An American journalist and author of In the Rain Forest, an influential and widely read book on tropical forests. Through her writings and lectures she promotes conservation and human rights.
Catherine Caufield writes on environmental matters as reporter-at-large for The New Yorker. She is the author of Multiple Exposures: Chronicles of the Radiation Age, for which she won the British National Book League's Award for Social Concern, and of the highly acclaimed In the Rainforest (University of Chicago Press, 1994) for which she received the Spirit of the Forest Award from the Rainforest Action Network.
Her next book, to be published early in 1997, will be Masters of Illusion: The World Bank and the Poverty of Nations (Henry Holt), which she describes as a critical biography of "the most powerful development institution in the world."
During his term as president of the United States (1977-1981) Mr. Carter initiated more positive environmental legislation than any other us president.
Mr. Carter is a co-founder of "global 2000", which sponsors agricultural and health programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
An award-winning environmental broadcaster, Nancy Pearlman has been promoting the environmental message since 1969 as a journalist, activist, lecturer, college instructor, and nonprofit-making organisation administrator.
She hosts and produces weekly international radio and television series, edits the bi-monthly compendium newsletter, compiles the directory of environmental organisations and writes specialised articles and reports. In 1972 she founded the ecology center of southern California, a regional conservation organisation reaching over 15 million people.
As Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association from 1973 until her retirement in 1988, Mrs. Barron led the successful campaign to reclaim the Charles River polluted by municipal and industrial wastes and poor land use. She aroused community interest in a healthy United States of Americable river through newspapers, radio and TV and by organising such public events as swimming, fishing and canoe racing. These events were used to show public interest in the Charles River to governmental agencies whose programmes and policies were in turn used to improve what she called the people's river.
Paul Adrian Brodeur
Paul Brodeur has been a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine for the past 34 years.
In 1968, he alerted the nation to the massive public health hazard posed by asbestos, and has written four books on the subject. His pioneering articles on the destruction of the ozone layer by man-made chemicals won an award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His three-part series of articles on the health hazards associated with the electromagnetic fields given off by power lines won a public service award in 1990 from the American Society of Professional Journalists. These articles have been published in a book entitled "Currents of Death: Power Lines, Computer Terminals, and the Attempt to Cover up their Threat to your Health".
CARE is a leading international NGO, which since 1980 has mobilised rural communities in Africa, Asia and South America to plant over 200 million trees. The organisation has strengthened indigenous environmental NGOs in India, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador and Guatemala working on sustainable development projects.
An international non-profit-making volunteer organisation based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Educational Communications is a leader in environmental broadcasting. They have produced since 1977 the "environmental directions" radio series, the longest running environmental programme in the USA. The three-times Emmy-nominated weekly television series "Econews" has been aired nationwide since 1984. Educational Communications has produced over 1300 publications, audiocassettes, and videocassettes about the ecological crisis and received numerous other honours and awards for its work on conservation, social and peace issues.
Anne Howland Ehrlich
For over two decades Dr. Ehrlich, a senior research associate in biology, has contributed significantly to policy research on human ecology. With her husband, Paul Ehrlich, she has helped created a greater understanding by scientists and decision makers of the intricate relationship between population growth and the environment.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Dr. Ehrlich is a distinguished us scientist noted for pioneer work on population growth and environment. He has publicised the environmental cause through press, TV, radio and lectures. Dr. Ehrlich has written over 20 books on environmental issues and served in senior positions in America and international environmental organizations.
Barbara Y. E. Pyle
Between 1981 - 1986, Ms. Pyle produced award-winning environmental documentaries for the turner broadcasting system, including "Our Finite World" a series on population problems and solutions in developing countries, among them China, Indonesia and Mexico.
She has also made joint productions with the BBC and the better world society, and written extensively on the environment for US magazines.
She is Vice President of Environmental Policy for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Pyle is an award-winning photojournalist and film-maker who has been making documentaries for Turner Broadcasting for more than 15 years.
Pyle is Executive Producer of the People Count documentary series. She launched and is Executive Producer for The New Adventures of Captain Planet, the Emmy-nominated, animated, action-adventure series.
Her photography credits include numerous international publications including three TIME magazine covers. Pyle has garnered more than 60 awards for her work in television.