EcoHeroes Project

Richard Heinberg, founder of Post Carbon Institute.

Jamie Cloud, founder of The Cloud Institute.

Eric Lombardi, Executive Director, Ecocycle Boulder.

Patti Moreno, aka Garden Girl.

Daniel G. Nocera, inventor of the solar leaf.

Anna Lappé, author of "Diet for a Hot Planet".

Jenga Mwendo, founder of the Backyard Gardener's Network in New Orleans.

Brock Dolman, founder of Occidental Arts & Ecology Center.

Daniel Wallach, promotes green building through Greentown.

Frances Moore Lappé, author of EcoMind.

Jacquie Berger, Executive Director for Just Food.

Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods.

Graham Hill, founder of TreeHugger, and his Thin Bike.

Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople.

Sylvia Earle holds a diving helmet similar to the one she used for her first deep water dive when she was eighteen. The submarine she uses on current missions is behind her. Photo: © Isaac Hernández
Sylvia Earle holds a diving helmet similar to the one she used for her first deep water dive when she was eighteen. The submarine she uses on current missions is behind her. Photo: © Isaac Hernández

Steve "Wildman" Brill naturalist and forager who organizes edible plants tour on Central Park.

Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbageland and Bottlemania.

Paul Stamets, mycologist, writer, founder of Fungi Perfecti.

Lester Brown, author, founder and president of Earth Policy Institute.

Roberta Salazar, founder, co-director, Rivers and Birds.

Annie Leonard, author of Story of Stuff.

Eric Sanderson, landscape ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and creator of the Mannahatta Project.

Annie Novak, co-founder of Rooftop Farms.

Van Jones, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Green Jobs for All, and Rebuild the Dream. 

Below are some of the EcoHeroes that have posed for Isaac Hernández. Please contact us if you would like to license photo usage.

Aaron Harmon and Danielle Koppel Founders and owners of Solpops Portland.
Abu Talib Farmer, Taqwa Community Farm, The Bronx.
Adam Baruchowitz Founder and CEO of Wearable Collections, which recycles New York City’s old clothing. 
Adam Boesel Owner of The Green Microgym. Portland, Oregon.
Alex Steffen Co-founder of World Changing, and one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability. Seattle, Washington.
Ali Sharif Project director of Permacultura Latina America.
Amory Lovins Co-founder and Executive Director of The Rocky Mountain Institute.
Andy Lipkis Founder, Tree People. Los Angeles, California.
Anisa Baldwin Metzger LEED AP, New Orleans Green Building Coordinator, U.S. Green Building Council, and board member of Historic Green. French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
Anna Lappé Author, Diet for a Hot Planet.
Annie Leonard Author, The Story of Stuff.
Annie Novak Founder and director of Growing Chefs, field-to-fork food education program, Manager of the Edible Academy at the  New York Botanical Garden, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Arturo Sandoval President and founder and president of VOCES, Inc.
Benny Zable “Greedozer” Performer.
Bill McKibben Founder,
Bob Granger Zero emissions home owner. Portland, Oregon.
Brad Lancaster Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond.
Brett KenCairn Executive Director, Veterans Green Jobs.
Brock Dolman Founder, Occidental Arts Ecology Center and The Water Institute.
Bud Bottoms Founder of Goo.
Charles Allen Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Charlotte Brody Registered nurse, founder and executive director of Health Care Without Harm.
Cheryl Hayashi Biologist and national expert of the genetic structure of spider silk; associate professor of biology at UC Riverside.
Clayton Branscoupe Director, Traditional Native American Farmers Association.
Colin Beavan Author of No Impact Man.
Costen Aytes Landscape manager Naropa Institute. Boulder, Colorado.
Dan King Owner, The Outlook zero waste hotel in Boulder, Colorado.
Daniel Emmett and Arjun Sarkar Founder of Energy Independence Now, and founder of the Santa Barbara Green Car Show, respectively.
David de Rothschild Adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist and head of Sculpt the Future Foundation.
Deron Beal Founder of Freecycle. Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Jim Conroy The Tree Whisperer. New York, New York.
Dr. John Fogarty and Dr. Lucy Boulanger Founders and Co-Directors, New Energy Economy and members of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dr. Sylvia Earle National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence,   founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., founder of Mission Blue and SEAlliance, and chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute and the Ocean in Google Earth.
Earl Katz Film Producer of documentaries such as “HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?”
Elizabeth Royte Author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania.
Eric Lombardi Director, Ecocycle Boulder.
Eric Sanderson Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City.
Eva Miller Mud construction expert. Los Olivos, California.
Fay Carter Co-founder of Resurrected Refuse. Eugene, Oregon.
Frances Moore Lappé Author or co-author of 18 books including Diet for a Small Planet.
Gary Nabham, PhD Agricultural ecologist, ethnobotanist, and writer. Tucson, Arizona.
Gordon Hempton Silence searcher, author of One Square Inch of Silence.
Graham Hill Founder of Treehugger
Harold Powell Sustainability architect. Santa Barbara, California.
Hillary Brown Principal of New Civic Works, founder of the Office of Sustainable Design for the City of New York’s Department of Design and Construction, and co-author of the city’s internationally recognized High Performance Building Guidelines.
Ina May Gaskin and Stephen Gaskin Founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, author of Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, and Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta; co-founder of The Farm, near Summertown, Tennessee.
Ira Leiffer Owner, Bubbleology Research International LLC,  Associate Researcher, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara.
Jack D. Hidary Founder of, running for Mayor of New York City.
Jacques Morial Senior Organizer, Louisiana Justice Institute.
James Hansen Climatologist, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space and author of Storms of My Grandchildren.
Jamie Cloud Founder of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. New York City.
Jared Diamond Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of The Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse; and The World Until Yesterday.
Jason McLennan Architect for the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) at the Omega Institute in New York, and creator of The Living Building Challenge.
Jay Harman Naturalist, inventor and CEO of PAX Scientific, an engineering research and design firm that creates energy efficient, quiet, and ecologically friendly technology, including the Lily Impeller and other unique rotors.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Founder of Ocean Futures. Santa Barbara, California.
Jeanine Benyus Author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and president of The Biomimicry Institute.
Jenga Mwendo Founder of the Backyard Gardener’s Network in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jerome Ringo President of the Apollo Alliance.
Jerry Mander Founder of International Forum on Globalization, author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and The Capitalism Papers.
Joan Blades Founder of and Moms Rising.
Jodie Evans Co-founder of CodePINK.
John Francis Author of Planet Walker, walked around the world for 22 years, 17 of them in complete silence.
John Gorzynski Farmer who has been selling at the New York Union Square Farmers’ Market for thirty years.
John Hilderbrand Wind farmer, Wasco, Portland.
John Schaeffer Founder of The Solar Institute and the Real Goods Catalog.
John Todd Biologist, inventor of sustainable water treatment systems.
John Zerzan The Green Anarchist.
Jordan Flaherty Journalist, editor of Left Turn Magazine, and staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute.
Judy Goldhaft and Peter Berg Founders of Planet Drum.
Juliano Chef at Julano’s Raw, Santa Monica, California.
Julie Daniel Executive Director, Bring Recycling. Eugene, Oregon.
Kari Fulton Green the Block Program Coordinator through the Hip Hop Caucus, and National Campus Campaign Coordinator for Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative.
Ken Rother VP of Planet Green and Interactive Media at Discover Channel.
Kieran Suckling Director of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Larry Saltzman and Linda Buzzell Founders of the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club.
Lester Brown Author of Plan B, and founder and president of Earth Policy Institute.
Liz Walker Co-founder of Ithaca Ecovillage, Ithaca, New York.
Marc McGinnes Co-founder of Earth Day. 
Mark Lakeman Co-founder of The City Repair Project and Comunitecture. Portland, Oregon.
Martha Arguello Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility. Los Angeles, California.
Medea Benjamin Co-founder of CodePINK.
Melanie Emerson Executive Director, Sky Island Alliance
Melissa Nelson Writer, researcher, educator, media-maker and cultural and environmental activist. President and Executive Director of Cultural Conservancy.
Michael Pollan Author of In Defense of Food, Food Rules, and Cooked. Professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Michael Rossman Key planner of UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement and natural science professor.
Michel Gelobter Founder and chairman of Cooler, Founder and former director of the Environmental Policy Program at Columbia University and founder of the Environment and Energy Track at Singularity University.
Miguel Santistevan, PhD Ethnobotanist, farmer, seed-saving activist, and Project Coordinator for New Mexico Acequia Association’s Sembrando Semillas Youth Project.
Mitchel Joachim Leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism. Founding Co-President of Terreform ONE.
Monique Harden Attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (AEHR) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Nina Simons and Kenny Ausubel Founders of Bioneers.
Norbert George Environmental activist. Curaçao.
Omar Freilla Environmental justice activist, cooperative developer, and founder and coordinator of Green Worker Cooperatives, Bronx, New York.
Paolo Soleri Architect, proponent of the car-less city.
Paul Ehrlich Biologist, Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, president of Stanford’s Center for Conservation Biology, author of The Population Bomb, co-author of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment.
Paul Giacomantonio Founder of Inka Biospheric Systems, and aquaponic farmer. Marin, California.
Paul Hawken Author of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, and Blessed Unrest, How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Founder of the Natural Capital Institute.
Paul Relis Co-founder of Earth Day, and founder of the Community Environmental Council. Santa Barbara, California.
Paul Stamets Mycologist, founder of Fungi Perfecti.
PennElys GoodShield Founder of Sustainable Nations
Peter Singer Moral philosopher, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Author of Animal Liberation, and The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty. 
Peter Warshall and Diana Hadley. He dedicated most of his life to conservation, biodiversity protection, and community development projects in Africa, Latin America, and North America for the United Nations, USAID, Native American governments and other organizations, co-directed Dreaming New Mexico, and was editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. She’s an environmental lawyer and activist.
Reverend Billy Talen Founder of the Church of Life After Shopping.
Richard Heinberg Senior Fellow In Residence, Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, California
Richard Louv Author of Last Child in the Woods.
Robert Bolman Director of the Maitreya EcoVillage. Eugene, Oregon.
Robert Watson Founder of LEED
Roberta Salazar Founder and Director of Birds and Rivers. Taos, New Mexico.
Robin Steeter and Donna Smith Founders of Your Backyard Farm.
Ron Kauk Climber and author of Spirit of the Rock.
Ryan de Jongh Avid kayaker, has been helping the mangroves repopulate the Piscaderaabai, near Willemstad, Curaçao.
Sadie Goodwin, Sadie Hadley and Gila Goodwin Sustainable farmers. Tucson, Arizona.
Sandy Goldman VP of Operations, Naropa Institute. Boulder, Colorado.
Sarah James Board member of the International Indian Treaty Council.
Selma Rubin Environmental activist, co-founder of Earth Day.
Steve “Wildman” Brill Naturalist and forager who organizes edible plants tour on Central Park.
Steve Coleman Executive Director and President at Washington Parks & People,and Managing Partner at Cool Capital Challenge.
Terri Tamminen President and founder of 7th Generation Advisors, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Todd Roll and Miles Craig Founders, Pedal Bike Tours. Portland, Oregon.
Tom B.K. Goldtooth Executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. 
Tony Malkin  president of Wien & Malkin, which owns the Empire State Building with a new Empire State Building model, fabricated in 2010 by Radii Inc. Modelmakers (Scale 1/16″= 1′ – 0″) in one of the floors of the Empire State Building, New York, NY. May 27, 2010. The building is being retrofitted with new windows and other technology to reduce energy consumption by 40%. 
Ubaka Hill Founder of the One-million Women Drummer March. Drummer at the Omega Institute, New York.
V. Ramanathan Director, Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate. Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Van Jones Environmental advocate, civil rights activist, and attorney. Co-founder and president of Rebuild the Dream, founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and co-founder of Color of Change.
Vicki Sandos Gardening instructor in a New York public school, promoter of green roofs. 
Vint Lawrence Board member of Threshold Foundation, Collective Heritage Institute and the Permaculture Institute, co-founder of the Permaculture Credit Union. Board Member at Permacultura America Latina.
Wally Broecker Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
Wendy E. Brawer Founder and director of Green Map System. 
William McDonough Co-author of From Cradle to Cradle.

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