Meet the Ambassadors
John Dennis Liu
John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American film-maker and ecologist. He is also a researcher at several institutions. In January 2015 John was named Visiting Fellow at Netherlands Institute of Ecology of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer is a sustainability researcher, educator and activist. She co-authored a book How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit world by 2050, exploring the unviable dynamics of For-Profit models and the key role of Not-for-Profit businesses in the transition to a sustainable, more resilient economy.
Marjan is the founder of the Urgenda foundation that fights for a greener, more liveable Earth. They have won the legal battle against Dutch Government, in which the court decided the Netherlands will be legally obligated to stop climate change. Marjan follows her own words: „We know what needs to be done. Let's work together and drag others into our unstoppable enthusiasm”.
Back in the day Philippe co-founded Love Foundation, a community of activists and artists spreading love, connecting people and raising money for water projects through cultural events. Today he is spending most of his time on the frontlines, reversing climate change by unlocking the full potential of regenerative agriculture with Climate Farmers.
Thinking big, Graham's book Rebuild shows how we can build a better system, based on interlinked businesses and all capitals being represented. Now consulting and helping entrepreneurs optimise their structure, Graham will not stop until society can guarantee prosperous life for all, on a healthy and preserved planet.
Tom van de Beek
Tom is a sustainable entrepreneur finding fulfillment through creating social change. He founded The Tipping Point Foundation, an eco-agency that aims to help with the transition towards a sustainable society, as well as The Pollinators, a movement of citizens, local initiatives, and companies, who want to help pollinating insects, enhance biodiversity, and restore the earth.
Jesse Job Jorg
Jesse wants to change the way people view and use public space with his company We The City. They show the public space as a canvas that can be colored by us all, together.
Jasmijn is a documentary filmmaker and a dancer. Her films can be best described with the words „desire” or „visual poetry”. With her art, she tackles complex issues such as immigration or euthanasia.
Ruud is a systems thinker/doer dedicated to reversing global warming – in time. Social entrepreneur and researcher, with an extensive track record in digital design, marketing, innovation, and strategy.
Tom Wheeler is an entrepreneur who, among other things, launched Sinchi Tribe - foundation focusing on the preservation of indigenous culture and knowledge. His experiences of trekking solo through Greenland, spending time in aboriginal communities in Australia and working with plant medicines in the Amazon shaped his life and work.
Ruud Koornstra is an activist entrepreneur helping sustainable innovations and companies with his company Tendris. Ruud is convinced that heaven on earth will be achievable for everyone within 20 years. To help the world get there, he is active in business, media, education, and politics.
Kess Klomp is an expert in socially meaningful entrepreneurship and a champion of Meaning Economy. He uses Buddhist philosophy as a way of doing business, hence his company called Karmanomic.
Thijs is a science journalist, filmmaker and an expert on America. He worked for RTL New in New York, VICE in Amsterdam and researched future od drugs for De Correspondent.
Jacintha Lucia Scheerder
Futurologist Jacintha Scheerder pleads for more green in the city, saying „research shows that green has many positive effects. Plants purify the air. The colors of flowers provide a positive feeling. Walking in the woods for 20 minutes every weekend will improve concentration, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system”.
Dadara's main focus are extravagant interactive performance-installations in public space. Many of these were built at the legendary Burning Man festival. His work is a kind of tweaked mirror which reflects our society, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.