Dr. Vandana Shiva
is a world renowned activist and environmental leader whose work goes back nearly four decades. In 1993, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (The Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) and in 2009 she was honored with the “Save the World” award. She is a leader of the International Forum on Globalization with Jeremey Rifkin and Ralph Nader and founded Navdanya, an agroecological teaching farm and seed bank in her native India. She is the author of over twenty books including Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, Water Wars, and the forthcoming Reclaiming the Commons through Synergetic Press.