Roar Bjonnes is the co-founder of Systems Change Alliance, a long-time environmental activist and a writer on ecology and alternative economics, which he terms eco-economics. He was the editor of the American Common Future magazine in the mid-90s, a magazine which featured some of the first articles taking a critical look at the so-called sustainable development model. He is the co-author of the book Growing a New Economy, which outlines the macro-economic framework for an eco-economy and which world-renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben calls “a hopeful account of the possibilities contained in our current crisis.”
Tiago is passionate about socio-economic systems that can improve the way we live and grow together.
He has been working as an IT and business consultant. Currently focused on the non-profit sector, he helps like-minded organizations thrive.
With a background in computer engineering, he is pursuing an MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprises.
With a background in languages and alternative education, Roshnii is a mother, writer, doula and mentor who left the city to live off-grid, closer to the land.
She finds expression through art, music and generating personal or community projects, and is constantly inspired by our innate creativity, evolution and connectedness to the web of life.
Carolina Carvalho is a network ecologist from Portugal who researches the interconnectedness of living beings and how we might apply this knowledge to help the human species live harmoniously within the web of life. She has a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management and Conservation. She is also part of an association for transition, Live with Earth, working for the spread of knowledge about sustainable alternatives in Portugal. Her areas of interest include permaculture, programming, languages and eastern philosophies.