Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):
The Washington Post - Going Out Guide
The Washington Post - Health & Science
Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
DCist - Launch Party
WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
The Northwest Current (PDF)
Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)
Festival DC (Angel Azul)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)
Mark Kulsdom is a cultural historian who works as a videographer and shoots one-man-crew documentaries. Prior to his film work, Mark was heavily involved in the Animal Liberation Movement in The Netherlands. He is mostly interested in people who engage in the large issues and conflicts in the world. His work brought him to countries like, Burma, Sudan and the Gaza-strip. He is currently rather occupied with The Dutch Weed Burger, because his film turned out to be a perfect recipe for a social enterprise serving the food of the future.
Clark will be discussing Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields.
Ethne Clark, Editor, Organic Gardening magazine is a professionally trained horticulturist, internationally known garden historian and author of 15 books on gardening and landscape history. Under her leadership, Organic Gardening has had a total makeover in design and content, with a bolder, luscious look and expanded food, nutrition and cooking coverage to complement the ornamental gardens. Ground Operations was their cover story for the Fall 2013 issue.
Dr. Thomas Gorneau
Dr. Goreau will be discussing Angel Azul.
Tom Goreau, President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable management, and Coordinator of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Partnership in New Technologies for Small Island Developing States, has dived longer and in more coral reefs around the world than any coral scientist. He was previously Senior Scientific Affairs Officer at the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development, in charge of global climate change and biodiversity issues. He has published around 200 papers in coral reef ecology and biogeochemistry, global climate change sensitivity, the global carbon cycle, stabilization of atmospheric CO2, changes in global ocean circulation, tropical deforestation and reforestation, microbiology, marine diseases, soil science, atmospheric chemistry, community-based coastal zone management, mathematical modeling of climate records, visualizing turbulent flow around marine organisms, scientific photography, and other fields. He developed the method to predict the location, timing, and severity of coral bleaching from satellite data with Ray Hayes. With the late Wolf Hilbertz he invented and developed new methods for preserving coral reefs from global warming and pollution, restoring marine ecosystems, shore protection, mariculture. In 1998 he and Wolf Hilbertz were awarded the Theodore M. Sperry Award for Pioneers and Innovators, the top award of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Dr. Goreau led developing country NGO efforts in marine and climate issues at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), the UN Summits on Development of Small Island Developing States (Barbados, 1994, Mauritius, 2005), the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002), the UN Convention on Climate Change (Bali, 2007 and Copenhagen, 2009), and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, 2012), where an organization he helped found, Yayasan Karang Lestari in Pemuteran, Bali, was awarded the 2012 UNDP Special Award for Marine and Coastal Zone Management and the 2012 Equator Award for Community-Based Development. Dr. Goreau works with tropical fishing communities and organizations around the world to restore their coral reefs and fisheries, especially the Kuna Indians of Panama. He is also a hereditary leader of the Yolngu Dhuwa Aboriginal clan of Arnhem Land, Australia, who preserve the oldest creation myth in the world. He was educated in Jamaican primary and secondary schools, at MIT (B.Sc in Planetary Physics), Caltech (M.Sc in Planetary Astronomy), Yale, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Harvard (Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry), and is a trained nuisance crocodile remover who would rather not.
As Senior Director, Clean Energy Collaboration, Diane Munns identifies potential partners, nurtures shared dialogue, develops opportunities to leverage our common work and implements tactical joint efforts for the EDF Clean Energy Program. Diane is no stranger to the clean energy sector. Over the years she has worked tirelessly to improve energy efficiency. In her previous position as Vice President of Regulatory Relations and Energy Efficiency with MidAmerican Energy Company, Diane represented the company at national and regional regulatory forums and was responsible for direct management of the energy efficiency group, including strategy, personnel, budget and compliance, among other duties. She also spent a year as Executive Director for Retail Energy Services for the Edison Electric Institute, where she managed a staff of twelve, developed and directed EEI’s policy positions for investor-owned utility members in the states and before Congress and established the Institute for Energy Efficiency to provide services to membership on state ratemaking, energy efficiency, supplier diversity and National Accounts. Before that Diane spent over two decades with the Iowa Utilities Board first as General Counsel and later as the Chairman and Member. As General Counsel, Diane was the chief legal officer for the agency responsible for management of the office, legal advice to the Board and all filings and pleadings made in state and federal court. As Chairman, she acted as chief administrative officer responsible for budgeting, personnel, legislative and legal strategy and media messaging for the 65-member state agency. And, finally, as a gubernatorial-appointed member of a 3-member quasi-judicial board, Diane was responsible for regulating gas, electric and telecommunication companies within the State of Iowa. While Chair or the Commission, she served two terms as the President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). In 2006, Diane received the United States Energy Association Public Service Energy Leadership Award, which recognizes government officials who have motivated and advocated action to address energy efficiency. She received her B.A. from University of Iowa (Phi Beta Kappa) and her J.D. from Drake University.
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
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