About Us

Project Team:

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University.  Dr. 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.  

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. Mr. 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 and television, including, the Discovery/ TLC TV series, "LOST SHIPS," that was broadcast in 110 countries and NBC's Emmy Award winning television special "The Mystery of the Sphinx," seen by 30,000,000 in the United  States and 200,000,000 internationally.  Additionally, Mr. Guber was the  producer of "The Objective,"a supernatural thriller from the director of "The Blair Witch Project."

Deborah Knapp is a seasoned visionary professional in legal, non-profit, and business organizations. She brings  diverse experience gained through 23 years as an environmental lawyer  and mediator. 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.