Voices

Jovan Sage
Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants and plants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes.[...]
Matthew Raiford
Early in 2018, Matthew Raiford was shocked when the news came down from New York that he had been named[...]
Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein is a cultural philosopher and the author of several books, including Sacred Economics, Climate: A New Story, and[...]
Will Harris
Will Harris is a fourth generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and[...]
Konda Mason
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Her work sits at the intersection[...]
Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and thought leader in integrative medicine. Her background in herbal medicine, midwifery,[...]
Robyn O’Brien
A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times[...]
Bob Quinn, PhD
Robert “Bob” Quinn—the 2007 recipient of the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award—is a progressive leader in promoting organic[...]
Justin Duncan
Justin has a BS in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, and an MS in[...]
Sara Newmark
Sara Newmark is VP of Social Impact for MegaFood. Leading the development of MegaFood’s social responsibility and environmental sustainability efforts,[...]
Dan Fitzgerald
Dan's reason for being is to create a harmonious existence, for all beings and the planet, now and for future[...]
Ryan Zinn
Ryan Zinn manages Dr. Bronner’s international organic and fair trade supply chains in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Ryan has[...]
Nicole Silk
Understanding how people relate to water and what water needs to remain healthy has been a central tenet of Nicole’s[...]
Colleen Kavanagh
Colleen has dedicated her life to improving nutrition quality in food to provide the foundational support people and communities need[...]
Stephen Hohenrieder
Stephen Hohenrieder is the CEO and CIO of a single-family investment office where he oversees a portfolio that includes a[...]
MaryAnne Howland
“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and[...]
Andrew Hebard
Andrew Hebard is President & CEO of Natures Crops International. Founded in 2004, Natures Crops is a vertically integrated and[...]
Tim Gordon
Tim Gordon became President at CBDRx and Functional Remedies in 2017 and is now serving as Chief Science Officer.  Born[...]
Annie Brown
Annie has been the Director of Development at Rodale Institute since 2012. For over 70 years, Rodale Institute has been[...]
Tom Newmark
Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to build New Chapter into a premier brand in[...]
John-Paul Maxfield
In 2009, founder John-Paul Maxfield left the world of private equity without a clear plan for his future. He did[...]
Jamal Lucas
Mr. Jamal Lucas is a global impact investor with a strong interest in sustainability and natural resource supply chains. He[...]
Corey Vernon
Corey is a Senior Associate at Radicle Impact Partners, which provides early stage growth capital for transformative companies in the[...]
Yoli Ouiya
Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began[...]
Rob Schuham
Rob is Co-Founder of COMMON, a global community and design accelerator for socially responsible organizations. Rob has also worked on[...]
David Levine
David Levine is the co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of business organizations and businesses,[...]
Max Neumeyer
After graduating from Colorado College in 2009, Max worked on Capitol Hill before joining Teach For America. He taught middle[...]
Erik Bruun Bindslev
Erik is the founder of MERIKA, London. He is also a brand advisor and venture partner.Since 2002 Erik have been[...]
Erin Callahan
Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative, responsible for management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming,[...]
Reyna Bryan
Reyna Bryan is the president of RCD Packaging, a sustainable packaging innovation and supply company.  (www.rainchilddesign.com).  Reyna's expertise is in[...]
Jane Franch
Jane Franch is the Director of Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability at Numi Organic Tea. Jane works closely with Numi’s suppliers—from[...]
Abbey Smith
Abbey serves as the Savory Global  Network Coordinator. She is also owner and operator of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management[...]
Isaac Nichelson
An innovative leader and progressive entrepreneur with 25 years of apparel industry experience. Isaac is known for propelling cutting-edge product[...]
Wendy Millet
Wendy Millet is director of TomKat Ranch, a 100% grass-fed cattle ranch and a learning center whose mission is to[...]
Pablo Munoz Ledo
Pablo is the lead creator of INTO, a platform that is revolutionizing the way mission-driven producers and brands connect with[...]
Greg Pinch
Greg Pinch is a senior member of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic’s Ethical Sourcing team. Through an innovative mix of funding,[...]
Meri Lillia Mullins
Meri Lillia Mullins is the founder of Growing Resilience and the manager of Lighthearted Ranch in Longmont Colorado. Through her[...]
La Rhea Pepper
La Rhea Pepper is the Managing Director and a co-founder of the global non-profit Textile Exchange and an advocate for[...]
Thea O’Carroll
Thea O’Carroll, Founder, CEO & Farmer, Yield Organic, manages her family farm in Northeast Nebraska and is finishing her 11th[...]
Alyssa Harding
Alyssa serves as the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, a membership organization that represents organic companies in[...]
Christophe Jospe
Christophe Jospe is an analyst, storyteller, marketer, and fundraiser for solutions that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At[...]
Diana Rogers, RD
Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author,[...]
Meagan Schipanski
Dr. Meagan Schipanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. Her research[...]
Luke Smith
Systems ecologist, educator, and designer with over a decade of experience working with brands, farmers, investors and non-profits to identify[...]
Nova Covington-Halter
Nova Covington is the Founder and CEO of Goddess Garden, the leading reef-safe sunscreen brand for sensitive skin. As a[...]
Megan Meiklejohn
Megan Meiklejohn is the Manager of Sustainable Materials & Transparency at EILEEN FISHER, Inc., a New York based women’s clothing[...]
Daniel Liptzin PhD
Dr. Daniel Liptzin serves as the soil health indicators assessment project lead scientist for the High Plains as Project Scientist[...]
Rose Marcario
Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, she joined in 2008 as COO and CFO.  Since her taking the[...]
Dr. Helen Crowley
Dr. Helen Crowley joined Kering in November 2011 and is the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation. Prior to Kering, Helen[...]
Edouard Rollet
Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder, Alter Eco Americas, Inc., is a seasoned social entrepreneur, brand builder, leader and innovator, Rollet has brought[...]
Natalie Reitman-White
Natalie Reitman-White is the Vice President of Organizational Vitality and Trade Advocacy at Organically Grown Company, one of the largest[...]
Winona LaDuke
Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist working on issues of economic, food, and energy sovereignty. She lives and works[...]
Gina Asoudegan
Gina Asoudegan is Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy at Applegate. She oversees product innovations that are designed to[...]
Victor Friedberg
Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, investment and sustainability for over 20 years. As Co-Founder of S2G Ventures[...]
Ethan Steinberg
Ethan is a startup growth expert who is focused on turning ideas into reality. He is a Managing Partner &[...]
Eric Thalken
Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, machines, money and biological diversity, with the mission[...]
Amy Hall
Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER.  In this capacity,[...]
Charles Massy
Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science at Australian National University (ANU) in 1976 before going farming for 35 years[...]
Vicki Goldstein
A lifelong ocean advocate, Vicki earned a Master’s degree in marine policy from Yale University. Working for the National Oceanic[...]
Kenneth Lee
Kenneth Lee is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, one of the most innovative, organic and fair trade specialty rice brands[...]
Megan Weidner
Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Megan is active in the industry[...]
Jenni Harris
Jenni Harris, Will's middle daughter, is the fifth generation of the Harris family to tend cattle at White Oak Pastures.[...]
Jeff Moyer
Jeff Moyer; Executive Director, Rodale Institute: Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in regenerative organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic[...]
Paul Rice
Paul Rice is Founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, the internationally-acclaimed social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade[...]
Maria Uspenski
Founder and CEO Maria Uspenski is the innovative force behind our Steepware® designs. Drawing on her background as an MIT[...]
Jeanne Wilson
Jeanne Wilson is the Associate Director of Brand Marketing at Kashi, a company founded on the belief that food should[...]
Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create[...]
Ethan Soloviev
Ethan Soloviev is a farmer and Executive Vice President of Research at HowGood.com, where he manages the world’s largest product[...]
Calla Rose Ostrander
Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to stabilizing Earth’s climate. From 2008-2016[...]
Rebecca Burgess
Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed, and Chair of the Board for Carbon Cycle Institute. She has over a[...]
Galit Laibow
Galit Laibow is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Foodstirs, where she’s taken a no-holds-barred approach to reinventing the[...]
Cara Chacon
As Patagonia’s VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Cara leads a team of professionals that set strategy and implement Patagonia's[...]
Alison Czeczuga
Alison Czeczuga is a lifelong plant lover who turned her passion for the natural world into a career. She currently[...]
Carlotta Mast
Carlotta Mast is the senior vice president of content and insights for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes[...]
Erin Stokes, ND
Erin Stokes, ND is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado. Dr.[...]
Hammad Atassi
Hammad Atassi is CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), the leading policy advocacy group representing the interests of[...]
Lani Estill
The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California is the headquarters for the Rambouillet sheep operation and Lani’s Lana~Fine Rambouillet Wool.[...]
Scott Miller
Scott is the Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition where he is focused upon growing membership and[...]
Erin Heitkamp
Erin Heitkamp is the Managing Director of Strategy, Sustainability & Assurance for Pipeline Foods. She has worked in the fields[...]
Marci Zaroff
Marci coined the term and pioneered the market for ECOfashion, and is an internationally-recognized ECOlifestyle entrepreneur, educator and expert. Founder[...]
Mark Stavro
Mark Stavro is senior director of marketing for Bunge’s North American operations. Bunge North America is a leading innovative food[...]
Lara Dickinson
Lara has nearly twenty years of consumer packaged goods marketing, sales, and general management experience with an emphasis on bringing[...]
Chris Kerston
Chris Kerston has dedicated his life to helping connect innovative ranchers and farmers with progressive brands in ways that create[...]
Matthew Reynolds
Matthew Reynolds is acting President and Co-Founder of INDIGENOUS Organic + Fair Trade Fashion, a pioneer and leader in the[...]
Jim Kleinschmit
Jim is CEO and co-founder of Other Half Processing SBC, producer of identity-preserved byproducts from the “other half” of regenerative,[...]
Janice Hall
Janice Hall is President, Natural Network International since 1991 -- a business development, marketing and trends forecasting company, specializing in[...]
Elena Lécué
Elena Lécué is a mission-driven executive in the organic and natural products and consumer packaged goods industries.  As EVP of[...]
Amy Keller
Amy Keller, CCN, is the Director of Education and Training for ORGANIC INDIA. With a background in nutrition science and[...]
Carol Shu
Carol is the Sustainability Manager at The North Face, where her work ranges from apparel recycling and retail waste to[...]
Deanna Bratter
Deanna Bratter is the Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development for Danone North America, the largest public benefit[...]
Dave Haynes
Dave Haynes is co-founder of rePlant Capital, a new impact investment group focusing on soil health and regenerative transition at[...]
Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is the founder of Ethical Markets Media LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its[...]
John Foraker
John Foraker recently left his role as President of Annie's, Inc. and is a co-founder and CEO of Once Upon[...]
Larry Kopald
Considered a leading brand-building architect, Larry Kopald spent over twenty years at some of the world's leading advertising agencies overseeing[...]
Aria McLauchlan
Aria McLauchlan is a social impact and environmental communications consultant and the co-founder of Land Core USA, which is creating[...]
Alisa Gravitz
For thirty years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America develops marketplace solutions to[...]
Elizabeth Candelario
Elizabeth Candelario has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors and believes passionately in the role of business to[...]
Phil Graves
As head of corporate development, Phil reports to Patagonia’s CEO and plays a significant role in investments, innovation, strategy, and[...]
Tina Owens
Tina Owens is Sr. Director, Agriculture for Danone North America and has worked in supply chain for 18 years, holding[...]
Daniela Ibarra-Howell
A native Argentinean, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Daniela is an agronomist by profession and holds a MS in[...]
Katherine DiMatteo
Katherine DiMatteo is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association as of November 2013. She has worked in[...]
Greg Fleishman
Fleishman has created and grown some of the world's largest and most successful brands during his 20-year career - launching[...]
Katie Forrest
Katie is the Co-Founder and Chief of EPIC Provisions, a company specializing in creating nutrient dense meat based superfoods. EPIC[...]
Woody Tasch
Woody Tasch is the Founder and Chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of Soil: Notes Towards the Theory and[...]
Britt Lundgren
Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, an organic yogurt company based in Londonderry, NH. [...]
Timothy LaSalle, Ph.D.
Since 2007 Dr. Timothy J. LaSalle has championed his science-based hope for a regenerative food system that will mitigate climate[...]
Rebecca Hamilton
Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the co-CEO at Badger in Gilsum, New Hampshire. She oversees new product innovation from[...]
Steve Farrell
Steve Farrell is the Worldwide Executive Director for Humanity's Team, a global grassroots spiritual movement focused on awakening and embodying Oneness[...]
Lauren Ivison
Lauren Ivison joined Ridgeline Ventures in 2016 with broad transactional and advisory experience across finance, law, and management consulting. Prior[...]
Marc Ian Barasch
In 2006, Marc Ian Barasch founded one of the pioneering organizations of the global regeneration movement, the Green World Campaign,[...]
Finian Makepeace
Finian Makepeace is the co-founder of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the[...]
Nova Sayers
Nova Sayers is passionate about building integrity, health and sustainability in our food & agriculture system - in a way[...]
Steve Savage
As former founder and CEO of Eco-Products, Steve has been instrumental in increasing awareness of environmental issues and sustainability for[...]
Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes is a pioneer in the natural and organic food and beverage industry with over 35 years of experience.[...]
Tracy Miedema
As Vice President of Innovation and Brand Development, Tracy Miedema heads up innovation at Presence Marketing, the nation’s leading brokerage[...]
Keith Paustian, Ph.D.
Keith Paustian is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University, in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and Senior[...]
Walt Freese
Walt Freese has served as the CEO, or President of three iconic businesses that have each played an important role[...]
Mila Popovich, Ph.D.
MILA POPOVICH, Ph.D., is the founder of EVOLvED Leadership – educational program, practice and community for transformational leadership on the[...]
Mark Shepard
Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC and founder of Restoration Agriculture Development. He runs New Forest[...]
Dan Kittredge
Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of[...]
Scott Marcus
Scott Marcus is the VP Marketing for Vital Farms, the largest producer of pasture-raised eggs. He has spent the past[...]
Kyle Garner
Kyle Garner is the CEO of Organic India USA.  Organic India is a leading mission-driven manufacturer of herb-based wellness teas[...]
Seleyn DeYarus
Seleyn DeYarus is co-founder and CEO of At the Epicenter. She is known for her passionate enthusiasm about how together,[...]
Brook Eddy
An interest in community development and a passion for travel led Brook Eddy to India in 2002 to research a[...]
Mark Guttridge
As a child, Mark Guttridge lived a typical country kid’s life on his grandmother’s 6 acres of land off of[...]
Les Szabo
Les is currently Director of Constructive Capital at Dr. Bronner's. He oversees business development activities for the company, which includes[...]
Richard Eidlin
Richard is the Vice President for Policy and co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents over 225,000[...]
Eric Pierce
Eric is a strategic marketing and market research professional who brings business management experience and consumer behavior perspectives to his[...]
Gregory Landua
Gregory’s passion for creating healthy relationships through trade and agriculture has lead him on a journey to explore all phases[...]
Lisa Stokke
Lisa Stokke has been a lifetime advocate for healthy food systems and through this commitment co-founded Food Democracy Now!, a[...]
Ralph Freelink
Ralph Freelink is an executive coach and transformation leader from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also the founder of the[...]
Mark Lipson
Mark's 35-year career spans the vanguard of the organic movement including: the early UCSantaCruz Agroecology Program, co-founding the Molino Creek[...]
Sara Harper
Sara has been described by friends as “a force of nature.” She is a passionate advocate for great ideas and[...]
Steve Hoffman
Steve serves as Founder and Managing Director of Compass Natural, a full-service public relations, marketing, brand communications, and strategic business[...]
Victoria Keziah
Victoria Kindred Keziah is a twenty-five year strategist with a proven history of building businesses from the bottom up. She[...]
Kate Dillon Levin
Kate Dillon Levin is the VP of Marketing for North America at Ecosphere+, a venture founded by the award winning[...]
Jeff Herrick
Jeff Herrick is a soil scientist USDA-ARS in Las Cruces, New Mexico and holds adjunct faculty appointments at NMSU and[...]
Claudine Schneider
Former (R) US House of Representative from Rhode Island, Claudine is an enlightened leader in Climate, Energy, Environment and Ecological[...]
Vince Siciliano
As President and CEO, Vince Siciliano leads New Resource Bank, a certified B Corporation, in serving values-driven companies and organizations[...]
Silencia Cox
Silencia Cox is the inspiration for, and now CEO of Motherlove Herbal Company, a family business that began in a[...]
Kiran Stordalen
Kiran Stordalen is the Co-owner of Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic health and wellness beauty and lifestyle company headquartered in[...]
TC North, PhD
Dr. TC North is co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Fearless Leaders, a high-performance executive coach and leadership speaker. Dr. North[...]
Stacy Malkan
Stacy Malkan is co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit food industry research groups that advocates for[...]
Lisa Turner
Lisa Turner is a chef, nutritionist, food writer and product developer in Boulder, Colorado. She is the co-founder and recipe[...]
John Roulac
John W. Roulac is founder and Chief Hemp Officer of RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary brand. In 1999,[...]
Justin Bley
Nearly 15 years ago while exploring southern Brazil, Justin Bley embraced the magic of Yerba Mate. As an outdoor enthusiast,[...]
Linda Appel Lipsius
Linda Appel Lipsius is a serial entrepreneur. She is Co-Founder & CEO of Teatulia Organic Teas, the mamahood and Teatulia[...]
Chris Feuille
Chris Feuille, founder and president, started WB Kitchen in 2012 with his wife Anna. Creating is what Chris enjoys best.[...]
Joshua Onysko
As the founder and CPO of the award winning Pangea Organics™ brand, Joshua Onysko is a skin care authority with[...]
Errol Schweizer
For over 18 years, Errol Schweizer has dedicated his career to improving the natural and organic food industry. As Whole[...]
Bill Weiland
Bill Weiland is President and CEO of Presence Marketing / Dynamic Presence. After nearly a dozen years working in the[...]
Kim Coupounas
Kim Coupounas is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who is a passionate advocate for responsible business and a firm believer[...]
Maria Rodale
Maria Rodale is the CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., the global voice for health and wellness with a mission[...]
Zhena Muzyka
Zhena Muzyka is a socially responsible business leader who founded Zhena's Gypsy Tea in 2000 and pioneered fair trade in[...]
S. David Freeman
S. David Freeman was appointed chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Jimmy Carter in 1977. He was named an “eco-pioneer”[...]
Alex and Ana Bogusky
After making advertising history as a founding partner of the world’s most awarded agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Alex Bogusky[...]
Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions. NCS helps companies, communities and countries implement more sustainable business practices profitably.[...]
Andrew Kassoy
Before leaving the private sector to form B Lab with two long-time friends and college mates, Jay Coen Gilbert and[...]
Nick and Helen Forster
Nick and Helen Forster, are co-producers of eTown, a nationally syndicated radio show heard on more than 300 stations across[...]
Jenn Vervier
Jenn Vervier started on the bottling line at New Belgium Brewing Company 20 years ago. She became NBB's first Chief[...]
Michael H. Shuman
Michael H. Shuman is director for research for Cutting Edge Capital, Business Development Director for Business Alliance for Local Living[...]
Horst M. Rechelbacher
A pioneer in plant-based personal care and aromatherapy, Horst M. Rechelbacher (1941 – 2014) was an active environmentalist who changed[...]
Brendan Synnott
With a penchant for entrepreneurship and a love of the outdoors, Brendan Synnott has been merging his passions; he has[...]
Arran and Ratana Stephens
Arran and Ratana Stephens have dedicated their lifework to sustainable agriculture and business through their family-owned company, Natures Path Foods,[...]
John Elstrott
Dr. John Elstrott has served as the Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market since 2009 and has served[...]
Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is a writer, activist and co-founder of 350.org. A scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, McKibben is the author of[...]
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