Juliana Birnbaum

Director, Sustainable [R]evolution Project (initiative of the Permaculture Research Institute, USA 501c3) 

Trained as a cultural anthropologist and skilled in four languages, Juliana has lived and worked injuliana beach headshot the U.S., Europe, Japan, Nepal,
Costa Rica and Brazil. In 2005 she founded Voices in Solidarity, an initiative that partnered with Ashaninka indigenous tribal leaders from the Brazilian Amazon to support the development of the Yorenka Ãtame community-led environmental educational center featured in Sustainable [R]evolution. She has written about ecovillages, native rights and social justice issues in a variety of newspapers, indigenous journals, blogs and anthologies including Zester DailyE-The Environmental Magazine, Bridges Journal, El Reportero, The Rising Nepal, World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, Quechua Network, and Cultural Survival Quarterly

Juliana, along with co-author Louis Fox, wrote the book “Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide,” published in 2014 by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House.  She was the first graduate of the Cornerstone Doula School, one of the most rigorous natural birth programs in the U.S., focusing on a holistic model of care. She is engaged variously as writer, editor, teacher, midwife assistant and mother when not attempting new yoga poses or learning how to garden.

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Louis Fox is an author, strategist, puppeteer and trained filmmaker dedicated to looking at the world as it truly is, while also envisioning it as it could be.

Since co-founding the values-based communication firm, Free Range Studios, in 1999, he’s created some of the most successful online “cause-marketing” campaigns of all time. His work for clients like Amnesty International, The Organic Trade Association, Patagonia and Greenpeace has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, NPR, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, The Colbert Report, and Fast Company Magazine, which named him one of the 50 most influential social innovators of 2007.

As a filmmaker, he has directed and co-written over 100 short animated and live action films. His most successful projects, The MeatrixGrocery Store Wars, and the on-going Story of Stuff series, have been viewed by more than 70 million people and have garnered top honors at dozens of international film and media festivals such as The Environmental Media Awards, South By Southwest, and the Annecy International Animation Festival.

Louis’ passion for exploring “the world as it could be” has led him to study Taoist philosophy, “flow” psychology, Aikido, and the design science of “permaculture”, which is the topic of his first book, Sustainable [R]evolution – Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide, that was released in 2014 by North Atlantic Books and Random House.





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