Writers

The ECOreport has published original articles and reprints from a number of writers who need to be catalogued separately:

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Erik Anderson
Erik Anderson

Erik Andersen is a retired economist who practiced as a transportation economist with the Canadian Transport Commission; with Airports Branch, Transport Canada; with ICAO and at private corporations such as Pacific Western Airlines. More recently he has been lobbying Federal Ministers to reform the way Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invests pension funds. He has been using his talents of late to expose the calamitous fiscal impact of private power companies on British Columbians. In addition to reprinting one of Mr Anderson’s  articles, the ECOreport radio interviewed him for

Dan Bacher
Dan Bacher

Dan Bacher:  is an established Californian writer on Environmental issues and editor of The Fish Sniffer, “The #1 Newspaper in the World Dedicated Entirely to Fishermen.”  The articles printed here are also being printed on the Daily KOS, Indybay.com and the Fish Sniffer. Website Links: Blogs on the Fishsniffer & index page on  Daily KOS.  

Guy Dauncey
Guy Dauncey

Guy Dauncey is an author, organizer and eco-futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action. He is founder and former Communications Director of the BCSEA, and author of nine books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming (New Society Publishers, 2009). He is a frequent visitor to Vancouver, usually travelling by ferry, bus and SkyTrain. His website is  https://guydauncey.wordpress.com/ and email guydauncey@earthfuture.com


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John Farrell

John Farrell is a senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its work on democratic energy. John is best known for his vivid illustrations of the economic and environmental benefits of local ownership of decentralized renewable energy. A number of his articles are reprinted on the ECOreport


 

Roy L Hales
Roy L Hales

Roy L Hales is the founding editor of  the ECOreport. He started writing feature stories for weekly newspapers in 1982.  Some of his recent work was published Clean Technica, where he wrote two of the site’s five most visited articles in 2014 (#4 and #5 in the list). Mr Hales has also written for Renewable Energy World,  East County MagazinePVSolarReport appeared in  both print and web versions of the Watershed Sentinel,and numerous other sites through-out the web. (Read more at The Website) He lives on Cortes Island in BC.  and you can email him at roy.hales9@gmail.com

543363_10151247617029597_1228508296_nSarah Hales-Reid is an aspiring writer who is working on a novel right now. She is also a green living enthusiast and has been researching and experimenting with do-it-yourself projects for several years, especially cosmetics and household products. Access her articles here.


 

6ab33e_211c4a141bf6493b9da912afd960ce59-1038x576Jim Hight is the Senior Editor at Climate Change Business Journal. Jim is a researcher, writer, editor and project manager with more than 35 years experience serving public, non-governmental and private-sector organizations. He has worked with EBI since 1999 and edited Climate Change Business Journal since its launch in 2007. Past and current clients include: Arysta LifeScience, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, The Buckeye Conservancy, Canadian office of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Center for Environmental Economic Development, Nestlé USA, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and U.S. Agency for International Development. His journalism credits include Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Sacramento Bee, Technology Review and many others. Some of his work from Climate Change Business Journal is reprinted on the ECOreport.

Dr Allan Hoffman
Dr Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman is a former senior executive at the Department of Energy, who served under five Presidents between 1978 and 2012. In 1978 Dr Allan Hoffman presented President Jimmy Carter with a plan that could have let America obtain 10% of its energy from solar power by 2000. 175 senior government officials, from 30 government departments, helped prepare it. The US did not move forward with this initiative and, after a quarter of a century’s delay, Japan and Germany took leadership of the Solar Revolution. A number of posts from his blog, Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist, are reprinted on the ECOreport. He was also interviewed by the ECOreport on a number of occasions, four of which were on the ECOreport radio:

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Patrick Lee Hord II

Patrick Lee Hord ll is a writer, wildlife biologist, musician, carpenter, photographer, animal rehabilitator, and environmental activist living with a menagerie of animals in San Diego’s back country. He was the founder and former Executive Director of La Jolla Friends of the Seals non- profit organization.


 

unnamedJim Karnick grew up in Southern California surrounded by grassy meadows, tree lined creeks and sage covered hills. This country setting instilled an interest and respect for nature that became stronger as development slowly destroyed the wild places he explored as a boy. His interest in photography, film and video was sparked while in high school. He  was impressed with the power of film to stir emotion and thought. From then on Jim focused his studies and work on the crafts of film, video, still photography and graphic design. In 1987, Jim  formed an independent video production company through which he has  produced hundreds of films for corporate and non-profit organizations. Many of these programs air on cable, PBS and the internet. They are also used by schools, libraries and resource agencies. Most focus on conservation issues, rare habitats and endangered species with the goal of increasing awareness of the natural world around us.

unnamed1-150x150Charles Langley is the executive director of PublicWatchdogs.org, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the public from the California Public Utilities Commission. He is a keen advocate of personalized data-based marketing and segmentation, niche marketing, and Lifetime Value Marketing, and have crafted hundreds of high response direct response campaigns across multiple media venues. Prior to PublicWatchdogs, he was the Published of UCan for fifteen year.


unnamedSven Lindström is co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Midsummer, a leading global supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of flexible thin film CIGS solar cells. Mr. Lindström has over 20 years of experience from international business and development of high tech production equipment and vacuum deposition systems. He has over ten years of experience from the development and management of solar cell production equipment and is a firm supporter of distributed electricity production. See http://www.midsummer.se/.

Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer

Jeffrey Meyer‘s  Bachelor of Journalism is from Univ. of Texas 1976 He is a retired newspaper reporter and publisher.  Volunteers as a media adviser for many community organizations in the San Diego area.  Also volunteers as a reserve park ranger in San Diego County.

 


Andrea Morison
Andrea Morison

Andrea Morison is a communications consultant who has been working primarily in the environmental field for the past 25 years.  She holds a masters in natural resource management and for the last 18 years has been living in northeastern BC, an area of rapid resource development and growth.  She is passionate about broadening public understanding and acceptance of the need to live in harmony with ecological systems. For the past 4 years, Andrea has been assisting the Peace Valley Environment Association in their battle to stop Site C Dam by facilitating their formal participation in the environmental assessment on the project as well as by carrying out a broad range of communications activities for the campaign. She has published stories in The Watershed Sentinel, World Rivers Review and The ECOreport, among others. She also frequently provides interviews to radio, television and print media on the Site C dam controversy. Website http://www.savebcfromsitec.ca/

Ingo Overmann
Ingo Overmann

Ingo Overmann is a retired Smithers resident whose passion for the his country and the environment could serve as a model for all of us. He has communicated his ideas to many leaders of British Columbia’s environmental movement and written a number of articles on the ECOreport.


 

Renee Owens
Renee Owens

Renee Owens has two decades experience as a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist. She is the founder and senior biologist of Owens Wildlife Biology, an ecological consultancy specializing in wildlife biology, established in 1993. He research on the green anaconda and Orinoco crocodile has been featured by National Geographic TV (“Land of the Anaconda”, “Crocodiles of the Orinoco”) and magazine, Discovery, BBC, Dateline NBC, and Sierra magazine. Ms Owen has been a college instructor in both in California and Ecuador. She has a blog called the Wild Zone and you can email her at renee@wildlifezone.net

Daniel J Pierce
Daniel J Pierce

Daniel J Pierce is a documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. After receiving his BFA in film from Simon Fraser University in 2008, he started his production company, Ramshackle Pictures (ramshackle.ca), and began pursuing film and video production full time. He specializes in producing heart-centred cinematic documentaries for all media platforms, with a focus on social justice, climate change and the ancient forest movement in BC. His first TV-hour documentary, The Hollow Tree, has been aired on the Documentary Channel and Knowledge Network in Canada. His first feature documentary For Our Daughters is due for release in Spring 2015. And his biggest project to date Heartwood: Forest Guardians of Cortes Island is due for release in 2017. For a collection of short Heartwood videos made throughout production, go to:  https://vimeo.com/channels/heartwooddoc. Ramshackle website’s website is  – ramshackle.ca Daniel Pierce’s Facebook pages are:  https://www.facebook.com/ramshacklepictures https://www.facebook.com/HeartwoodDoc 

Daniel J Pierce was interviewed on the ECOreport radio:

ALP NewYear2014Alicia Previn is a world-renowned musician and indie-published author of children’s picture books. She has recorded, toured and performed with “In Tua Nua,” “The Young Dubliners” and “The Hothouse Flowers” to name a few. Alicia wrote a song called “The Earthworm Song” in 2009 which she used to write and illustrate her “The Earthworm Book/audio book&music CD” with instructions on how to build and care for a worm farm. Next came her book “The Strange Disappearance of Walter Tortoise,” which explains what is happening to the ecosystem when big corporations impose hundreds of acres of solar panels into our pristine Mojave Desert. Her latest multi-media picture book is about the importance of protecting the world’s dying bees, endorsed by the California Beekeepers Association, with a song and video “Give Bees a Chance.” Alicia Previn has 4 other books in the works and more to come. Her writings are available worldwide online and on Amazon.com, and her website www.theearthwormbook.com.

Screen Shot 2015-08-15 at 8.19.15 AMMiriam Raftery is an award-winning journalist and the editor of www.EastCountyMagazine.org. She has won more than 150 journalism awards including top honors from San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalism for investigative reporting, news, multicultural, environmental and community journalism. She holds a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. You can email her at editor@eastcountymagazine.org

County Supervisor Dave Roberts
County Supervisor Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts currently a County Supervisor in San Diego. He is also a former corporate officer for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company, owns and operates his own multi-state real estate management company and was a senior manager for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He served two terms on the Solana Beach City Council and served as the city’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor. He is currently a county Supervisor for San Diego. I have interviewed, or quoted, Supervisor Roberts numerous times. The ECOreport also has  reprinted some of his articles

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Tim Sparke

Tim Sparke is the CEO at 4 Pumps and for several years, he has been an active advocate of organic farming and sustainability. Aside from being a specialist of water pumps, he also has a passion for writing and he writes the blog at 4 Pumps.

 


Terri Steele
Terri Steele

Terri Steele is a San Diego-based writer, marketer and clean energy evangelist who’s written for National Geographic-affiliated Water for Tomorrow, Clean Technica, The Eco Report, Hearst’s The Daily Green, Solar Today, InterPV Magazine, Renewable Energy World and elected officials and executives within the clean tech, telecom and IT space. Follow her @SolarSavvy; find her at tsteelehere@gmail.com.

David Suzuki
David Suzuki

David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way.  He has won numerous academic awards and holds 25 honorary degrees in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Dr. Suzuki developed and hosted the long running popular science program Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio for four years and in 1979 became the host of the award-winning series, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. He has won four Gemini Awards as best host of different Canadian television series. The ECOreport carries his column Science Matters. His  website:  http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

Peter F Varadi
Peter F Varadi

Peter Varadi was one of the co-founders of the World’s first terrestrial solar company, in 1973, and is one of the few people who could be said to personify the solar industry. He has been a consultant to organizations like the European Commission, The World Bank and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His recently published book, Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry, is an insider’s view of the development of the solar industry. I have quoted Mr Varadi a number of times on the ECOreport, reviewed his book and his article about a possible resolution of the rooftop solar/utility conflict. A couple of his articles are reprinted on the ECOreport.  He was also interviewed on the ECOreport radio broadcast:

Rex Weyler
Rex Weyler

Rex Weyler is a writer and ecologist. His books include Blood of the Land, a history of indigenous American nations, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Greenpeace: The Inside Story, a finalist for the BC Book Award and the Shaughnessy-Cohen Award for Political Writing; and The Jesus Sayings, a deconstruction of first century history, a finalist for the BC Book Award. In the 1970s, Weyler was a cofounder of Greenpeace International and editor of the Greenpeace Chronicles. He served on campaigns to preserve rivers and forests, and to stop whaling, sealing, and toxic dumping. He currently posts the “Deep Green” column at the Greenpeace International website and appears on The Tyee, Common Dreams, and at his site, rexweyler.com. He lives on Cortes Island in British Columbia, with his wife, artist Lisa Gibbons. You may email Rex at rw@rexweyler.com. Rex Wyler has been interviewed on the ECOreport radio broadcast:

New-Image-1-1038x576Jim Wiegand is the Vice President of Save the Eagles International, an environmentalist and a passionate anti-wind activist. A number of his articles are on the ECOreport.


 

8356_SD HEADSHOTS_mwedits_linkedinlydiaLydia Wisz’s passion as a Health and Wellness Consultant has grown from a variety of experiences stemming from her early exposure to a healthy and balanced diet. With the acceleration of preventable chronic diseases that are plaguing our country, she was prompted to create Food Wisz-dom – a blog that’s focus is at the cornerstone of sustaining healthy behaviors in the interest of minimizing preventable chronic disease. As a seasoned writer with marketing, communication and community outreach skills, Lydia has made it her mission to find worthwhile projects related to nutrition and wellbeing that can make a measurable impact on healthcare as well as placing San Diego at the forefront of optimal health.

 

 

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