Ken tells the story of how he started his career to become one of the foremost environmental writers today. As the eldest son of environmentalist, David Brower, Ken developed an early love of wilderness and was able to convey his thoughts eloquently in writing. In this video, Ken talks about his writing, some ideas concerning wilderness, and reminisces about his famous father.
Among Ken's published environmental works are two very unique biographies: one about the scientist Freeman Dyson and his son, George (The Starship and the Canoe) and the other, a biography of his father (The Wildness Within), which kicked off a one-year celebration of David Brower's 100th birthday.
Alvin Duskin speaks with Huey Johnson about the first wind energy project in California and the world. How did it happen in 1978? What caused the tide to change? Watch Alvin tell this interesting story.
Businessman and Stanford alumnus, Alvin Duskin shares his wisdom about how to live life with heart, passion and fun. Living in San Francisco in the 1970s, Alvin decided to get involved in community issues and he enjoyed recognition and success for his political activism. He later went on to work at the Senate Energy Committee and became a pioneer in renewable energy and carbon capture.
Michael Murphy is a pioneer in the human potential movement. He co-founded the Esalen Institute with Dick Price in 1962 on the beautiful Big Sur coast in California. For some, Esalen was the "center of the universe" spawning a unique spiritual movement in the 1960s. Michael speaks about his beginning consciousness in environmentalism and how various individuals have informed his life's spiritual work, his concepts about nature, and his overall world view.
Marty Krasney is the Executive Director of the Dalai Lama Fellows. He is severely nearsighted and sees things differently. Not only is Marty a successful executive, but also a literary scholar. Marty shares his insights about literature, philosophy, and environmental and political writers. He explains how many authors of classical literature were often writing about some of the earliest environmental themes. Marty shares his personal "lessons learned" including those that have helped him "think outside the box."
John McCosker, PhD, the Chair of the Department of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences shares his thoughts about the perils that our oceans face, and his concerns about the future of our oceans.