Host, Climate Town
Rollie Williams is a Brooklyn-based comedian, video editor, and guy with both student debt and a Climate Science & Policy degree from Columbia University. He is the creator and host of the digital comedy series Climate Town which has been described as a sort of Wish.com version of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Rollie is also the host of Sweatpants: A Low-Key Climate Podcast and formerly hosted a monthly talk show in character as Al Gore called 'An Inconvenient Talk Show.' When he's not doing climate stuff, Rollie plays an unhealthy amount of billiards and hosts several YouTube series about 9-ball.
Climate Justice Activist
Tolmeia Gregory (she/her) is an artist and climate justice activist who uses her online platforms to inspire her audience into taking climate action. She is well known for her viral climate GIF sticker collection which has been viewed over 9 billion times, as well as using her artwork to generate conversations around topics such as climate anxiety.
Author, Environmentalist, Activist
Bill McKibben is an author, educator, and environmentalist, who helped found 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, and who has recently helped found Third Act, to build a progressive organizing movement for people over the age of 60.
U Oregon Professor of Advertising
Deb Morrison teaches creativity and content, creative strategy, portfolio, and brand responsibility as director of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication Advertising program. She believes strong university programs should uphold the promise of developing a wide range of diverse talent for the idea industry. In a successful career doing that at University of Texas (1988-2005) and now at University of Oregon (2005-present), she helped jumpstart the careers of thousands of creative thinkers and doers.
Co-founder & CIO, Slow Factory
Colin Vernon is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Slow Factory and Slow Factory Labs. There, he merges technology, new materials, music production, and cultural theory to drive positive social and environmental impact.
Co-Founder, Future Earth Catalog
Max holds a masters in Urban Planning from MIT. Future Earth Catalog, a thesis project published online as a book, documents her journey through the ways climate change is mediated, the psychology of inaction, and a personal reflection on individual agency. Max leads energy efficiency at The Moinian Group, her family’s real estate company, and founded an affordable art shop, For Your Guest Bathroom.
Sustainability Activist, Catcher in the Style
Thania Peck is a Fashion/Beauty industry content creator, the creative director of Catcher in the Style, an activist for sustainability, and an advocate for a climate positive fashion and beauty industry. She started modeling before creating her lifestyle and fashion blog. Her blog not only emphasizes her love of fashion but also her passion for philanthropy. Intending to spread love and positivity, Thania serves as an ambassador to four youth charities, is a mentor, and a nonprofit volunteer. She is a UN partner and works closely with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is an organizer for Plus1Vote, on the advisory board of the New Fashion Initiative, and a Remake World ambassador. Her work with major fashion and beauty brands as a strategic partner in sustainable practices has made her a dominant voice in the fashion and beauty industry movement of sustainability. This year she’s working on public policy with goals to create a circular fashion industry and greater transparency for consumers. Follow her @catcherinthestyle on Instagram.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.
President and Founder, Hip Hop Caucus
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life.
Chief Solutionist, Futerra
Solitaire has been selling sustainability for over 20 years. As Co-founder and Chief Solutionist of Futerra she advises governments, charities and brands on making sustainability so desirable it becomes normal. With Futerra offices in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place is a damn good business plan. You can watch her TED talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more often as @GreenSolitaire. Solitaire was named 'Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce, and a London Leader for Sustainability. Her new book, The Happy Hero - How To Change Your Life By Changing The World, is out now.