Author, Teacher, Buddhist scholar, Environmental Activist
Joanna MacyAuthor, Teacher, Buddhist scholar, Environmental Activist"If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being"
Charles EisensteinPhilosopher, Author, Internationally Renowned Speaker“Humanity is meant to join fully the tribe of all life on Earth, offering our uniquely human gifts towards the wellbeing and development of the whole.”
Linguist, Author, Filmmaker, Founder of the Localisation movement
Helena Norberg-HodgeLinguist, Author, Filmmaker, Founder of the Localisation movement"Economic localization is the key to sustaining biological and cultural diversity - to sustaining life itself. The sooner we shift towards the local, the sooner we will begin healing our planet, our communities and ourselves."
Christiana FigueresInternational leader on global climate change"This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history."
Polly HigginsVisionary Thinker, The Planet's Lawyer“The shift in consciousness required here is an espousal of our collective responsibility for the ecology of our planet. Once we have that shift we will have true social progress.”
Ecovillage Design Education facilitator, member of the GEN Africa Advisory Council
Mugove NyikaEcovillage Design Education facilitator, member of the GEN Africa Advisory Council"My dream is to have my mother continent, Africa, show the whole world how to live in natural abundance, how to be resilient, and how we can all live in harmony with nature and each other."
Modern mystic, Spiritual teacher, Founder of Sharing the Presence Association
Thomas HüblModern mystic, Spiritual teacher, Founder of Sharing the Presence Association“The deepest listening is presence, is consciousness itself. It is space, an open heart, compassion and a deep receiving of someone.”
Pat McCabeActivist, Artist, Writer, Dine' Ceremonial leader"Peace is not only a question of personal aspects. It is also the question of how we can build up social structures and how we can build a culture which is really based on trust."
Makuini Ruth TaiEducator, Workshop Facilitator, Sacred Journeys host"Indigenous people are the nature people - they are the ones with their conscious connection to all the subtle and not so subtle movement that surrounds them, and through living and working in a group or community setting, they had their finger on the pulse of the environment that enveloped them."
Frédéric LalouxAuthor, Organisational Innovator“Too often, as we try to change the world we struggle with outdated management practices. Let a new consciousness breathe life into our workplaces, so we can breathe it into the world!”
Neema NamadamuVisionary game-changer, Founder of SAFECO"Ignorance is not good. And we have a culture of punishing women. We are not free yet. But with magic, mind and thinking , we can be free. And I believe and I have hope we are going to see change soon."
Activist, Author, Co-founder of the Transition Network
Rob HopkinsActivist, Author, Co-founder of the Transition Network"If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late; if we act as individuals, it'll be too little; but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time."
Women's Rights Activist, Namibian politician, Founder of Dolam Children's Home
Visolela NamisesWomen's Rights Activist, Namibian politician, Founder of Dolam Children's Home"We want to bring a sustainable, low-cost, low-impact lifestyle to our people and the world. As African people, we have been living a communal life that has been protecting the environment in a holistic manner."
Permaculture expert, Co-author of Regenerative Enterprise
Ethan Soloviev Permaculture expert, Co-author of Regenerative Enterprise"We welcome a global conversation to continue developing and improving regenerative agriculture so we can effectively reverse climate change and regenerate the planet."
Dr. Stephanie MinesNeuropsychologist, Author"We, I feel, are being called to step up as leaders, as our Mother Earth, the deeply feminine force of the earth, Gaia, calls us forward to stand for her. We are her voices."
Daniel Christian WahlRegenerative Design Generalist, Educator, Author"The creation of diverse, regenerative cultures collaboratively united in a regenerative civilization is the only viable future open to us as we move into the ‘planetary era’."
Author, Initiator of Economy for the Common Good movement
Christian FelberAuthor, Initiator of Economy for the Common Good movement"The Economy for the Common Good advocates a more ethical economic model, in which the wellbeing of people and the environment become the ultimate goal of business."
Sabine LichtenfelsPeace Researcher, Co-founder of Tamera Ecovillage"Peace is not only a question of personal aspects. It is also the question of how we can build up social structures and how we can build a culture which is really based on trust."
Intercultural Exchange, Ecovillage and Sustainable Rural Networking Leader
Dr. Ousmane PameIntercultural Exchange, Ecovillage and Sustainable Rural Networking Leader“In real ecovillages, people produce wealth without harming their physical and social environments. Real ecovillages create or reinforce simple and rational lifestyles in which greed, accumulation and human exploitation have no space."
Executive Dean, Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China
Tiejun WenExecutive Dean, Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China“To confront the social and economic changes underway at a global level, we need to work on the integration between the urban and rural contexts."
Leadership development consultant, Speaker, Facilitator
Richard OlivierLeadership development consultant, Speaker, Facilitator"It is our experience that there are a few key energising human elements that truly transformational leaders choose to embrace before and during any important change process."
Author, Founder Peace Direct, Co-founder Rising Women Rising World and FemmeQ
Dr. Scilla ElworthyAuthor, Founder Peace Direct, Co-founder Rising Women Rising World and FemmeQ"I drew attention to the major challenges humanity now faces...Since none of these ‘threats’ can be dealt with by weaponry or by military superiority, it has become essential for us humans to develop a higher level of intelligence, or consciousness. "
Film-maker, Ecologist, Founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps
John D. LiuFilm-maker, Ecologist, Founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps"We have the ability to act individually and collectively to mitigate and adapt to climate change."
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