Board of Advisers
"Love is about cooperation, sharing and inclusion. It is about the elevation of each individual to a life neither suppressed nor exploited, but instead nourished to rise to its full potential--a life for its own sake and so that we may all benefit by the gift of that life." -Granny D
Doris "Granny D" Haddock (January 24, 1910 – March 9, 2010) was an American politician and liberal political activist from New Hampshire. Haddock achieved national fame when, between the ages of 88 and 90, starting on January 1, 1999 and culminating on February 29, 2000, she walked over 3,200 miles across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform. In 2004 she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judd Gregg for the U.S. Senate. In the final year of her walking on this green Earth she was a member of our Board of Advisers.
Helen Caldicott, MD
The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.
Dr Caldicott has received many prizes and awards for her work, most recently the Lannan Foundation's 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom, 19 honorary doctoral degrees, and was personally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling - himself a Nobel Laureate. The Smithsonian Institute has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She has written for numerous publications and has authored seven books.
Dr Caldicott currently divides her time between Australia and the US where she lectures widely. She is also the Founder and President of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI), headquartered in Washington DC. NPRI’s mission is to facilitate a far-reaching, effective, ongoing public education campaign in the mainstream media about the often-underestimated dangers of nuclear weapons and power programs and policies.
Barbara James is the retired Director of Student activities at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Barbara was active in the civil rights and peace movements. She is a former member of the Clamshell Alliance and long-time anti-nuclear activist. She and her husband, Buddy, split their time between Conifer, CO, and Newmarket, NH.
Alexander Lee lives in Concord, NH.He grew up in Brookline, MA, and Wolfeboro, NH, where his mother and grandmother both used a clothesline. (His mother sometimes still refers to herself as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Beatrix Potter's prickly washerwoman.)
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RICHARD "DICK" MCCORMACK of Bethel, Windsor County, Democrat, was born on July 20, 1947, in New York City, New York. He became a resident of Bethel in 1970. He is a College Instructor, Consultant and Performer. He was educated Hofstra University, Bachelors Degree (U.S. History - 1970); at Castleton State College, Secondary Education Studies, (1977-78); Vermont Law School, Masters Degree (cum laude - 2002).
He is married to Cindy Metcalf and they have five grown children between them and two granddaughters.
Currently a freelance writer and environmentalist, McKibben was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine from 1982-87, where he wrote several hundred articles for the magazine, including Talk of the Town stories, humorous fiction and general interest longer pieces. His work also has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Natural History, Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Audubon.
McKibben's first book, The End of Nature (1989), is a groundbreaking account of global environmental problems. It has been translated into 16 languages. Another of his books, The Age of Missing Information, examines mass media and environmental deterioration. He also has written books about religion and nature, including Hope, Human and Wild (1995), which is an account of places around the world where "people live more lightly on the planet."
In the last couple years, McKibben has reached new international fame as the instigator of StepItUp2007 and 350.org, based on the proposition that "the most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth."
McKibben lives with his wife, Sue Halpern, and their daughter, Sophie, in Ripton, Vermont.
Seventh generation Vermonter Lyman Orton is the man who has overseen most of the Vermont Country Store's remarkable growth. Frank, open and outspoken, in many ways he's the epitome of the old-fashioned Yankee.
"In my mind, Yankee is frugal, practical, common sense, make do, can do, honest, handshake means a lot," Orton told Vermont Business Magazine recently. "That's what it means to me. Am I a Yankee? You bet!"
A veteran bicyclist/mountain biker and a strident believer in the "right to dry," Orton splits his time between Vermont and Colorado.
David T. Suzuki PhD, Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.
David has received consistently high acclaim for his 30 years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things.
His eight part series, A Planet for the Taking won an award from the United Nations. His eight-part PBS series The Secret of Life was praised internationally, as was his five-part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel. For CBC Radio he founded the long running radio series, "Quirks and Quarks" and has presented two influential documentary series on the environment, From Naked Ape to Superspecies and It's a Matter of Survival.
An internationally respected geneticist, David was a full Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He is professor emeritus with UBC's Sustainable Development Research Institute. From 1969 to 1972 he was the recipient of the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship Award for the "Outstanding Canadian Research Scientist Under the Age of 35".
He has received numerous awards including the Roger Tory Peterson Award from Harvard University. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of British Columbia. He has received 18 honorary doctorates - 12 from Canada, four from the United States and two from Australia. First Nations people have honored him with six names, formal adoption by two tribes, and made him an honorary member of the Dehcho First Nations.
David was born in Vancouver, BC in 1936. During World War II, at the age of six, he was interned with his family in a camp in BC. After the war, he went to high school in London, Ontario. He graduated with Honors from Amherst College in 1958 and went on to earn his PhD in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961.
The author of 43 books, David Suzuki is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and two daughters in Vancouver.
For a more complete list of David's professional accomplishments and awards, please refer to his full curriculum vitae (31.5Kb PDF). To read some of Dr. Suzuki's latest writings, please visit the Science Matters archives. Each week in Science Matters, Dr. Suzuki examines how changes in science and technology affect our lives and the world around us.