Board of Directors
I live in Colorado and enjoy frequent mountain hikes in the summer and skiing in the winter. After a long and successful career producing and directing a PBS series and then a series of business films for Fortune 500 companies, I decided to apply my filmmaking skills to making the world a better place.
Since completion of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, I’ve been devoting more time to writing, public speaking, launching the media monitoring website, Growth Bias Busted in 2013, and the radio series, Conversation Earth in 2015.
Philip “Wink” Winship Davis
My commitment to working for a sustainable future is grounded in my love of my children and my desire for them to enjoy rewarding lives. Over the course of a varied career this commitment has found expression in:
- persistent advocacy for clean, renewable energy;
- designing and building resource efficient and solar homes;
- the practice of environmental law with am emphasis in land conservation;
- grassroots organizing and providing technical assistance to public interest organizations.
These days my wife and I work toward a sustainable, local food system from our family farm in western Colorado. At Mesa Winds Farm we understand that healthy food begins with our stewardship of a healthy farm ecology. We are also committed to education: of ourselves, our helpers, and fellow farmers to better understand ways to work with nature and to grow the best fruit of which we are capable; of our customers, that they appreciate the importance of healthful foods in their lives and their role in this “revolution” in agriculture.
I wanted to become part of this project because of my passion for all things outdoors. I have an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth in Environmental Studies and a masters in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. I’m currently working on energy conservation programs for a utility in Boston. In my spare time I love to hike, backpack, camp, and snowboard. I’ve also tried caving, climbing, rafting, sea kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding. I also enjoy travel immensely. I’ve been to Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize in recent years.
I have been an overpopulation activist for decades because I see this issue as the most core and most ignored “upstream” issue which fuels so many local and global problems. I am on the advisory board of World Population Balance (WPB). Several years back I created a talk called, “Why 7 billion Matter, Putting Our Numbers Back on the Table”, and I am invited to speak to civic and church groups all over Minnesota. I have been a naturalist for over 30 years and direct the City of Richfield’s Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield Minnesota.
I am a writer and poet. A few titles include, “Lucy’s Hero, Remembering Paul Wellstone,” and “Grieving Outside the Box, Stories of Hope and Resilience”. Most recently I authored the book, Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation. My favorite pastimes include bird watching and kayaking.
Suzanne York has reported on international human rights, globalization, and environmental issues for nearly two decades. She is the director of Transition Earth, a project of Earth Island Institute that promotes human rights and nature’s rights in a world of unsustainable growth. Previously Suzanne was Senior Writer and Program Director with the Institute for Population Studies in Berkeley, CA, where her work focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women’s empowerment, human rights, consumption, alternative economies, and the environment.
Suzanne’s writing appears on the blog 6 Degrees of Population. She is the author of several reports, including Peoples’ Rights, Planet’s Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population and Prioritizing the PHE Approach: Linking Population, Health, and Environment for a Better World. As research director with the International Forum on Globalization, Suzanne was a contributing author to Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Economic Globalization. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Portland State University. Suzanne is on the board of the Women’s Environmental Network.