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Energy & Sustainability


Between global warming, depleted energy resources, and going green, the environment has never been a hotter topic. American Program Bureau's (APB) speakers on the environment cover a wide range of backgrounds including current and former policymakers, scientists, "greentrepreneurs," and celebrity activists.


Founder of Virgin Group

The face, spirit and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world’s most dynamic brands, Richard Branson is known for his unique vision, competitive style and showy nature.

Photographer & Big Data Expert

Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life & National Geographic photographer and the CEO of Against All Odds Productions, which combines storytelling with state-of-the-art technology.

Renowned Expert on Energy, Environment, Food & Technical Advances

A leading expert on energy and global infrastructure, Vaclav Smil sheds light on the fact that moving away from fossil fuels to alternative energy fields will be a complex undertaking which will require enormous...

Sociobiologist & Author of The Watchman's Rattle

Business speaker Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends, and individual behavior.

Expert on Sustainability, Food Security & Climate Change

Environmental speaker Jonathan Foley advises large corporations, NGOs, and governments around the world on sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.

Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

As the Executive Director of Greenpeace, Phil Radford is at the helm of one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the country. Radford leads a national team of 500 highly-skilled...

Sustainability Brand Strategist & Entrepreneur

As a pioneer in sustainable commerce, Maxine Bédat is a leading authority on sustainability in apparel supply chain and the application of mission and story-telling in brand development. As the co-founder of Zady,...

Former Director-General, World Health Organization

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

Politician & Founder of Citizens Energy Corporation

The oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy and a former Democratic congressman, Joseph P. Kennedy II devotes his energies to the nonprofit world.

President of Green Cross International

An expert on sustainability and "survivability," environmental speaker Alexander Likhotal is president and CEO of Green Cross International.

Executive Producer of "Living On Earth"

With issues of pollution and global warming dominating the public agenda, Steve Curwood explores these topics and more as executive producer of NPR's "Living on Earth."

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Former Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Passacantando is a sought after environmental speaker who leads the fight for clean air, clean water, and the survival of our planet. Offering a shockingly honest “State...

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

President of Ireland (1997-2002) & President of the Mary Robinson Foundation

The first female president of Ireland and former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, speaker Mary Robinson is a global humanitarian and renowned world leader.

Founder of Ethos Water

Driven by a vision to provide clean drinking water to developing nations, speaker Peter Thum founded Ethos Water, which has donated millions to safe water initiatives.

Former President of Colombia

Former Colombian President César Gaviria --known in Latin America as a conflict mediator, advocate of democracy, staunch supporter of regional integration and defender of human rights-- also served as the first...

Global Policy Expert

Patel challenges preconceptions about the global economy through his work as a policy analyst and activist. His most recent book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy,...

Climber, Adventurer, World-Class Filmmaker

David Breashears is an adventurer and filmmaker. He and his team were the first to film with an IMAX camera at the top of the world with Everest: Mountain Without Mercy.

Environmentalist & Political Activist

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems.

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