Earth Deeds offers innovative online tools for understanding and then transforming carbon footprints through supporting sustainability projects.
Earth Deeds Staff and Advisory Board are committed to honoring our relationships with each other, the planet, and ourselves. Our Core Values include innovation, accountability, communication, support, growth and development, and sustainability in all that we do. We are a diverse group immersed in the worlds of sustainable communities (a.k.a. ecovillages), education, socially responsible business, clean tech, green building, and spiritual communities and we are all working for a world in which we can all live well and sustainably together.
Here’s who makes it all happen.
Daniel GreenbergFounder and CEO
Clara Changxin FangCommunications Manager
Jeffrey MazurChief Financial Officer
Eli AkersteinWeb Consultant
Shanti was top of his Engineering class, founded Students Against the Violation of the Environment, and spent over a decade working with social ventures. He has started multiple organizations in the last 25 years and achieved major accomplishments, including institutionalizing campus-wide recycling at Stevens Institute of Technology. Shanti has built numerous websites, has spoken to over 50,000 people about environmental issues, and lives at the Sirius Ecovillage where he is on the board of directors.
Terry is Chair of StakeHolders Capital, Inc., a socially responsible asset management firm in Amherst, MA, and Chair and Executive Director of The Love Skill Foundation, Inc. He is one of the founders of the Calvert Family of Socially Responsible Investment Funds and Calvert Foundation and sit on their boards. He is also on the board of Ben & Jerry's. Terry’s passion is common good capitalism, where we freely choose give priority to the common good.
Jeff has raised over $75 million and supported more than 200 progressive businesses and nonprofits by bringing a bottom-line focus to accomplishing social good. He lived in an ashram for 13 years and an ecovillage for six and has facilitated many major conferences with as many as 50,000 people. Jeff also ran the largest holistic learning center in the country, created a foundation for people with developmental disabilities and raised major funds for the Girl Scouts.
Kosha grew up in South Africa where the system of Apartheid deeply influenced her life’s path. She currently serves as President of the Board of the GEN-International and Secretary General of GEN-Europe. She co-authored the Ecovillage Design Education Curriculum and co-edited Beyond You and Me - Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community. She now lives at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland with her partner and two children.
Gifford Pinchot III
Gifford has been an author, entrepreneur, consultant, husband/father, blacksmith, and school founder. He is best known as the author of Intrapreneuring: Why You Don’t Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur and as a founder and President of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, a #1 rated school of socially and environmentally responsible business. Gifford was also a leader of civil rights demonstrations in the 60s and is currently a passionate skier and sailor.
Tom is a creative and energetic entrepreneur with a successful track record of building clean technology and renewable energy businesses, planning, financing and developing low-impact residential, second-home and resort real estate projects, and assisting entreprenures and innovators go from concept to capitalization. Tom is passionate about using the power of commerce to drive positive social and environmental change.
Trained as an astrophysicist, Robert decided in the mid-70s that “the stars could wait, but the planet couldn’t.” He turned his attention to the study of global sustainability, futures research, and strategies for positive cultural change. In turns, founder of Context Institute, editor of In Context quarterly, faculty at Antioch University, and member of Langley Washington’s City Council, Robert’s current focus is the Foundation Stones project, a core curriculum for 21st century change agents as they create a thriving sustainable future.
Bob is a senior faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT, a station director for the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice and the Director of the SABRE Institute for the Engineering Biosciences, a non-profit research affiliate in collaboration with multiple academic institutions and industrial partners. Robert’s current research includes a variety of environmental issues, particularly those that stress our resources (alternative energy) and create health and wellness problems.