Richard | Linda | Lawrence | Sri
Richard Bruce Anderson, Ph. D., is the founder and Senior Fellow at For the Future.
Dr. Anderson is the originator of the Consumerism Project at For the Future. He is the author of Waking Up from the American Dream: How to Live a Happy, Satisfying Life in Our Unhealthy Consumer Culture. Dr. Anderson has published numerous op-ed pieces on consumerism and related subjects in major newspapers such the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, as well as in the Santa Barbara News-Press, Hopedance and various other periodicals. Many of his articles have been republished in newspapers across the United States as well as in the International Herald Tribune.
As a speaker and writer, Dr. Anderson has pursued an active role in the voluntary simplicity movement. Since 1998 he has been a member of the board of directors of Seeds of Simplicity, a national organization that organizes conferences, conducts workshops, and distributes a national newsletter on voluntary simplicity.
From 1993 to 1999 Dr. Anderson served as a Lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSB. He developed a class on the human future as a whole that was originally funded by the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation. Dr. Anderson has spoken at numerous workshops and conferences to audiences ranging from a few dozen to more than 400 participants. His published articles have also led to several radio and Internet interviews, as well as an up-coming interview for a television documentary.
Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, a master’s degree in Educational Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Combined Social Sciences, all from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Linda Buzzell-Saltzman is the founder of the International Association for Ecotherapy and the editor of the IAE monthly e-newsletter. The association brings together therapists, academics, students and clients who are interested in the field of applied ecopsychology and healing the human-nature relationship. In October 2004 Linda will teach a class at Santa Barbara City College Adult Education on “Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy: New Ways to Heal Our Lives.” She is also the originator of the Sustainable Small Cities Project.
Linda is the founder of the International Documentary Association (www.documentary.org), the 22-year-old professional association for nonfiction film and video makers. IDA has over 3000 members and its trustees include HBO, Nova, NBC, WNET, Discovery, ABC, National Geographic, PBS and Eastman Kodak.
Early in her career, Linda worked in documentary film, first for David L. Wolper (“National Geographic”) and then for Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. She also served as a production company vice president at Columbia Pictures TV and Lorimar.
Linda and Larry Saltzman are currently shooting a television documentary titled “Prophets of Change: Visions for a Sustainable Future.” They have filmed interviews with evolutionary biologist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, economist Dr. Hazel Henderson, ecopsychologist Dr. Ralph Metzner and Duane Elgin, author of “Voluntary Simplicity” and “The Promise Ahead.”
Linda, a psychotherapist for nearly 30 years, is also an expert on career and lifestyle issues. The author of How To Make It in Hollywood, a best-selling career guide for creative and media people, she has a practice in Los Angeles advising clients on work-life decisions, including how to make sometimes difficult financial and practical adjustments to changed circumstances. Linda writes a regular career advice column for Emmy magazine, published by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Linda has a B.A. in English and French Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Canada; a Masters in Journalism from UCLA; and an M.A. in Social Sciences from Azusa Pacific University.
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Larry Saltzman is the co-founder of the International Documentary Association (www.documentary.org), the 22-year-old professional association for nonfiction film and video makers. IDA has over 3000 members and its trustees include HBO, Nova, NBC, WNET, Discovery, ABC, National Geographic, PBS and Eastman Kodak.
Larry was a film editor for David L. Wolper (“National Geographic”) and for Capt. Jacques Cousteau. He and Linda are now shooting a documentary called “Prophets of Change: Visions for a Sustainable Future.” They have filmed interviews with evolutionary biologist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, economist Dr. Hazel Henderson, ecopsychologist Dr. Ralph Metzner and Duane Elgin, author of “Voluntary Simplicity” and “The Promise Ahead.”
Larry is the originator of the Peak Oil Project at For the Future. With Linda Buzzell, he’s the co-founder of the 4-year-old Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club, which helps local residents wean themselves from dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. On a modest suburban garden plot they have built a Permaculture food forest with almost 70 fruit and nut trees, plus vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. Larry also teaches regular classes on “How to Create a Backyard Food Forest.”
Larry is the developer of the Healthy Planet Food Pyramid, which encourages people to base their diets on food they grow themselves, then local organic food and lastly, at the top of the pyramid, organic food shipped in.
Larry has a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA and an M.A. in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University.
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Sri is a recovering technologist and a freelance writer with articles in the Santa Barbara Independent and the Santa Barbara News-Press. He is a treasurer for a nonprofit, Child Vikaas International (www.cvi-usa.org), which funds projects in India that make a sustainable difference to children’s lives.
Sri is the founder of Minara, a non-profit organization that promotes social responsibility in business. He is also an activist volunteering his time to a variety of local Santa Barbara groups like the Green Party and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is a member of the Fund for Santa Barbara’s Grant making committee, which selects progressive projects to fund from the county.
Sri has a B.E. in Electrical Engineering, an M.A. in Astrophysics from Boston University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
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