Alana is the Founder of iGiveTrees, Laureate of “100 Projects for the Climate,” Member of the 4per1000 Consortium, and a TEDx speaker. Her botanical art has been published in books, exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Fazenda Sertão – Brazil
Camila is a biologist with a master’s degree in urban and environmental engineering. Having participated in several multidisciplinary projects of environmental education and landscape studies, she currently works in reforestation and landscape conservation projects, as well as at the family farm, organizing and coordinating the voluntary training program.
Fazenda Sertão – Brazil
Alan has lived and worked his entire life at Fazenda Sertão, his family land. He currently works with a team of temporary voluntaries from multiple platforms, local workers, and his own wife and daughter, developing the agroecological project, seeking to integrate high quality food production and regenerative systems. He also coordinates both training and land restoration, and all the production marketing and distribution.
Agronomist & Nurseryman – Brazil
Luis Fernando is an agronomist and proprietor of the São Gonçalo Nursery, based in Guaratingueta, São Paulo, Brazil. He has decades of experience collecting native species seeds of the rainforest, while also supporting regional seed collectors. He’s the former President of Nativas Viveiros do Vale Association.
Environmental Senior Consultant
Claudia Bethlem has worked with biodiversity and climate change adaptation on GEF Projects for UNDP and FAO in many countries. She is currently working with carbon emissions inventory and compensation projects, using both native species and SAF’s. She works with sustainable lands, rainwater collection systems and nature based solutions for small farms. She does voluntary work for Fazenda Sertão, as well as training and marketing.
Founder & Author
Antoine de Kermel is a seasoned entrepreneur who has been working on project financing for nature-based carbon projects with a specific expertise in ecosystem services since 2017. He is a founding member of Regen Future Capital, a provider of finance to farmers and forest owners looking to shift to regenerative practices.
Founder “4 per 1000” INITIATIVE
Stéphane Le Foll was the French Minister of Agriculture from 2012-2017. At COP21 in Paris, he launched the international 4p1000 initiative, and the first gathering of members took place at COP22 in Marrakesh. He is currently President of the Consortium of Members of the “4 per 1000” Initiative.
Founder & CEO Teeccino
Caroline MacDougall has over 40 year of experience sourcing herbs internationally. Among many herbs she has introduced to North America, she pioneered the harvest of ramón seeds, a wild harvested crop that provides income for rural communities and protects the upper canopy of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Teeccino is a model of respect and sustainability for her partners in Guatemala and in the United States.
Founder & CEO The Soul of Money Institute, Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance
Lynne Twist is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute. She has dedicated herself to alleviating poverty and hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.