Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change.
Jay R. Halfon is a practicing attorney and public policy strategist. He represents tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, advocacy groups and political entities. He has a broad range of experience influencing public policy in both Congress and state legislatures.
KC is an active leader in the national climate movement, serving on the boards of several national climate groups. He has also been active in the utility industry, helping Seattle City Light become the first major carbon-free electric utility in the late 1990s. He was one of Seattle Magazine’s “Power 25″ most influential people, and it’s #1 “Eco-Hero.”
Melina Laboucan Massimo
Melina is a Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, and an Indigenous and environmental activist who knows the reality of the oil sands too well. Having grown up in the oil sands region, she witnessed first-hand the impacts of oil sands development on her Nation’s people, culture, and land. She now spends most of her days traveling inside Canada and around the world to share her family’s stories and realities with a larger audience.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo. She is a columnist for The Nation magazine and the Guardian newspaper and is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. Her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her forthcoming book and film are about the (r)evolutionary power of climate change.
Currently focused on shifting the auto-industry in a more sustainable direction, Jessy has spent the last decade as a movement leader working to build progressive change. She recently served as Citizen Engagement Laboratory’s Co-Executive Director. She was a Senior Fellow with the New Organizing Institute consulting on progressive infrastructure building, the 2012 youth vote, and next steps for the climate & energy sector. Before switching her attention to the progressive movement at large, Jessy was the Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition.