AN ONLINE GLOBAL GATHERING OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTION MAKERS
Oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer.
For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. Jean-Michel is a dedicated advocate for the protection of the water planet. As a voice for the ocean, he inspires and educates audiences worldwide about the need to act responsibly and preserve the fragile underwater ecosystems tied to all life on earth.
Scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author
Vandana Shiva is a tireless defender of the environment. She is the founder of Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers’ rights. She is also the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Shiva fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food: “I don’t want to live in a world where five giant companies control our health and our food.”
Conservation and environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and co-founded Greenpeace
CPW is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist. Watson was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In 1977, he left Greenpeace and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. A renowned speaker, accomplished author, master mariner, and lifelong environmentalist, Captain Watson has been awarded many honors for his dedication to the oceans and to the planet.
Award-winning speaker, author, and global activist. Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance
Lynne Twist is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute. She has dedicated herself to alleviating poverty and hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.
To date, Lynne is a Pachamama Alliance board member and fundraiser. She also leads journeys into the Amazon rainforest through the organization’s Pachamama Journeys program.
Rapper, spoken word artist, music video director and activist
Prince Ea, has touched the hearts, minds and souls of millions of people worldwide. By producing creative, inspirational and thought provoking content, Prince has accumulated over 1 billion views on Facebook alone and even more on a combination of other platforms.
Co-Founder - Daughters For Earth / Author, Speaker
Zainab Salbi has frequently been named as one of the women changing the world by leading publications ranging from Newsweek to The Guardian. Oprah Winfrey identified her as one of the women changing the world to People Magazine and President Bill Clinton identified her as one of the 21st century heroes to Harper’s Bazaar. Most recently Foreign Policy Magazine named her as one of “100 Leading Global
Thinkers” and Watkins Magazine identified her as
one of the top 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020.
At the age of 23, Zainab founded Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization
dedicated to women survivors of wars. Under her leadership (1993–2011), Women for Women
International grew from helping 30 women upon its inception to helping more than 420,000
women and distributing more than 100 million dollars in aid.
Zainab is the author of several books, including the best seller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny; Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam (with Laurie Buckland); The Other Side of War; Women’s Stories of Survival and Hope; If You Knew Me You Would Care (with photographs by Rennio Maifredi); and her latest Freedom is an Inside Job; Owning our Darkness and Our Light to Change Ourselves and the World.
She is also the Executive Editor and Host of several shows including Through Her Eyes with Yahoo News, #MeToo, Now What? with PBS, The Zainab Salbi Project with Huffington Post, and The Nida’a Show with TLC Arabia.
In early 2022, alongside Jody Allen, Zainab co-founded Daughters for Earth, a new fund and
campaign that aims to inspire all women to engage in climate change action by mobilizing $100
million for on the ground, women-led efforts to protect and restore the Earth.
American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction
Kim Stanley Robinson is an American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as "humanist science fiction" and "literary science fiction". Robinson himself has been a proud defender and advocate of science fiction as a genre, which he regards as one of the most powerful of all literary forms. Kim Stanley Robinson has become an important public thinker. He was named a “hero of the environment” by Time magazine and The New Yorker called him “one of the most important political writers working in America today.”Credit...
Quinault Indian Nation, WA - Politician / Activist / President - National Congress Of American Indians
President Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Indian Nation is serving her fifth term as President and CEO of the Quinault Indian Nation. Born on the Quinault Reservation, she lives on beautiful Lake Quinault with her mother and her four children. She is blessed to live in a Nation where you can still travel from mountain glaciers, down flowing streams, through temperate rain forests, and onto pristine sandy beaches -- without seeing short-sighted development and environmental degradation.
Blessed to have been mentored by visionary Native American leaders like President Joe DeLaCruz (Quinault), Billy Frank Jr. (Nisqually), and Chairwoman Ramona Bennett (Puyallup), President Sharp has dedicated her life to fighting to protect the sovereignty, human rights, and cultural inheritances of all Tribal Nations. A human rights attorney by training, she left home to get her education, ultimately receiving degrees and advanced certificates from the University of Washington, Gonzaga University, the University of Nevada, and Oxford University. In 2018, she was recognized by the United Nations as one of the foremost experts on the human rights of indigenous people globally.
After serving as an intelligence officer, Tribal attorney, and judge, Fawn Sharp has been elected to five consecutive terms as President of the Quinault Indian Nation. Under her leadership, the Quinault Nation has seen unprecedented economic growth while upholding its age-old traditions of civil rights activism, public advocacy, and local, regional, statewide, and national leadership on issues of civil rights and environmental protections. In 2018, President Sharp co-authored and co-led I-1631, the most aggressive climate change initiative in American history, ultimately receiving the support of global celebrities like Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michael Bloomberg en route to forcing fossil fuel companies to spend $32 million in Washington State alone to fight it at the ballot box.
Fawn Sharp was also nominated as one of Forbes' 50 over 50 in 2022.
American Physician & Author
Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution—one focused on using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and so much more.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of functional medicine.
He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, Founder and Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fifteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine.
He is the founder and chairman of the Food Fix Campaign, dedicated to transforming our food and agriculture system through policy. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy with 150+ million downloads.
Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN.
Australian-Peruvian actress presenting 3 Ways You Can Support Your Local Gardener, a Kiss the Ground Production
Australian-Peruvian actress and activist. Born in the Amazon. Raised in the Outback.
Diné Nation - Speaker, Activist, Grandmother
Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining, is of the Diné Nation (often known incorrectly as "Navajo), and was also adopted into the Lakota Spiritual way of Life.
She is a mother, grandmother, activist, artist, and international speaker. She identifies as a "radical bridger" of worlds and paradigms, with a focus on sharing from her own deep inquiry into Thriving Life Paradigm: "How do I become that being, that human, whose presence and way of being supports and causes all other life to Thrive?"
She calls upon her lived experience from her indigenous cultures to make hypotheses and proposals to "Modern World Paradigm" as all of humanity is faced with its current crisis of relationship, with ourselves, with each other, and with the Earth.
Ron Finley is a rebel with a green thumb. In 2010 Ron set out to fix a problem in his South Central neighborhood parkways; those often neglected dirt patches next to our streets. He planted some vegetables there. Soon after he was cited for gardening without a permit by the apparent owners of those dirt patches: the City of Los Angeles. Queue the beginning of a horticulture revolution.
don Jose Ruiz was born in Mexico City, Mexico and was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. When he was 21 he came to live in the U.S. with his father, don Miguel Ruiz.
Like his father, combining new insights with ancient wisdom, don Jose Ruiz is dedicating his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical, everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love and common sense. don Jose teaches and lectures across the United States and around the world: Power Journeys to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Palenque, Tulum and Coba; workshops with guest don Miguel or other teachers at Omega NY, Austin, and Vancouver.
don Jose Ruiz has now collaborated with his father don Miguel Ruiz on a new book that offers a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: The Fifth Agreement.
Co-Founder & Executive Director - One Earth
Justin Winters is the Co-founder and Executive Director of One Earth, a nonprofit organization working to galvanize collective action to solve the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss through groundbreaking science, inspiring media, and an innovative approach to climate philanthropy.
Through One Earth, she is working to create a world where humanity and nature coexist and thrive together through three pillars of action: a just transition to 100% renewable energy, protection and restoration of 50% of the world’s lands and oceans, and a shift to regenerative, carbon-negative agriculture.
Justin was instrumental in launching Daughters for Earth, a new campaign and fund that aims to mobilize all women to actively engage in climate action by supporting on-the-ground, women-led efforts to protect and restore the Earth.
Prior to One Earth, Justin served as Executive Director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for 13 years, where she built the organization’s grant-making program, which awarded over $100 million in grants across 60 countries and created a series of innovative philanthropic funds, including Oceans 5, Shark Conservation Fund, The Solutions Project, Lion Recovery Fund, Elephant Crisis Fund, and Quick Response Fund for Nature.
Justin is committed to empowering everyone to become a philanthro-activist for the Earth and supporting impactful, community-driven climate solutions all over the world.
Executive Director - Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International dedicated to accelerating a global women’s climate justice movement.
She works nationally and internationally with grassroots, BIPOC, and Indigenous leaders, policy-makers and scientists to promote climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized energy future.
Osprey serves on the Executive Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, the Steering Committee for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and is the author of the award-winning book,"Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature."
Ziggy Marley has given his backing to environmental campaign groups like Extinction Rebellion, a socio-political movement to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
The reggae singer says politicians and businesses are not listening to the public’s concerns about climate change and pollution.
Marley’s latest album, 2018’s Rebellion Rising, features songs with titles such as The Storm is Coming and World Revolution.
Recently, the singer asked his tour management to replace disposable water bottles with reusable ones, after hearing about the damage caused to sea life by plastic waste.
Donovan Phillips Leitch, known mononymously as Donovan, is a Irish/Scottish musician, songwriter, and record producer. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelic rock and world music. Donovan has been a lifelong environmental and peace activist and recently recorded an album called eco-song which was a tribute to Greta Thunberg.
Xavier Rudd is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Australia. From To Let, his debut album in 2002, he combined a deep love for the environment, humanity, and surfing with an obsession for blues and international roots music from Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and the tropics. He often performs solo, surrounded by three didgeridoos in front, a guitar on his lap, a stomp box under his bare feet, and an assortment of drums, percussion instruments, banjos, harmonicas, bells, and a bass all rest nearby. He released Solace, a studio offering, in 2004. Between 2005's Food in the Belly and 2010's Koonyum Sun, his albums appeared on the North American Anti- label. He employed electronic textures and backdrops on 2012's Spirit Bird. 2015's Nanna was performed by his international nonet the United Nations, and mixed by legendary reggae engineer Errol Brown; 2017's Storm Boy for Nettwerk, marked a return to his folk-roots sound. In 2022, he issued the double-length Jan Juc Moon for Salt X/Virgin.
Starling Arrow is an all-star cast of spirit-folk songstresses featuring Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, Tina Malia, Ayla Nereo, and Marya Stark. The members of the female-fronted super-group Starling Arrow share a common devotion for the love of songwriting, which they elegantly captured in their debut album, Cradle, coming out in January 2023. These artists are brought together by a deep mutual love of beauty, the power of music as a sanctuary, and the deep joy of encountering the muse. Powerhouse songwriters in their own right, and innovative leaders within the industry, this joining is a potent gift of synergy.
The String Cheese Incident (SCI) is an American jam band from Crested Butte and Telluride, Colorado, formed in 1993. The band is composed of Michael Kang (acoustic/electric mandolin, electric guitar, and violin), Michael Travis (drums and percussion), Bill Nershi (acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, and electric slide guitar), Kyle Hollingsworth (piano, organ, Rhodes, and accordion), and Keith Moseley (bass guitar), and, since 2004, Jason Hann (auxiliary percussion).
Their music has elements of bluegrass sounds, as well as rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, reggae, and psychedelia. All members write original compositions and sing.
East Forest has a natural talent for creating soundscapes that speak to the heart. Lush and emotional, they are designed to engender deep spiritual experiences. But it would be a mistake to think of East Forest as just a musical project.
“There is a glue that unifies everything I do,” says the producer, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist. “My podcast, talks, retreats, writings, events, and the music I make are all about inviting introspection. It’s a form of trusting an individual’s inherent wisdom as they dive into their inner world and learn to make their own decisions. And for myself, this project has allowed me to stay sane. I want to share the experiences, tools and sounds that I have learned for other people to get closer to their own essence.”
This is exactly what East Forest has been doing since he began to experiment with music and the combination of meditation, technology, and psychotropic substances as a pathway for spiritual growth. “I’m really interested in forging a modern pathway that can act as an antidote to living in our hyper-speed world — to bridge the tools of our past with our rapidly advancing future.”
SIMRIT is creating waves with packed theaters and concert halls, chart-topping albums, and raving fans… all powering a palpable musical movement. Transcending genres, the SIMRIT experience centers around lead singer – songwriter, Simrit Kaur, who is of Greek and Egyptian origin.
Born in Athens, Greece, adopted by Greek-Americans into South Carolina as a toddler, she comes from a long line of Greek matriarchal singers that span from her birth mother to her great grandmother, Tula Demetriou, who was a famous Greek singer and actress. At only 16 years old, Simrit’s birth mother was forced by her family to give Simrit for adoption. Over time, growing up steeped in the rich musical traditions of many cultures… Simrit’s own musical sensibilities emerged from a multiplicity of diverse influences starting with the dark, heavy, and mystical chanting of the Greek Orthodox church choir, in which she sang starting at age five. During this same time period, Simrit began studying piano (where her piano teacher simultaneously instructed her in snare drum). Later, she studied West African drumming, and toured with the Odunde Drumming Company during her education at College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Roots Reggae, R&B, The Grateful Dead, Motown, Led Zeppelin, among many others including traditional Greek music, proved deeply influential as Simrit emerged her unique sound. Her studies in traditional Greek dance from grade school through the end of high school…proved to be just as influential, as Simrit studied and danced a variety of different time signatures and rhythms that the traditional Greek dances were performed in, while also learning to sing those songs.
Decades of study and experimentation with Kundalini yoga deepened Simrit’s relationship to the quantum technology of Naad Yoga - the ancient science of using sound to impact the brain’s neural pathways and chemicals, eliciting altered states of reality, the effects of which also influence her music. Simrit is known for her voice reverberating a sound that is simultaneously ancient and fresh and deeply healing.
The music of Casey Neill & The Norway Rats combines high energy rock rave-ups and haunting lush acoustic reveries built around melodic narrative songwriting. The Norway Rats are a collective of Portland indie all star players whose credits include The Decemberists, Eels, Viva Voce and more. Neill has been touring with the band and solo throughout the USA, Japan, and Europe for more than a decade, performing his songs at venues such as Town Hall in New York, San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and the Newport Folk Festival. Neill was also infamously beloved as an artist in the underground music community of the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s, releasing two early cassette releases and then his first CD, Rifraff, in 1995. Two songs from that album, Rifraff and Dancing on The Ruins of Multinational Corporations, became the de facto soundtracks for many Earth First! and other logging protests during the 1990s, a time of growing tension between environmentalists and the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest. Dancing on the Ruins of Multinational Corporations is still sung by protest communities around the world.
Although the event will be free to join, the global audience will be encouraged to make donations to support the work of impact non-profits who are dedicated to environmental causes. Each day of the Earth Week Summit will benefit a non-profit related to that day’s theme.
100% of net proceeds will be donated.