Global Green Board
Honorary Board Emeritus
Honorary Board Emeritus, Jayni Chase, married to comedian, Chevy Chase, founded the Centre of Environmental Education to provide material for teachers and students from kindergarten through to high school. She compiled more than 7,500 conservation information sources for her book “Blueprint for a Green School,” and has served in leadership roles for a number of “green” organizations. In 2018, Jayni Chase was given the inaugural Hugh C. Lane Jr. Award of Excellence in Environmental Education.
John Paul Dejoria
John Paul is on the Board of Directors of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) and a member of the Council of Advisors of Global Green, the United States affiliate of Green Grass USA, the United States affiliate of Green Cross International, whose President is His Excellency Mikhail S. Gorbachev, former President of the U.S.S.R.
Honorary Board Emeritus, Leonardo Dicaprio is a huge supporter of Global Green and Green Cross International and has generously donated towards many of their projects. DiCaprio, an actor and environmental activist, serves as an ambassador to support the activities of Green Cross International (GCI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the US. Co-writer, co-producer and narrator of the 11th Hour, a well-received 2007 documentary on the world's eco-system, he speaks regularly on ecological issues and is a deeply engaged activist.
Rick Fedrizzi is an executive chair at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), as well as a founding chair & former CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He was previously CEO of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and served as an executive at United Technologies Corporation (UTC)’s Carrier Corporation for over 25 years.
Rick authored Greenthink: How Profit Can Save The Planet in 2015, and is married to Cathy, who is an educator and teacher.
Dr. Jane Goodall
A world-renowned primatologist, Jane is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her institute is a global community conservation organization involved in the protection of chimpanzees, inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.
Lee H. Hamilton
Lee H. Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, a non-partisan educational institution seeking to improve the public’s understanding of Congress and to inspire young people and adults to take an active part in revitalizing representative government in America.
Norman Lear is an American television writer and producer of popular sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude.In 1997 Norman and his wife, Lyn, founded the Lear Family Foundation to support a wide range of nonprofit organizations across the country.
Chief Oren Lyons
Onondaga Chief and Faithkeeper, Oren Lyons is deeply involved in creating awareness around the critical, urgent challenges that global warming and resulting climate changes present to Indigenous people and all human beings. He stresses that the principles that traditionally nurtured the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the natural world can serve as a starting point to turning the tide against global warming.
Pat Mitchell is a journalist and Emmy-winning producer and executive. She has focused on sharing women’s stories and is the editorial director of TEDWomen. In addition to her accomplishments both on and off the screen, Mitchell is known for her humanitarian efforts and for her work as a dedicated member of numerous nonprofit boards. She is chair of the Sundance Institute and the Women’s Media Centre. She is also a founding board member of V-Day, a global movement to end violence and a founding member of Mikhail Gorbachev's global environmental organization, Green Cross International.
Christiana is the founder of Flourish.ink where she curates and catalyzes conversations on the future of food through research, events and advocacy. She curates the Flourish content for the Near Future Summit and advises several food initiatives and serves on the board of Unreasonable Group. Her research at City, University of London focused on the future of meat from a food policy perspective. Her background spans environmental and social entrepreneurship, investment, non-profit and foundation leadership.
Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental and social activist, and is a member of the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit organization for developing affordable housing. Norton is president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He also raises money for charity through Crowdrise, a social networking community for volunteers and a micro-donations fundraising platform. In July 2010, Norton was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Yoko Ono is a Global Green Honorary Board Emeritus. Famously married to John Lennon, Yoko Ono in her own right is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese, and filmmaking. In 2012, Ono received the Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award. The award is given annually in recognition of extraordinary, nonviolent commitment to human rights. Ono continued her social activism when she inaugurated a biennial $50,000 LennonOno Grant for Peace in 2002. She also co-founded the group Artists Against Fracking in 2012.
Acclaimed actor, director and producer Robert Redford is an avid environmentalist and also a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He hails from Santa Monica, California and studied acting in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Television and stage experience led him to film and television roles. His breakthrough role was as the Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), when he was 32. The 'Way We Were' and 'The Sting', both released in 1973, made Redford the number one box office star for the next three years. Redford used his clout to advance environmental causes and his wealth to acquire Utah property, which he transformed into a ranch and the Sundance ski resort. In 1980 he established the Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers.
Scott Seydel is President and CEO of The Seydel Companies, Inc. Seydel partners with leading environmental organizations and industry associations to understand how one can reduce environmental impact. Seydel serves on a number of boards, including Global Green, the GreenBlue Institute and is one of the founders of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. He is also a former Director of the National Recycling Coalition and Vice Chair of the Container Recycling Institute.
Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III, born 19 November, 1938, is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is best known as the founder of the cable television network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition to CNN, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is well known for his $1 billion pledge to the United Nations donated through his United Nations Foundation.
In addition to his charitable donations, Turner has devoted his assets to a blend of environmentalism and capitalism. He also created the environmental education/action animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Board of Directors
Diane Meyer Simon
Founder of Global Green
Co-Chair of Global Green, Founder of Curagenics & President of Brellascope
Trammell S. Crow
Co-Chair of Global Green & Founder of EarthX
Chairman of Green Cross, CEO of Global Green
Carlton A. Brown
Founding partner & COO of Full Spectrum NY
Vice Chair of Global Green & CEO of EarthX Film
Senior Vice President of Principal Gifts for The New York Academy of Sciences
Chairman of the Board for EarthX
Treasurer of Board & CEO of Junior Achievement
Former Atlanta Falcons football player & Founder of The Ovie Mughelli Foundation
Board of Directors, Legal Advisor