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Game-Changers: How Can We Make a Difference Together - Part Two
Recorded on Apr 22, 2014
With 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 Schick: Director of Programs at The Pachamama Alliance
Hosted by Leda Huta

We need to have a big-picture strategy for achieving The Great Turning. This panel representing organizations on the forefront of sustainability will explore the way forward.

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Joseph Robertson is Strategic Coordinator for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby. He was Citizens Climate Lobby’s first group leader in the northeast, and served as volunteer coordinator for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is author of the 2010 report Building a Green Economy: On the Economics of Carbon Pricing & the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels. Joseph is the founder and president of Geoversiv Envisioning, a social-benefit commercial endeavor that aims to discover and deploy the ingredients of a clean future of global abundance. He is editor-in-chief of the Spanish-language sustainability publication Futurismo Verde, and the Quipu.cc catalytic commons. He is also the creator and director of the HotSpring Network for brainstorming and collaborative problem-solving, and a strategic content curator for Lucid Frontiers, which hosts the Lucid NYC event series. Since 2009, Joseph has been involved in Villanova’s vibrant sustainability community. He is the founder of the GreenNOVA.org online community, creator and organizer of the ClimateTalks.info series of roundtables and lectures. He is an emeritus faculty member of Villanova’s Sustainability Subcommittee on Operations & Energy Use and of the Villanova Center for Energy and Environment Education. From 2000-2007, he was lead online translator into Spanish for the Earth Policy Institute‘s Eco-Economy and Plan B updates on ecological economics. He is in the process of co-authoring a hundred-year plan for a clean economic transition.

Diana Donlon is the Director of the Cool Foods Campaign at the Center for Food Safety in San Francisco. Diana has two decades of experience in philanthropy and grassroots environmental activism. As a Program Executive at the Goldman Environmental Prize, she helped to elevate the critical and often unrecognized campaigns of grassroots activists around the world. As one of the founders of the foundation collaborative the Roots of Change Fund, she has helped set California on its path to be the world leader in sustainable agriculture. Currently directing CFS’ Cool Foods Campaign, she is working to educate, empower and engage the public to understand the connection between food choices and climate change.

Ben Schick serves The Pachamama Alliance as the Director of Programs and was formerly a board member of the organization. His responsbilities include Education, Engagement and Communications. Ben came on to the staff of The Pachamama Alliance in summer 2012. Prior to joining The Pachamama Alliance, Ben was the first Executive Director of Challenge Day, the critically acclaimed international anti-violence youth program, and, most recently, CEO of MediaOne, a digital broadcast and production services company.