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A 9-Week Online Sustainability Action Program
Now through June 27, 2014

45+ innovators, visionaries, green pioneers and change agents – representing some of the world’s largest and most effective sustainability organizations – offer skills training, inspiration and powerful solutions for our global sustainability issues.

John Perkins
Chief Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author
Bill McKibben
Author, Environmentalist, Co-founder of
Andrew Harvey
Founder of Institute for Sacred Activism, Renowned Mystical Scholar, Poet, Author
Frances Moore Lappe
Author, Co-founder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and Small Planet Institute
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Social Innovator, Speaker, Author, Educator & Leader in the New Worldview of Conscious Evolution
Chief Sonne Reyna
Global ambassador, Author, Speaker, Ceremonial Leader
Bill Twist
CEO and Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance
Duane Elgin
Author, Speaker, Trans-partisan Media Activist
Ocean Robbins
Founder of YES!
Sharif Abdullah
Founder and Executive Director of Commonway Institute
Andrew Kimbrell
Founder and Executive Director of Center for Food Safety
Trathen Heckman
Co-founding director of Daily Acts Organization, board president of Transition U.S.
Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo
Peruvian Kamasqa Curandero and Psychotherapist
Mario Molina
Program Director, Climate Leadership Corps at Climate Reality Project
Rinaldo Brutoco
Founder and President of World Business Academy, Visionary, Writer, Change Agent
David Korten
Author of When Corporations Rule the World, Visionary and Engaged Citizen
Sharon Brown
Writer, Communications Specialist, and Nahua Weather Worker
Brock Evans
President of the Endangered Species Coalition
Wayne Pacelle
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States
Pablo Freund
Managing Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Richard Graves
Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute
Danielle Nierenberg
President of Food Tank, Expert on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Issues
Vicki Robin
International Bestselling Author of Your Money or Your Life, Visionary
Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz
Rainforest Agribusiness Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network
Jason Rainey
Executive Director of International Rivers
Richard Heinberg
Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute, Author
Ben Schick
Director of Programs at The Pachamama Alliance
With Host:
Steve Motenko,
Director of Operations, The Sustainable World Coalition

For many of us who are part of the “green movement,” some days, the challenges we face feel unsurmountable.

In these times, it’s common to get overwhelmed by the crises facing our planet – from the destruction of forests, to the toxic chemicals in our products, to the bloodshed over natural resources. We need to find inspiration and partnership – and see that our contributions are making a difference.

This is where The Spring of Sustainability springs into action!

With The Spring of Sustainability, you’ll learn how to embrace sustainability with more fun, ease and grace – so you’ll have more regenerative energy and passion to foster a more sustainable lifestyle. And you’ll be empowered as a change agent, with practical skills, insights and inspiration to help reinvigorate the green movement and honor our interconnection with our beloved Mother Earth.

Whether you would like to create a more eco-friendly home or want to be part of bold initiatives to reforest the entire planet – you’ll want to join the world’s top sustainability organizations and experts who are coming together with the intention of helping you co-create a thriving new world!

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Leda Huta
Executive Director of Endangered Species Coalition
Scott Hoffman Black
Executive Director for The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Chair of the IUCN Butterfly Specialist Group
Laurie Ann Macdonald
Florida Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, Endangered Species Coalition Board Member
Donald Barry
Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife
Larry Merculieff
President of Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways, Consultant of Seven Generatons Consulting
John Kostyack
Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation
Dr. Julie Fox Gorte
Senior V.P. for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management, Board Member of Endangered Species Coalition
Fiona Ward
REconomy Project for the Transition Network
Bob Massie
President of the New Economy Coalition
Jon Symes
Program Development Director at the Pachamama Alliance, Activist, Educator
Michael Brownlee
Co-founder of Local Food Shift and Transition Colorado
Todd Zimmer
Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network
Jay Markert ('Jay Ma')
Director of Living Mandala
John Robbins
Best Selling Author, Sought After Speaker, Advocate for a Healthy Life
Ed Begley, Jr.
Actor, Director, and Board Member of The Coalition for Clean Air and The Thoreau Institute
Linda Currie
Co-founder of Transition Berkeley, Outreach Organizer
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
National Director of Move to Amend Coalition
Mary Anne Hitt
Director of the National Coal Campaign for the Sierra Club
Awakening Universe
A Liberating New Cosmology for Our Time
Michelle Long
Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Randy Hayes
Ecological Advocate, Executive Director at Foundation Earth
Mickki Langston
Executive Director of Mile High Business Alliance
Greg Pahl
Author and co-founder of the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op
Jim Murphy
Senior Counsel for National Wildlife Federation
Joe Robertson
Strategic Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby, Found and President of Geoversiv Envisioning
Diana Donlon
Director of the Cool Foods Campaign at the Center for Food Safety
Ben Collins
Research and Policy Campaigner of Rainforest Action Network

This 9-Week series will provide you with a deep dive into the proven practices, skills and actions that will help take your family, cause, organization, community – and our planet – to the next level of sustainability.

Program Topics:

  • Changing the Dream (starts April 28)
  • Feeding the World (starts May 5)
  • Saving Our Vanishing Species (starts May 12)
  • Ensuring Clean Water (starts May 19)
  • Building an Economy That Works (starts May 26)
  • Slowing Climate Change (starts June 2)
  • Shifting Our Energy Reality (starts June 9)
  • Transforming Corporate Control (starts June 16)
  • Awakening the Dreamer (starts June 23)

The Sustainability Action Program features visionaries, leaders and experts in all areas of sustainability – from green lifestyles to sacred activism to the sciences. You will be guided into easy and meaningful actions, AND you’ll learn about the latest developments and research. And you’ll also be inspired by stories that highlight the beauty in our human potential.

A feature we’re very excited to share with you is that the sustainability visionaries who are lined up to teach these modules will suggest specific actions for you to take. You’ll track these actions in a customized action-tracking platform, and we’ll compile the results to display the impact that the entire Spring of Sustainability community is making together.

If you wonder if that is enough, remember these beautiful words from Clarissa Pinkola Estes:

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once,
but of stretching out to mend the part of the
world that is within our reach.

It’s good to know about the extent of what needs to be “fixed” in our entire interconnected world. But it’s even more important to know how to stretch out and mend the parts of the world that are within our reach.

With the Sustainability Action Program sessions, you’ll discover:

  • Inspiration to transform fear and frustration into hope and inspiration
  • How the solutions to world problems are rooted in interconnectedness
  • Cutting edge skills for growing a green lifestyle or movement
  • Team- and community-building techniques to foster collaboration and forward progress
  • Creative and innovative solutions for the most challenging sustainability issues
  • Insights for shifting to a life-affirming sustainability culture
  • Communication and messaging tools for enlisting others in your cause
  • Self-sustainability practices to keep your energy and passion alive
  • How to engage networks to share resources and build momentum
  • The highest-leverage, doable actions recommended by the top experts
  • An uplifting global community of change agents within virtual breakout groups
  • And much more...

And, you will have the option to listen to all of the transformational sessions from the comfort of your home or office. Which means no travel, and less carbon emissions. Talk about putting sustainability first!

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Get This FREE Bonus Gift Just for Signing Up!

When you sign up for free for the 9-week Sustainability Action Program, you’ll receive this special bonus gifts:

A New Story for a New Economy
To Find Our Human Place in a Living Universe
New essay by David Korten

The underlying premise of this essay is simple and, for many of us, self-evident. We are living beings who survive and thrive only as responsible contributing members of a Living Earth Community. As our indigenous brothers and sisters have long recognized, Earth is our Sacred Mother. She births and nurtures us. We must love and care for her as she loves and cares for us. This truth has profound implications for how we organize the economies through which we obtain our means of living. This powerful essay is beautifully designed, complete with a discussion guide and David’s personal story behind the essay.

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The Spring of Sustainability will engage you fully in what world-renowned ecologist (and former Spring of Sustainability presenter) Joanna Macy calls, “The Great Turning . . . the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.”

It’s the expression of a world movement. We’ll go so far as to say it is the expression of the ideas and guidance from Planet Earth. And this next wave will be led by top ecologists, activists, visionaries, scientists, business leaders, sociologists, psychologists, indigenous wisdom-keepers, sustainability experts... and YOU.


Whatever your level of involvement in the green movement, The Spring of Sustainability can help you go to the next level – to help you discover the innovative solutions we need on this beautiful, ever-evolving planet.

If you’re new to environmental issues, it will help put you on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle. And if you work for a nonprofit, you’ll learn far more inspiring and practical skills to unleash your powerful human potential in a way that provides sustainable and interconnected answers to our global issues.

With guidance from the top experts in the world, there’s no way you can’t come away from The Spring of Sustainability deeply inspired, transformed – and part of the solution.

Please join us in taking sustainability to the next echelon – and help co-create a thriving planet that leaves a legacy of good for generations to come.

Enter your name and email address in the free registration box, and you’re in!

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