Global figures announced as Counsellors for Environment Summit


A list of global figures will lend their stature and counsel to bright young leaders at the One Young World Environment Summit which takes place May 19-21 in Tucson at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2. Counsellors at One Young World’s event will work with young leaders from around the world addressing challenges across the environmental field including changing weather patterns, food security and indigenous rights. 

Among the list of confirmed Counsellors are actor and activist Adrian Grenier; the first indigenous President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo; NASA Astronaut Ron Garan; CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray, and Robert Swan OBE, the first man to walk to the North and South Poles.

Other Counsellors include Jayne Poynter and Taber MacCallum, two of the original “Biospherians” who lived in the Biosphere for two years from 1991 – 1993. This is the 25th Anniversary of the Biosphere, a “must see wonder of the world” which houses biomes such as a rainforest, a fog desert, mangroves and a coral reef under 3.14 acres of glass in the Sonoran desert.

More Counsellors will be announced in April and May - for the full list in the meantime click here.

Learn more about the Environment Summit here.

Watch this video to learn more about the host venue for the Summit, Biosphere 2. 
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