Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC for 2014


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Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC for 2014

  1. 1. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC 2014 September 1 - October 5 World-renowned Keynote Speakers HSL MOOC provides: ● Panel Conversations ● Forum Discussions ● Learning Activities ● Synchronous/Asynchronous Meetings ● Certificates of Participation Syllabus | Presenters | About | WizIQ Area | Moodle Area YouTube Playlist | HSLMOOC14 Button | Facebook Group | #HSLMOOC14 Click Below to Get Started, Now! ● ●
  2. 2. About HSLMOOC14 Coordinators Syllabus | Presenters | About | WizIQ Area | Moodle Area YouTube Playlist | HSLMOOC14 Button | Facebook Group | #HSLMOOC14 Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D Ludmila Smirnova, Ph.D Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D Founder of IT4ALL, 2006 Atlantic University, USA Transpersonal Leadership Professor, Canada Co-founder of IT4ALL, 2009 PD programs, M4T courses Professor of Education, MSMC, USA Professor of Environmental Psychology Ramapo College of New Jersey
  3. 3. MASS: Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies Ashwani Vasishth, Director Syllabus | Presenters | About | WizIQ Area | Moodle Area YouTube Playlist | HSLMOOC14 Button | Facebook Group | #HSLMOOC14 Ramapo College of New Jersey ● 2 year intensive Masters Program ● Broad focus on Sustainability Studies ● Mix of online and face-to-face ● Faculty from diverse fields in social sciences, sciences and business ● Global student body with diverse interests ● Students develop capstone project in area of interest as platform for practice or further study
  4. 4. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC Hay While the Sun Shines Syllabus | Presenters | About | WizIQ Area | Moodle Area YouTube Playlist | HSLMOOC14 Button | Facebook Group | #HSLMOOC14
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  6. 6. Keynote 1: Making the Sustainable Transition 9/6 Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D. Environmental Psychologist, Programs in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey; President, Orange Environment, Inc. (an NGO) A Social Psychologist by training, Mike Edelstein has spent much of his forty years in the field studying the Psychosocial Impact of human-caused disaster, the “unhappy” legacy of unsustainability. He is one of the foremost experts in this field. His work has equally addressed the transformation to world sustainability and the creation of “happy” legacies. Edelstein has been an innovative leader at the local and regional level and was a pioneer in creating the movement for campus sustainability, creating the second major campus experiment with sustainability, co-founding and directing the New Jersey Higher Educational Partnership for Sustainability, and running numerous critical sustainability events large and small. He has directed the Ramapo Institute for Environmental Studies, developed the college’s core World Sustainability course and is a founding faculty member in the Masters in Sustainability Studies. His work abroad has been particularly centered in the Former Soviet Union. A prolific author and speaker, his most recent books are Contaminated Communities (Second Edition, 2004), Cultures of Contamination 2007 (Co-Edited) and Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea and its Lessons for Sustainability 2012 (Co-Edited). He is currently writing a book on World Sustainability for Paradigm Publishers.
  7. 7. Panel 1: Regional activists implementing the sustainable transition 9/7 Carmen Capriles, Bolivia Reacción Climática, 350.0rg Thilmeeza Hussain, Maldives Voice of Women Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Nepal NEFIN Global Climate Change Program Neema Namadamu, Congo, Hero Women Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Chad Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee 9:30-11 EST Chair: Aytakin Asgarova, Azerbaijan
  8. 8. Panel 1: Regional activists implementing the sustainable transition Aytakin Asgarova, Azerbaijan---Chair Aytakin Asgarova trained as a medical doctor but decided she could better promote health by starting the first climate movement and NGO Alliance in Azerbaijan. She has elected to do the Masters in Sustainability Studies at Ramapo before pursuing a Ph.D. Among her achievements are: ● “Climate Change & Development” NGO Alliance, Founder & coordinator (since 2010) ● First and only participant from Azerbaijan representing the civil society of the country in the Climate Change negotiations and COP ● Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Member of Steering Committee and international co-coordinator of WG3-environment,climate change and energy security ● Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Member of Board representing WG3-environment, climate change, energy security since 2013 ● Public Health and Reforms Center, Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Manager for International Relations, Project Coordination Department, since 2012 ● Public Ecologic Council, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, member
  9. 9. Panel 1: Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Nepal,NEFIN Global Climate Change Program Pasang Dolma Sherpa is a leading voice for climate education and action in Nepal. Among her achievements: ● National Coordinator of Climate Change (since 2009) for the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) ● Represents indigenous peoples of Asia and Pacific in the Policy Board of UN-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Program ● Observed UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) since 2009 ● Promoter of Mahila Sahayatra, Micro Bank for the promotion of women social entrepreneurs for sustainable development in Nepal. ● Worked with livelihood programs, social entrepreneurs, community radios and education since 2004 Pasang holds two masters degrees, one in Development Studies, and is currently preparing a dissertation on indigenous knowledge and climate change at Kathmandu University. She is the author of more than 20 articles published in Nepal and abroad.
  10. 10. Panel 1: Carmen Capriles, Bolivia Reacción Climática 350.0rg Carmen Capriles has worked for more than a decade consulting on Climate Change and Environmental Advocacy for Bolivian NGOs and promoting International Cooperation. Specifically, she: ● Founded and coordinates the NGO Reacción Climática formed to involve Bolivian youth in finding solutions to climate change ● Campaign coordinator for in Bolivia ● Organizer of over 20 campaigns for raising awareness about the environment, biodiversity, and climate change Carmen earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering with a specialty in Sustainable Development and Agro-ecology from the University of San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia, writing a highly commended thesis entitled: "The Role of Women in Natural Resources Management in the Community El Tigre."
  11. 11. Panel 1: Thilmeeza Hussain, Maldives. Voice of Women Thilmeeza Hussain is a voice of a new generation of women in the developing world who see climate change as the fundamental challenge for their future as well as a key platform for leadership. Among her accomplishments: ● founder of Voice of Women (VoW) Maldives, the only NGO addressing women and climate change ● Member of Climate Wise Women, a global platform promoting women’s leadership on climate change ● Maldives Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, 2009 (to the 2012 coup), holding the sustainable development portfolio and leading the Maldives on environmental and climate change ● Minister of State for Home Affairs – North Province, where she promoted democracy and decentralization and administered resettlement of climate refugees from the 2004 tsunami to the previously uninhabited island of Duvaafaru
  12. 12. Panel 1: Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Chad Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim holds a Certificate in Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Rights among degrees earned from African and European Universities. She is a key point person for sustainable change in a region where this transformation is urgent. Her work includes: ● Sahel regional representative for the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) since 2006 ● Coordinator, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) since 1999 ● Indigenous peoples representative to the UN Environment Programme's Major Group for Indigenous People ● Participated in Rio conventions on adaptation mitigation, arid and sub-arid areas and desertification ● CTA: Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ● Director of RAIPON (Russian Indigenous Association of the North) ● Director, Indigenous Interest, 1999-2011
  13. 13. HSL MOOC 2014: OPEN Microphone Stream Creating a Lifestyle that is Rooted in the Earth Carole Hurst Wednesday September 10, 2014
  14. 14. OPEN Microphone Stream Carole Hurst, MS in Education Wellness Educator, Environmentalist, and organic gardener! Carole has always been upset by how we treat our earth. As a child she hated to see the litter along the road. So as a teacher in the 70's she involved her students and parents in street clean up projects and recycling. She continued doing this with her own kids when she became an at home Mom and a 4-H Shaklee leader. Her husband, Randy and Carole had a dream to create a lifestyle that would be showing how much they care about the earth. She is excited to share what she and her husband have done, from the simple things like the products they use in their homes and personal lives, to how to plan out building a new home and landscaping the property for the least amount of impact on the environment. Click here to join the webinar with Carole Hurst on September 10.
  15. 15. Panel 2: Neema Namadamu, Congo Hero Women (Maman Shujaa) In the 11th grade, Neema Namadamu, herself stricken with polio, promoted rights for the disabled on a weekly radio show. She went on to become the first Congolese disabled person and the first in her tribe to graduate from college. She has been an engine for civil society ever since. She ● founded NGO ALCODEMHA to mainstream women with disabilities and provide them with a sustainable livelihood ● Formed in 2011 Go Network to connect, inform and empower women in rural areas of Congo by radio, internet and television ● Established Maman Shujaa Media Center in July 2012 to address conflict in eastern Congo. Her online World Pulse forum mobilizes, enlightens, and engages educated women community leaders to work for peace, human rights for all, rights for nature, and a right to a future for children; with training, enabling even illiterate women to share their stories and desire for peace with a broad online audience. ● I ● Promotes sustainable tourism to unite people around a shared vision, provide non-extractive and sustainable jobs, and enhance community well-being over time. Neema has served in Parliament and as a correspondent for World Pulse. In 2012 Neema was selected for the World Pulse Live Tour of the U.S., addressing the Clinton Global Initiative.
  16. 16. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC 2014 9:30-11 EST
  17. 17. Keynote 2: Making Global Change 9/13 Felix Dodds, Ph.D. US/England A Futurist and Scholar of Global Sustainability, Felix Dodds is Senior Fellow, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina and Associate Fellow, Tellus Institute, Boston. He is co-director of the Nexus 2015: Water, Energy, Food and Climate Conference. He advises a number of organizations working on the post 2015 development goals. He is a member of the UN Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee. He was Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992 to 2012 and Chair, NGO Coalition at the UN on Sustainable Development, 1997-2001. A prolific author of reports and books, among which are these important co-authored works: ● From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda: Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future ● The Plain Language Guide to Rio+20: Preparing for the New Development Agenda ● One Only Earth: The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development ● How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings: Mine is a Café Latte ● Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change 9:30-11 EST
  18. 18. Panel 2: Making Sustainable Change at the Global Level 9/14 Uchita de Zoysa, Sri Lanka Ashwani Vasishth, Chair, US Rasigan Maharajh, South Africa Helene Finidori France Rick Clugston, US 9:30-11 EST
  19. 19. Panel 2: Global Action for Sustainability Ashwani Vasishth, Ph.D., Chair, US Ramapo College of New Jersey Ashwani Vasishth, Ph.D. is Director of the Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey. An architect in his homeland, India, Vasishth earned a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in Environmental Planning and working for the state of California and the University of California before coming to Ramapo to head the Masters in Sustainability Studies program and support the Environmental Studies program. His interests lie in four areas: ● The use of smart growth and green infrastructure principles in urban and regional policy and planning ● The application of principles of urban ecology and ecosystem resilience in environmental policy design and implementation to so as to achieve urban habitat conservation, employ urban forestry and native plants, manage impervious surfaces and reduce heat island effects ● Campus sustainability planning based on integrative approaches to curriculum, multidisciplinary research and stakeholder-based community activism ● Participatory community-based environmentally-oriented sustainability policy and planning research By Rio+20 he had immersed himself deeply in the Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties and the post-Rio+20 action planning process, interests that continue, playing an ongoing facilitative role at the global level, including organizing conferences.
  20. 20. Panel 2: Uchita de Zoysa, Sri Lanka Global Sustainability Solutions Uchita de Zoysa is a frontline leader and strategist for shaping policy for the global sustainability movement. Currently, he is Chairman of the international organization Global Sustainability Solutions, Executive Director of the sustainability and social justice NGO the Centre for Environment and Development and Managing Director of a Sri Lankan corporate social responsibility firm D&D Strategic Solutions. He is widely known as the initiator of the Peoples Sustainability Treaties. He played a leading role in the formulation of global independent sector collective agreements such as the ‘The NGO Alternative Treaties’, the “Oslo Declaration on Sustainable Consumption” and the “Peoples Sustainability Manifesto.” He has participated in all of the key UN sustainability events. Uchita has held numerous international posts including the International NGO Steering Committee of the UNCED, NGO Steering Committee of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Advisory Board Member and Head of Asian Review on Sustainable Consumption for “SC.Asia” coordinated by the UNEP, SPACES International Working Group, SCORE Scientific Advisory Board and as International Coordinator of The Widening Circle Campaign for Advancing a Global Citizens Movement. He has It has to be CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY, “Asian Review on Sustainable Consumption,” as well as other books, reports and chapters on the environment and sustainability.
  21. 21. Rasigan Maharajh, Ph.D. is founding Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation in the Faculty of Economics and Finance at Tshwane University of Technology and Nodal Head of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP), both in in the Republic of South Africa. In 2014 he was Associate Research Fellow of the Tellus Institute in Boston and Visiting Scholar at the George Perkins Marsh Institute of Clark University. He earned his Ph.D. from Lund University in Sweden. I Panel 2:Rasigan Maharajh, South Africa Institute for Economic Research on Innovation Rasigan re-joined academia in 2004 after a nine year hiatus, first as National Coordinator of the Science and Technology Policy Transition Project for South Africa’s first democratic government, and then as Head of Policy at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He has written numerous monographs and spoken widely around the world. He is an active member of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence-building Systems. In 2013, he served as the Interim Coordinator of the Campaign to Advance a Global Citizens Movement for a Great Transition.
  22. 22. Panel 2: Helene Finidori, France Commons Abundance Network Helene Finidori focuses on systemic perspectives and tools for transformative action, connecting dots and building bridges between people, cultures, disciplines, organizations and transitional stages. Her current focus is the global commons. Helene is co-founder and coordinator of the Commons Abundance Network and teaches Management and Leadership of Change in the International Program of Staffordshire University. She studied entrepreneurship in Paris before working in the waste management and consumer product industry and as a consultant specializing in innovation, as well as in education and social development. From brand positioning, culture and strategy she moved to organizational change and cross-cultural collaboration and now focuses on social change, networks and movements, and on how people can learn, and be inspired and empowered to make the world a sustainable and thrivable place for all.
  23. 23. Panel 2: Rick Clugston, Ph.D., USA Forum 21 & Assoc. of Univ. Leaders for Sustainability Few have worn more hats in their efforts to promote global sustainability than Rick Clugston, Ph.D. He currently directs projects promoting spiritual growth and sustainable community development for New York’s Forum 21 and the Anskar Foundation for Historic Preservation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also the Co-Director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF). From 2009 to 2012, he directed the Earth Charter Scholarship Project at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education (CESE) at Florida Gulf Coast University. From 1989 to 2009, Rick served as Executive Director of the Center for Respect of Life and Environment (CRLE) and as Vice President of the Humane Society of the United States. He previously directed the Earth Charter USA office and participated in drafting the Charter; he now serves on the board of Earth Charter Associates. He has participated in UN deliberations on sustainable development since 1989 and is actively involved in the Sustainability Treaties process. Rick was Publisher and Editor of Earth Ethics: Evolving Values for an Earth Community, the Deputy Editor of The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (MCB University Publications) and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (Sage Publications). He has written and spoken prolifically on sustainability.
  24. 24. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC 2014 Chair: Astrid Cerny 9:30-11 EST
  25. 25. Keynote 3: Local Place-Based Sustainable Communities 9/20 Kosha Joubert, South Africa President, Global Ecovillage Network International Kosha Anja Joubert (MSc Organisational Development) is an international facilitator, trainer and consultant who has worked extensively in the fields of curriculum development, international collaboration and sustainable development.She advocates for the regenerative power of communities. She is President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN-International). GEN was set up in 1995 to support communities, organisations and societies to transition into resilience. GEN has consultative status in the UN -ECOSOC. Kosha is also Managing Director of GEN-Europe, the European branch of GEN-International. She is the driving force behind two new independent GEN regions, GEN-Africa and GEN- Middle East. Kosha co-authored the Ecovillage Design Education Curriculum and co-edited Beyond You and Me - Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community, Permanent Publications, 2007 and authored in German a book on the power of collective wisdom, Die Kraft der Kollektiven Weisheit – Wie wir gemeinsam schaffen was einer allein nicht kann, Kamphausen,(2010), which she is currently translating to English.
  26. 26. Panel 3: Making Local Change for Sustainability 9/21 Ashish Kothari, India Connor Stedman, US Robert Hall Sweden Astrid Cerny, Chair, US Laura Kavanaugh Germany
  27. 27. Panel 3: Sustainable Local Change Astrid Cerny, Ph.D. Chair Astrid Cerny is a human and environmental geographer who researches ecological and socio-cultural adaptation strategies for pastoralists, with a particular interest in Central Asia; her dissertation was on Kazak pastoralists in western China. Other interests include sustainability issues of food security, adaptations to climate change and socio-cultural behavior change. She has held teaching and consulting positions in China, Germany, the Czech Republic and Finland. Astrid currently teaches world sustainability at New York University and Ramapo College and consults to international development organizations for effective project design that promotes social sustainability. She earned her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Washington. She is the co-editor of Disaster by Design: The Aral Sea and its Lessons for Sustainability, author of several journal articles, and translator of The Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China.
  28. 28. Panel 3: Ashish Kothari, India Kalpavriksh Ashish Kothari co-founded the Indian NGO Kalpavriksh in the late 1970s to address issues of conservation, biodiversity, equity, livelihood and indigenous rights. He has been Co-Chair of the IUCN Inter-commission Strategic Direction on Governance, Equity, and Livelihoods in Relation to Protected Areas (TILCEPA), a member of the Steering Committees of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP). He has served on the Board of Directors of Greenpeace International, and currently chairs Greenpeace India’s Board. He has also been on the steering group of the Convention on Biological Diversity Alliance. Ashish helped formulate India’s Biological Diversity Act and National Wildlife Action Plan. He coordinated India's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process. Ashish has been active with a number of people’s movements, including Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada Movement---referring to the Narmada River threatened by dam development) and Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seeds Movement). He is the author or editor of over 30 books including Environment and Human Rights and Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India.
  29. 29. Panel 3: Connor Stedman, US Permaculture Consultant Connor Stedman Connor Stedman is an ecological designer, agroforestry specialist, and wilderness mentor based in western New England. Of his practice, he writes “My mission is to create a resilient future by building deep connections between people and nature.” Connor’s work deals with a variety of food and land use issues, including tree crops, agroforestry, habitat management, reclaiming traditional land use practices, carbon farming, and ecological restoration. These approaches have urban, suburban/exurban, and rural applications. He works as Executive Director of Vermont Wilderness School and is co-founder of the Resilience Foundation, which hosts the internationally acclaimed Carbon Farming Course. Connor is also on the design and consulting team of Appleseed Permaculture LLC based in New York's Hudson Valley. He is a young practitioner working within a strong network of designers and educators, who brings to his teaching and consulting a strong integrative grasp of both ecological systems and sustainable communities. He holds a B.S. from Gaia University International in Integrative Eco-Social Design, and an M.S. from the University of Vermont in Ecological Planning.
  30. 30. Panel 3: Laura Kavanaugh, Germany ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Laura Kavanaugh heads the Resilient Cities program at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. In this capacity, she supports ICLEI’s global work on urban resilience, including the organization of the Resilient Cities congress series, the annual global forum on urban adaptation and resilience to climate change. Laura has a background in urban geography and sustainable development. She received a MSc. in Environment and Development from Trinity College, Dublin and has completed independent research on urbanization and development in India and Sierra Leone. Prior to joining ICLEI, she conducted a field study of rural-to-urban youth migration to informal settlements in Freetown for Concern Worldwide. Her experience also includes work as a program director for a D.C. based NGO focused on engaging youth in American foreign policy. She is originally from upstate New York, USA and lives in Bonn, Germany. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of more than 1000 metropolises, cities, urban regions and towns representing over 660 million people in 88 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim of achieving healthy and happy communities
  31. 31. Panel 3: Robert Hall, Sweden Gen Europe Robert Hall has had community development experience working for UN/FAO, EU, OSCE and Sida and has extensive field-level experience in South Asia (3.5 years), Latin America (1 year) and Balkans (4,5 years). He was elected as the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) - Europe’s new Managing Director this July, working together with Kosha Joubert. He is active in GEN internationally and sits in the council of the pan-European umbrella organisation for community-led initiatives, ECOLISE. One of the founders of Suderbyn Ecovillage in Sweden, he been working with the Swedish and Baltic ecovillage movements for the past 7 years. In his work with GEN, he has gained experience with the need to not only focus on designed new ecovillages, but attend to existing communities. Some of the ecovillage movement in the Baltic Sea Region have worked to transition traditional villages to ecovillages, mainly in Russia and Poland. A project, "Transnational Ecovillages for Societal Transition to Sustainability (TESTS),” has provided experience with this challenge. Robert was also involved recently with UNDP on how ecovillage experiences can be useful for Central Asian rural villages, climate, environment, and poverty on behalf of GEN. He is involved in seeing how GEN’s community development tools can be used within the UN Poverty-Environment Initiative in Kyrgyzstan.
  32. 32. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC 2014 Omar Latif, Egypt, Path Crp SusDev 9:30-11 EST
  33. 33. Toward a Healthy and Sustainable Future: Keynote 4 9/27 Toward a Sustainable Future: A Pioneer’s Perspective Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, US Hazel is a world renowned futurist and evolutionary economist who is Founder and president of Ethical Markets Media, whose mission it is “to foster the evolution of capitalism beyond current models based on materialism, maximizing self-interest and profit, competition and fear of scarcity…. toward sharing, cooperating and a new abundance... to serve today’s new needs and our common future—-beyond maximizing profits for shareholders and management, to benefiting all stakeholders. By the 1970s Hazel offered a coherent vision for a sustainable future in Creating Alternative Futures (1978). And she has since worked untiringly toward this goal. More recently, she has authored the award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and the recent Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age (2014).She writes syndicated editorials and offers a television show. Her articles appear in journals worldwide. Before founding Ethical Markets, Henderson served on many boards, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005) and the Social Venture Network.She has received many honors, including induction into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame. Hazel has developed a number of applied tools to facilitate the use of capitalism for sustainable ends, including the Green Transition Scoreboard®, (with Calvert the GDP alternative), the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators, and The Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance® (with Biomimicry 3.8). 9:30-11 EST
  34. 34. Panel 4----The Future Belongs to the Next Generation 9/28 Fadoua Brour, Morocco Sustainable Development and Climate Change Paul Rosolie, Peru-US Mother of God (2014) Tamandua Expeditions Amanda Nesheiwat, US UN Rep Foundation for Post Conflict Development Jonathan Reisman, MD, US Founder and Chair, World Health Education Network Melanie Nakashian, student, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel Munira Sibai, Syria/US SustainUS, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi 9:30-11 EST 9:30-11 EST
  35. 35. Panel 4----The Future Belongs to the Next Generation Amanda Nesheiwat, Chair, US Amanda Nesheiwat is a sustainability activist passionate about climate and sustainable development at the global, national and local levels. At the global level, she is a UN Representative for the Foundation for Post Conflict Development , a sustainable development organization based in East Timor. She was a youth delegate with SustainUS youth delegations attending Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference, the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar, where she served as State Department liaison for the delegation. Nationally she works with the Climate Reality Project and is a leader in the battle against fracking and tar sands fuels. At the local level Amanda is employed as the Environmental Coordinator for the Town of Secaucus, NJ, where she is a Commissioner as well as chair of the Environmental Committee. Amanda has a degree in Environmental Studies from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  36. 36. Panel 4:Jonathan Reisman, MD, US World Health and Education Network (WHEN) Jonathan Reisman, MD is the founding President of the World Health and Education Network (WHEN), which he started in 2009 at the age of 25 to fulfill key Millennium Development Goals by “improving access to quality health care and education for underserved populations.” WHEN is currently focused on projects in Kolkota, India, but Reisman has taken his own young medical practice all over the globe, learning from some of the most challenging situations. Jonathan’s medical degree is from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ. He currently works as an internist/. A pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA., he and can be found there when he is not abroad on a WHEN mission. Jonathan is a published writer in the fields of medicine, environmental sociology, and travel/adventure. He is active in the fields of medical education, global health, and wilderness and expedition medicine. Read more about him at
  37. 37. Panel 4:Fadoua Brour, Morocco Moroccan Youth Climate Movement Fadoua Brour Fadoua Brour is a climate change Activist from Morocco. She is National Coordinator of “Arab Youth Climate Movement” in Morocco and President Founder of “Moroccan Youth Climate Movement” a non-profit organization that works to create a generation-wide movement to solve the Climate Crisis and promote the role of youth and women in the sustainable development process. Fadoua is also the Middle east and north Africa ( MENA) Coordinator of women's earth and climate action network international (WECAN). Fadoua works on sustainable development and Climate Change issues across the Mena Region and Morocco in particular by organizing caravans, conferences, campaigns, workshops and trainings to sensitize and mobilize youth and women and build their capacities for leadership and environmental advocacy. By strengthening both formal and informal climate and environmental education, local populations will understand the effects of climate change on their communities and the need for action toward clean development and a just transition from fossil fuel energy to renewable energy. Fadoua recently earned a law degree (MBA in business law) from the University of Fes-Morocco.
  38. 38. Panel 4: PAUL ROSOLIE, US/Peru Tamandua Expeditions Paul Rosolie, co-founder and operator of Tamandua Expeditions is a naturalist, explorer, author, and award winning wildlife filmmaker. Specializing in tropical rain forests, his work has taken him to Borneo, India and Brazil, but it is in Peru that he has become a place-based conservationist.. There he traveled with poachers into deep jungle to document the black market trade in endangered species, raised an orphaned giant anteater by hand, explored a previously undocumented ecosystem that has come to be called the 'floating forest' and developed a long term research and conservation project for giant anaconda. His short film An Unseen World won the UN Forum on Forests 2013 short films award, and has been described as 'nature filmmaking at its most raw and innovative." Discovery Channel has been filming with Paul as he educates about conserving the indigenous wildlife, such asparticularly the giant anaconda. His first book Mother of God (Harper & Row, 2014) has gained the praise of environmentalists and adventurers, including Jane Goodall, Bear Grylls, and Bill McKibben. Paul is a graduate of the Environmental Studies program at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  39. 39. Panel 4: Omar Latif, Egypt The Campaign for a Sustainable Future, The Path Corporation for Sustainable Development Omar Latif is Executive Director of PCSD (The Path Corporation for Sustainable Development) in Egypt. He hold a BCs degree in Environmental Agriculture from Cairo University and is a Master's student in Sustainable Organic Agriculture at IAMB Bari , Italy. WESC Organization nominated him to be one of the DEMENA Climate Ambassadors in 2010,and he joined the Global Change Makers team later in the same year. He has worked for such international organizations as USAID. Recently Omar Started a new campaign called Sustainable Future to promote for Sustainability around the world and to show different sustainable applications that we can apply. He has conducted many interviews with experts, professors and politicians in Denmark, Italy, Qatar, Malaysia and Egypt (see ).
  40. 40. Panel 4: Munira Sibai, Syria/US SustainUS Munera Sibai is currently a student at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi. She has been active at the global level of sustainable policy making. She became world famous at the Doha climate talks: Addressing the UN Climate Change Conference "Your Governments Have Failed You": Syrian- American Student Munira Sibai Calls For Climate Justice
  41. 41. Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC 2014 Organization of the MOOC ● Keynote speakers on Saturdays ● Panel Discussions on Sundays ● Readings, discussions, video and sustainable actions during the week ● Certificates of participation will be available upon completion of the MOOC requirements
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