Linda Weintraub (moderator) teaches, lectures, creates, and writes about eco art. Her last book is TO LIFE! Eco Art in pursuit of a Sustainable Planet (University of California Press). Her forthcoming book is WHAT’s NEXT? Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art (Intellect Press).
Betsy Damon (artist) was engaged in the women’s movement of the 1970s, where she founded No Limits for Women Artists, a network to support female artists. In 1991 she created Keepers of the Waters that creating community based models of water stewardship. It remains active and expanding to this day.
Lillian Ball‘s (artist) background in anthropology, ethnographic film, and sculpture has informed her work since she received the National Heritage Trust Grant at ARTPARK in 1979. From 2007-2015 Ball developed WATERWASH, an ambitious remediation/outreach education project in Mattituck, Long Island.
Wendy Brawer (artist) is the originator of Green Map NYC, which charts NYC’s environmentally significant locations. First published in 1992, the project now includes the Open Green Map social mapping platform used by 40 countries. To date, 550 unique print Green Maps have been published.
Aviva Rahmani (artist) founded the American Ritual Theatre, in 1968 to produce groundbreaking feminist performance work on rape. A current project is The Blued Trees Symphony, a bio-geographic sculpture that copyrights an artwork on locations where natural gas pipelines are planned.
Bonnie Ora Sherk (artist) is founding director of Crossroads Community (the farm), 1974 to 1980, that brought a rural experience to divisive neighborhoods in San Francisco. Since 1981 she has orchestrated Life Frames, Inc/A Living Library and Branch Living Libraries throughout the world.