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GCF leaders

Anna Brown

Director of Research and Analysis, Citizens Count Hampton, New Hampshire Did you ever look at a ballot and not have any idea who the candidates are in a given race? Or wonder about bills pending in the Legislature? Or want to make your opinion known to your government representatives? In New Hampshire, voters can turn… Read more »

Jack Savage

Jack Savage President, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Concord, New Hampshire Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a conservation organization tasked with protecting these lands for future generations. Its president, Jack Savage, shares his thoughts on how the Forest Society pursues this mission.   Foundation:… Read more »

Lourdes Inga

Of Quechua heritage from Peru, Lourdes Inga was born in Lima and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. A career in philanthropy culminated in her joining the board of International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP). She now serves as Executive Director. Foundation: Please give us an overview of IFIP. Lourdes:… Read more »

Gregg Marston

Co-Founder, Shake Hands with the World Bristol, Vermont The owner and retired president and CEO of VBT Bicycling & Walking Vacations, Gregg Marston and his wife Caroline were on a tour of Vietnam with a small group of VBT travelers when they came upon the Duc Son orphanage in the city of Hué. They were… Read more »

Bo Hoppin

Executive Director, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership Hurricane Island, Maine Located about twelve miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, in Penobscot Bay, Hurricane Island integrates science education, applied research, and leadership development in a sustainable environment. Bo Hoppin describes the island’s mission and his vision for its future. Foundation: Tell me about… Read more »

Shelley Silbert

Executive Director, Great Old Broads for Wilderness Durango, Colorado Inspired by her mother, a biology teacher, to love nature, Shelley Silbert worked for the Nature Conservancy and Northern Arizona University before looking for an organization where she could do more activism around issues relating to public lands and climate. Today, she is the Executive Director… Read more »

Michael Gilmore

President, OnePlanet Burke, Virginia Community organization and well-being, biocultural conservation, and responsible development are the goals of OnePlanet, a nonprofit that partners with indigenous and traditional communities to build a more sustainable world. An Associate Professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University, Mike Gilmore is also the president and founder of OnePlanet. He shares… Read more »

Chip Giller

Founder, GRIST Seattle, Washington From childhood, Chip Giller has had two passions: journalism and the environment. By college, he was thinking about how to communicate environmental issues in a new and different way. Out of this vision, Grist was born. Foundation: What is Grist? Chip: I founded Grist nearly 20 years ago to help awaken a… Read more »

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo Founder, Sacred Earth Solar Melina Laboucan-Massimo, a Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, Canada, has worked on social, environmental, and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. Her organization, Sacred Earth Solar, empowers frontline Indigenous communities with renewable energy as they seek to protect their homelands from becoming fossil fuel extraction zones. Foundation: What… Read more »

Phil Coupe

Co-Founder, ReVision Energy Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts ReVision Energy—an employee-owned, B Corp solar company—was created to solve the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels and to alleviate social and economic injustice. The company provides people and institutions with all the modern, cost-effective technology they need to transition to 100% clean energy. Co-founder Phil Coupe… Read more »