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Simran Sethi
Simran Sethi is the environmental correspondent for CNBC and the Lacy C. Haynes Visiting Professional Chair at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she teaches courses on environmental communications. Simran is writing a book on environmental equity for Harper Collins and is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics book. She is the co-host/writer of Sundance Channel's environmental programming The Green and the creator of the Sundance web series The Good Fight, highlighting global environmental justice efforts and grassroots activism.

Named one of the top ten eco-heroes of the planet by the UK’s Independent and lauded as the “environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair, Simran has contributed segments to Nightly News with Brian Williams, the Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Martha Stewart Show. She is committed to a redefinition of environmentalism that includes voices from the prairie, the inner-city and the global community. Simran serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board in her Lawrence, Kansas community and is the Chair of the City’s task force working group on climate change education, outreach and policy.

She currently blogs about energy policy and life cycle analysis for The Huffington Post. She has been a featured guest on National Public Radio and is the host of the Emmy-award winning PBS documentary “A School in the Woods.” Simran graduated cum laude with a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Smith College and holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management.

Kevin Grandia
Kevin Grandia is the Managing Editor of the award-winning site, DeSmogBlog, which was recently named one of the Top 50 "Eco-Blogs" in a recent Times of London article. He is also a frequent contributor on Huffington Post.

Kevin serves as an advisor to various progressive organizations across North America on developing aggressive, cutting-edge online social media campaigns. He holds an Honors Degree in Social Psychology.

Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson is a Research Associate at American Progress. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Amherst College and a master's degree in geosciences from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. He is the co-author of Technomanifestos and the founder of HillHeat.com.

Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a developer for Saatchi & Saatchi, Lextranet, and the Democratic National Committee. Brad grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard is a D.C. based political reporter for Grist. She has also covered politics, the environment, labor, and racial and socioeconomic justice for In These Times, The Guardian, Alternet, Bitch, WireTap, and MSN. Kate graduated from Ithaca College in 2006 with degrees in journalism and politics, where she also served as the editor of the college's award-winning indie rag, Buzzsaw Haircut.

She misses trees and having a congressional representative with voting power, but thinks D.C. is pretty great anyway.

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