Advisory Council

John D. Liu

Co-Chair; Visiting Research Fellow Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Ecosystem Ambassador – Commonland Foundation

Chris Gates

Co-Chair; Founder & CEO at Mainsprings, Tanzania, and Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children

Elaine Ingham

President, Soil Foodweb Inc; President and Director, Soil Foodweb School

Maddy Harland

Editor of Permaculture Magazine

May East

UNITAR Fellow and UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme

Dr. John Todd

Principle of John Todd Ecological Design

Patrick Worms

Senior Science Policy and Communications Advisor at World Agro-Forestry Center (ICRAF)

Martien Lankester

Founder and CEO of Avalon Foundation; Founder foundation Soune Groun (Healthy Soil); Ambassador for IFOAM-Organics International

Joseph M. Sandri

CEO: Thought Delivery Systems, Inc.; President: National Spectrum Management Assoc; Board member: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Andre Leu

International Director of Regeneration International

Albert Bates

The Farm Ecovillage Training Center

Charling Tao

Professor Emerita of Physics, Tsinghua University, China and CNRS, France

Warren Brush

Co-Founder of Quail Springs Permaculture

Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski

Founder of Friends of the Trees Society; Founder of Global Earth Repair Foundation

Daniel Wahl

Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures

Leo Van der Vlist

Director of Netherlands Institute for Indigenous People

Professor Li Rui

President of World Association for Soil and Water Conservation

Rob Wheeler

Main Representative to the United Nations, Global Ecovillage Network

Willem Ferwerda

CEO of Commonland Foundation

Bela Hatvany

Chairman of Mustardseed Trust

Brock Dolman

Co-Founder & Program Director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Alan Watson Featherstone

Founder of Trees for Life

Liora Adler

Co-founder of Gaia University, and member of the GEN Council of Elders

Andrew Langford

Andrew Langford

Co-founder of Gaia University, and permaculture expert

Amory Lovins

Cofounder of Rocky Mountain Institute

Mark Cohen

Cofounder of Far Valley Farm Community Land Trust; Founder of Belize Agroforestry Research Center

Misha Teasdale

Founder of Greenpop

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Research Team Leader and Principal Scientist – Sustainable Agroecosystems ICARDA – A CGIAR Research Center (Global)

Leo Horn

Head of the World Resources Institute, UK Office

Mark Shepard

Forest Agriculture Enterprises and New Forest Farm

Helmy Abouleish

CEO of SEKEM Initiative

Li An Phoa

Founder of Drinkable Rivers

Tom Duncan

CEO of Earthbanc; Co-Founder of Liquid Token; Research Fellow CRDC George Mason University (Earth Back to Eden Project)

John Button

Permaculture Designer & Co-Founder of GreenGaiaProject

Wouter van Eck

Designer & Co-Farmer of Food Forest Ketelbroek; Chair of Voedselbosbouw Foundation

Sonne Copijn

Director of Bee Foundation

Ben Falk

Founder of Whole Systems Design

Vandana Shiva

Founder of Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology, the Navdanya movement, and the Bija Vidyapeeth international college.

Walter Jehne

Co-Founder of Regenerate Earth and internationally recognised soil microbiologist and innovation strategist

Roles and Responsibilities of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council gives strategic advice and guidance to the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly.