What We Do
Why We Do It
There are multiple, parallel challenges confronting our world today. Globally, cultural groups are becoming more adversarial, the gap between rich and poor is widening and the health of the natural environment is deteriorating. The growth of the human population from over 7 billion today to 9 billion by 2050 is accelerating these increasing cultural tensions, income disparities and rates of natural resource consumption. To reverse these trends and support the earth’s growing population, improve living standards and preserve the natural resource base on which we all depend will require a 400% to 1000% improvement in how effectively we use the resources we have. Global change on that scale over several decades will take innovation on an unprecedented scale and require rethinking and reinventing every aspect of how we live and work. For higher education and business, that means providing education and training that increases recognition and understanding of the challenges and develops individuals who have the skills and knowledge to tackle them.
Meet Our Team
Former NGO liaison, National Spiritual Assembly
of the Baha’is of the U.S.
Edward L. Bakewell, III
Chairman, Bakewell Investment Company;
President, Hypertat Corporation
David Blockstein, Ph.D.
National Council for Science and the Environment
Robert M. Clarkson
MBA Program Manager, School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University
Paul F. Costello
Chief Operating Officer
Spider Management Company
William H. Daughtrey
Dominion Resources Innovation Center
Campus Sustainability Coordinator,
Founding & Managing Director,
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium
Journalist and Author, Galuszka Associates
Director, Water Research Institute of Blue Hill
Ergun Gurpinar, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Political Science,
Department of Environmental Planning, Istanbul University
Charles W. Harris
Former Chair and Director of Research
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Donald Huisingh, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cleaner Production
Senior Scientist Emeritus in Sustainable Development,
Center for Clean Products & Clean Technologies,
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
President, The Breakthrough Way
Scott P. Losee
Research Partnerships Manager,
The University of Queensland
Gitile J. Naituli, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Management and Dean,
Faculty of Business Multimedia University College of Kenya
Former Head, Environmental Education and Training Unit
United Nations Environment Programme
James A. O’Hara, III
Former Director, Health Promotion Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Noah Salameh al Khmoor
Director, The Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development and Professor of Psychology,
Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences,
Oakland Community College (Michigan)
Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post