Shri Satish Kumar walked 8000 kms in 1962, from India to Europe and the US to campaign against Nuclear Weapons, with the blessings of his Guru, Sri Vinobha Bhave. In 1973, he settled in England, taking on the editorship of Resurgence Magazine and becoming the guiding spirit behind a number of ecological, spiritual and educational ventures. He was the driving force in the establishment of a unique institution, Schumacher College in the UK.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is one of India’s leading scientist-activists and the founder director of Navadanya and Foundation for Research in Science, Technology and Ecology. She is a farsighted visionary who has been battling for India’s Food Security and to uphold Farmer’s rights. In 1993, she received the Right Livelihood Award. She is the author of several books on Agriculture, Biodiversity, Corporation of Agriculture, The Politics of Food etc
Mr. Narayana Reddy Is a passionate farmer, a pioneer who converted from chemical to organic farming in the eighties. He has set up a centre in Doddabalapur, near Bangalore, for experiential learning of organic farming. He now is an active promoter of organic bio-diverse farming in various Indian & international fora.
G.Gautama is the director of the Chennai Education Centre of the Krishnamurthi Foundation of India (KFI). Under his guidance several Innovative programmes have been developed at The School, KFI. He has over 2 decades of experience as an educationist and is known for his radical and humanistic views on education. He has recently set up the Pathashala School with green infrastructure.
Madhu Suri Prakash is a professor of Education at the Pennsylvania State University and recipient of the Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals she has co-authored Escaping Education – Living as Learning within Grassroots Cultures.
Ashish Kothari is a founder-member of Kalpavriksh, a 30-year-old environmental research and action group. He has been a member of people's movements against destructive development projects including the Narmada dams. He has been a member of several government committees on biodiversity, wildlife conservation etc. He co-chairs the IUCN inter-commission Strategic Direction on Governance, Equity, Livelihoods and Protected Areas (TILCEPA) and is currently chair of the board of Greenpeace India
Seetha Ananthasivan is founder trustee of K.N.A.Foundation for Education and the Director of Bhoomi College. Her areas of interest include Ecological Education, working with “inner and outer ecology” and with management processes based on principles of Nature. She is the editor of the Bhoomi magazine (www.bhoomimagazine.org) and the Founder of Bhoomi Network, Aastha Foundation (www.aasthafoundation.org) and Prakriya Green Wisdom School (www.prakriyaschool.org)
A. Santhi Lakshmy is a Director of Bhoomi Network and a Facilitator with Bhoomi College. A keen organizer of Bhoomi events, Santhi’s passion is food and nutrition. She has been a biology teacher and at Prakriya Green Wisdom School and is a facilitator for the Wilderness Learning Programme as well.
Rajesh Thakkar is a Director of Bhoomi Network and a Facilitator with Bhoomi College. A software engineer with IBM, Rajesh has conducted several workshops at Bhoomi on organic and natural farming, conscious living and building with mud bags. He is also keen on solar energy, working in rain forests and inner and outer ecology.