Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Surival and Resistance (Cornell University Press, 2001)
"Birthing Justice: Women Creating Social and Economic Alternatives" (Other Worlds, 2012)
Beverly Bell has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America,the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. Her focus areas are gender justice; economic justice; participatory democracy; and rights for indigenous peoples and small farmers. In addition to hundreds of articles and reports, Bev published Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance and Birthing Justice: Women Creating Social and Economic Alternatives. Bev is Associate Fellow for the Institute for PolicyStudies and coordinator of Other Worlds.
Donna Bell is currently the EV Infrastructure and Smart Grid Technology manager in the Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters Organization at Ford Motor Company. In this position, Donna is responsible for managing the launch readiness of electric utilities in the US and Europe inclusive of Value Charging, developing the Smart Grid technology roadmap, and developing and coordinating EV Policy positions for US, Europe & China. Donna works closely with utilities in the U.S. to develop EV Infrastructure solutions that benefit both the EV customer and the utility companies. She also supports plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness boards around the country; ensuring that all opportunities that support EV adoption are considered.
Prior to joining the Sustainability team, Donna held various technical and leadership positions in the Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering organization at Ford including body module electronics design, electrical systems design and analysis, purchasing for driver information components, 6-Sigma as the Electrical Project Champion, Electrical Program Module Team (PMT) leader for the 2008 Ford Focus delivering the first to Ford award winning SYNC system, PMT leader for the 2011 Ford F150, and the Micro-hybrid Electrical Systems supervisor delivering fuel economy improvements for future Ford products.
Donna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Control Systems and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University. She is currently enrolled in the Global Executive Track Ph.D. Program at Wayne State University.
Donna was recently co-organizer and MyEnergi Lifestyle panelist for the Smart Grid and EV Infrastructure Session at the 2013 SAE World Congress.
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Bella di Terra Inc. develops and manufactures all natural and organic skin care products from Camano Island, Washington USA. We specialize in Facial Skin Care products, and also offer Aromatherapy products and Bath & Body, in addition to a full line of Professional products that are used by Aestheticians at luxury spas across the country. We provide the finest natural skin care formulations and infuse a loving energy into each, handcrafted batch.
Bella Energy is Colorado's leading solar integration company. With over 120 years of solar energy experience, and 7 NABCEP certified energy professionals on staff you can be sure that you are working with Colorado's best solar team. Bella Energy empowers local communities with free, clean, renewable energy. A solar energy system from Bella Energy can provide your home or business with locally produced energy for over 30 years. Our team of solar experts will work with you to design, engineer and install a solar system that meets your unique needs. See how you can capture the sun and contact Bella Energy today.
Belltown Spine and Wellness Center: Providing natural treatments for patients in Seattle for almost 20 years offering full chiropractic services, postural correction, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition.
Since 1978, Ben & Jerry's has been making the best possible ice cream while leading with progressive values. From supporting small family farms, to being a part of the growing Fair Trade movement, Ben & Jerry's offers socially conscious consumers opportunities to have a positive impact on people and communities throughout the world.
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- How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (New World Library, 2005)
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005 she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation. In 2000, she was a Green Party candidate for the California Senate. During the 1990s, Medea focused her efforts on tackling the problem of unfair trade as promoted by the World Trade Organization. Widely credited as the woman who brought Nike to its knees and helped place the issue of sweatshops on the national agenda, Medea was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from 27 US clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan. She also pushed Starbucks and other companies to start carrying fair trade coffee.
Her work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas and opposing the policies of the Israel lobby group AIPAC. In 2011 she was in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising and In 2012 she was part of a human rights delegation to Bahrain in support of democracy activists; she was tear-gassed, arrested and deported by the Bahraini government. A former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, Benjamin is the author/editor of eight books. Her latest book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA. Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and OpEd News.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a service and repair plumbing company, we specialize in Tankless Water heaters, gas and electric, water filtration and trenchless sewer and water line replacements. We are a licensed green plumbing company thought Green Plumber USA, we are also Diamond Certified.Our number one goal is service to our customers and communities that we service.
Berenbach joined Calvert Foundation as executive director in 1997 with over 20 years of experience in microcredit to international business. At Calvert Foundation, Berenbach has developed innovative financial instruments and partnerships critical to alleviating poverty through the mobilization of retail investment dollars.
With 17 years working in the Seattle environmental community, Beres is executive director of Earth Ministry, an ecumenical organization that engages people of faith in environmental stewardship.
Fifteen-year-old Zola Berger-Schmitz first became a youth activist at the age of 13 when she began fighting for the adoption of Marine Protected Areas along the California coast. After speaking at hearings across California, making a short film, and collecting over a thousand signatures on several petitions, she received a lifetime achievement award from Heal the Bay. Zola then proceeded to found a Green Team at her school and became involved in the Los Angeles County plastic bag ban activism. For her work in her school and community, she was awarded a 2012 International Eco-Hero Award by Action for Nature. Recently, Zola spoke in front of the Los Angeles City Council at a public hearing and submited a petition urging the banning of single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles City.
Zach Berke is the founder and CTO at Exygy (www.exygy.com), a software company whose mission is to empower change makers through powerful, creative and cost effective use of technology. A San Francisco native, Zach graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College with a major in computational science. He has received awards for his research in computational neuroscience and work in WiFi networking.