement in DC, DJ is still active in many organizations he helped found, including One Common Unity and Live Green. A constant creative, DJ is always creating delicious recipes and looking towards the future.
Ivy Kims works with Fair Trade Towns USA on the "Go Bananas!" Campaign and Challenge to increase the availability of Fair Trade Certified bananas in the US. Fair Trade Towns USA is a comprehensive platform for growing awareness, availability, and commitment to Fair Trade in the US, and provides the opportunity to build community in your town, as well as connect your community to those in the developing world.
Alice Kim Director of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from Northwestern University and her Master of Arts in English from DePaul University. She is a Chicago activist and has worked on a wide range of social-justice issues. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and was a recipient of the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award for her work to end capital punishment in Illinois. She also previously worked at the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) and served as the coordinator for the WIHS National Community Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the STW Legacy Network and on Children and Family Justice Center’s advisory board. Alice Kim is active in the movements to abolish the death penalty and create street peace and works to build bridges and linkages between social movements. In her professional capacity, she is the director of The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council.
Andrew Kimbrell is founder and executive director of the Washington D.C. based Center for Food Safety and the International Center for Technology Assessment. As an author, lawyer, and activist for more than twenty years, he has been at the forefront of legal and grassroots efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable agricultural production methods.
Peter Kime, MA, MFA, is the founder of Human Radiance and creator of Human Radiance Lightware®, an advanced technology for personal transformation. He will be offering an experience of this technology as part of the METAGREEN: Grounding the In-vironmentpanel on Saturday at 1:30pm as a way to support people in awakening to and receiving higher order communion with all life.Come discover some new ways to feel and align with all our relations. For an advance preview of the Lightware experience, visitwww.humanradiance.com and click on the "Try This" link at bottom left.Peter is a healer, spiritual life coach, inventor, and teacher. For 23 years he has worked with people to help them realize success in their personal power and expression, relationships, and careers. In 1998, he developed Radiant Touch Therapy and Ixion Field Integrations to facilitate integrated healing and growth in the spiritual, psychological, and physical-energetic domains. Peter has developed and taught several courses in the domain of personal power, radiant passion, heart-knowing, and claiming what you need to thrive in life. He developed Human Radiance Lightware® to provide people with a tool they can use on their own to bring about quality of life shifts, healing, and transformational development. He and his wife Aliess are currently developing Human Radiance Lightware® at the core of a web site for personal growth and transformation. If you'd like to receive the link once the site is ready to launch, please email@example.com.Peter is located in Evanston and is available for private sessions in person and by phone at 847-869-6477.
Victoria Diane Kirby is a dynamic young lady who is taking the world by storm. In the past year, she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC's Today Show, Fox, and a number of other national and international media outlets. After being honored by receiving an invitation by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House and President Obama's first address to Congress, she was featured on hundreds of websites, blogs, and print news outlets such as The Washington Post. She recently served as the first openly gay member of the board of trustees of her alma mater, Howard University, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication ; culture and a minor in political science. Her other professional experiences include serving as a program assistant for the nonprofits, The Scholarship Academy, The Minority Scholarship Quest Program, and the Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation (ELI) Institute. She also worked as a consultant for The McGrawHill Companies for three years, and was a National Visionary Leadership Fellow.Since her arrival at Howard University, she has been dedicated to the empowerment and uplifting of the student body, and served in leadership positions in many organizations.Ms. Kirby has sought to enhance the University and its global brand by serving as a member of the steering committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education ReAffirmation of Accreditation SelfStudy and as an executive board member of the Howard University Alumni Association.Victoria Diane Kirby is a dynamic young lady who is taking the world by storm. In the past year, she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC's Today Show, Fox, and a number of other national and international media outlets. After being honored by receiving an invitation by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House and President Obama's first address to Congress, she was featured on hundreds of websites, blogs, and print news outlets such as The Washington Post. She recently served as the first openly gay member of the board of trustees of her alma mater, Howard University, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication ; culture and a minor in political science. Her other professional experiences include serving as a program assistant for the nonprofits, The Scholarship Academy, The Minority Scholarship Quest Program, and the Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation (ELI) Institute. She also worked as a consultant for The McGrawHill Companies for three years, and was a National Visionary Leadership Fellow. Since her arrival at Howard University, she has been dedicated to the empowerment and uplifting of the student body, and served in leadership positions in many organizations. Ms. Kirby has sought to enhance the University and its global brand by serving as a member of the steering committee for the Middle States
Mimi Kirk’s talents and interpersonal skills brought her into numerous jobs and careers. She had a stint as a Las Vegas showgirl, and was the stand-in for Mary Tyler Moore in the hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She designed, and created the clothes and jewelry for Valerie Harper on Rhoda including the popular scarf motif. Mimi also worked in front of the camera in TV and films, including an original Star Trek episode. After leaving the entertainment industry, Kirk opened her own national jewelry manufacturing business. She sold her company and became the regional marketing director for a company that delivered self-improvement seminars. She later became majordomo and charity events coordinator for a private family. Kirk sat on the board of several nonprofit organizations and was the founder, editor, and publisher of an environmental newspaper, "The City Planet," in Los Angeles. Mimi Kirk is the inventor of four board games that are currently sold world-wide; including Cowgirls Ride the Trail of Truth, a board game for women 18-118. Kirk’s first book Cowgirl Spirit was released March 2001. For 13 years, she has owned and operated Side Saddle, L.L.C. a company that manufactures and sells vintage cowgirl-themed products around the world. Mimi’s been seen on NBC, KUSI, and Fox and The Doctors, and has been interviewed by countless newspapers, magazines and online blogs. She is known around the world and has appeared on the covers of Get Fresh, a UK magazine, LUX a Portuguese magazine, and EVA a Bulgarian magazine. Kirk appeared on RTL, Germanys largest TV station, and was interviewed on a Bulgarian TV show. She appeared in a documentary called Eternal Youth to be released shortly and is scheduled to appear in another film documentary to be released later this year. Mimi is the Author of LIVE RAW, Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty, and LIVE RAW AROUND THE WORLD, which are both published in German. She lectures, consults, and gives raw food demonstrations. Mimi can be seen on Youtube where she teaches her viewers how to prepare delicious raw food dishes. She manages her large online social network and is passionate about helping others learn more about eating healthier and living longer. Kirk is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 7. She loves traveling with her boyfriend of 11 years.
Mark Kitchell's 1990 film Berkeley in the Sixties was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Sundance Audience Award and DupontColumbia Award.
Klamp is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Pan American Bank. Mr. Klamp's commitment to community banking spans over thirty eight years. Klamp has developed economic enhancement programs to service lowincome communities throughout the Chicago area and began the Community Development Bankers Association in 1999 with other CDFI designated bankers. Klamp has led the development of financial literacy programs, and has been active in the fight against predatory lending.
Russell Klein, LEED AP®, is DC’s municipal recycling educator. For over eight years, he has presented to area businesses, schools, trade associations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington DC Green Festivals (2007, 2008, 2010). At these events, it has been his privilege to offer the public his unique insight regarding municipal regulations and opportunities for waste reduction, waste program development and stakeholder management. Russell is also responsible for directing the Material Resource Sustainability Internship (MRSI). This mid-Atlantic "green jobs" training program offers subject matter expertise and hands-on experience to college students in preparation for their support of recycling projects within District of Columbia public schools.
Laura Klein is the co-founder, publisher + editor-in-chief of the wildly popular OrganicAuthority.com. Laura as a trained chef is a passionate activist and advocate in today’s food revolution movement. She has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Oprah.com, The Huffington Post, CNN, The Food Network, Women's World, Malibu Times, and is featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. Organic Authority’s articles appear regularly on the Huffington Post and AOL, and are frequently featured around the Internet including Yahoo, MSN, The Weather Channel, EcoSalon, TreeHugger, Discovery, TLC, HowStuffWorks and more. Laura is also host of several television shows including Better Living with Laura Klein, The Andrew and Laura Show and The Delicious Kitchen.
Jane has been a Special Education Teacher for more than thirty years. This is her 11th year as a teacher and Case Manager at Chicago High School for Agricultural Science. Helping students with disabilities prepare for fulfilling adult lives is a priority as she works with teachers and administrators to implement vocational preparation and transition curriculum. Dog Gone Delights were the first of many products produced and sold by the students in this program.
Brandon Knight works for Global Exchange where he developed the Green Economy Leadership Training program in Highland Park, Michigan, a program that equips participants with the knowledge, attitude and technical skills to create a career in the green economy.
Pamela Knights earned a BS in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Art and Architecture. While in college she had the opportunity to work for several fashion businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC through the professional practice program offered at UC. After moving to Long Beach with her husband, she worked as a designer for swimwear and Juniors sportswear companies such as Ocean Pacific and Barely Legal for 10 years in the active wear market. In 1995, she began teaching fashion illustration and design classes for LBCC and Santa Ana Community College as a part- time instructor and freelanced for apparel manufacturers while raising her two children. She was hired by Long Beach City College in 2000 to work full time as the fashion program director. Pamela is passionate about teaching fashion classes and loves the culturally diverse backgrounds and enthusiastic personalities of the students at Long Beach City College. Pamela produces the annual fashion show that showcases the talents of the LBCC fashion program students and sponsors the fashion club on campus. She serves on the Fashion symposium planning committee, which presents a yearly Fashion Symposium for approximately 1000 fashion students from across the state of California. Pamela is a Long Beach City College academic senator and a member of the Career and Technical Education committee. She serves on the Family and Consumer Studies Statewide Advisory board as the fashion educator representative. Pamela has been a member of The Fashion Group International for 12 years and has recently become involved with Fair Trade Long Beach.
Maura Knowles is the founder of Mac–n-Mo’s Morselicious Treats. Mac-n-Mo’s is on a mission to change the way we eat snacks & treats. A passionate baker as a little girl, she was a Blue Ribbon Prize Winner in the 4-H Food Group in Sacramento, CA, and since has continued to play with recipes.Mo created these Morselicious Treats for her Dad, Mac, a diabetic & heart patient. Gluten-Free and against using preservatives or chemical sweeteners, Maura brings her delicious and healthy recipes to life at Mac-n-Mo's Morselicious Treats, a local bakery that she owns and operates. Along with running a business, Maura is also an actor/singer whose mix of sass and sophistication has inspired a number of acting and musical projects. On television, she has appeared onLaw & Order,Medium, Lie To Me,Special Victims Unit,Numbers, E.R. &The Bold & The Beautiful, along with numerous appearances in movies and on the stage.
Owner of the Loki Fish Company, Knutson, a Puget Sound fisherman for 35 years, is a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Commission and sits on the board of the Puget Sound Harvesters.
Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen are the authors of The Urban Homestead (Expanded and Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (2008) and Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World (2011), and founded the blog, Root Simple, 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.
Grace Koehler entered the nursery and landscape industry in 1980 and joined Pizzo Native Plant Nursery in April, 2010 as Sales and Marketing Manger. She has extensive background experience in ecological restoration and the wholesale nursery business. Grace’s strong interpersonal skills, commitment to client satisfaction, experience in nursery product development, and knowledge of horticultural and native plant communities on the ground level and the roof top provide the basis for her duties to grow and expand the Pizzo nursery.
Krista Kokjohn-Poehler is an entrepreneurial leader and brand builder who has notched successful launches of two brands aimed at her pet target market of inspired girls. Most recently, she co-founded Becky Bones, LLC in 2007: an inspired eco-edutainment brand for kids and teens who want to save the planet. Becky Bones gives back 25% of profits to the environment for grassroots solutions. As CEO, she brought the company $5.3M dollars in wholesale sales over three years. Previously, as Osiris Girls Brand Director, she launched and grew the business from $1.5M to $6M/year over three years and garnered a Brandweek Guerilla Marketing Campaign of the year award. Last year, she was nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Award. She specializes in branding, product development, innovative marketing campaigns, integrating her customers into the soul of her brands and operating with an organizational force that complements her strategic vision.
Haru has over 10 years of experience bringing new products and technologies to market. Inspired by the Green Festival SF last year, she joined SustainLane as Director of Marketing to better align her career with her passion for healthy and sustainable living. Prior to SustainLane, Haru was Director of Marketing for OnStation where she launched the companys first automotive dealertoconsumer communications solution. Prior to OnStation, Haru was Director of Content at Webshots, a leading website for sharing digital photos. Prior to that, she was a Senior Product Manager at Liquid Audio, a pioneering digital music startup. Earlier in her career, Haru worked at Excite@Home, AltaVista and Zip2.com, where she productmanaged various internet products, including email, online shopping and business directory products. Haru holds a BA degree in Biology with a minor in French from Occidental College.
Keba Konte, founder of Red Bay Coffee is a coffee roaster, artist and entrepreneur. Founder of Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley, California and Chasing Lions Cafe in San Francisco, California has virtually reinvented the waffle, hot sauce and is poised to do it again with coffee. His coffee roasting has been featured in Martha Stuart magazine and the forthcoming issue of Monocle magazine.
Jidan Koon is a second generation Chinese American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an artist, organizer, and community builder for the past 20 years, she brings a broad and diverse set of experiences and skills to her consulting practice. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center (MSC), and engages in independent consulting projects alongside the fellowship. Her fellowship currently focuses on “growing wings” beyond the non-profit industrial complex, re-centralizing spirit in movement building, as well as MSC internal development and training. Jidan has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Education from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Public Policy with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband, Bryant Terry and their daughter.
Deborah Koons Garcia is a filmmaker whose production company Lily Films is based in Mill Valley, California. Her film The Future of Food (2004) has screened in theaters, film, food and farming festivals, at community gatherings and on television and the internet all over the world. She is now working on a multi-part documentary film and web-based project entitled Symphony of the Soil. A special work in progress screening of this fascinating and complex endeavor was shown as the Hans Jenny Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley in May, 2010.
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Sophie Korn has been an educator with the Alliance for Climate Education since September 2009. She is a Charles D. Miller alumna of Johns Hopkins University who earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching as a Leo D. Buscaglia scholar from hometown hero, USC. Sophie previously worked as an Environmental Educator with the Children's Nature Institute. She loves nothing more than working with inspiring high school students to create more sustainable, just and joyful communities across Southern California.
Dr. David C. Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth (August 2010), and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (2006). His previous books include the international best-sellerWhen Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World: Life after Capitalism. Korten is board chair of YES! Magazine; co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founded in late 2008 with the Institute for Policy Studies; a board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE); founder and president of the People-Centered Development Forum (also known as the Living Economies Forum); a founding associate of the International Forum on Globalization; and a member of the Club of Rome. He holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford Business School, has thirty years experience as a development professional in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and has served as a Harvard Business School professor, a captain in the US Air Force, a Ford Foundation Project Specialist and a regional adviser to the US Agency for International Development. He lives with his life partner, Fran (Executive Director and Publisher of YES! Magazine) on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Ousseynou Kouyate comes from a long family line of Griots or storytellers of history. The family's lineage starts in Mali and expands to Senegal, West Africa where he and his twin brother, Lassana, were raised and learned their family's history through song and dance. Ousseynou has toured all over the globe as a lead dancer with the National Ballet of Senegal and various famous African Artists such as Yousour Ndour, Ami Koita and Baaba Maal, to name a few. Along with performing he teaches beginning to advanced dance West African dance for children and adults. Ousseynou's flair has amazed many audiences with spectacular highimpact dance movements and traditional African melody. He is known as an array of cultural history and superb musical talent.