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  • PLANET HOME Visions is where world leaders come together to think, find, learn, solve, network, and build business across 16 global sectors.

    It is the inaugural three-day, invite-only summit for a select group of entrepreneurs, innovators and influencers who want to take an active role in solving the planet’s issues.

    Join us to learn how Solutionism helps us to identify and solve critical environmental challenges, to create a world where business, economics, culture and the environment live in equilibrium.

    OUR SOLUTIONISTS

    Edward Norton
    American Actor and Filmmaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker – and has received multiple awards and nominations including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur. He is a trustee of non-profit organization for affordable housing – Enterprise Community Partners. He also serves as president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, and is the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.
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    Edward Norton
    American Actor and Filmmaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy | Solutionist Speaker
    CEO of the leading non-profit space advocacy organization, where the world’s citizens work to advance space exploration and science.
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    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy | Solutionist Speaker
    Adrian Grenier
    Actor, Producer, Director, Musician and Environmentalist | Solutionist Speaker
    Mr. Grenier is an American actor, producer, director, musician and environmentalist. An advocate of sustainable living, Grenier and partner Peter Glatzer founded the lifestyle brand SHFT.com. SHFT promotes sustainability through film, design, art and culture and lives both online and offline. Its mission is to nudge sustainable ideas and products into pop culture, and to provide context for an inspiring, modern, sustainable way of life.
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    Adrian Grenier
    Actor, Producer, Director, Musician and Environmentalist | Solutionist Speaker
    Danni Washington
    TV Host at Xploration Station: Nature Knows Best | Solutionist Speaker
    Deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications. At age 21, Danni co-founded along with her mom, Michelle Swaby-Smith the Big Blue & You – an organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media. Danni also served as a naturalist at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center where she helped educate thousands of South Florida children about local marine ecosystems.
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    Danni Washington
    TV Host at Xploration Station: Nature Knows Best | Solutionist Speaker
    Capt. Scott Kelly
    American Astronaut at NASA | Solutionist Speaker
    Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.
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    Capt. Scott Kelly
    American Astronaut at NASA | Solutionist Speaker
    Lisa Dyson
    American Scientist and Entrepreneur | Solutionist Speaker
    Lisa Dyson is an American scientist and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Kiverdi, a biotechnology company that uses natural microbes to transform carbon dioxide and other gases into high-valued proteins, oils, nutrients, and bio-based products. She has delivered several TED talks, including Turning CO2 into Oil, and A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food, which has been viewed over one million times. She has spoken extensively about carbon recycling, and appeared on the PBS Nova program Decoding the Weather Machine.
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    Lisa Dyson
    American Scientist and Entrepreneur | Solutionist Speaker
    Lucas Joppa
    Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft | Solutionist Speaker
    Mr. Joppa leads sustainability at Microsoft as the company's first Chief Environmental Officer and works to advance Microsoft’s core commitment to sustainability through ongoing technology innovation, program development, policy advancement, and global operational excellence. With a combined background in both environmental science and data science, he is committed to using the power of advanced technology to help transform how society monitors, models, and ultimately manages Earth’s natural resources. He founded Microsoft’s AI for Earth program in 2017—a five-year, $50 million cross-company effort dedicated to delivering technology-enabled solutions to global environmental challenges.
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    Lucas Joppa
    Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft | Solutionist Speaker
    Whitney McGuire & Dominique Drakeford
    Co-Creators of Sustainable Brooklyn | Solutionist Speakers
    Founded by Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire, Sustainable Brooklyn fashionably bridges the gaps between the sustainability movement and TARGETED communities through various modalities, including education and events.

    Sustainable Brooklyn provides access and insight to sustainability from the lens of the African diaspora to: 1) address the limitations of the current sustainability movement; and 2) implement holistic strategies that provide regenerative solutions for Black liberation - a fertile foundation upon which to thrive, unencumbered.
    Through resources, events, workshops and curriculums, Sustainable Brooklyn provides tools to shift sustainability literacy to encompass cultural existence and celebration, economic liberation, self healing, land sovereignty and community preservation.

    With a focus on fashion, food and wellness, Dominique and Whitney collaborate and partner with a myriad of allied stakeholders in various industries, while amplifying the work and voices of BIPOC.

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    Whitney McGuire & Dominique Drakeford
    Co-Creators of Sustainable Brooklyn | Solutionist Speakers
    Philippe Cousteau
    Filmmaker, Explorer, Advocate | Solutionist Speaker
    Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet. With over ten years in operation, EarthEcho has established itself as a leading youth environmental education organization.
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    Philippe Cousteau
    Filmmaker, Explorer, Advocate | Solutionist Speaker
    Tom Chi
    Inventor, Leader, Coach, Speaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.
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    Tom Chi
    Inventor, Leader, Coach, Speaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Vien Truong
    President, The Dream Corps | Solutionist Speaker
    Vien Truong is a solutions innovator and movement builder who has been a key architect in building an equitable and inclusive green economy. She is President of Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization working to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. She has developed numerous energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels, and has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs.
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    Vien Truong
    President, The Dream Corps | Solutionist Speaker
    Peter Diamandis
    Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, Executive Founder of Singularity University | Solutionist Speaker
    Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is also co-Founder BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.
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    Peter Diamandis
    Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, Executive Founder of Singularity University | Solutionist Speaker
    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru / Master Inventor / Tech Coast Angel | Solutionist + EQ Technologist
    Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group. With 15+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next-generation products/solutions powered by Watson. His work experience spans multiple industries including healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government.
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    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru / Master Inventor / Tech Coast Angel | Solutionist + EQ Technologist
    Steven Kotler
    8x National Bestselling Author, Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, Leading Expert in Peak-Performance | Solutionist Speaker
    Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Kotler is also the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. He is the author of eight bestsellers, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His writing has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications.
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    Steven Kotler
    8x National Bestselling Author, Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, Leading Expert in Peak-Performance | Solutionist Speaker
    Peggy Shepard
    Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice | Solutionist Speaker
    Peggy Shepard is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally and nationally. She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental policy and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities — to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all. Her work has received broad recognition: the Jane Jacobs Medal from the Rockefeller Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 10th Annual Heinz Award For the Environment, the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Honorary Doctorates from Smith College and Lawrence University.
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    Peggy Shepard
    Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice | Solutionist Speaker
    Andrew Hessel
    CEO at Humane Genomics Inc. | Solutionist Speaker
    Andrew Hessel is the CEO of Humane Genomics Inc., a seed-stage company developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs. He is a co-founder of the Genome Project-write, the international scientific effort working to engineer large genomes, including the human genome. His goal is to help people better understand and use living systems to meet the needs of society.
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    Andrew Hessel
    CEO at Humane Genomics Inc. | Solutionist Speaker
    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
    Indigenous Environmental Activist, Hip Hop Artist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker
    Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, is an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City. He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations.
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    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
    Indigenous Environmental Activist, Hip Hop Artist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker
    Anna Cummins
    Co-Founder/Executive Director/Board Member of 5 Gyres | Solutionist Speaker
    With more than 20 years experience in environmental non-profit work—including marine conservation, coastal watershed management, and sustainability education— Anna Cummins is an expert in the field. Her “Synthetic Sea, Synthetic Me” TEDx talk has been viewed and shared by thousands. In 2016, Cummins announced 5 Gyres partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency at the State Department’s “Our Oceans” summit.
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    Anna Cummins
    Co-Founder/Executive Director/Board Member of 5 Gyres | Solutionist Speaker
    Marcus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist Speaker
    Marcus Eriksen is the co-founder of Leap Lab, as well as the Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. He studies the global distribution and ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, which has included expeditions sailing through all 5 subtropical gyres, Bay of Bengal, Southern Ocean and inland lakes and rivers, recently publishing the first global estimate of all plastic of all sizes floating in the world’s oceans, totaling 270,000 metric tons from 5.25 trillion particles.
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    Marcus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist Speaker
    Chantal Chalita
    Environmental Engineer and Creator of GREEN ME | Solutionist Speaker
    Chantal Chalita is an environmental engineer and founder of GREEN ME, which is a space dedicated to people who seek to lead a more ecological and sustainable lifestyle by making small changes in their routine. GREEN ME focuses on spreading the desire to do your bit to help the planet and create ecological awareness by encouraging the consumption of national brands, without this becoming impossible. Once considered the only eco-blogger in Mexico, Chantal seeks to move global citizens toward sustainability by providing them with the tools to change their day-to-day practices.

    GREEN ME is the perfect mix between lifestyle, fashion, well-being and ecology, where a chic, cheerful and fashionable life is combined with a 100% environmental contribution.

    Through GREEN ME, Chantal encourages people to be conscious, not excessive and as sustainable as possible without leaving aside hobbies, passions and amusements.

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    Chantal Chalita
    Environmental Engineer and Creator of GREEN ME | Solutionist Speaker
    Dickson Despommier
    Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD, is a microbiologist, an ecologist, and emeritus professor. In 1999, he founded the root for his idea of raising crops in tall buildings; vertical farming. In 2010, he published his widely received book: ``The Vertical Farm: feeding the world in the 21st Century``. Vertical farms have many advantages: food is organically farmed, urban space is saved, it is possible to farm all year round and in any place, and use of agrochemicals is eliminated.
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    Dickson Despommier
    Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center | Solutionist Speaker
    Sky Cowans
    Content Creator and Video Producer | Solutionist Speaker
    Sky Cowans is a video creator and multimedia storyteller who explores health and wellness trends and topics on her YouTube channel Sky Life and social media platforms. Sky covers topics in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, biohacking, holistic health, and ancient healing modalities. At the beginning of this year, she produced a documentary that appeared on Yes Theory about Wim Hof, and experienced extreme-cold, superhuman training with ``The Iceman`` himself. Sky got her start making viral videos at BuzzFeed and launched her channel Sky Life in 2018. Sky has a degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University.
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    Sky Cowans
    Content Creator and Video Producer | Solutionist Speaker
    Pat Brown
    CEO and founder of Impossible Foods | Solutionist Speaker
    Patrick O. Brown is CEO and founder of Impossible Foods, a company at the forefront of making nutritious, delicious meat and dairy products from plants to satisfy meat lovers and address the environmental impact of animal farming. The idea for Impossible Foods came to Pat while he was on sabbatical from his position as an HHMI investigator and professor of biochemistry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In reflecting on how he could use his training and experience to make the largest positive impact on the world, he realized there was a way to make delicious, affordable meat and dairy products, directly from plants – that would be better for the environment and for consumers. In 2011, Pat chose to devote himself full time to Impossible Foods.
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    Pat Brown
    CEO and founder of Impossible Foods | Solutionist Speaker
    Steve Glenn
    Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC | Solutionist Speaker
    Steve Glenn is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC, a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It was the first home in the nation to be certified LEED Platinum. Thirteen LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold, making the company one of the most experienced designers of homes at the highest level of LEED certification.
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    Steve Glenn
    Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC | Solutionist Speaker
    Kathryn Kellogg
    Climate Optimist | Solutionist Speaker
    We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers. Author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport.
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    Kathryn Kellogg
    Climate Optimist | Solutionist Speaker
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