Publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Co-Evolution Quarterly, recently wrote “Whole Earth Discipline,” exploring paths to the future.
Author of "The Ecology of Commerce"," Natural Capitalism" and "Blessed Unrest"; eco-entrepreneur and visionary, now pursuing new solar technologies.
Author and editor at Friends of the Earth and Earthjustice, a protegé of David Brower who is now writing his biography.
Conservation activist and organizer of Earth Day, who was legislative director for the Sierra Club and formed the Campaign for American Wilderness.
Brower’s main ally in conservation battles from Dinosaur Monument in the ‘50s to the Grand Canyon and Redwood National Park in the ‘60s.
Ad man for the Sierra Club during the Grand Canyon campaign, he turned social critic (“Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television” and other books) and founded the International Forum on Globalization, which led WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.
NY Times environmental journalist, founded Greenwire, wrote "A Fierce Green Fire" on which this film is loosely based, as well as "Earth Rising" and "Poisoned Profits".
The angry housewife with sick children who led Love Canal, then started the Center for Health, Environment & Justice and spent thirty+ years organizing grassroots activism.
Founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, led it from a law firm for the environment to one of the most influential environmental groups.
Former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, who began campaigning for the Clean Air Act and led efforts up to the recent Beyond Coal campaign.
Pioneering environmental justice advocate and author of “Dumping in Dixie” as well as other books and the study, “Toxic Waste and Race.”
Campaigner on population issues, bioregionalist, author of many books including "Whatever Happened to Ecology?" and "The Post-Carbon Reader".
Led the Santa Barbara Community Environment Council, pioneered alternative technology, led changes in recycling and sustainable use.
Anarchist and pacifist who led the Farallones Institute, an incubator of ecological alternatives.
Physicist-turned-activist who pioneered the "soft path" of conservation and renewable energy, founded Rocky Mountain Institute, wrote "Natural Capitalism," "Winning the Oil Endgame" and just published his magnum opus, "Reinventing Fire."
Draft dodger who helped found Greenpeace, was part of the early whale and seal campaigns, wrote the defining history of Greenpace and is still active in many causes.
Another founder of Greenpeace, who dreamed up the baby harp seal campaign, was kicked out of Greenpeace for going too far, and founded his own Sea Shepherd Society.
Member of Greenpeace, the German Greens and Wuppertal Institute; author, critic and expert around development and equity issues, sustainability and justice.
Conservation biologist. At WWF he conceived Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, long-running study of biodiversity loss in the Amazon. Now heads Heinz Center for Science, Economics & Environment.
Journalist who made the defining films about the Amazon, “The Decade of Destruction.” He was close to Chico Mendes, and helped bring him to the world’s attention. Recently deceased.
Head of National Wildlife Federation’s international affairs, she campaigned against destructive impacts of development and helped reform World Bank environmental policies. She became a key US ally of Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers
Professor at University of San Francisco and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Natural and Cultural Resources. Her forthcoming book is "Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India".
Climate activist with WWF International, led their efforts from Kyoto to Copenhagen, and now she is head of the Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute.
Pioneering climate scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research and Stanford, author and tireless advocate. Recently deceased, this is one of his last interviews.
Author of "The End of Nature", the first book about global warming. He moved to activism after a decade of frustration, founded 350.org with students, built it into a leading organization battling climate change. Stopping Keystone XL is their biggest victory.
Author of "Hell and High Water" and leading blogger at Climate Progress. He was Assistant Secretary of Energy working on efficiency and renewables in the Clinton Administration.
Author of "Hot: Surviving the Next Fifty Years" and "Earth Odyssey." Longtime journalist for The Nation on environmental issues..