DUANE ELGIN is an internationally recognized author, educator, and speaker. His books include: Choosing Earth, Voluntary Simplicity, The Living Universe, Promise Ahead, and Awakening Earth. With Joseph Campbell and a small team of scholars, he co-authored Changing Images of Man. He has co-authored numerous studies of the long-range future—first, while working as a senior social scientist on a Presidential Commission on the American Future, and then with the futures group with SRI International with clients such as the President’s Science Advisor and the National Science Foundation. Duane received the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” He is currently the co-director of ChoosingEarth.Org, a project that is exploring a new paradigm pathway to a sustainable and uplifting future.