Mark Sheehan is a guiding force in the SHAKA movement. Their goal is to educate the public on the dangers of GMOs and to curb the abuses of industrial/chemical agriculture. Their focus is on Maui, but their message is relevant to environmentally aware citizens everywhere. Mark works for the Shaka Foundation and Maui Tomorrow, two non-profits that are fighting for the future of the island of Maui, Hawaii.
Robert Gilman is an internationally renowned pioneer in cultural sustainability and someone who most definitely qualifies as a cultural “change-agent.” For over 35 years, his work as a writer, researcher, activist and consultant has helped thousands of people and hundreds of communities around the world understand cultural transitions and implement practical innovations towards creating a humane and sustainable future. The founder of Context Institute and its award-winning journal “In Context,” Robert’s passion for ensuring a sustainable world is passed on through the Bright Future Now program.
Our current lifestyle, including buying water in disposable bottles, allowing the government to ignore global warming, and massive overconsumption, etc, will not preserve the planet. To nurture our world, we must rethink our lives, stand up for a healthy planet, and move towards what he calls a “new normal” lifestyle.
Our guest today is David Wann, an author, filmmaker, and speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles and designs. His newest book is The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living. His previous book, Simple Prosperity, is a sequel to the best-selling book he coauthored, Affluenza, which is now in 9 languages.
Helena Norberg-Hodge is analyst, author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of a new award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. Her ground-breaking work in Ladakh, or ‘Little Tibet’, earned her the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and her book, Ancient Futures, along with a film of the same title, has been translated into more than 40 languages.
Ann Marie Holmes speaks about her book, Earth Spirit Living; Bringing Heaven and Nature into Your Home. She is an expert on earth energy systems, and her revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space reveals that by picking up subtle clues from the natural world, we can create healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable living spaces. She is a former contributing member of the renowned Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland and was a recipient of the UN-Habitat Best Practice Designation. Ann-Marie has been a Feng Shui Consultant/Teacher for almost two decades. She consults internationally, has published in magazines, and presented and taught on TV, radio and at conferences promoting these healing concepts.
Jack Robertson discusses the new hydrogen economy. He is Chairman of the Northwest Hydrogen Alliance, and is the former deputy administrator at the Bonneville Power Administration. During his time at the BPA, he also helped found the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.