Named one of TIME‘s “30 people Under 30″ changing the world in 2013, Parker Liautaud (born in 1994) is a polar explorer and climate change campaigner, and a Fellow at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. By completing the fastest human-powered trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, he also became the youngest man to walk to the South Pole.
Award-winning journalist and author of Heart of Dryness, James G. Workman has devoted his life to helping solve the overriding paradox of our time: Water conservation is, ironically, unsustainable. But, why? A former advisor shaping national and global policy under Bruce Babbitt and Nelson Mandela, Workman addresses this riddle in a compelling multimedia program.
Author of Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future, Saleem H. Ali is professor of environmental planning and conflict resolution at the University of Vermont. Named one of eight “Revolutionary Minds in the World” by Seed magazine, Dr. Ali is a leading advocate for cross-cultural environmental pragmatism.
Food & Agriculture blogger at Mother Jones, and co-founder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable-food education, Philpott was named one of Food & Wine’s “ten innovators” who will “continue to shape [America’s] culinary consciousness.” Until recently, he was Food editor at Grist.org, where his biweekly “Victual Reality” column was a must-read on food politics.
A Senior writer at Salon.com, Leonard writes the hybrid blog/column “How the World Works” – a venue for exploring the interconnections between globalization, energy policy, economics, the environment, technology and politics; and, particularly the extent to which these inextricably linked subjects are driven by, and affect, China, India and the U.S.
Author of the acclaimed Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, Royte addresses the staggering impact of waste and consumption on the environment and the economy. In Bottlemania, she looks beyond the ecological ramifications of the bottled water phenomenon, to the tenuous state of our public water supplies.