As author of the bestselling book on genetically modified food, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, Smith has meticulously documented the effects of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on our health, along with how biotech companies have misled leaders into thinking this issue isn’t a big deal.
A carefree teenager in 1970, Andy Lipkis’ world was changed when at summer camp in the San Bernardino Mountains, a naturalist shared that the very forests they were surrounded by were dying due to pollution.
Ed Begley Jr. is famous for acting in shows such as St. Elsewhere, Arrested Development, 7th Heaven, The West Wing, Maude, and Veronica Mars, but he might be even better known for his environmental beliefs.
“Thank God men cannot fly, and waste the sky as well as the earth.” — Henry David Thoreau
Today, Henry David Thoreau is remembered best for writing Walden, but he did much more than live in a cabin in the woods alone. Thoreau was a naturalist, abolitionist, pencil maker, teacher, conservationist, philosopher — and that’s just scratching the surface.
Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact — that’s the motto of Jeff and Heather Barrie, the husband-and-wife team behind the award-winning film Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America.
Suzuki has become a world leader in sustainable ecology, science, and broadcasting, winning the Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) in 2009.
The Canadian grew up exploring the world around him. “Oh, I loved that swamp behind our house,” he told CanWest News Service. “I’d come home absolutely soaked, and covered with mud, with jars with frog eggs and stuff and my mother never said, ‘Don’t come in, don’t dirty the house.’ She’d just bring me in, take my dirty clothes off and everything I showed her she treated as if it were a Nobel Prize-winning discovery: ‘Salamander eggs! Isn’t that wonderful!’”
Photographer Julius Shulman will forever be celebrated for his photos of midcentury Modern architecture, particularly the famous shot of Pierre Koenig’s glass-walled Case Study House #22. The way he was able to capture an architect’s vision, rendering the structures he saw through his lens so much more than just a collection of building materials, made him known throughout the world and brought the Modern design aesthetic that swept through California in the mid-20th century into the international spotlight.