EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability, advances sustainability leaders and citizens primarily through aggregation, from across the Internet. They are the voices of experts, business leaders, teachers, wisdom keepers, and citizens from all walks of life. Each of the 1,500 plus programs has been curated for relevancy and quality. Each has been categorized using a taxonomy or Content Map developed specifically for sustainability to impact page results on major keywords and phrases such as global warming, transforming our economy, indigenous knowledge, and one water.

We are seeking partners who wish to private label our Content Management System (CMS) and robust video collection for incorporation into their web environment as a "video magazine" or .tv channel. We provide the capacity to manage and promote their original content and integrate their content with ours in whole or part. Our mutual objective is to educate, motivate and inspire stakeholders and Web visitors on sustainability.

Non-profit organizations may use the platform to generate revenues from their sponsors and partners. EarthSayers.tv is happy to partner with select companies and events for mutual promotion.

"Our job is not to set things right but to see them right"

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Ruth Ann Barrett,
EarthSayers, LLC
333 NW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201


On Twitter: @earthsayer
Blog: Sustainability Advocate

January 2008
San Francisco
California U.S.A.

Ruth Ann Barrett

Ruth Ann is the founder, producer and curator of EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability. She brings twenty-five years of experience marketing high tech products to the challenge of moving sustainability into the mainstream of both thought and action. Her love and advocacy for Mother Earth grew out of her learning to sail at a very early age in very contaminated lake waters and continuing with the sport for over sixty years, most recently as a single handed sailor on San Francisco Bay.

In the early 80's she extended her career in association management to the computer industry by becoming CEO of the Hewlett-Packard User Groups and founder and publisher of Interact magazine. Throughout the 80's and into the early 90's she held marketing positions at ComputerLand Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Informix Software developing along the way a specialization in direct marketing.

Ruth Ann founded RED Direct, a San Francisco-based direct marketing agency, in 1994. Clients included many start-ups such as Commerce One and Ask Jeeves and Red Hat. Since 2007 she has focused on building EarthSayers.tv and becoming a sustainability advocate, relocating EarthSayers.tv to Portland, Oregon in the Fall of 2009. Beginning in 2015 and with EarthSayers' team members she is seeking funding support for the development of WisdomKeepers.tv, the Indigenous voices of sustainability. She holds a M.A. Degree in Information Services from the University of Toledo and a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University. You may reach her by email at ruthann@earthsayers.tv.

JoAnne O'Brien-Levin, Ph.D

JoAnne is the creator of EarthSayer's sustainability taxonomy. In the 1980's, JoAnne was a pioneer in interactive instructional design, winning national awards and attention. In the 1990's she pursued her doctoral degree asking, "How can we create more socially responsible and effective business organizations?" She became involved with Peter Senge's Society for Organizational Learning at MIT and, with two business executives, co-authored The Power of Collaborative Leadership, a book that looks at organizational change efforts from the inside-out.

Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, Dr. O'Brien-Levin collaborated with a Native American spiritual teacher to author a second book, Business Revolution through Ancestral Wisdom. it explores how indigenous wisdom can help transform business. She also served as editor for a third book, In the Leadership Mode: Concepts, Practices, and Tools for a Different Leadership,which puts forward a new view of leadership that is distinct from management and provides tools to help more people enact leadership to achieve real change. In 2010, JoAnne co-founded Business TreX with the intention of bringing business leaders together for transformational explorations of a new business paradigm based in Nature. Business TreX is a unique collaboration, bringing JoAnne's perspectives together with those of a biologist and a businessman, and uses the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador as its classroom.

Education: BA, Anna Maria College for Women; M.Ed., Boston University; Ph.D. Annenberg School for Communication, USC

Geoff Clevenger

Geoff is a veteran of the high-tech industry, with well over twenty years of experience working with such companies as Sprint, Computer Associates, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett Packard. For the past fifteen years Clevenger has managed web application projects and builds robust, web-based systems for automating and managing business processes. Examples include a version control document management system, a lease-writing tool that leverages the corporate accounting program and adds multiple levels of business logic, and a scheduling application for managing guided tours. Clevenger oversees application and user interface design and development for EarthSayers.tv.

Rose Cassano

Rose has been working in the graphics and illustration field for over twenty five years. She started out on the East coast working for Time Life Books in the 70's prior to moving west to San Francisco. Her design career started on a ferry boat working for Landor Associates, and her love for nature eventually drew her to the Southern Oregon area where she currently resides as an independent designer and illustrator doing web design. Her latest creative challenge is the merging of art, technology and nature, designing slideshows that are based around her nature photography, and set to music. She is the creative director for EarthSayers.tv.

Karen Watts

Karen Watts brings to EarthSayers a twenty-five+ career as a sales professional in advertising space sales including hands-on experience in promotional marketing, PR, event coordination and consulting for national and international B2B businesses including thirteen years with the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Barry Heidt

Barry Heidt is an online videographer who contributes original content to EarthSayers.tv covering a broad range of topics encompassing the Rights of Mother Earth. Barry is very active in the Cannabis Community and a major contributor to cannabiscommunity.tv, a special collection on EarthSayers addressing the many aspects of sustainability ranging from ethical growing practices to certification standards to the health and wellness leadership. He is a coaltion partner in Sustainability Action Media (SAM), a video content and marketing service for sustainaibility-related events.

Ilarion Merculieff (Aleut)

Ilarion Merculieff is our guide for the development of WisdomKeepers.tv, the Indigenous voices of sustainability. Ilarion was born and raised on St. Paul Island in the middle of the Bering Sea. St. Paul Island is part of a five-island group called the Pribilof Islands. He is an Unangan (Unungan), Aleut, raised in a traditional way. Throughout his life, Ilarion has focused on traditional knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality gained from culture bearers around the world, acting as a bridge from the past to those alive today. He lived on St. Paul Island for half his life and now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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