EXPERTS/ INTERVIEWEES: 

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JEFF MOYER, Executive Director

Jeff Moyer is a world renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. In 2011, he wrote Organic No-Till Farming, a publication that has become a resource for farmers throughout the world.

Jeff brings a farmer’s perspective and approach to issues in organic agriculture. He is a past chair of the National Organic Standards Board, a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic, the Chairman of the Board of Director of The Seed Farm, part of the Green America Non-GMO Working Group, a Project Member of The Noble Foundation’s Soil Renaissance project, and a Board Member of PA Farm Link.

In September 2015, Jeff was appointed as Executive Director of Rodale Institute after spending the last four decades at the Institute, helping countless farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic methods.

http://rodaleinstitute.org/about-us/our-staff/

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NICOLE RYCROFT, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy

Nicole is the recipient of an Ashoka Fellowship, a Canadian Environment Award Gold Medal, and numerous conservation and publishing industry awards. With a drive and passion for harnessing corporate power Nicole has dedicated the last 15 years to Canopy’s growing success. @nicolerycroft1

http://canopyplanet.org

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RICHARD H. FINNELL  

Richard H. Finnell is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Genomic Research at Dell Children's Medical Center. He has a distinguished career researching environmentally induced birth defects. Dr. Finnell serves on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council and is the chair of the CICbioGUNE Research Institute scientific advisory board in Bilbao, Spain, where he also holds a research appointment.

http://finnelllab.com/finnell.html

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JOHN DUNNE, GDFL/NOAA

John Dunne is an oceanographer with 20 years of experience developing instruments, collecting field observations, and performing analysis and modeling studies of ocean carbon cycling and the climate system. He has led GFDL's ocean carbon modeling activities, and has co-led GFDL's Earth System Model Development Team adapting GFDL's models for coupled carbon-climate studies and participating in CMIP5. He has received grants from NASA and NOAA and trained 2 post-docs, 3 summer undergraduates, and assisted in the training of undergraduates, graduate, and postdocs at Princeton University (J. Sarmiento, M. Bender, B. Ward) and Duke University (S. Lozier). As a U. Washington postdoc with A. Devol and S. Emerson, Dr. Dunne coordinated a team of 10 individuals to develop and implement the Oceanic Remote Chemical Analyzer. He has published 47 journal articles.

https://soccom.princeton.edu/team/dunne

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MARCI ZAROFF

Marci Zaroff coined the term “ECOfashion” and is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle expert, educator, innovator and serial ecopreneur. Founder/CEO of leading sustainable fashion manufacturer MetaWear, Founder of ecofashion lifestyle brands Under the Canopy and Farm to Home, Executive Producer of “THREAD Documentary | Driving Fashion Forward,” and Co-Founder of Good CatchBeyondBrands and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Marci has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for nearly three decades. Marci 's first book, "ECOrenaissanceCo-Creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World," launched August 2018 (Simon & Schuster).

Board Member of the Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange, Fashion Revolution and Cradle to Cradle's "Fashion Positive", Zaroff was a key figure in the development of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and first Fair Trade Textile Certification. Marci has received countless recognitions—including Retail Touchpoint's "Retail Innovator Award," New York Moves “Power Women Award," Fashion Group International's "Rising Star Award" and the Natural Product Industry’s “Socially Responsible Business Award”. Marci is featured in the book “ECO AMAZONS: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World” and is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. 

@marcizaroff

https://www.marcizaroff.com

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LINDA GREER 

Since joining NRDC in 1981, Linda Greer has been finding ways to reduce the presence of toxic chemicals in our air, water, food, buildings, and consumer products. She spearheaded environmental health efforts in China, including an inventory of the country's mercury use and an initiative calling on corporations to take responsibility for the environmental impact of their factories located there. She also launched NRDC’s Clean by Design program in 2009 to address the environmental impacts of the fashion industry. Greer sits on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University, a master's in environmental science and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Maryland. She is based in Washington, D.C.

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/linda-greer 

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DR. ANDREW SMITH, Chief Scientist

Dr. Andrew Smith is responsible for administrating, facilitating and implementing research activities as well as leading and expanding the Research team’s impact on a global stage. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy at Cornell University and a Master of Science in entomology at the University of Maryland. After two years in the Peace Corp assisting a cooperative of small-scale vegetable farmers in Guatemala and ten years farming organically in Pennsylvania, Smith attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he earned his Ph.D. in environmental science with a concentration in molecular and population ecology.

http://rodaleinstitute.org/about-us/our-staff/

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IAN ROSENBERGER, Founder + CEO

Ian founded both Team Tassy & Thread in 2010 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. Team Tassy unlocks the inherent power in every person to end global poverty. Thread takes trash from poor neighborhoods & turns it into jobs & useful stuff people love. They work together under the same core philosophy: the biggest problem we face as a species is multidimensional poverty; ending it is entirely possible in our lifetime; & to do it, we need to invest in the poor to create as many dignified, sustainable jobs as possible. To date, Team Tassy has engaged almost 50 Haitians, preparing them and their families for employment. Thread has shipped nearly 200,000 lbs of recycled plastic out of Haiti to eventually be processed into fabric & turned into finished goods and jobs for Team Tassy families.

https://threadinternational.com/team/ian-rosenberger/

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KELSEY HALLING, Director of Sales

After studying business and knowing she didn’t want to work in a traditional corporate setting, Kelsey started her career in the non-profit sector. She loved working with passionate people and for a mission-driven organization, but was bothered by some of the inefficiency in the non-profit sector.

When she learned about the idea behind social enterprise, solving social and environmental problems with for-profit business models, she decided to pursue opportunities in the space. After hearing about the idea for Thread, it just made sense.

Today, Kelsey measures, manages, and improves the impact Thread has on people, planet, and profit at every step of Thread’s supply chains, ensuring that the claims of making the most responsible fabric in the world are true.

https://threadinternational.com/team/kelsey-halling/

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