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Name
Short Bio
1
E. F. Schumacher
19mil
An internationally influential economic thinker, statistician and economist best known for his critique of Western economies and his proposals for human-scale, decentralized and appropriate technologies.
2
Herman Daly
733k
The 'intellectual father' of Ecological Economics and the steady state economy, and founder of the journal Ecological Economics.
3
Donella Meadows
666k
Team member of MIT's Club of Rome, co-author of Limits to Growth, founder of the Sustainability Institute and co-founder of the Balaton Group.
4
Rob Hopkins
937k
Author, speaker, activist, educator, and co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network.
5
Serge Latouche
1.75mil
Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris-Sud, the main intellectual force behind the popularization of the Décroissance (Degrowth) Movement, and author of 'Farewell to Growth'.
6
Tim Jackson
2.27mil
Professor of Sustainable Development, Economics Commissioner of UK Sustainable Development Commission, TED Speaker, and author of "Prosperity without Growth".
7
Vandana Shiva
4.59mil
Environmental activist, philosopher, a major figure in the eco-feminist movement, author of over 20 books and other works critiquing the corporatization of the global food system.
8
Bill McKibben
9.05mil
Author, activist and environmentalist. Founder of the 350.org movement for addressing climate change.
9
Mahatma Gandhi
98.1mil
Political and ideological leader, foregrounded non-violence activist tools and led campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, ending untouchability and increasing economic self-reliance.
10
Bill Mollison
1.11mil
Researcher, author, scientist, teacher and naturalist who, along with David Holmgren, is considered to be the 'father of permaculture'; founded The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania.

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