Member of the Advisory Council
Albert Bates is a homeopathic Emergency Planetary Technician. He is founder (1974) and president of Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology (gvix.org ), a non-profit scientific research, development and demonstration organization with projects on six continents. He is also Chief Permaculture Officer (2015) for eCO2, a COOL DESIGN services company focusing on commercial climate stabilization using off-the-shelf hardware and methodologies that let nature do what she does best. He facilitates metabiological entanglement and stranded investment rescues. He was co-recipient of the first Right Livelihood Award (1980) for the work of his organization, Plenty, in preserving the cultures of indigenous peoples. Most recently he has joined the Cloudburst Foundation and NOAH Regen. He has degrees in political science and law and certifications in emergency medicine, amateur radio, horsemastership, permaculture, regrarian design and edible forest design. He is author of 17 books, including Shutdown!: Nuclear Power on Trial (1979); Climate in Crisis (1990); The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook (2006); The Biochar Solution (2009) and The Paris Agreement (2015). He serves as visiting professor for Gaia University, Nanjing Agricultural University, and Gaia Education. As past president of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), he is part of GEN Consultants, designing drawdown ecovillages, ecodistricts and economies.