we share the stories that explain sustainability

OUR MISSION

industry experts in all aspects of the Food and Farming conversation

THOUGHT LEADERS

Tucker Taylor

Ann Cooper

Joel Salatin

Wes Jackson

Richard Heinberg

Jessica Prentice

Paul Johnson

Paul Stamets

NOVELLA CARPENTER

Elaine Ingham

Vandana Shiva

Will Allen

John Peterson

Robert Kenner

Albert Straus

Jere Gettle

Ted Wycall

Annabelle Lenderink

Aaron Weber

Alex Hozven

Alexis Koefoed

Alice Waters

Ames Morison

Andrew Stout

Anna Larsen

Anne Cure

Austin Young

Ben Flanner

Benjamin Myers

Bill Hodge

Caleb Zigas

Chris Schreiner

Christina Kelly

Corky Luster

Dan Bagley

Dave Carlson

David and Shannon Negus

David Bauer

David Buchanan

David Burns

David Evans

Don Gilardi

Edwin Marty

Eric Skokan

Erika Allen

George and Eiko Vojkovich

Gwendolyn Ellen

Ian W. Jefferds

Iso Rabins

Jackie Chang

Jason Mann

Jay Martin

Jeff Broadie and Kasey White

Jessica Kagele

Jessica Lundberg

Jim Hammond

Jim Sanford

John Dovydenas

Kevin Grove

Kevin Lunny

Lyle Davis

Maggie Akstin and Lacey Jon

Matias Viegener

Matt Palmerlee

Maury Rubin

Michael Ableman

Mr. Stamen

Munson Family

Nick Jones

Penny Livingston-Stark

Rachel Kaplan

Richard Pecoraro and Shanan Olson

Rick Knoll

Ron and Suzanne Joyner

Riley Starks

Robbie McClam

Robin Chanin

Running Squirrel

Sandor Ellix Katz

Steve Ela

Temple Grandin

Tim Dyer

Trathen Heckman

Tyler Gray

Walter Clark and Johnny Burleson

Warren Weber

Xuyen Pham

FOUNDERS

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Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton – Founders of The Lexicon Of Sustainability™

DOUGLAS GAYETON and LAURA HOWARD-GAYETON founded the Lexicon in 2009 and continue to guide the project from a series of barns on their goat farm near Petaluma, California, where they are supported by an amazing team of passionate lexicographers, researchers, artists, filmmakers and sustainability experts. Their production company, RUMPLEFARM, produces the Lexicon of Sustainability™. Laura is a producer, farmer, entrepreneur and executive director of the Lexicon. She pioneered the art of multi-layered narrative approaches to film and video during her life as a commercials producer, then later founded the first goat milk ice company, LALOO’S. Douglas is an information architect, filmmaker, photographer and writer. He has created award-winning work at the boundaries of traditional and converging media since the early 90’s. He is the director of the KNOW YOUR FOOD series for PBS, and author of both SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, and the recently released Local: The New Face of Food & Farming in America.


team

Samantha Harmon

Pier Giorgio Provenzano

Lesly Caballero

Lee Anna Mariglia

Katrina Donohue

Mary Tesch

Ruby Acosta

Nina Watkins


experts in media advocacy, energy, water, and agriculture

Executive Advisors

KEN WEBER

CHRIS SPAIN

ARAM SHUMAVON

EVE SALTMAN

LYNN HIRSHFIELD

an impressive array of industry professionals

advisors

MELISSA WEISS

BRETT WAYN

NATHAN SHEDROFF

BENZI RONEN

DR. W.J. ‘ROCKY’ ROHWEDDER

ANTHONY RODALE

LAURA MICHALCHYSHYN

JASON MEIL

EDWIN MARTY

JOSH KOPPEL

JOHN A. KNOX

MAY BOEVE

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Douglas_Gayeton-1Laura-at-San-MAteo-Public-LibraryThe co-founders of the Lexicon project, Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton, are available for speaking engagements around sustainability, art, film and social business models. Past speaking events include IACP 2014, TEDxOaxacaCity, Green Mountain College, Disposable Film Festival, SLOW Money, Bioneers, LOHAS and more.

Please contact HarperCollins Speakers Bureau for Douglas Gayeton speaking engagements

Upcoming Events:

September 9-11, 2014  National Heirloom Exposition, Petaluma, CA { http://theheirloomexpo.com/ }
September 12, 2014  Plain Green, Sioux Falls, SD { http://www.plaingreen.org/ }
September 27, 2014  Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival, Fulton, CA { http://www.kj.com/visit-tomato-festival }
September 27, 2014  Boston Museum of Science-Let’s Talk About Food Festival, Boston, MA { http://www.boston.com/sponsored/extra/letstalkaboutfood/main }
October 6-8, 2014  SXSW Eco, Austin, TX { http://sxsweco.com/ }
October 24-25, 2014  Unchartered, Berkeley, CA { http://www.berkeleyideas.com/ }
October 29 – November 2, 2014  Sustainatopia, Los Angeles, CA { http://www.sustainatopia.com/ }
November 10-12, 2014  Slow Money, Louiseville, KY { http://slowmoney.org/national-gathering/2014/home }
March 27-29, 2015   IACP Conference, Washington, DC { http://www.iacp.com/attend/more/2015_washington_d.c_conference }

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The Lexicon of Sustainability™ is a crowd-sourced project, which means we rely on people like you, not only across the USA but around the world, to gather the sustainable ideas we’ll all need to build a more responsible future.

Suggest new terms for The Lexicon, advise us on new people and places to include, brainstorm with us on new ways to display our work, spread the word online and in the real world.

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