Not only is Jacques an award-winning author and journalist, he is also an important humanitarian and environmentalist. He has won numerous awards for his nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his foreign correspondence (Vietnam and India) in 1972 and ’75, respectively. Jacques tells the story of how he began his career in journalism, and through his foreign correspondence became a champion for human rights and the environment. Jacque is an award winning journalist and author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment.   

Why should we be concerned about the inherent integrity of the natural world?  Claire Hope Cummings, an environmental attorney, awakened her profound interest in the environment when she realized that there was both a cultural and spiritual component of place. In this video, Claire speaks about the spirituality of place, our relationship to nature and to indigenous cultures. Ms. Cummings, author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds, speaks and writes about something equally important: ethical considerations about how corporations have taken ownership of the genes in our bodies and reengineered our sacred native seeds for industrial agriculture.