EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability, brings forward video programs, 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 1,300 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, 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"
Ruth Ann Barrett,
1720 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201
On Twitter: @earthsayer
Blog: Sustainability Advocate
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.
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 started RED Direct, a direct marketing agency, in 1994. Clients included many start-ups such as Commerce One and Ask Jeeves. 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. You may reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, the voices of sustainability. She holds a M.A. Degree in Information Services from the University of Toledo.
JoAnne O'Brien–Levin, Ph.D
JoAnne is the creator of EarthSayer's sustainabilty 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, that 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 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 ten years Clevenger has managed web application projects for Elyseum, a web application design and programming company. Founded by Clevenger in 1998, Elyseum 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 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.
EarthSayers' Portland Sustainability Leadership Channel
Barry Heidt, producer and filmmaker is working with the EarthSayers team on creating online video special collections. For the sustainability category of "Cities and Communities" we created a special collection for the City of Portland, Oregon as well as special collections addressing major economic development opportunities such as clean tech and the built environment. Special collections of EarthSayers.tv feature leadership interviews filmed by Barry Heidt.
Sustainability Action Media
(SAM) is a coaltion of earthsayers.tv, sustainabilitytv, and Sustainability Today
dedicated to increasing awareness by creating content, seeding the Web, and positioning sustainability leaders who come together at a conference or event. We extend the reach of the conference while reducing the carbon footprint through video streaming. Interviews and speeches are carried beyond the four walls of a conference to a global audience. We welcome partners who create content to work with us on Web seeding and thought leadership positioning.