Fellows by Category
Will Byrne has developed a model, which he calls civic consumption, that allows individuals and institutions to leverage their collective purchasing power to shift markets from the bottom up, creating a new, market-based path to create social and environmental benefits in their own communities.
Gary Cohen has assembled an international coalition that is transforming the global health sector by reducing health industry practices that harm the environment and contribute to disease.
Mathias Craig has developed a community-based clean energy model that relies on the local manufacture and maintenance of a hybrid wind/solar energy system along the impoverished Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. His organization, blueEnergy, uses a model that emphasizes the long-term accompaniment of rural communities.
Making systemic changes in the way food is produced by developing a market for products from farmers' humanely raised animals and by giving consumers an easy, certified, humane label-based system that allows them to shop based on their values.
Temple Grandin, living with autism, has revolutionized livestock handling by using her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.
Fletcher Harper is tapping and activating the values base of the religious sector in ways profound and practical to curb wasteful consumerism and set faith-based communities on a track to environmental stewardship—in practice as well as in belief.
Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund is aligning citizens and businesses around common environmental and economic interests by making recycling more comprehensive and removing the confusion around ‘green’. Subsequently her solutions are making the recycled commodities market and the overall green economy more prevalent, profitable and predictable.
Turning conservation into an economic and political opportunity by countering threats to Native interests with sustainable economic models that protect our natural resources, Indigenous culture, commercial fishing and unique subsistence way of life.
Retrofitting cities for sustainability by inspiring and equipping citizens and governments to manage cities as ecosystems by promoting trees and tree-mimicking technologies to harvest and use rainwater, and mitigate pollution and climate change, thereby generating green collar jobs.