Environment & Sustainability

Powerful speakers who seek to create a sustainable world

Sandra Steingraber

An international anti-fracking activist & biologist who fights for environmental rights as a basic human right.

Michael Mann

An award-winning climate scientist and expert on climate change. His work has played a crucial role in shaping public discourse and climate change policy. He is part of the IPCC team that won the Nobel Peace Prize and has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Emily Hunter

An environmental activist, Hunter’s documentary series Activism 2.0 shows the new wave of environmentalism of grassroots movements.

Edith Widder

Biologist, adventurer, deep sea explorer, innovator & inventor, who is changing the nature of aquatic conservation through her organization ORCA

Annie Leonard

Executive Director for Greenpeace USA and widely known for her documentary The Story of Stuff, Leonard is dedicated to ecological sustainability. Her criticism of excessive consumerism challenges what we make, use and throw away.

Charles C. Mann

Offering valuable insights into the most significant events, from the European discovery of the Americas to the rise of the digital age, Charles Mann transforms our views of history. His book, The Wizard And The Prophet, asks the question “Can Earth support 10 billion people?”

David Quammen

Internationally acclaimed science writer and National Book Award Finalist. Author of Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus. Three-time winner of the National Magazine Award (the Ellie) and author of more than 15 books.

Andres Oppenheimer

Pulitzer Prize winning Latin American journalist, and international authority on the influence of Latin America in the global economy.

Raffi

Known to millions as a children’s entertainer, Raffi believes that the key to building a humane and sustainable world lies in how we treat our children, a philosophy he calls Child Honouring.

Daniel Katz

Co-founder of the Rainforest Alliance, one of the most influential conservation organizations in the world. Spearheading the future of conservation through ideas on reputation, global footprint, and social impact.