Following his father’s footsteps as a social activist, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is dedicated to protecting the Hudson River from the abuses of chemical companies and dumpers.
When this screen veteran talks about his commitment to the environmenet, he isn’t acting-he’s revealing a lifelong passion that extends right down to his energy-efficient home and his electric car.
Randy Swisher has been the executive director of the highly visible American Wind Energy Association since 1989. He says, "It is fully my expectation that the U.S. will be the largest market for wind power over the next 20 years."
Peter Daszak: "We’ve gotten to the stage now where we know enough about conservation on one side, and about how infectious diseases work on the other, to really start to mix the two together."
Attorney June Zeitlin is the executive director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), an international advocacy group working to empower female policymakers around the world. Established in 1990 by the late U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY) and veteran feminist activist and journalist Mim Kelber, WEDO works closely with the United Nations on women’s […]
When Allied Signal held its annual meeting in 1999, Shelley Alpern, director of social research at Trillium Asset Management, was there, charging that executive compensation is "out of control" and demanding a sustainable policy of pay equity.
Like Georgia state legislator Julian Bond, Minnesota Representative Myron Orfield has an impact that extends far beyond his state’s boundaries. As a national authority on urban sprawl, he advocates what he calls "metropolitics," a regional approach that joins communities together in common interests. Orfield, a member of his state’s unique Democratic – Farmer – Labor Party, is now engaged in a run for Minnesota’s State Senate. He directs the Metropolitan Area Research program, serves on sprawl-related committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Planning Association, and is working on his second book about urban-suburban problems for the Brookings Institution Press.
Empowering Environmental Investigators As a children’s book author, Dr. Chris Myers has introduced kids to the Galapagos Islands and the Clouded Leopard. As the editor of Dragonfly, a colorful bimonthly magazine of environmental education founded in 1995, he’s given them wings. The magazine, which has won many awards from educational and parents’ groups, is largely […]
Wildlife Warrior In a photograph she furnished to E, Ginette Hemley, vice president for species conservation at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is casting a practiced eye on the goods for sale at an Asian market, undoubtedly on the lookout for products containing tiger bone, rhino horn or other endangered species ingredients. From 1986 to […]