Mission Statement: "To me the only "game in town” is how we human beings are going to learn to live together on this planet, in a way that not only lets us survive, but increasingly meets the needs of people on this planet, so that human creativity and spirit can be unleashed and humanity as a whole and in its wonderful diversity can evolve, using technology to improve our lives, while also living in harmony with, and as caretakers of, our natural environment, planet earth. I am committed to do my small part to see that these goals are achieved. The human journey is also one of pushing back ever more boundaries to explore the infinity of our outer and inner lives and realities. This is the ultimate human journey and future of human evolution."
Dr. Gary Martin, Direktor der Global Diversity Foundation, Morocco
Dr. Gary J. Martin, a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist, is founder and director of Global Diversity Foundation, Global Environments Summer Academy and Global Environments Network. Gary was a lecturer in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent from 1998 to 2011 and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society from 2010 to 2012. Twice a Fulbright scholar, he has a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in botany. His applied research and teaching on conservation and ethnobotany has taken him to more than 50 countries over the last 30 years. Gary lives in Marrakech with his wife, designer and hotelier, Meryanne Loum-Martin.
Club Tre Popoli, Klagenfurt, Österreich
Seit 30 Jahren trägt diese zivilgesellschaftliche Organisation wesentlich dazu bei, Respekt, Verständnis und Kooperationen zwischen den Menschen der Regionen am Schnittpunkt des slawischen, romanischen und deutschen Kulturraums zu fördern. Das Team um Obmann Walter Wratschko und Stellvertreter Mario Rausch brachte zum Jubiläum auch die Anthologie „Wohin geht die Reise? Vom Neben- und Miteinander im Alpen-Adria-Raum" heraus.