Huey Johnson and Stewart Brand reminisce about some early innovations by Stewart including the Whole Earth Catalog and the California Water Atlas. Stewart Brand, a creative environmentalist and founder of several nonprofits was also involved with the creation of the amazing California Water Atlas. Huey and Stewart collaborated on many environmental projects. They discuss some early times at the nonprofit Point Foundation, the 1972 Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment, Huey’s appointment in the Jerry Brown administration as the California Secretary of Resources, and his current passion: revival and restoration of the endangered Black Footed Ferret.
Marion Rockefeller Weber is kind, sensitive, creative and wealthy. She was born into a wealthy family that strongly values nature – and philanthropy. Her father, John D. Rockefeller Jr. was responsible for creating some of the first National Parks in our country. Her dad said, “I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession a duty.” So, as a young mother in the 1970s, Marion chose to live with her young family in nature off the grid in a caboose. Her life has been filled with a deep connection to nature and the healing arts. Ms. Rockefeller Weber shares essential tips for philanthropists, including how to be comfortable with your gifts, and why investments should work in tandem with one’s philanthropy.