"I don't believe the solutions ... will come from the left or the right ... They will come from islands of people with integrity who want to do something," so said the founder of The Natural Step, a program for sustainability based on the laws of thermodynamics that was founded by Swedish scientist Karl-Henrik Robert. Followers include Whistler, BC, IKEA, and groups in Eugene, Oregon, and Madison, Wisconsin.
- David Cook, Chief Executive of the Natural Step headquartered in Sweden
- Regina Hauser, Executive Director of the Oregon Natural Step Network
- Lisa MacKinnon, co-founder and coordinator of the North American Eco-Municipality Network