This week's films include these visionary voices of the annual Bioneers Conference:
Rick Reed is a senior advisor to the Garfield Foundation, leading its collaborative clean energy project, RE-AMP (a community of 10 foundations and 70 NGOs using system-mapping and shared learning to align their clean energy strategies across seven states in the upper Midwest). Thanks, in large part, to RE-AMP’s activities, governors throughout the U.S. heartland, in late 2007, committed themselves to reducing global warming pollution from their states by 80% over the next 40 years. With a background in organic farming and molecular biology, Rick has been working in the fields of philanthropy and sustainability for nearly 20 years.
Paul Hawken has written several books including The Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism, and Blessed Unrest. He presently heads the PaxGroup family of c ompanies and works with thirty other people at the Natural Capital Institute. He has never garnered a significant award, and never graduated from any of the universities or high schools he attended but he is thrilled to be on the planet.