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Contributing Editors

Rob Caughlan

He is a filmmaker, speaker, and writer specializing in environmental and safety issues. He was on the White House staff under President Carter, was a special assistant at the EPA, and was general partner in Voice of the Planet, a ten-part nationally broadcast television series on global environmental issues starring William Shatner and Faye Dunaway.

Article by Rob Caughlan here...

Richard Gertman

He has written for most of the solid waste management and recycling journals in the United States. He has taught or lectured on integrated waste management at San Jose State University, UC Davis, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin. He has also served as an officer or board member of the National Recycling Coalition, the California Resource Recovery Association, and the Northern California Recycling Association.

Article by Richard Gertman here...

Walter McGuire

He directed Flex Your Power, California's comprehensive resources for energy efficiency. He advanced presidential trips for the Carter White House, and he served as the legislative advocate for the California Governor's Office in the early 1980s. McGuire was the national field director for Earth Day 1990, the largest environmental event in United States history.

Article by Walter McGuire here...

Karen S. Walz

She is a planning consultant and the Principal in Strategic Community Solutions (SCS). Prior to forming SCS, Walz was Director of Planning for Freilich, Leitner and Carlisle, managing planning projects for clients nationwide. She has also served as the Manager of Comprehensive Planning for the City of Austin and as Special Assistant for Economic Policy at the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Article by Karen Walz here… Another here… Another here… Another here

Authors & Speakers Providing Excerpts

Melissa Everett

She is a professional career counselor and author of Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence. She has also written three previous books and many articles. She was the recipient of the Olive Branch Award of the NYU Center on War, Peace and the News Media for her book Breaking Ranks.

Book Excerpt by Melissa Everett here

Duane Elgin

He is a futurist and the author of Awakening Earth and Voluntary Simplicity. He served as a senior staff member of the joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on Population Growth and the American Future and as a senior social scientist with SRI International. He co-authored studies on the long-range future for the Environmental Protection Agency, the President's Science Advisor, and the National Science Foundation.

Book Excerpts by Duane Elgin here and here

Bill Shireman

He is co-founder of The Future 500, an organization working to demonstrate how companies can profit from sustainability by applying measurement and management tools that stimulate innovation, by replacing products with services, and by driving waste toward zero.

Speech Excerpt by Bill Shireman here

David Wann

He has written four books, more than a hundred articles, and produced twenty videos. He has taught at the college level, worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more than a decade, and helped design and build the cohousing village in which he now lives. His most recent book, Affluenza, which he co-authored with John de Graaf and Thomas Naylor, offers an escape route to a new American Dream that will be much healthier and much more satisfying.

Book Excerpt by David Wann here

Michael Castleman

He is the author of ten health books with a total of more than 2.2 million copies in print, and is considered "one of the nation's leading health writers" (Library Journal). His environmental health writing has appeared in Sierra, Mother Jones, and Men's Health, among many other publications. He has twice been nominated for National Magazine Awards, and has taught medical journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.

Article by Michael Castleman here… Another here… Another here

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