About Us

Project Team:


Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. Lovejoy introduced the term biological diversity to the scientific community in 1980. From 2008-2013 he was Chair of the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) for the Global Environment Facility  (GEF), the multi-billion-dollar funding mechanism for developing  countries in support of their obligations under international  environmental conventions.  


Marc Levin is an independent film producer and director. He is perhaps best known for his Brick City TV series, which won the Peabody award,  as well Chicagoland, his 8-hour series for CNN. His dramatic feature  film, SLAM, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He’s  also has received three Emmy Awards and the DuPont-Columbia Award.  Marc’s latest HBO doc is Class Divide, and his company just finished  Ocean Warriors, a 6-hour environ-mental series on “crimes against the  oceans” that is currently on Discovery’s Animal Planet.  


Glenn Silber is a twice Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker and producer of 85  prime-time network TV newsmagazine stories for CBS News & ABC News.   Silber has won Emmy Awards, the Columbia DuPont Award, and the George  Polk Award for National TV Reporting, among others. Silber was  producer/  director/ co-writer on the PBS Frontline hour, A Death in St.  Augustine that was Nominated for an Emmy. In June, 2016, he was senior  producer & principal writer for the one-hour special, “Adnan Syed:  Innocent or Guilty” for Discovery I.D.   


Zev Guber is a producer of motion pictures, television and theater including,  creating and producing LOST SHIPS the Discovery/ TLC TV series that was  broadcast in 110 countries. The Mystery of the Sphinx:  an Emmy Award  winning television special for NBC, seen by 30,000,000 in  the United  States and 200,000,000 internationally. He was also the  producer of The  Objective, a supernatural thriller from the director of The Blair Witch  Project.  


Deborah Knapp is a seasoned visionary professional with a proven track record of  success in legal, non-profit, and business organizations. She brings  diverse experience gained through 23 years as an environmental lawyer  and mediator, over 12 years in the non-profit sector, and countless  years as a volunteer community organizer.  Deborah left a thriving law  practice to join the growing effort of raising public awareness of our  planetary crisis. In 2011, she joined Wild Gift as its Executive  Director, an organization dedicated to supporting young talented social  entrepreneurs tackling climate change worldwide.