Interviewees


The following people have agreed to be interviewed by The Sust Enable Project:

  • Charles Eisenstein – author and philosopher, on the social shift in our collective “story,” and how sustainable action aligns with spirituality

  • Omar Freilla – green cooperatives developer in NYC, on the intersections between social and environmental justice

  • Allenna Leonard, Ph.D. – cybernetician, on how a truly sustainable system is organized

  • Michael Ben-Eli, Ph.D. – founder of Sustainability Labs, on how we measure and actualize sustainability in the world

  • Bob Doppelt, director of The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), on how Buddhist spiritual precepts reflect principles of sustainable living

  • Albert Bates – director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology, on choosing technologies that align and cooperate with Earth’s (Gaia’s) natural direction
interviewing Charles Eisenstein for test production, July 2011

interviewing Charles Eisenstein for test production, July 2011

  • Aleco Christakis, Ph.D. – co-founder of Structured Dialogic Design, on how dialogic participation is essential to achieving global sustainability

  • Phil Seneca – Haudenosaunee native seed farmer of Good Mind Seeds, on the ancient, basic principles and practices of sustainable human cultures and behaviors

  • David Hassenzahl, Ph.D – dean of Chatham University’s School of Sustainability and the Environment, on finding convergence between co-equal systems (society, environment, economy) toward achieving holistic sustainability objectives

  • Timothy Luke, Ph.D. – Distinguished professor of Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, on the historical and cultural contexts for interpreting sustainable design and action

  • Plus many more still to come…
interviewing Phil Seneca for test production, October 2011

interviewing Phil Seneca for test production, October 2011

Do you have an interesting understanding of “sustainability” that you’d like to share?  Are you interested in being interviewed by TSEP, or know someone who we should interview?  Please contact us!

We are especially seeking conversations with people in the following areas:

  • Biodiversity, ecology studies
  • Human civilization studies (historical and current perspectives on indigenous and civilized agriculture, technologies and cultures)
  • Corporate/industrial, economist perspectives on sustainability
  • Spiritual leaders, of all types
  • Community leaders from indigenous groups worldwide
  • Youth leaders
  • “Localized” grassroots community organizers
  • Educators and parents who try to teach sustainability, esp. to youth
  • Designers of sustainable technologies, of all types
  • Radical activists approaching local issues with holistic, broad perspective (incl. Consensus groups, voluntary simplicity, permaculture, zero-waste, Transition groups, etc.)
  • Activists advocating direct action for environmental stewardship
  • Criticism of the word “sustainability” and its uses
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