Jamie is an entrepreneur and consultant in health outcomes, economics, and policy. She is a prolific writer, worldwide presenter, and longtime supporter of the environment. Jamie’s healthcare experience provided a unique lens for examining the challenge of environmental behavior change and inspired her to found Planet Rewards, a company pioneering online products to promote and sustain positive environmental behaviors. Her recent white paper, An Evidence-Based Approach to Environmentally Related Behavior Change, describes a model for teaching and sustaining actions for a healthier environment. She presented at Mass Recycle’s 4th Annual Green Office Conference on Harnessing the Power of Employees for Sustainability.
Jamie has been a proponent of environmental and social causes for 25 years. In her own community, she co-founded the Two Percent Coop, a local food cooperative to support organic producers, and served for nine years as president of the Magic Garden Childcare Center.
Jamie’s professional career also includes senior positions at Abt Associates, CRA International, and Mintz, Levin, and founding director of two consulting firms. She received a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Kent, UK, and Masters' degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth Medical School.
Seth is a green consumer expert and journalist who headed the Green Guide division of National Geographic as Vice President and Editorial Director, overseeing all green consumer content. Over his career, Seth has served as editor in chief for a series of magazines at the forefront of social trends, including Body & Soul, which he helped sell to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Walking, which sold to Reader’s Digest. Seth been asked to speak on green consumer interests and behaviors to a wide range of industries including furniture-making, household cleaners, wine-making, and the Sustainable Brands conference. Currently, Seth is helping to launch TopTen USA, part of an international consortium of nonprofits dedicated to encouraging the manufacture and sale of increasingly more efficient products. He is also helping to build Cooler, Inc., which has created a technology to calculate carbon footprints on a scale never before achieved. Seth has also achieved success in other arenas: He was a world champion and Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of rowing. Seth blogs on Huffington Post and occasionally opines on Twitter as sbgreen.
Dominique is a writer, editor and consultant in the newspaper and magazine fields. She blogs at SlowLoveLife.com.
She has worked with and written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, O, the Oprah magazine, Departures, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Body + Soul, Wired and On Topic, among others. She writes a monthly column about environmental issues for the Environmental Defense Fund, where she most recently launched the Moms Clean Air Force.
Until November 2007, Browning was the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, a magazine of 950,000 readers. Browning began her career in 1977 working at Savvy and American Photographer magazines. She also worked at Esquire, Texas Monthly, Newsweek, and Mirabella magazine before joining Condé Nast.
Browning is the author of three books: Around the House and In the Garden: a Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement; Paths of Desire: the Passion of a Suburban Gardener; and Slow Love: How I Lost my Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness. She has also authored several books under the House & Garden brand.
Jeffery is a leading authority on corporate responsibility, sustainability, and social equity. He co-founded Seventh Generation in 1987 and built it into a leading natural-product brand. Today, as an author, speaker, consultant, and activist, Jeffrey's mission is to inspire and provoke business leaders to think differently about the role they and their companies play in society. He's working to drive systemic change that makes it easier for businesses to become radically more sustainable and responsible.
Jeffrey has written six books including The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win. His most recent book, Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most guides consumers through the dizzying array of decisions they make each day.
Jeffrey is on the boards of Greenpeace US; the Environmental Health Fund; and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization. He is co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of business leaders committed to changing the rules of business. He divides his time between Charlotte, VT, and New York City.
Sheila is a leading authority on women’s issues, environmental health and sustainability. Following a distinguished career as a partner in her own New York law firm, she co-founded America’s leading brand of natural consumer products, Seventh Generation, with her husband Jeffrey.
Sheila is on the Seventh Generation Board of Directors and most recently also worked as the Director of Giving for the company, which proudly contributes 10% of pre-tax profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change. In addition she served as the company’s Women’s Environmental Health Advocate.
Sheila also sits on the Board of ReSource, a leading non-profit and social enterprise organization whose mission is to meet community and individual needs through education, job skills training, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunities. In addition to Practically Green, she serves on the advisory boards of Sustainable Health Enterprises and the Planned Parenthood Leadership Council.
A mother of three, Sheila spent her early childhood in Iran. She currently resides with her family in Charlotte, VT.
Eric Hudson is the Founder & CEO of Preserve, an environmentally responsible consumer products company based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Eric started the company in 1996 when he designed the Preserve toothbrush, a product made from recycled polypropylene and completely recyclable. At that time, making a product from start to finish as respectfully as possible of our Earth’s natural resources was an effort to turn business on its head. Today his company boasts a portfolio of everyday household products including kids and adult toothbrushes, razors, tableware, and kitchen tools. The Preserve line can be found in more than 7,000 retail locations nationwide including Target and Whole Foods and is best selling in each of its categories in the $76 billion natural retail market.
Eric is a member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). He has served on several boards and councils and presently serves on the town of Acton’s Green Advisory Board and the board of the Robbins de Beaumont Foundation that funds a variety of non-profits including those with a focus on preservation of the environment through education about the value of our natural resources.
Eric lives in Acton, MA with his wife and 3 young sons. He drives what some call a grease car — a car fueled by recycled vegetable oil — but is most happy getting around on bicycle or by foot.
The founder of Applegate Farms, Stephen was born in the meat and potatoes era of the 1950's, but came of age in the 1970's, when a new health consciousness was taking root. Stephen wanted to be a conscientious carnivore-a rogue vegetarian-philosophy convert, a meat eater who ate less meat, but better meat, raised and produced with good stewardship of livestock. He couldn't live that dream if he bought what others sold. He found that the available meats almost all came from large production facilities, where the livestock was heavily medicated with hormones and antibiotics; lived in crowded, unsanitary conditions; and fed a poor diet. During production, the meats were treated with nitrates, phosphates, and artificial preservatives. When he couldn't find what he was seeking in his grocery store, Stephen set out to create it. He bought a small family-run smokehouse that had been in operation since 1941. Chris Ely, the son of the founder, was already eager to develop delicious foods like those he had sampled in Europe, and together he and Stephen began developing the Applegate Farms line.
Andrew is a globally recognized expert on how business can profit from environmental thinking. He advises some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, HP, Boeing, Pepsi, and Bayer. He also serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Andrew is the co-author of the bestseller Green to Gold and the author of Green Recovery, a guide to surviving and thriving in an economic downturn. He is a ubiquitous speaker, exploring the business benefits of going green with audiences around the world.
Andrew’s earlier career included corporate strategy at Boston Consulting Group and management positions in marketing and business development at Time Warner and MTV. He received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale. He lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife and two sons.