Leah Mayor, Ph.D. is our No Impact Week Workshop Facilitator. An educator and educational designer for sustainability initiatives in K-12 schools, Leah specializes in leadership and team development through project-based learning. She received her doctorate from Cornell University in Adult Education and Anthropology focusing on transformative learning theory and study abroad. She has worked extensively internationally and nationally on sustainable community initiatives in Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, and Indonesia and currently runs a national educational leadership training on sustainability. She is passionate about the role of teaching and learning in social change.…
Chris Allan is a consultant on international environmental and development programming and fundraising. He has twenty five years experience in community development and environmental protection with the Environmental Health Fund, Global Greengrants Fund, Catholic Relief Services and the US Peace Corps. Ten of those years were in East and Southern Africa, and the remainder in the United States. He has a Masters Degree in Social Change and Development from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and a Bachelors Degree in Biology and African Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.…
Cari Ladd, M.Ed., is our curriculum writer. She specializes in developing curricula that taps the strengths of media to engage students in meaningful learning experiences. She has produced educator materials for Bill Moyers, P.O.V., FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE/World, and others. Previously, she served as PBS Interactive’s Director of Education, overseeing the development of curricular resources tied to PBS programs, the PBS TeacherSource Web site (now PBS Teachers), and online teacher professional development services. She has also taught in Maryland and Northern Virginia.…
Colin is a former communications consultant for nonprofits turned book writer, blogger, and activist. In 2006, his No Impact Man experiment exploded in the media after being featured in the New York Times
, and he has since come to be considered one of the spokespeople for the environmental movement. He writes and administers the provocative environmental blog at www.colinbeavan.com
, and speaks and consults around the world. He is a board member of Transportation Alternatives, an advisor to Just Food and and on the Advisory Council of 350.org. No Impact Man
, Colin’s most recent book, is required reading on over 100 American college campuses at last count. It has been translated into 15 languages.…
Lilly Belanger is the Program Director for the No Impact Project. She coordinates the No Impact Week Experience with universities, businesses, communities and media organizations. Through her experiences studying food culture and globalization in Southern Mexico, public health in Cuenca, Ecuador and Mountain Top Removal in her home state of Kentucky, Lilly has developed a varied and passionate view on environmental justice and human well-being. Lilly has a bachelor’s degree from Berea College in the field of Social Justice with a concentration in Sustainability and Environmental Studies.
leverages the power of storytelling through documentary film to advance struggles for social, economic, and environmental justice, human and civil rights.…
Gillian Caldwell is the Campaign Director for 1Sky, a new non-partisan national campaign campaign for strong federal action to tackle global climate change and invest in building the clean energy economy of the future. Gillian is also a film maker and an attorney with thirty years of experience advocating for social justice in the United States and around the world.
Graham Hill is the founder of the sustainability website TreeHugger.com
. He currently focuses on building TreeHugger, managing his ceramic greek cup business, and developing sustainable prototypes. Graham’s goal is to help push sustainability into the mainstream.
Professor Tim Kasser is the Chair of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He has recently been investigating how materialism and values relate to well-being in various nations around the world, as well as what leads some people to become especially focused on different types of values.
Richard Wise has spent 16 years as a cultural anthropologist at Agent 16
, an independent advertising agency. Agent16 is known for non-traditional marketing, combining cultural insights with leveragable brand assets which leads to “culture branding”.
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