I believe that all of us must work actively for justice and sustainability.
I am the co-founder and president of Take Back Your Time, co-founder of the Happiness Alliance, former policy director of the Simplicity Forum and founder of the emerging organization, Make America Beautiful Again. I'm a senior advisor to Earth Economics, an ecosystem services organization, a board member of Earth Island Institute, and an advisory board member of the Donella Meadows Institute. I was an advisor to the government of Bhutan in 2013 and to the Happiness Ministry of the United Arab Emirates in 2017.
I have been involved in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Volunteers in Service to America, the University of Wisconsin anti-Vietnam War movement, Students for a Democratic Society, the Wisconsin Alliance, the Venceremos Brigade, the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Association, the New American Movement, Democratic Socialists of America, the Washington Commonwealth Federation, the Democratic Party, the Northwest Progressive Institute, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Sustainable Seattle, the Balaton Sustainability Group, and many other social justice and environmental causes.
Take Back Your Time seeks to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine in the United States and Canada that threatens our health, our relationships, our communities, and our environment. We seek a renewed understanding of the value of leisure time and the costs of time stress in our lives and workplaces.
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
We all need nature. Nature is crucial to our survival - without food, clean air and water, a buffer against floods and fires, we lose our way of life.
Nature is the backbone of the economy, but when is the last time you noticed it on a balance sheet? Far too often, nature is left out of the equation in accounting.
The Work and Family Researchers Network (formerly the Sloan Work and Family Research Network), is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers. The WFRN also welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders.