John B. Cobb, Jr. Advisor & Board Member
John B. Cobb. Jr. is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist known for his work across multiple disciplines and sectors of society. Author of more than 50 books, his work For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, Environment, and a Sustainable Future, co-authored with Herman Daly, won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. In 2014, Cobb was elected to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mary Evelyn Tucker Advisor & Board Member
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University, teaching in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School. She directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim. Along with Brian Swimme, Tucker created Journey of the Universe – a book from Yale University press, turned into an Emmy award winning film.
David Korten Advisor & Board Member
David C. Korten is a co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founder and president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, a founding board member emeritus of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a former Associate of the International Forum on Globalization, and a former Harvard Business School professor.
Bill Lesher Advisor & Board Member
The Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. He is President Emeritus of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and past president of Pacific Lutheran Seminary. Lesher’s extensive experience in religion and education includes serving as a Trustee of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Chair of the Task Force on Globalization of the Association of Theological Schools, and a member of the Committee on Theological Education in Africa for the Lutheran World Federation.
Herman Greene Advisor & Board Member
With over 30 years of experience practicing law, Herman Greene also has decades of experience in environmental issues–seeking well-being in all life communities. He is founder of the Center for Ecozioic Studies. He was the Founding Executive Director of the International Process Network, an association promoting process-relational philosophies, and continues to serve on its Board of Governors. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Process Studies and for the Institute for the Post-Modern Development of China, both in Claremont, CA. Further, he carries on a part-time practice in corporate, tax and securities lawyer at Greene Law, PLLC. He holds degrees in Spirituality and Sustainability, DMin, United Theological Seminary 2004; Law, JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1979; Ministry, MTh and MDiv, University of Chicago Divinity School 1969 and 1970; Political Science, MA, Stanford University 1967; and Political Science, BA, University of Florida 1966.
David Orr Advisor
David W. Orr is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and senior adviser to the president of Oberlin College. He is a founding editor of the journal Solutions, and serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Project, a collaborative effort of the city of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of Oberlin. Orr is the author of seven books, including Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Oxford, 2009) and coeditor of three others. He has authored nearly 200 articles, reviews, book chapters, and professional publications.