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Dan Pingaro is the Executive Director of Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community. We asked him to talk about his career path leading him to Sailors for the Sea and the commitment he has made to growing the organization and remaining, always, an advocate for a clean and healthy ocean. His passion, experience, education and working with partners collaboratively came together, contributing to the success of the Sailors for the Sea team in growing the organization and having a major impact on ocean conservation.
Dan was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett with support from videographer, David Okimoto of EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability at the America's Cup Finals in San Francisco, September 10, 2013.
Snippet from longer October 2013 interview of author Wendell Berry by Bill Moyers. Poet and writer Wendell Barry, called the "prophet of responsibility by Bill McKibben," and a "passionate advocate for the Earth by Bill Moyers, addresses leadership this way:
"Leadership from the bottom, and I 'm convinced perfectly that it's happening and that leadership consists of people who simply see something that needs to be done and they start doing it. We don't have the right to ask whether we are going to succeed or not, the only question we have a right to ask is, "What's the Right Thing to do?"
Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel Laforest and Madeline Janis describe how organized people can successfully fight organized money to deliver social change. Marshall Ganz notes the difference between a movement (about meaning and what is good) and a special interest, how the powerful don't always win, the importance of strategy/structure and narrative and many other important aspects of activisim. He is associated with the Leading Change Network.
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Friends of Justice, Why Stories Matter, Interview and book, Love, Power and Justice by Paul Tillich referenced in this interview and another must read.
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Noted anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks about renewable energy as an alternative to nuclear power. Excerpted from a talk at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY on November 13, 2010.
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Wikuki Kingi was interviewed by Barry Heidt of sustainabletv.org at the Bioneers Annual Conference held in October 2011 in San Rafael, California. He is a traditional Maori Master Carver of Aotearoa (New Zealand) whose culturally significant masterpieces draw from deep traditional knowledge to express principles of Indigenous sovereignty, identity and sustainability and to comment on the lasting impacts of colonization. An educator and researcher, he is a member of the International Native Science Academy and the Pacific Tribal Elders Council. Edited by Tom Hopkins of SustainableToday.org.
To learn more about the Bioneers Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2012 in San Rafael, California, visit http://www.bioneers.org/conference/2012-schedule.
The first ripples of change often begin with civil society. Over time NGOs have used their speed, activism and collaborative approaches to influence actors within the UN process, as well as private sector players. Speakers include Jonathon Porritt, Vandana Shiva, Nitin Desai, Lester Brown, Bill Ford, Kris Gopaladrishman, Yolanda Kakabadse and Gro Harlem Brundtland.
Nikki Henderson sends the important message in this video of "gathering people together with food." Food is a tool for social change. All of our movements are the same, we are fighting for the same thing happy, healthy, thriving people and planet. The best way to weave us together?: Feed the People. Nikki is the Executive Director of People's Grocery in West Oakland, CA. Under her leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign focused on revitalizing the economy of West Oakland through all aspects of the food system. In 2010, Nikki was featured in ELLE Magazine as one of the five Gold Awardees. She is speaking at the Connecting for Change Conference sponsored by the Marion Institute.
Meet Santa Cruz' Kyle Thiermann, one of the Earth Island Institute's 2011 Brower Youth Award Winners! Kyle's surf videos, Surfing for Change, have created millions of dollars in environmentally responsible investments.
Making environmental education fun and engaging for young folks is Victor Davila's passion, leading him to establish EcoRyders, a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding. Workshop participants build their own skateboards and learn about pressing environmental issues in their community. EcoRyders offers a way to tackle both high obesity rates among local youth as well as lack of public transportation in the area. He accepts the Brower Youth Award.
The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.
Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva created Project ORANG (Orangutans Really Appreciate and Need Girls Scouts) in 2007. They discovered that the Girl Scouts' iconic cookies contain palm oil, and that palm oil plantations are one of the leading causes of orangutan habitat destruction. They started a campaign to get the Girl Scouts to replace palm oil with a more eco-friendly oil instead. They have since partnered with Rainforest Action Network, co-authoring a petition that has generated more than 70,000 emails to the Girl Scouts headquarters. Both a great admirers of Jane Goodall.
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