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Environment & 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.


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,...

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.

Environmental, Clean Energy & Democracy Thought Leader

Phil Radford is an American environmental, clean energy and democracy leader who, as the youngest Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, convinced Facebook, Apple and other high tech companies to shift to 100% clean...

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.

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...

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.

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 (1990-1997) & 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.

Nobel Laureate & Former President of the Soviet Union

One of the 20th century's most pivotal leaders, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his extraordinary leadership and the democratic reforms that ended the Cold War. As a keynote speaker he...

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