Sustainability Advocates

Sustainability advocates

  • Abid Qaiyum Suleri
    Abid Qaiyum Suleri is a Pakistani social policy analyst and development practitioner. He has been the Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute since 2007.
  • Adrian Hayes (adventurer)
    Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer, best known for reaching the three extreme points of the Earth—the Three Poles Challenge—which involved walking all the way to the North Pole, South Pole and summiting Mt. Everest, all in the shortest period of time.
  • Adrian Parr Adrian Parr
    Adrian Parr is an Australian-born philosopher and cultural critic. She specializes in environmental philosophy and activism. She has also published on the sustainability movement, climate change politics, activist culture, and creative practice.
  • Agnes Baker Pilgrim Agnes Baker Pilgrim
    Agnes Emma Baker Pilgrim is a Native American spiritual elder from Grants Pass, Oregon. She is the oldest member of her tribe, the Takelma. She is also the Granddaughter of Jack Harney, the first elected Chief of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz.
  • Alan Durning
    Alan Durning is the founder and executive director of the Sightline Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Alan Pears
    Alan Pears, AM, is an environmental consultant, and a pioneer of energy efficiency policy in Australia since the late 1970s.
  • Albert Allen Bartlett Albert Allen Bartlett
    Albert Allen Bartlett was an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Professor Bartlett had lectured over 1,742 times since September, 1969 on Arithmetic, Population, and Energy.
  • Alex Steffen Alex Steffen
    Alex Steffen is an American futurist who writes and speaks about sustainability and the future of the planet. He emphasizes the importance of imagining persuasive, positive possible futures: "It's literally true that we can't build what we can't imagine,...
  • Allan Savory
    Clifford Allan Redin Savory is a Zimbabwean ecologist, livestock farmer, environmentalist, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He originated holistic management, a systems thinking approach to managing resources.
  • Allan Yeomans
    Allan James Yeomans to father P.A. Yeomans and mother Rita Yeomans both now deceased. He is an Agriculturist, Design Engineer, Author, Lecturer, and Inventor.
  • Amory Lovins Amory Lovins
    Amory Bloch Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and related areas for four decades.
  • Amy Clarke (American musician)
    Amy Clarke is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, experimental synth keyboardist, percussionist and activist. Classically trained, she is known for mixing acoustic piano and contemporary electronics, and features her lyrics and vocals over rock, jazz, tribal, and world rhythms.
  • Amy Clarke (musician)
    Amy Clarke is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, experimental synth keyboardist, percussionist and activist. Classically trained, she is known for mixing acoustic piano and contemporary electronics, and features her lyrics and vocals over rock, jazz, tribal, and world rhythms.
  • André Larivière André Larivière
    André Larivière is an ecologist and anti-nuclear activist from Quebec, Canada. He has lived in Europe since 1986 and was a leading speaker for the French Sortir du nucléaire network. In February 2010, he has been elected member of the board of trustees.
  • Andrew L. Shapiro Andrew L. Shapiro
    Andrew L. Shapiro has been an influential voice on environmental innovation in business for a decade. He has built a career, and a pioneering advisory group, GreenOrder, around the idea that sustainability can be a critical driver of profitable growth.
  • Andy Stirling
    Andy Stirling is Professor of science and technology policy at Sussex University. He has a background in the natural sciences, a master's degree in archaeology and social anthropology and a D.Phil in science and technology policy.
  • Anil K. Rajvanshi Anil K. Rajvanshi
    Anil K. Rajvanshi is an academic from India, and is the current Director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute.
  • Anna Lappé
    Anna Lappé is an author and educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate.
  • Anne H. Ehrlich
    Anne Howland Ehrlich is the American co-author of several books on overpopulation and ecology with her husband, Stanford University professor Paul R. Ehrlich. She is associate director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.
  • Ann Florini
    Ann Florini is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University, where she is Academic Director of the Masters of Tri-Sector Collaboration, and Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
  • Annie Leonard Annie Leonard
    Annie M. Leonard is an American proponent of sustainability and a critic of consumerism. She created the animated film The Story of Stuff, which describes the life cycle of material goods. In 2014, she became the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA.
  • Antony Froggatt
    Antony Froggatt is an energy policy consultant and a senior research fellow at Chatham House. He is co-author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports.
  • Anubhav Wadhwa
    Anubhav Wadhwa is a technology entrepreneur, designer, big data analyst, computer programmer and 'Bottom of Pyramid' social activist. Wadhwa founded TechAPTO, Trends on Internet and Tyrelessly. Wadhwa is a Gurgaon native and a student of Pathways World School, Aravali.
  • Anupam Mishra
    Anupam Mishra was an Indian Gandhian, author, journalist, environmentalist, and water conservationist who worked on promoting water conservation, water management and traditional rainwater harvesting techniques.
  • Arthur H. Rosenfeld Arthur H. Rosenfeld
    Arthur Hinton "Art" Rosenfeld was a UC Berkeley physicist and California energy commissioner, dubbed the "godfather of energy efficiency", for developing new standards which helped improve energy efficiency in California and subsequently worldwide.
  • Auguste Soesastro
    Auguste Soesastro is an Indonesian fashion designer.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations.
  • Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver
    Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood.
  • Bartholomew I of Constantinople
    Bartholomew I is the 270th and current Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, since 2 November 1991. He is widely regarded as the primus inter pares in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and as the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.
  • Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance
    Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance is a Native American spiritual elder who is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and comes from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool Benjamin K. Sovacool
    Benjamin K. Sovacool is director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at the Department of Business Technology and Development and a professor of social sciences at Aarhus University.
  • Bert Tucker
    Adalbert Alexander Tucker was born in Belize, Central America. He was the Ambassador for Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2008. He is best known for his community ecological activism for the Belize River Valley Development Program.
  • Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
    Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social and human rights advocate and a former actress.
  • Bill Mollison Bill Mollison
    Bruce Charles "Bill" Mollison was an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist.
  • Billy Parish
    Billy Parish is an American environmental entrepreneur, author, and activist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mosaic Inc., one of the largest residential solar lenders in the U.S.
  • BioRegional BioRegional
    BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity, which aims to invent and deliver practical solutions for sustainability.
  • Bioregional
    Bioregional is an entrepreneurial charity, which aims to invent and deliver practical solutions for sustainability.
  • Brenda and Robert Vale Brenda and Robert Vale
    Professor Brenda Vale and Doctor Robert Vale are architects, writers, pioneer researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable housing.
  • Brian Vad Mathiesen
    Brian Vad Mathiesen is a Danish engineer and professor at Aalborg University. He is listed among ISI Highly Cited researchers, making him one of the leading engineers in the world.
  • Buckminster Fuller Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor.
  • Cameron Sinclair Cameron Sinclair
    Cameron Sinclair is the head of social innovation and leads the humanitarian work at Airbnb. Projects include Emergency Housing for those displaced by man-made and natural disasters; livelihoods for vulnerable communities; Supper With US and rural revitalization.
  • Carl-A. Fechner
    Carl-A Fechner is a German journalist, film-maker and film producer, known for documentaries about Germany's Energiewende and sustainable energy more generally.
  • Carla Gomes
    Carla P. Gomes is a Portuguese-American computer scientist and professor at Cornell University. She is the founding Director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability and is noted for her pioneering work in developing computational methods to address challenges in sustainability.
  • Carlo Carraro Carlo Carraro
    Carlo Carraro is the Chancellor of the University of Venice for the three-year period 2009-2012, with a two-year extension of his mandate in accordance to the Gelmini University Law bringing it up to summer 2014. He is also professor of Environmental Economics at the same University.
  • Charles Lee Remington Charles Lee Remington
    Charles Lee Remington was an American entomologist known for studies of butterflies and moths, a Yale University professor, and is considered the father of modern lepidoptery. He established a Periodical Cicada preserve in Hamden, Connecticut.
  • Charles, Prince of Wales Charles, Prince of Wales
    Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
  • Chris Goodall Chris Goodall
    Christopher Frank William Goodall is an English businessman, author and expert on new energy technologies. He is an alumnus of St Dunstan's College, University of Cambridge, and Harvard Business School.
  • Christopher Flavin Christopher Flavin
    Christopher Flavin is the former president of the Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization focused on natural resource and environmental issues, based in Washington, DC. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and is...
  • Church Action on Poverty Church Action on Poverty
    Church Action on Poverty is a UK-based national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the United Kingdom.
  • Claudia Kemfert
    Claudia Kemfert is a German economics expert in the areas of energy research and environmental protection. She is a Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network
    The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is a £72 million initiative, formed in 2010, that links developing countries with experts on climate change.
  • Clint Wilder
    Clint Wilder is a business journalist who has covered the high-tech and clean-tech industries since 1985.
  • Clive Hamilton Clive Hamilton
    Clive Charles Hamilton AM FRSA is an Australian public intellectual and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University.
  • Colin Beavan Colin Beavan
    Colin Beavan is an American non-fiction writer and internet blogger noted for recording the attempts of his family to live a "zero impact" lifestyle in New York City for one year.
  • Colin Butler
    Colin David Butler is a co-founder of the non-governmental organization BODHI, which has autonomous branches in the United States and Australia. Butler was a professor of public health at the University of Canberra from November 2012 until July 2016.
  • Cristovam Buarque Cristovam Buarque
    Cristovam Ricardo Cavalcanti Buarque, PhD is a Brazilian university professor and member of Popular Socialist Party. He is currently a Senator from the Federal District. He is married and has two children.
  • Dale Allen Pfeiffer
    Dale Allen Pfeiffer is a geologist and writer from Michigan, U.S. who has investigated and written about energy depletion and potential future resource wars. He has also written about class war, sustainability, direct action and the environment.
  • Damien Mander Damien Mander
    Damien Mander is a former Australian Royal Navy Clearance Diver and Special Operations military sniper turned anti-poaching crusader.
  • Daniel Kammen
    Daniel Merson Kammen is a Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley and a former climate Science Envoy for the State Department. He holds a dual appointment at the Energy and Resources Group and the Goldman School of Public Policy.
  • Danielle Nierenberg Danielle Nierenberg
    Danielle J. Nierenberg is an American activist, author and journalist.
  • Darren Kimura Darren Kimura
    Darren T. Kimura is an American businessman, inventor, and investor. He is best known as the inventor of Micro Concentrated solar power technology otherwise known as MicroCSP.
  • Dartington Hall Dartington Hall
    Dartington Hall in Dartington, near Totnes, Devon, England, is a country estate that is the headquarters of the Dartington Hall Trust, a charity specialising in the arts, social justice and sustainability.
  • Dave Kestenbaum
    David Evan Kestenbaum is an Instructor at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont and the Director of the Certification for Sustainable Transportation at the University of Vermont.
  • Dave Sweeney
    David "Dave" Sweeney is a prominent Australian anti-nuclear campaigner.
  • David Blume
    David Blume is an American permaculture teacher and entrepreneur. He has been an especially prolific public speaker, and is a vocal advocate for production of ethanol fuel, especially at local, small and medium scales.
  • David Elliott (professor)
    David Elliott is Professor of Technology Policy at the Open University. He has created several courses in Design and Innovation, with special emphasis on how the innovation development process can be directed towards sustainable technologies.
  • David Fig
    David Fig is a South African environmental sociologist, political economist, and activist. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and specialises in questions of energy, trade, biodiversity, and corporate responsibility.
  • David Holmgren
    David Holmgren is an Australian environmental designer, ecological educator and writer. He is best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison.
  • David Korten David Korten
    David C. Korten is an American author, former professor of the Harvard Business School, political activist, prominent critic of corporate globalization, and "by training and inclination a student of psychology and behavioral systems". His best-known publication is When Corporations Rule the World.
  • David Lloyd Jones (architect) David Lloyd Jones (architect)
    David Lloyd Jones AA DIP, RIBA, FRSA is a founding partner of Studio E LLP, an architectural practice established in London in 1994. He has been described as "a godfather of the sustainable architecture movement in the UK".
  • David Noonan (environmentalist)
    David Noonan is an Australian environmentalist and member of the anti-nuclear movement in Australia.
  • David Randall Hertz
    David Randall Hertz is an American architect, inventor and educator. He is known for his work in sustainable architecture and as an early innovator in the development of recycled building materials.
  • David Webb (Hong Kong activist)
    David Michael Webb is an activist and share market analyst in Hong Kong. He is a retired investment banker, and now devotes much of his time to advocating solutions for better corporate and economic governance in Hong Kong.
  • David Wolfe (entrepreneur)
    David "Avocado" Wolfe is an American entrepreneur, author, and product spokesman. He promotes raw foodism, alternative medicine and many pseudoscientific ideas.
  • David Wolfe (nutritionist)
    David "Avocado" Wolfe is an entrepreneur, author, and product spokesman. He is known for promoting raw foodism, alternative medicine, and a variety of conspiracy theories.
  • Dennis Keeney
    Dennis R. Keeney is an American scientist in soil science and water chemistry. He is known for being the first director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Ames, Iowa.
  • Desmond Tutu Desmond Tutu
    Desmond Mpilo Tutu GCStJ is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist, and support of Nelson Mandela.
  • Diana Leafe Christian
    Diana Leafe Christian is an author, former editor of Communities magazine, and nationwide speaker and workshop presenter on starting new ecovillages, on building communities, and on sustainability.
  • Donella Meadows Donella Meadows
    Donella H. "Dana" Meadows was a pioneering American environmental scientist, teacher, and writer. She is best known as lead author of the influential book The Limits to Growth and Thinking in Systems: a Primer.
  • Don Henry Don Henry
    Don H Henry is currently a Public Policy Fellow in Environmentalism at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.
  • Doppelgangster
    Doppelgangster is a UK/Australian experimental performance company that has been recognised internationally for its ecologically and socially engaged practice, which includes site-specific theatre, one-to-one encounters, and subversive political interventions.
  • Dorjee Sun Dorjee Sun
    Dorjee Sun is a social entrepreneur based in Singapore. His work for Carbon Conservation was the subject of the international feature documentary The Burning Season in 2008. He currently serves as Director of Who Gives, Carbon Agro, and Carbon Conservation.
  • Earl Bakken Earl Bakken
    Earl E. Bakken is an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist of Dutch and Norwegian American ancestry. He founded Medtronic, where he developed the first external, battery-operated, transistorized, wearable artificial pacemaker in 1957.
  • Ecocity Builders
    Ecocity Builders is a 501c non profit located in Oakland, California that provides advocacy, consulting, and education in sustainable city planning with a focus on access by proximity and pedestrian-oriented development.
  • Ed Gillespie (sustainability professional)
    Ed Gillespie is a British environmental entrepreneur and author. His focus is on sustainability and innovation. He co-founded Futerra, one of the first specialist sustainability communications agencies in 2001 with Solitaire Townsend.
  • Edward Mazria Edward Mazria
    Edward Mazria is an architect, author and educator. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Pratt Institute in 1963 he spent two years as an architect in the Peace Corps in Arequipa, Perú.
  • E. F. Schumacher E. F. Schumacher
    Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies.
  • E. Kyle Datta
    Kyle Datta is currently the general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm founded by Pierre Omidyar that uses for-profit, non-profit and social investments to improve the quality of life for island residents in three areas: locally produced food; clean, renewable...
  • Environmentalist Environmentalist
    An environmentalist is a supporter of the goals of the environmental movement, "a political and ethical movement that seeks to improve and protect the quality of the natural environment through changes to environmentally harmful human activities".
  • E. O. Wilson E. O. Wilson
    Edward Osborne Wilson, usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world's leading expert.
  • Eric Britton Eric Britton
    Francis Eric Knight Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris, France since 1969.
  • Eric Corey Freed Eric Corey Freed
    Eric Corey Freed is an American architect and principal of organicARCHITECT.
  • Ernest Thompson Seton Ernest Thompson Seton
    Ernest Thompson Seton was an author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.
  • Felix Dodds Felix Dodds
    Felix Dodds is an author, futurist and activist. He has been instrumental in developing new modes of stakeholder engagement with the United Nations, particularly within the field of sustainable development.
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance
    The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a national coalition of 31 worker-based organizations of workers in many sectors of the food chain, including agriculture, processing, selling, and serving.
  • Food Tank
    Food Tank: A Food Think Tank, is a 501 non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson to reform the food system. Its goal is to highlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty.
  • Frank Barnaby Frank Barnaby
    Frank Charles Barnaby is Nuclear Issues Consultant to the Oxford Research Group, a freelance defence analyst, and a prolific author on military technology, based in the UK.
  • Franklin White
    Franklin Marshall Matthews White is a Canadian public health scientist focused on capacity building for international and global education, research and development. He advocates...
  • Garrett Hardin Garrett Hardin
    Garrett James Hardin was an American ecologist and philosopher who warned of the dangers of overpopulation. His exposition of the tragedy of the commons, in a famous 1968 paper in Science, called attention to "the damage that innocent actions by individuals can inflict on the environment".
  • Gary and Joanie McGuffin
    Gary and Joanie McGuffin are Canadian explorers, conservation photographers, writers, motivational speakers, documentarians and conservationists.
  • Gary Yohe
    Gary Wynn Yohe is the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He holds a PhD from Yale University.
  • Gavin Mudd
    Gavin M. Mudd is a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Monash University, Australia. He was awarded a Ph.D. in environmental engineering in 2001, from the Victoria University of Technology.
  • Gayle Brandeis Gayle Brandeis
    Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, Dictionary Poems, the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage and Delta Girls, and her first novel for...
  • George Monbiot George Monbiot
    George Joshua Richard Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental, political activism.
  • Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
    Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, an organisation dedicated to the coexistence of endangered mountain gorillas, other wildlife, humans, and livestock in Africa.
  • G. Nammalvar G. Nammalvar
    G. Nammalvar was a Tamil, Indian green crusader, agricultural scientist, environmental activist, philosopher and organic farming expert celebrated for his works on spreading Ecological farming & Organic farming.
  • Gordon Walker (professor)
    Gordon P. Walker is professor in the Department of Geography and Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University.
  • GreenOrder GreenOrder
    GreenOrder is a management consulting group specialising in environmental sustainability. It was established in 2000 by Andrew L. Shapiro.
  • Haji Muhammad Adeel Haji Muhammad Adeel
    Haji Muhammad Adeel was a Pakistani senator and senior vice president of the Awami National Party.
  • Hans Carl von Carlowitz Hans Carl von Carlowitz
    Hans Carl von Carlowitz, originally Hannß Carl von Carlowitz, was a German tax accountant and mining administrator. His book Sylvicultura oeconomica, oder haußwirthliche Nachricht und Naturmäßige Anweisung zur wilden Baum-Zucht was the first comprehensive treatise about forestry.
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
    Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber is a German theoretical physicist and founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change.
  • Hans Rudolf Herren
    Hans Rudolf Herren is a Swiss entomologist, farmer and development specialist.
  • Hartmut Bossel
    Hartmut Bossel is a German environmental scientist and systems scientist.
  • Heidi Cullen
    Heidi Cullen is the chief scientist for the non-profit environmental organization, Climate Central, located in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition, she is a guest lecturer at nearby Princeton University, and the author of the book, The Weather of the Future.
  • Helena Norberg-Hodge Helena Norberg-Hodge
    Helena Norberg-Hodge is founder and director of Local Futures, previously known as the International Society for Ecology and Culture.
  • Henrik Lund (academic)
    Henrik Lund is a Danish engineer and professor at Aalborg University.
  • Henry Pollack (geophysicist)
    Henry Pollack is emeritus professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan. Pollack received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1958 and Ph.D in 1963 from the University of Michigan.
  • Herbert Girardet
    Herbert Girardet is co-founder of the World Future Council.
  • Herman Daly
    Herman Edward Daly is an American ecological and Georgist economist and emeritus professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland, College Park in the United States.
  • Herman Mulder
    Herman Mulder is an institutional adviser, speaker, lecturer and author on sustainable finance issues.
  • Heroes of the Environment
    Heroes of the Environment is a list of a year's most notable environmentalists chosen and compiled by Time magazine.
  • Holzer Permaculture
    The Holzer Permaculture is a branch of permaculture developed independently from the mainstream permaculture in Austria by Sepp Holzer. It is particularly noteworthy because it grew out of practical application and was relatively detached from the scientific community.
  • Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins
    L. Hunter Lovins is an author and a promoter of sustainable development for over 40 years, is president of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a 5013 non-profit in Longmont, Colorado and the Chief Insurgent of the Madrone Project. She teaches sustainable business management at Bard College in New York.
  • Ian Lowe Ian Lowe
    Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society and former Head of the School of Science at Griffith University, as well as an adjunct professor at Sunshine Coast University and Flinders University.
  • Ian Yolles Ian Yolles
    Ian Yolles is a recognized thought leader on environmental purpose and currently serves as the chief sustainability officer at Recyclebank.
  • Ignacy Sachs Ignacy Sachs
    Ignacy Sachs is a Polish-born French economist. He is considered to be an ecosocioeconomist for his ideas about development as a combination of economic growth, equalitarian increase in social well-being and environmental preservation.
  • Iulie Aslaksen
    Iulie Margrethe Nicolaysen Aslaksen is a Norwegian economist and Senior Researcher at Statistics Norway. She was a member of the Petroleum Price Board from 1990 to 2000.
  • Jacquelyn Ottman
    Jacquelyn A. Ottman is a New York City-based consultant specializing in sustainability strategy, green marketing, and eco-innovation.
  • Jadav Payeng Jadav Payeng
    Padma Shri Jadav "Molai" Payeng is a Mishing tribe environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat, India. Over the course of several decades, he planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it into a forest reserve.
  • James Dehlsen
    James G.P. Dehlsen is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is a pioneering figure in wind power and renewable energy development in the United States.
  • James Gustave Speth James Gustave Speth
    James Gustave Speth is an American environmental lawyer and advocate.
  • James Hansen James Hansen
    James Edward Hansen is an American adjunct professor directing the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
  • James Lovelock James Lovelock
    James Ephraim Lovelock, is an independent scientist, environmentalist, and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system.
  • James Robertson (activist)
    James Robertson, a British-born political and economic thinker and activist, became an independent writer and speaker in 1974 after an early career as a British civil servant.
  • James Strock
    James Strock is an American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and former senior-level public official. He is the author of three books on leadership, and a fourth on political reform in the United States.
  • Jane Goodall Jane Goodall
    Dame Jane Morris Goodall, formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is a British primatologist and anthropologist.
  • Janine Benyus
    Janine M. Benyus is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author.
  • Jay Golden
    Dr. Jay S. Golden is the Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce at Duke University and an Associate Professor of the Practice for Sustainable Systems Analysis at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau Jean-Michel Cousteau
    Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer. The first son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, he is the father of Fabien Cousteau and Céline Cousteau.
  • Jeff Goodell
    Jeff Goodell is an American author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine. Goodell's writings are known for a focus on energy and environmental issues. He is a 2016-2017 Fellow at the New America Foundation.
  • Jeff Siegel Jeff Siegel
    Jeff Siegel is an American financial writer, publisher and musician. He is the author of the bestseller Investing in Renewable Energy: Making Money on Green Chip Stocks along with Nick Hodge and Chris Nelder and is credited with coining the phrase "Green Chip Stocks".
  • Jeremy Rifkin Jeremy Rifkin
    Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.
  • Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh
    Jeroen Cornelius Johannes Maria van den Bergh is an environmental economist of Dutch origin.
  • Jerry Taylor
    Jerome Cogburn "Jerry" Taylor is an American environmental activist and policy analyst. Taylor is the president of the Niskanen Center, a Washington, D.C. based think tank that advocates for market environmentalism and the adoption of a carbon tax system to combat global warming.
  • Jigar Shah Jigar Shah
    Jigar Shah is a clean energy entrepreneur in creating market-driven solutions and eliminating market barriers to address climate change. Shah has recognized this as "Creating Climate Wealth."
  • Jim Channon
    James B. Channon is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, New Age futurologist, and business consultant. He is primarily known for authoring the First Earth Battalion Operations Manual, a popular book pointing the way toward a New Age transformation in the U.S. military.
  • Jim Falk
    Jim Falk is a physicist and academic researcher on science and technology studies.
  • Jim Green (activist) Jim Green (activist)
    James Green is the national anti-nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth Australia and Australian coordinator of the Beyond Nuclear Initiative. Green is a regular media commentator on nuclear waste issues.
  • Jim Merkel
    Jim Merkel is an American author and engineer, who moved from involvement in the military industry to advocating simple living. Since 1989, Merkel has dedicated himself to trying to reduce his personal impact on the environment and to encourage others to do the same.
  • Joachim Luther
    Joachim Luther received his PhD in experimental physics at the University of Hannover in 1970. In 1974, he became professor of laser physics at the University of Oldenburg.
  • Joel Makower
    Joel Makower is an entrepreneur, writer, and strategist on sustainable business, clean technology, and green marketing.
  • Johan Rockström Johan Rockström
    Johan Rockström is executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and teaches natural resource management at Stockholm University.
  • John B. Cobb John B. Cobb
    John B. Cobb Jr. is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist. Cobb is often regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology—the school of thought associated with the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.
  • John Call Cook John Call Cook
    John Call Cook, PhD was an American geophysicist who played a crucial role in establishing the field of ground-penetrating radar and is generally regarded as contributing the fundamental research to develop the field.
  • John Chryssavgis
    John Chryssavgis is an author and theologian who serves as advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues. He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
  • John D. Hamaker
    John D. Hamaker, was an American mechanical engineer, ecologist, agronomist and science writer in the fields of soil regeneration, rock dusting, mineral cycles, climate cycles and glaciology.
  • John Gibbons (activist)
    John Gibbons is an Irish environmental campaigner and the founder of the website. He also co-founded the healthcare publishing and communications specialists MedMedia Group.
  • John Holdren John Holdren
    John Paul Holdren was the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues through his roles as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors...
  • John Ivanko
    John D. Ivanko is an author, entrepreneur, and writer. He is the co-owner and innkeeper of the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, a small business completely powered by wind and solar energy generated on site.
  • John Izzo
    John Izzo is a businessman, corporate advisor, speaker, bestselling author and an advocate for sustainable living. He is a citizen of both the United States and Canada, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and Rancho Mirage, California. He writes and speaks about the "world of work".
  • John M. Last
    John Murray Last is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Ottawa, is a preeminent Canadian public health scholar, prolific author, scientist and teacher; his reference texts are used by schools of public health as well as community medicine and epidemiology practitioners throughout the world.
  • John Tanton John Tanton
    John H. Tanton is an American retired ophthalmologist, white nationalist and activist in efforts aimed at reducing immigration levels in the United States. He was the founder and first chairman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, an immigration-reduction organization.
  • Jonathon Porritt Jonathon Porritt
    Jonathon Espie Porritt, CBE is a leading British environmentalist and writer, who has been described as "Britain's most influential green thinker".
  • Jon Bowermaster Jon Bowermaster
    Jon Bowermaster— is a noted oceans expert, award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker, adventurer and six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council.
  • Jon Entine Jon Entine
    Jon Entine is an American author and journalist. Entine is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy at the University of California, Davis and founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, a biotechnology and genetics outreach organization.
  • José Andrés Tamayo Cortez
    José Andrés Tamayo Cortez is a Honduran Catholic priest and environmentalist, a leader of the Environmental Movement of Olancho and "the public face of the country's environmental movement". 2005 he was awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize.
  • José Goldemberg José Goldemberg
    José Goldemberg is a Brazilian physicist, university educator, scientific leader and research scientist. He is a leading expert on energy and environment issues.
  • José María Figueres
    José María Figueres Olsen is a Costa Rican businessman and politician. After he left the presidency of Costa Rica in 1998, Figueres has also been involved in global issues such as climate change, sustainable development, and technology. He started his career as an engineer working in agribusiness.
  • Joseph J. Romm Joseph J. Romm
    Joseph J. Romm is an American author, blogger, physicist and climate expert who advocates reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and increasing energy security through energy efficiency, green energy technologies and green transportation technologies.
  • Joshua Pearce Joshua Pearce
    Joshua M. Pearce is an academic engineer at Michigan Tech known for his work on protocrystallinity, photovoltaic technology, open-source-appropriate technology, and open-source hardware including RepRap 3D printers.
  • Jules Boykoff
    Jules Boykoff is an American academic, author, and former athlete. He is a former professional soccer player.
  • Julia Butterfly Hill Julia Butterfly Hill
    Julia Lorraine Hill is an American environmental activist and tax redirection advocate. She is best known for having lived in a-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999.
  • Karl-Henrik Robèrt
    Karl-Henrik Robèrt, M.D., Ph.D., is a Swedish cancer scientist and an important figure in the worldwide sustainability movement.
  • Karl William Kapp
    Karl William Kapp was a German-American economist and professor of economics at the University of the City of New York and later the University of Basel. Kapp was among the forerunners of ecological economics and one of the leading 20th century institutional economists.
  • Kenneth Hsu Kenneth Hsu
    Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu Ph.D, M.A., born 28 June 1929, is a Chinese scientist, geologist, paleoclimatologist, oceanographer, government advisor, author, inventor and entrepreneur who was born in Nanjing, China.
  • Kevin Wilhelm Kevin Wilhelm
    Kevin Wilhelm is an American business consultant and author in the field of sustainability and climate change.
  • Kristin Shrader-Frechette
    Kristin Shrader-Frechette is O'Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously held senior professorships at the University of California and the University of Florida.
  • Laury Haytayan
    Laury Haytayan is a Lebanese oil & gas expert in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Linda Reinstein Linda Reinstein
    Linda Reinstein is the co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a nonprofit focused on asbestos awareness and preventing related diseases through education, advocacy, and community efforts.
  • Louise Burfitt-Dons Louise Burfitt-Dons
    Louise Burfitt-Dons, is a British writer, social commentator and humanitarian who is best known for her anti-bullying work as the founder of the charity Act Against Bullying and co-founder of Kindness Day UK.
  • Lowell Wood
    Lowell Lincoln Wood Jr. is an American astrophysicist who has been involved with the Strategic Defense Initiative and with geoengineering studies. He has been affiliated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Hoover Institution, and chaired the EMP Commission.
  • Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP)
    The Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership aims to advance climate-resilient low emission development and support transitions to a low-carbon economy through coordination, information exchange and cooperation among countries and programs working to advance low-emission economic...
  • Luc Gnacadja Luc Gnacadja
    Luc-Marie Constant Gnacadja or simply Luc Gnacadja is a Beninese politician and architect. He was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification from 2007 to 2013.
  • Lucia A. Reisch
    Lucia A. Reisch is a behavioural economist and social scientist by training and is currently a Full Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Since 2006, she has held the chair for Intercultural Consumer Research and European Consumer Policy at CBS.
  • Luuk Folkerts
    Luuk Folkerts is a Dutch politician and environmental consultant.
  • Lynda Grose
    Lynda Grose is an eco-fashion designer, educator, and consultant known for her pioneering work in sustainable fashion design.
  • Lynn Oliphant
    Lynn Oliphant is a professor emeritus from the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, and founding member of the Prairie Institute for Human Ecology.
  • Maisie Shiell
    Maisie Shiell became involved in anti-nuclear issues in 1976 when public concern developed about a new uranium mine in Saskatchewan.
  • Marc Rosenbaum
    Marc Rosenbaum, P.E., is an American engineer notable for his work on the design of energy-efficient sustainable architecture. Rosenbaum studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned BS and MS degrees.
  • Margaret Behan Margaret Behan
    Margaret Behan is a Native American woman who is Southern Arapaho-Cheyenne on her mother's side, and Northern Arapahoe/Northern Cheyenne on her father's side. and a fourth generation descendant of an ancestor who was a survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre.
  • Marilyn A. Brown
    Marilyn A. Brown is an American geographer and a Regent's Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Mark Cooper (academic)
    Mark Cooper is a senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at the Vermont Law School, and a frequent nuclear power industry commentator. Cooper holds a PhD from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow.
  • Mark Diesendorf
    Mark Diesendorf is an Australian academic and environmentalist, known for his work in sustainable development and renewable energy. He currently teaches environmental studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Mark O'Connor (poet) Mark O'Connor (poet)
    Mark O'Connor is an Australian poet, writer, and environmental activist. He has published several books of poetry on regions of Australia such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Blue Mountains, often collaborating with renowned nature photographers.
  • Mark Ritchie Mark Ritchie
    Donald Mark Ritchie is an American politician and a former Minnesota Secretary of State. Ritchie was elected the 21st Minnesota Secretary of State on November 7, 2006. He was re-elected in 2010. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
  • Mark Satin Mark Satin
    Mark Ivor Satin is an American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher.
  • Mark Z. Jacobson Mark Z. Jacobson
    Mark Zachary Jacobson is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere/Energy Program. Jacobson has developed computer models to study the effects of fossil fuel and biomass burning on air pollution, weather, and climate.
  • Martin Kaltschmitt
    Martin Kaltschmitt is a German engineer and professor at Technical University of Hamburg. He is head of the Institute for Environmental technology and Energy industry at Technical University of Hamburg.
  • Masanobu Fukuoka Masanobu Fukuoka
    Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands.
  • Mathis Wackernagel Mathis Wackernagel
    Mathis Wackernagel is a Swiss-born sustainability advocate. He is President of Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in Oakland, California; Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Matthew Grocoff
    Matthew "Matt" Grocoff is an American environmentalist, sustainability advocate, writer, speaker and founder of the THRIVE Collaborative.
  • Matthew Simmons Matthew Simmons
    Matthew Roy Simmons was founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International, and was a prominent figure in the field of peak oil. Simmons was motivated by the 1973 energy crisis to create an investment banking firm catering to oil companies.
  • Max Deml
    Max Deml is a German-Austrian writer for environmental and financial magazines, publisher and entrepreneur.
  • Michael Ableman Michael Ableman
    Michael Ableman is an American/Canadian author, organic farmer, educator, and advocate for sustainable agriculture. Michael has been farming organically since the early 1970s and is considered one of the pioneers of the organic farming and urban agriculture movements.
  • Michael Phillip Austin
    Michael Phillip Austin is Divisional Fellow of Sustainable Ecosystems at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia. He was elected as a Foreign Member of the Linnean Society in 1997, and received the Gold Medal from the Ecological Society of Australia in 1995.
  • Michael Viney
    Michael Viney MRIA is an artist, author, broadcaster, and journalist, based in Ireland. He was born in Brighton, England. He is best known for his writings on nature.
  • Miguel Mendonca
    Miguel Mendonça is an Anglo-Azorean writer based in Bristol, England.
  • Mikoto Usui Mikoto Usui
    Mikoto Usui is a Japanese born, US educated development economist and international scholar whose life work has centered on multilateral environmental diplomacy, sustainable development governance and science & technology for economic and social development.
  • Mitchell Joachim Mitchell Joachim
    Mitchell Joachim is acknowledged as an innovator in socio-ecological design, architecture, and urban design. He is also a prominent researcher on resilient cities, and a dedicated architectural educator.
  • Mohamed Nasheed Mohamed Nasheed
    Mohamed Nasheed, GCSK is a Maldivian politician, human rights and environmental activist, who served as the fourth President of the Maldives from 2008 to 2012. He was the first democratically elected president of the Maldives and one of the founders of the Maldivian Democratic Party.
  • Mona Polacca Mona Polacca
    Mona Polacca is a Native American spiritual elder from Arizona. She has worked to further social justice for indigenous people from an early age.
  • Morgan Downey
    Morgan Downey is an Irish-born New York-based American commodities trader and acknowledged authority on the financial aspects of the oil industry. His views about price fluctuations and trends in the oil market have been reported in numerous publications.
  • M. S. Swaminathan M. S. Swaminathan
    Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India's Green Revolution a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers.
  • M.V. Ramana
    M. V. Ramana is a physicist who works at the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Program on Science and Global Security, both at Princeton University, on the future of nuclear power in the context of climate change and nuclear disarmament.
  • Mycle Schneider Mycle Schneider
    Mycle Schneider is a Paris-based nuclear energy consultant, and lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. He has advised members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than 20 years. In 1997 he received the Right Livelihood Award.
  • Nansen G. Saleri
    Nansen G. Saleri is president and CEO of Quantum Reservoir Impact. He specializes in reservoir management and upstream technologies.
  • Nathan Myhrvold Nathan Myhrvold
    Nathan Paul Myhrvold, formerly Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, is co-founder of Intellectual Ventures and the principal author of Modernist Cuisine and its successor books.
  • Navdeep Asija Navdeep Asija
    Navdeep Asija is the founder of dial-a-cycle rickshaw concept known as Ecocabs and won the 2011 National Award of Excellence by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
  • Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford
    Nicholas Herbert Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, is a British economist and academic. He is professor of economics and government and chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, and 2010 Professor of Collège de France.
  • Nina Bassuk
    Nina Lauren Bassuk is a Professor and Program Leader at the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University.
  • Patrick Whitefield Patrick Whitefield
    Patrick Whitefield was a British permaculture teacher, designer, author, and consulting editor for Permaculture Magazine. He was regarded as one of the leading and pioneering permaculture authorities in Europe.
  • Paul Collier Paul Collier
    Sir Paul Collier, is professor of economics and public policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. He is also a director of the International Growth Centre, the director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and a fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford.
  • Paul Ekins Paul Ekins
    Professor Paul Ekins OBE is a British academic in the field of sustainable economics. Paul is currently Director and Professor of Resources and Environment Policy at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London and deputy director of the UK Energy Research Centre.
  • Paul Falkowski
    Paul G. Falkowski is an American biological oceanographer in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Paul Gilding Paul Gilding
    Paul Gilding is an Australian environmentalist, consultant, and author.
  • Paul Hawken Paul Hawken
    Paul Gerard Hawken is an American environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist.
  • Paul J. Crutzen Paul J. Crutzen
    Paul Jozef Crutzen is a Dutch, Nobel Prize-winning, atmospheric chemist. He is known for work on climate change research and for popularizing the term Anthropocene to describe a proposed new era when human actions have a drastic effect on the Earth.
  • Paul Laffoley Paul Laffoley
    Paul Laffoley was an American visionary artist and architect from Boston, Massachusetts, represented by Kent Fine Art in New York.
  • Paul Raskin Paul Raskin
    Paul Raskin is the founding President of the Tellus Institute, which has conducted over 3,500 research and policy projects throughout the world on environmental issues, resource planning, scenario analysis, and sustainable development.
  • Paul R. Ehrlich Paul R. Ehrlich
    Paul Ralph Ehrlich is an American biologist, best known for his warnings about the consequences of population growth and limited resources. He is the Bing Professor of Population Studies of the Department of Biology of Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology.
  • Paul Rogat Loeb Paul Rogat Loeb
    Paul Rogat Loeb is an American social and political activist.
  • Paul Watson Paul Watson
    Paul Franklin Watson is a Canadian marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching and direct action group focused on marine conservation and marine conservation activism. He is a citizen of Canada and the United States.
  • Paul Wheaton Paul Wheaton
    Paul Wheaton is a contemporary permaculture theorist, master gardener, software engineer, and disciple of natural agriculturist Sepp Holzer.
  • Paul Yeboah
    Paul Yeboah, is an educator, farmer, permaculturist, community developer, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and coordinator of the Ghana Permaculture Institute and Network in Techiman, Ghana, West Africa. It is located in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana.
  • Pete Bethune Pete Bethune
    Captain Peter James Bethune is a New Zealand ship's captain with 500 ton master licence, published author, producer of The Operatives TV Show, and public speaker. He is the founder of Earthrace Conservation.
  • Peter Bakker
    Peter Bakker is a Dutch businessman and current President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He was appointed President in January 2012 after being CEO of TNT N.V. for 10 years.
  • Peter H. Kostmayer Peter H. Kostmayer
    Peter Houston Kostmayer is a Democratic politician who served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • Peter Jon Pearce
    Peter Jon Pearce is an American product designer, author, and inventor.
  • Peter Joseph Peter Joseph
    Peter Joseph is an American independent filmmaker and activist. He is best known for the Zeitgeist film series, which he wrote, directed, narrated, scored, and produced. He is the founder of the related The Zeitgeist Movement. Other professional work includes directing the music video God Is Dead?.
  • Peter Newman (environmental scientist) Peter Newman (environmental scientist)
    Peter William Geoffrey Newman is an environmental scientist, author and educator based in Perth, Western Australia. He is currently Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and was awarded an Order of Australia for sustainable transport and urban design in 2014.
  • Peter Weish
    Peter Weish is an Austrian scientist, author and environmental activist.
  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is an American social justice advocate and businesswoman.
  • Phil Radford Phil Radford
    Philip David Radford is an American environmental, clean energy and democracy leader who served as the youngest executive director of Greenpeace USA. He is a co-founder of the Democracy Initiative, Membership Drive, was founder and executive director of Power Shift, and is a board member of Green...
  • Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
    Pope Saint John Paul II served as Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics.
  • Preben Maegaard
    Preben Maegaard, is a Danish renewable energy pioneer, author and expert. Since the oil crisis in 1974 he has worked for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
  • Rachel Hogan
    Rachel Hogan, is a British primate conservationist, living and working in Cameroon in West Africa, and director of the charity Ape Action Africa.
  • Rajendra K. Pachauri Rajendra K. Pachauri
    Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He held the post from 2002 until his resignation in 2015, due to sexual harassment allegations. The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize during his tenure. He resigned from IPCC in February 2015.
  • Ralph Cavanagh
    Ralph Cavanagh is a senior attorney and co-director of Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program. Cavanagh has been with the NRDC since 1979 and was on the Secretary of Energy Advisory board from 1993-2003.
  • Raúl Montenegro
    Raúl Montenegro is an Argentine biologist, environmentalist and activist. He has worked as a professor at the University of Córdoba, and at several other educational institutions. In 1982, he founded FUNAM, a grassroots environmental organization, and became its president in 1995.
  • Ray Anderson (entrepreneur)
    Ray C. Anderson was founder and chairman of Interface Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of modular carpet for commercial and residential applications and a leading producer of commercial broadloom and commercial fabrics.
  • René Castro René Castro
    René Castro Salazar, is FAOs Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department Assistant-Director General and a former Costa Rican politician.
  • Richard Cizik
    Richard Cizik is President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. He was the Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals and one of the most prominent Evangelical lobbyists in the United States.
  • Richard Denniss
    Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute.
  • Richard Gregg (social philosopher)
    Richard Bartlett Gregg was an American social philosopher said to be "the first American to develop a substantial theory of nonviolent resistance" and an influence on the thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr, Aldous Huxley, civil-rights theorist Bayard Rustin, and pacifist and socialist reformer...
  • Richard Lamm Richard Lamm
    Richard Douglas "Dick" Lamm is an American politician, writer, Certified Public Accountant, college professor, and lawyer. He served three terms as 38th Governor of Colorado as a Democrat and ran for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in 1996.
  • Richard McCarthy (activist)
    Richard McCarthy is the co-founder of the Crescent City Farmers Market and the executive director of Slow Food USA. He was the founder of Market Umbrella and the Farmers Market Coalition. In 2012, he was named a "Hero of the New South" by Southern Living magazine.
  • Richard Tol
    Richard S. J. Tol is a professor of economics at the University of Sussex. He is also professor of the economics of climate change at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is a member of the Academia Europaea.
  • Rico Daniels Rico Daniels
    Rico Daniels is an English television presenter who has his own show, The Salvager on Discovery Real Time. A passionate recycler, the second series saw him moving in France and was called Le Salvager.
  • Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance
    Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance is a Native American spiritual elder who is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and comes from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
  • Rita Pitka Blumenstein
    Rita Pitka Blumenstein was the first certified traditional doctor in Alaska. She works for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
  • Robert Ayres (scientist) Robert Ayres (scientist)
    Robert Underwood Ayres is an American-born physicist and economist. His career has focused on the application of physical ideas, especially the laws of thermodynamics, to economics; a long-standing pioneering interest in material flows and transformations—a concept which he originated.
  • Robert Costanza Robert Costanza
    Robert Costanza is a leading ecological economist and Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.
  • Robert Gilman
    Robert C. Gilman is a thinker on sustainability who, along with his late wife Diane Gilman, has researched and written about ecovillages. The Gilmans' work was important in giving definition to the ecovillage movement and shaping the direction of the Global Ecovillage Network.
  • Robert Jungk Robert Jungk
    Robert Jungk was an Austrian writer and journalist who wrote mostly on issues relating to nuclear weapons.
  • Robin Grove-White
    Robin Grove-White is a Welsh environmentalist, academic and farmer, formerly Professor of Environment and Society at Lancaster University.
  • Roefie Hueting Roefie Hueting
    Roelof Hueting is a Dutch economist, former Head of the Department for Environmental Statistics of Statistics Netherlands, pianist and leader of the Down Town Jazz Band, known for the developed of the concept of Sustainable National Income.
  • Roger A. Sedjo
    Roger A. Sedjo is an economist and senior fellow and director of Resources for the Future. Forestry and land use have been major focuses of his career.
  • Roland Clift
    Roland Clift, CBE FREng is a chemical engineering professor widely known for his work and media contributions on the topic of sustainability.
  • Ron Pernick
    Ron Pernick is an American author and the co-founder and managing director of Clean Edge, a Portland, Oregon research and advisory firm that monitors clean technology markets.
  • Ross Gelbspan
    Ross Gelbspan is a writer and environmentalist. He has written two books relating to global warming: The Heat Is On and Boiling Point. The Heat Is On received national attention when President Bill Clinton told the press he was reading it.
  • Roy Beck
    Roy H. Beck is an American journalist and public policy analyst who founded and has served as President of NumbersUSA since its inception in 1997.
  • Ruud Lubbers Ruud Lubbers
    Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal, who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 August 1994.
  • Sallie W. Chisholm
    Sallie W. Chisholm is a U.S. biological oceanographer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an expert in the ecology and evolution of ocean microbes.
  • Sally Benson (professor)
    Sally M. Benson is a professor of energy engineering at Stanford University. In 2014, she was appointed as director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, the university's hub of energy research and education.
  • Samuel Mann
    Samuel Mann is a New Zealand computer scientist, with interests in computer science education and sustainability. He is a full Professor at Otago Polytechnic. He has published widely on sustainable practice, both in computing and more generally to apply to any discipline.
  • Sara Parkin
    Sara Parkin OBE started her working life as a nurse in Edinburgh but rose to prominence as a green political activist during and after the 1989 European elections, in which the UK Green Party gained 15% of the votes but no seats.
  • Saul Griffith Saul Griffith
    Saul Griffith is an Australian American inventor. He is the founder or co-founder of seven companies, including Otherlab, Makani Power, and Instructables.
  • Sean R. Garner
    Sean R. Garner is a physicist currently working on a diverse suite of projects for Palo Alto Research Center, in San Francisco, CA. Garner received his BA, Mathematics and BS, Physics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999, and completed his PhD in Physics in 2005 at Cornell University.
  • Shamsul Mulk
    Shamsul Mulk, Ph.D., HI, is a Pakistani civil engineer and a Technocrat. Shamsul Mulk also served as the 24th Chief Minister of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province under the Military Government of Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf.
  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier Sheila Watt-Cloutier
    Sheila Watt-Cloutier, OC is a Canadian Inuit activist. She has been a political representative for Inuit at the regional, national and international levels, most recently as International Chair for Inuit Circumpolar Council.
  • Shel Horowitz Shel Horowitz
    Shel Horowitz is an American author, international speaker, and marketing consultant. He has been an early and consistent popularizer of the idea that businesses can succeed by embracing principles of honesty, integrity, and environmental responsibility.
  • Shi Zhengrong Shi Zhengrong
    Shi Zhengrong is a Chinese-Australian businessman. He is the founder and, up to March 2013, chairman and chief executive officer of Suntech Power.
  • Sim Van der Ryn
    Sim Van der Ryn is an American architect. He is also a researcher and educator. Van der Ryn's driving professional interest has been applying principles of physical and social ecology to architecture and environmental design.
  • Solitaire Townsend Solitaire Townsend
    Solitaire Townsend is a British businesswoman, focused on the application of marketing principles to the cause of sustainability and climate change solutions.
  • Sombath Somphone Sombath Somphone
    Sombath Somphone is an internationally acclaimed community development worker and prominent member of Lao civil society. Sombath was abducted from a Vientiane street in 2012 and has not been seen since.
  • Starhawk Starhawk
    Starhawk is an American writer, teacher and activist. She is known as a theorist of feminist Neopaganism and ecofeminism. She is a columnist for and for On Faith, the Newsweek/Washington Post online forum on religion.
  • Stephen Schneider Stephen Schneider
    Stephen Henry Schneider was Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, a Co-Director at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
  • Steve Allin
    Steve Allin is an author, teacher and pioneer in the use of hemp in construction and director of the International Hemp Building Association.
  • Steven Chu Steven Chu
    Steven Chu is an American physicist and government official.
  • Stewart Brand Stewart Brand
    Stewart Brand is an American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He founded a number of organizations, including The WELL, the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation.
  • Stuart White
    Stuart White is an Australian educator and sustainability advocate. He is a professor and the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Sunny Sanwar Sunny Sanwar
    Sahibzada Sanwar Azam Sunny is a Bangladeshi-born artist, environmental activist and social entrepreneur. He is a columnist for The Daily Star and a blogger.
  • Susannah Hagan Susannah Hagan
    Susannah Hagan, FRSA is the founding Director of R_E_D and Professor and School Research Leader at the Royal College of Art School of Architecture. She has written and lectured extensively on the theory and practice of environmental design, in particular, environmentally led urban design.
  • Susan Roaf
    Susan Roaf is a British architect, scholar and Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh since 2005. She is best known for her work on "adapting buildings and cities for climate change."
  • Sustainable Restaurant Association Sustainable Restaurant Association
    The Sustainable Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit, membership organisation, based in the United Kingdom, which aids food-service businesses to work towards sustainability in their sector and guides customers towards more sustainable choices.
  • Swami Sundaranand
    Swami Sundaranand is a Yogi, photographer, author and mountaineer who lectures widely in India on threats to the Ganges River and the loss of Himalayan glaciers due to global warming.
  • Tamsin Blanchard
    Tamsin Blanchard is a British fashion journalist, author, and lecturer. She is particularly known for her work on sustainability and ecological issues in fashion.
  • T. Boone Pickens T. Boone Pickens
    Thomas Boone Pickens Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. As of November 2016, Pickens has a net worth of $500 million.
  • Tetsunari Iida Tetsunari Iida
    Tetsunari Iida is director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, he is calling for a decrease in Japan's reliance on nuclear power and an increase in renewable energy use.
  • Thomas Doerr Thomas Doerr
    Thomas Doerr is an architect, author, and educator. After studying design in Rome, Italy and interning in Boston, Massachusetts, Doerr received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989.
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon Thomas Homer-Dixon
    Thomas Homer-Dixon is a Canadian political scientist and ecologist, and Professor in the Centre for Environment and Business University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Environment, with a cross-appointment to the Political Science Department in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Thomas H. Stoner Jr.
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  • Thomas Robert Malthus
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  • Tom Woolley
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  • Tracey Johnston-Aldworth
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  • Trevor Findlay
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  • Trevor Lee (architect)
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  • Tristram Stuart Tristram Stuart
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  • Walter Kofler
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  • Walter R. Stahel Walter R. Stahel
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  • William McDonough William McDonough
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  • Will Steffen Will Steffen
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