People depend on nature for many things: a stable climate, clean air, fresh water, fertile soil, medicines, abundant food, cultural resources and so much more. Conservation International (CI), which marks its 25th anniversary in 2012, works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all, empowering societies to responsibly, and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of people. Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder Peter Seligmann and President Dr. Russell Mittermeier are leading the organization’s global mission to innovate sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time, including constrained resources and growing demands, the loss of species, fresh water and tropical forests, and the degradation of ecosystems that provide critical services to people. The organization’s Chief Ocean Scientist, Dr. Gregory Stone, is spearheading landmark global initiatives such as a new Ocean Health Index to track and communicate the ocean’s services and ensure that its ability to support people is protected for generations to come. For more information, please visit: Conservation.org.
The Enough Project, co-founded by John Prendergast, fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity by focusing on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur. Enough gets the facts on the ground, uses rigorous analysis to determine the most sustainable solutions, provides sound recommendations that influence political leaders, and mobilizes the American public to demand change. Through these efforts, Enough is building a permanent constituency committed to ending genocide—once and for all—by sharing sensible tools that help citizens, organizations, and policy makers address some of the most pressing moral challenges of our time. For more information, please visit: EnoughProject.org.
Co-founded by activist and actor, Maria Bello, We Advance is a movement to advance the health, safety, and well being of women and communities throughout Haiti. We Advance works in some of the poorest regions of the western hemisphere where security issues deter the work of other organizations. We Advance also collaborates with other organizations and women from every socio-economic class to construct models which provides the opportunity for cooperative engagement that can be utilized on a worldwide scale. For more information, please visit: WeAdvance.org.
World Central Kitchen, founded by renowned culinary chef Chef José Andrés, operates in countries affected by humanitarian crisis and chronic food insecurity. World Central Kitchen cooks for and feeds vulnerable people, supports the local agricultural economy through local food purchases, and promotes nutritious foods, recipes, and environmentally sustainable cooking tools and technologies. For more information, please visit: WorldCentralKitchen.org