Maude Victoria Barlow (born May 24, 1947) is a Canadian author and activist. She is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, a progressive citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right to water. She serves on the board of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization, is chair of the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch, and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. On October 21, 2008, she was named Senior Advisor on Water Issues by the President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960, under the mentorship of anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her work at what was then called the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute also is widely recognized for establishing innovative, community–centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and the Roots & Shoots education program, which has 8,000 groups in 96 countries.
Majora Carter is founder of Sustainable South Bronx, which helps underserved urban communities address environmental, economic, and social concerns through policy change, green job training, environmental education, and community greening programs. She is also founder of the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training program, a pioneering green-collar job training and placement system that helps seed communities with a skilled workforce that has both a personal and economic stake in their urban environment.
Carter was born, raised, and continues to live in the South Bronx. As president of the Majora Carter Group, LLC, she advises cities, foundations, universities, businesses, and communities around the world on unlocking their local economic potential to benefit all. Host of the public radio series The Promised Land and co-host of The Green on the Sundance Channel, she has earned numerous honors, including Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Essence Magazine’s 25 Most Influential African-Americans, and the New York Post Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
New York Times best-selling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on shamanism and shapeshifting. He discusses the current influence of corporations and the revolutionary shift taking place with individuals to move towards deeper connectivity and relationships.