• Kevin Danaher

    Co-Founder ,Global Exchange

    Executive Co-Producer and Co-Founder, Green Festivals

  • Tara DePorte

    Program Director, Lower East Side Ecology Center

  • Paul Freundlich

    President, Fair Trade Foundation

    Chair of the Stakeholder Council, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

    Officer and Director, CERES

    Founder and President Emeritus, Co-Op America

  • Hunter Lovins

    President and Founder, Natural Capital Solutions Intellectual Capital, Consulting, Education

  • Joey Shepp

    President and Co-Founder, Urth.TV

    Founder and Editor in Chief, GreenMaven.com

    Founder, Earthsite.net

  • Garrett Sutton

    Attorney, Garrett Sutton, Esq.

    Author, “Rich Dad Poor Dad”

  • Scott Terrell

    Conservation Director,Truckee Donner Public Utility District, CA

Are you ready for a change, but don't know how to get involved? Take The Challenge and learn how to LEAD IT & LIVE IT.

Monday, January 21, 2008

"Envirolution is a vital institution laying the foundation of the future green economy. They have a very talented team that understands we need to accelerate the transition to a nature-friendly, socially-just economy. I am honored to serve on their Advisory Council."
-Dr. Kevin Danaher

Each generation faces a challenge. Engaging with that challenge is the only work worth doing. Envirolution is doing it."
Paul Freundlich

Envirolution is a young and growing organization created and run by a group of very dedicated and capable individuals who will definitely make a difference in helping us all solve local, national and world environmental, social and economic problems. This young solution oriented group has a well thought out and achievable workplan that will astound green organizations who have been around a long time. They are definitely in the game, but are most definitely working toward success through partnering with other capable and dedicated individuals and organizations. Pay attention to what they are doing, join them and never look back as now is the time to make a difference and they will.”
Scott Terrell

Wendy E. Brawer

Founder and Director

Green Map System

Wendy E. Brawer is Green Map System's Founder and Director. She has been an eco-designer, public educator and consultant since 1990, as seen at EcoCultural.info.

Wendy created the first Green Apple Map of New York City in 1992 and published the 5th citywide edition in 2006. Wendy initiated the global Green Map System in 1995 and leads its development. She is founder of a small eco-design firm, Modern World Design, focused on energy generation and waste reduction. She has taught at NYU, Cooper Union and presented at more than 25 universities and conferences. Recognition includes Woman of Earth/Terre de Femmes (Yves Rocher Foundation 2005), Designer in Residence, (Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 1997) and a Sea Change Award (Gaea Foundation 2003).

Since 1990, Wendy's New York-based company, Modern World Design, has consulted and created services and products that promote ecological stewardship, including the Green Apple Map of NYC's environmentally significant places.

Under Wendy's direction, this project has grown into the
Green Map System, an award-winning local-global collaboration now active in over 45 countries. With a globally designed visual language of Icons and programs for both city-wide and youth mapmakers, in 2000, Green Map System was spun off as a not-for-profit organization that Wendy continues to direct.

Douglas Cohen

Founder/Principal ­

The Leadership Center

Current Professional Interests: Supporting the emergence of Leadership at the intersection of Sustainability and Social Justice, Building Organizational Learning Cultures through Values-Driven Leadership, Strategies for Implementation of Large Scale Change in Human Systems, Youth Leadership Development.

Affiliations: Principal – The Leadership Center; V.P. Leadership and Organization Development, True Insight Marketing; Founder – Sustainability Leadership Alliance; Chair of Youth Engagement Action Team for the US Partnership of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development; Organizational Leadership Advisor, Pop Sustainability.

As an organizational learning specialist, Doug has over 20 years experience helping organizations incorporate leadership intelligence in the workplace and community life. As an expression of the cause-driven consulting practice of The Leadership Center, Doug is on the steering committee of the Harlem Neighborhood Based Services network, directs the networks Youth Leadership Programs and is a technical assistance and leadership advisor to the 40+ children and family serving agencies that comprise it's membership. Additionally, Doug supports the emerging field of Sustainability as an advisor to Pop Sustainability, a global, youth focused non-profit. [Popsustainability.org]

Since joining the Organization Effectiveness Center at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1988, Doug has coached both individuals and executive teams for corporate clients such as Bayer, Miles, Shell Chemical, AT&T, GTE, US West, Arthur Andersen, Prudential, BOC Gases, Molson Breweries and ABB. His acumen for transferring corporate business practices into social service cultures has made him a sought-after consultant within the non-profit sector. Specifically, he has consulted for boards and coached the founding principals for cause-driven entities such as Comp2Kids and UrbanMentor.

Kevin Danaher


Global Exchange

Described by The New York Times as the "Paul Revere of globalization's woes," Dr. Kevin Danaher's analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.

As Global Exchange's co-founder, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks. A longtime critic of the so-called "free trade" agenda, Dr. Danaher explains how we can create 'grassroots globalization', empowering local communities to create sustainable local economies.

Dr. Danaher has traveled widely in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, North America and Europe. He is familiar with the problems and prospects of economic development in diverse cultural settings. Dr. Danaher is a veteran activist and has special expertise on the following subjects: the Local Green Economy; the Two Globalizations (Elite vs. Grassroots); Policies of the World Bank; WTO and International Monetary Fund; US Foreign Policy and Activist Strategies for Creating a Sustainable World.

Dr. Danaher is the author and/or editor of numerous books, including his latest, Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power [Routledge Press]. Dr. Danaher has also published: Ten Reasons to Abolish the IMF and World Bank; Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF; Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Momma: Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream; Globalize This!: The Battle Against the World Trade Organization; Fighting for the Soul of Brazil; 50 Years Is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; In Whose Interest: A Guide to US-South Africa Relations; Can the Free Market Solve Africa's Food Crisis; The Political Economy of US Policy Toward South Africa; South Africa: A New US Policy for the 1990s; and Beyond Safaris: A Guide to Building People-to-People Ties with Africa.

He has published articles in The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times of Zimbabwe, Africa News, TransAfrica Forum, Harvard Educational Review, Issue, The Progressive and many other publications. His writing has covered subjects such as "US Agriculture and Its Impact on Third World Farming, "Hidden Costs of the War with Iraq," and "Challenging the Leadership of the World Economy."

Dr. Danaher received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1982. Before joining Global Exchange he was a senior analyst at Food First/the Institute for Food and Development Policy, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, and for four years he taught in the School of Government at American University. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, Medea Benjamin, and his two daughters, Arlen and Maya.

Tara DePorte

Program Director,

Lower East Side Ecology Center

Tara DePorte has been the Program Director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center since 2001. Her accomplishments include the development and implementation of citywide environmental education programs and creation of the East River Park Environmental Learning Center. She also serves as the NYC Department of Sanitation Manhattan Compost Educator and founder and implementer of NYC's first Women in Science Day. Recently, Ms. DePorte took on the role of U.N. Liaison and Regional Coordinator of the Women's Global Green Action Network. For this role, current projects include the development and coordination of capacity building trainings for international women participating in United Nations-sanctioned environmental conferences, development of the organization guidelines, and representation of organizational needs/goals at United Nations conferences and meetings.

She recently returned from training with Al Gore and his "Climate Project", which trained a select group of people to present a slideshow from the movie. Tara has a Masters from Columbia University and the Earth Institute in climate change and policy.

Paul Freundlich


Fair Trade Foundation

Paul Freundlich is Chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative; a founding Officer and Director of the Ceres Coalition; Founder and President Emeritus of Co-op America; former Editor of Communities Magazine; and a founder and celebrant of an occasional intentional community, Dance New England. He served on the Board of the International Labor Rights Fund for eighteen years, and directed projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Bureau of Primary Care.

Paul is author of a novel, "Deus ex Machina," (2005); "A Guide to Cooperative Alternatives," (1979); numerous articles and stories; and more than twenty-five documentary films and video essays, most of them on themes of sustainability and community.

Margaux Gingras

(bio still to come)

Celebrity Outreach Coordinator

Vitamin Water

Margaux is the six eldest employee at Vitamin Water. Beginning her career in the marketing department Margaux built Vitamin Water to its current level through the concept of “premium” marketing. Marquax is now head of celebrity coordination for Vitamin Water and represents the music artists 50 Cent and Kelly Clarkson, movie star Jennifer Anniston and sports starts David Ortiz and Tony Parker.

Hunter Lovins

President and Founder

Natural Capital Solutions

Hunter Lovins is President and founder of the Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS). (www.natcapsolutions.org) NCS educates senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society to restore and enhance the natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and Implementers, NCS creates innovative, practical tools and strategies to enable companies, communities and countries to become more sustainable.

Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter co- founded the California Conservation Project (Tree People), and Rocky Mountain Institute, which she led for 20 years. Lovins

has consulted for scores of industries and governments worldwide. She has consulted with large and small companies including the International Finance Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Interface, Clif Bar and Wal-Mart. Governmental clients include the Pentagon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other agencies, numerous cities, and the governments of Jamaica, Australia, and the U.S. She also serves an advisor to the Energy Minister of the Government of Afghanistan.

Recipient of such honors as the Right Livelihood Award, Lindbergh Award and Leadership in Business, she was named Time Magazine 2000 Hero of the Planet. She has co-authored nine books and hundreds of papers, including the 1999 book, Natural Capitalism and 2006 Climate Protection Manual for Cities. She has served on the boards of governments, non- and for profit companies.

Hunter’s areas of expertise include Natural Capitalism, sustainable development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic development, climate change, land

management, and fire rescue and emergency medicine. She developed the Economic Renewal Project and helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic development. She is currently a founding Professor of Business at Presidio School of Management, one of the first accredited programs offering an MBA in Sustainable Management.

Joey Shepp



Joey Shepp is a social entrepreneur, sustainable business consultant, and green-lifestyles speaker.

Mr. Shepp currently serves as the President and Co-Founder of Urth.TV, the online media network for global citizens. He is Founder and Editor in Chief of GreenMaven.com, the word's most comprehensive search engine that focuses on environmental and social values. He is also the Founder of Earthsite.net, a website design, development, and hosting firm with a mission of building a global network of sustainable websites.

Joey's education has always been on the cutting edge of progressive thinking. In 2000 at the University of California Santa Cruz he received his BA in Ecological Design—seeing ecological systems as models and metaphors for sustainable design. Then, in 2005 he finished his MBA in Sustainable Enterprise, which studies a "triple-bottom-line" of people, planet, and profits.

Mr. Shepp's professional consulting work in business, marketing and technology has included major players in the sustainable economy movement, including: Global Exchange, Coop America, Green Festivals, Fantastic Foods, Julia Butterfly Hill, GreenMBA, WholeLife, GreenHome.com, Care2.com, and more.

Joey's speaker career includes such events as: Green Festivals, Net Impact, Sustainable Enterprise Conference, Green Drinks, Hollywood goes Green, Green MBA, and many more.

Joey lives in the Bay Area with his wife Stacie and their cat Skunkie. There he studies and teaches Aikido, hikes in the surrounding mountains, loves organic food and drives a hybrid car.

James Gustave Speth


Yale Forestry School

James Gustave "Gus" Speth Esq. is currently Dean at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Speth's name is linked to the UN's Global Compact/Global Compact Corporate Partners, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Sloan & Kettering Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Speth served as Administrator of the United Nations Sustainable Development Program (UNDP) from 1993 to 2000. He was the highest-ranking American in the UN system: "in effect the No. 2 job at the U.N. next to the secretary general."[1][2]

Previously, Speth founded and was the first president of the World Resources Institute (WRI) in 1982 and served as its president until January 1993. Based in Washington, D.C., WRI, is a center for policy research and technical assistance on environment and development issues. At the time, Speth also served as a senior advisor to President-elect William Jefferson Clinton's transition team, "heading the group that examined the USA role in natural resources, energy and the environment."[3]

Before founding WRI, Speth served as a Member and then as Chairman (two years) of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the Executive Office of the President (1977-1981). As President James Earl Carter, Jr.'s CEQ Chairman, Speth was the "principal advisor on matters affecting the environmental programme." Under Speth's leadership, "CEQ and the Department of State produced the Global 2000 Report, which expanded national environmental policy to embrace global concerns." That experience led to the founding of WRI.[4]

In 1981 and 1982, he was Professor of environmental and constitutional Law at Georgetown University. From 1970 to 1977, he was a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council[5], an environmental organization he co-founded and where he continues as a member of the Board of Trustees.[6]

Garrett Sutton


Garrett Sutton, Esq

Garrett Sutton has over twenty-five years experience assisting and advising entrepreneurs, families and business in selecting the appropriate corporate structures to limit their liability, protect their assets and advance their personal and financial goals through real estate investments and other means of wealth creation.

An author, speaker and a member of an elite group of "Rich Dad's Advisors" hand selected by author Robert Kiyosaki, Garrett speaks to investors and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics including asset protection, liability limitation, wealth creation, as well as various business and real estate issues. Garrett has authored Own Your Own Corporation, The ABC's of Writing Winning Business Plans, The ABC's of Getting Out of Debt, How to Buy and/or Sell a Business, and co-authored Real Estate Loopholes. These titles are included in the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" wealth building book series. Additionally, under the SuccessDNA Publishing label, Garrett has authored and co-authored numerous books including, How to Use Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships and his latest title, INSIDER Secrets of Business & Personal Credit. Garrett's books provide an accessible source of information for building your own success.

A member of the State Bars of Nevada and California, as well as the American Bar Association, Garrett attended Colorado College and the University of California at Berkeley where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975. In 1978, he graduated with a J.D. from University of California's Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Extending beyond seminars and books, Garrett is also the host of The Entrepreneur Magazine Legal Show, a weekly live radio show featuring guests and topics involving entrepreneurial and business issues. In order to provide information to anyone who has a desire to succeed and learn, this live show is also archived at www.successdna.com for convenient access later.

Garrett also serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, the Sierra Kids Foundation and the Nevada Museum of Art, both located in Reno, Nevada.

Scott Terrell

Green Building / Marketing / Conservation

Truckee Donner Public Utility District, CA

Scott has one mission: Make Truckee, CA the greenest little city in America. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning and Masters in Energy and Environmental Education from Humboldt State University in 1981/2. He worked as Energy Services Specialist for City of Riverside Public Utilities Department from 1982-88. Then went to work for the Turlock Irrigation District as their Energy Conservation Supervisor from 1988-92. He has been in his current position with the Truckee Donner Public Utility District since 1992 as the District’s Planning Director and Conservation Administrator.

The main focus of Scott’s career has been in energy, water efficiency, renewable energy, green building and sustainability. Scott’s primary work has been in the Truckee community, but has worked on developing several partnerships throughout the region in the areas of green building and sustainability. Scott has developed many local, state and national award winning programs throughout his 25 year career. Scott recently worked with the CEC and other partners to conduct a biomass bio-gasification pilot/study.

Scott received a Regional Sustainability Vision award from the No. NV Architect’s Institute of America(AIA) earlier this year. Scott has served on a number of resource-conserving and sustainability non-profit groups and committees local and statewide. Scott is a Certified Energy Manager through the National Association of Energy Engineers and is a certified Residential Energy Auditor. He plans to receive his green building LEED Accredited Professional certification later this year.

Franz Weber


Franz Weber, Inc

An Olympian, six-time consecutive World Speed Skiing Champion and former world record-holder, Franz Weber still holds the North American record which he set in 1982 in Silverton, Colorado. He dominated the sport of speed skiing from 1980 to 1985, winning over eighty percent of the races he entered. He retired as World Champion in 1985, but returned to the sport of speed skiing seven years later to compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France where he clocked his fastest personal time of 138.112 mph/222.222 kph (average speed). Feeling he had achieved his speed skiing goals, Franz permanently retired from the sport following the 1992 Olympics.

Franz Weber, Inc., a sports management and consulting company founded in 1984, primarily focuses on client hospitality, corporate outings and the representation of a select group of skiing legends, World Champion and Olympic athletes such as Franz Klammer who has been with the company since 1984. The company boasts a diverse roster of personable Olympic and World Champion athletes from sports such as skiing, golf, tennis and cycling who are popular for corporate hospitality. Franz Weber was selected by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to assist with the organization of the Governor’s senior staff cabinet off-site meeting. He was instrumental in fund raising for the Governor’s California Recovery Team. Franz initiated the idea that sparked Governor Schwarzenegger to commit to do a commercial to promote skiing in California.

When he is not skiing, Weber's schedule is filled with promotional and personal appearances for sponsors, celebrity sports events, speaking engagements and charity events. Franz is affiliated with and represents the following Companies: