Advisory Panel

Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Climate scientist

United States

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. A leading climate scientist, Michael is famous for publishing the original hockey stick graph of increasing atmosphere CO2.

Andrew Gaines

Andrew Gaines

Instigator, Inspiring Transition

Australia

Instigator, Inspiring Transition. Andrew integrates insights from the neurology of improving human performance, psychotherapy, design thinking and marketing. 

Professionally Andrew is a Feldenkrais practitioner, creativity trainer, and a psychotherapist. He is trained in The Natural Step, Aikido and Tai Chi. His academic background is in in engineering and philosophy.

Andrew’s books include Kitchen Table Conversations, Creativity Games, and Inner Work. His TEDX talk on Transitioning to a Life-Affirming Culture is here.

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

Sacred Activism

Andrew Harvey is Founder and Director of The Institute for Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.

Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. Andrew’s vision is that the large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

David Gurteen

David Gurteen

Gurteen Knowledge Cafés

United Kingdom

Gurteen Knowledge Cafés are a conversational process to bring a group of people together to learn from each other, share experiences and make better sense of a rapidly changing, complex, less predictable world in order to improve decision making and to innovate. The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global network of over 22,000 people in over 160 countries.

Parag Mankeekar

Parag Mankeekar

RealLives online game

India

Parag leads the scaling of RealLives, a gamified simulation that evokes empathy and understanding in the minds of users about humans from other countries, cultures, and socio-economic contexts. RealLives has featured in the top-10 game downloads on CNET..

Richard Whitehurst

Richard Whitehurst

Director, Overview Institute of Australia

Australia

Richard is the founder/director of The Overview Institute of Australia along with its sister organization – the Planetary Human initiative

The Overview Institute provides videos of Earth made by astronauts which evoke a sense of awe: this Earth is our home, and we should take care of her.

Richard practices professionally as a hypnotherapist.

Wilford Welch

Wilford Welch

Author: In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis

United States

A former diplomat, Wilford is the author of In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis.

Chris Turney

Chris Turney

Climate palaeontologist

Australia

Chris is a Professor of Earth Science and Climate Change at the University of New South Wales. His most recent book is Iced In: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica.

Colin Meurk

Colin Meurk

Landscape ecologist

New Zealand

Landscape ecologist and visionary sustainability educator.

Alex Pantea

Alex Pantea

Business Relationship Activator

Australia

A brilliant networker passionate about healthy social change, Alex helps innovative business leaders connect for new opportunities and partnerships.

Ben Bowler

Ben Bowler

Executive Director

Unity Earth

UNITY EARTH is a global network of organizations and individuals building a worldwide movement for unity and peace on Earth.