Robert "Skip" Backus, Omega CEO and Founder of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)
Laura Weiland, Assistant Director, Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)
Bios: Robert “Skip” Backus, Laura Weiland
Website: Omega Center for Sustainable Living
Facebook: Omega Center for Sustainable Living
Twitter: @Omega_Institute, @SkipBackus, @Leweiland32
Introduction to the OCSL video
"What's even greener than LEED? The Omega Center"
"Holistic at Heart: A new building on the campus of the Omega Institute performs a very practical function, but also serves the organization's loftier, pedagogical goals"
"World's greenest buildings' get seal of approval"
Flow: The Making of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living
Become a member of the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition
Bio: Devita Davison
Website: Detroit Kitchen Connect
Facebook: Detroit Kitchen Connect
"Detroiter’s Kitchen Initiative Connects With Oprah"
"Toyota Standing O-Vation Honoring Kitchen Connect" (Video)
Bio: Michael Gayk
Website: Metal/Digital Design and Fabrication, SUNY New Paltz
3D Printing Initiative at New Paltz
Bio: Carla Goldstein
Website: Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC)
Facebook: Omega Women's Leadership Center
Twitter: @Carla_Goldstein, @Omega_Women
"The Hudson Valley Learning Center That's Training Women Who Want to Change the World"
Osprey Orielle Lake
Bio: Osprey Orielle Lake
Website: Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International
Facebook: Women's Earth & Climate Caucus
Women's Climate Action Agenda
Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture With Nature
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
Bio: Bill McKibben
Website: Bill McKibben, 350.org
Twitter: @billmckibben, @350
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
"Bill McKibben on Divesting From Fossil Fuels"
People’s Climate March
Pacific Climate Warriors
The End of Nature
Full list of Bill McKibben's books
David W. Orr
Bio: David W. Orr
Website: The Oberlin Project
Facebook: Oberlin Project
Twitter: @Oberlin Project
Suggested "Homework" Assignment: "Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System"
Bio: Jeremy Rifkin
Website: The Foundation on Economic Trends
Facebook: Jeremy Rifkin
The Zero Marginal Cost Society
The Third Industrial Revolution
The Empathic Civilization
The End of Work
Full list of books by Jeremy Rifkin
Bio: Vandana Shiva
Facebook: Vandana Shiva
Declaration on Seed Freedom
"The Neem Tree - A Case History of Biopiracy"
"Monsanto Bio-Pirating Indian Wheat"
"Genetically Engineered Bt Brinjal and the Implications for Plant Biodiversity"
Full list of books by Vandana Shiva
Ethan Roland Solaviev
Bio: Ethan Roland Solaviev
Website: Appleseed Permaculture
Facebook: Ethan Roland
8 Forms of Capital
Carbon Farming: Workshops in Regenerative Agriculture
Press about Where We Go From Here: Building the Collaborative Commons
Al Jazeera America: "The Commons Are Making a Comeback: Environmental Activists Are Reviving an Old Concept to Rethink Economics & Society" by Nathan Schneider
Bollier.org (faculty blog): "Omega Institute Holds First Major North American Conference of Commons Activists" by David Bollier
TreeHugger.com: "Between Hope and Heartbreak: Message From the Frontlines" by Manon Verchot
SeedLibrary.org: "Declaration on Seed Freedom" by Ken Greene
Poughkeepsie Journal: "Groundwork Hudson Valley Wins Omega Award"
EcoWatch: "Omega Institute's 'Where We Go From Here' Conference"
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