Green Festival Speakers
Welton is a seasoned community organizer, activist and author. Cofounder of both SCALLOPS and Sustainable Bainbridge, Neva holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and is coauthor of Global Uprising, Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century: Stories from a New Generation of Activists and Speaking and Listening from the Heart: A Facilitators Handbook. A Bainbridge Island island resident for 28 years, Welton has devoted much of her time to community work in various capacities. She was a member of the 2025 Growth Advisory Committee; cocoordinator of 2005 Bainbridge Island Earth Day events; lead precinct organizer for the 23rd Legislative District Democrats in 2004; executive producer, 20012004, of the Conscientious Projector: Films of Hope for the People and the Planet; and cofounder of the Bainbridge Island Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which helped pass a local resolution to protect the civil rights and liberties of island residents. Welton also worked for the City of Bainbridge Island creating and implementing their 1999/2000 Emergency Preparedness Campaign and most recently served as director of communications for the PeopleCentered Development Forum.