Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the international Transition Towns Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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Cartoonist Ricardo Caté is the only Native cartoonist whose work appears regularly in a daily major newspaper, the Santa Fe New Mexican. His cartoon “Without Reservations” addresses both current and past political issues. Source
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge.
Her most recent non-fiction book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.
Starhawk founded Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirituality and with a focus on activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism.
Tom Atlee grew up in an activist family during the 1950s and ’60s. His life’s watershed was the 400-person cross-country Great Peace March of 1986 where he first encountered palpable collective intelligence and mass self-organization. He is author of The Tao of Democracy, Reflections on Evolutionary Activism, and Participatory Sustainability, as well as hundreds of articles on his blogs and websites and in alternative journals. He is founder of the Co-Intelligence Institute and creator of the Wise Democracy Pattern Language.
He lives and works in a co-op house in Eugene, OR. His daughter Jennifer in Western MA is a green building professional and gardener – and local resilience and regenerative culture networker.