He is also developing Pigface Point, an alternative lifestyle educational site near Sydney, and a website for use by critical global educators, which can be viewed at: http://socialsciences.arts.
You can find some of Ted’s writing at The Simplicity Institute’s publication page.
Theresa Marquez has been involved in food and farming since the mid 1970s. Wearing a variety of hats throughout the past 35 years, her current job is Chief Marketing Executive for the largest organic farmer cooperative in the United States, CROPP Cooperative, and its brands Organic Valley Family of Farms® and Organic Prairie Family of Farms®. (www.organicvalley.coop, www.organicprairie.com, www.farmers.coop)
CROPP consists of over 1300 small and mid-size family farmers and markets over 200 certified organic products including milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, eggs, produce, and meat. Marquez joined the Cooperative in 1995 and has helped to grow the business from $5 million to $527 million in 2008.
Timothy Karr, Campaign Director, FreePress
Timothy Karr manages all online initiatives for Free Press — including SavetheInternet.com, StopBigMedia.com and InternetforEveryone.org. Tim speaks and writes about the state of journalism and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free Press, Tim was executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of the Globalvision News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time Inc., the New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Tim has been quoted in publications across the country and has been featured as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR and ABC News Radio, among other places. He blogs for The Huffington Post and at MediaCitizen.
Tom Asacker has been teaching and inspiring organizations and entrepreneurs for over 20 years. Tom specializes in marketplace evolution, customer relationships, branding, and innovation. Companies including Procter & Gamble, UPS, Hewlett Packard, and G.E. have called on Tom to shake up their people, fill them with ideas and charge them with inspiration.
Tom is the author of A Little Less Conversation: Connecting with Customers in a Noisy World and A Clear Eye for Branding. He is also author of the soon to be released Opportunity Screams: Unlocking Hearts and Minds in Today’s Idea Economy.
Dr. Shiva is a physicist, ecofeminist, philosopher, activist, and author of many books, including: Water Wars, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply and Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis.
She founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. This institute is dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. Vandana Shiva is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin, etc.), and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as anti-globalization movement.
Vandana is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) “…For placing women and ecology at the heart of modern development discourse.”