Sara Parkin

Sara Parkin is an activist for a social and environmentally equitable way of life. She is a founding director of the Forum for the Future, the main center for sustainable development in the UK. The Forum was founded in 1996 with two other former militants of the Green Party, Porritt and Paul Ekins. Working in the Forum, she created the pioneering masters course Leadership for Sustainable Development, in which 12 students participate annually, in cooperation with the University of Middlesex.
Sara Parkin is in the council of the 'Natural Environment Research Council', the 'Leadership Foundation for Higher Education' and the 'Head Teachers into Industry'. From 2000 to 2006, she was a board member of the Environmental Agency of England and Wales. She has also written and edited several books on green politics, being the most renowned the biography of green activist Petra Kelly. Her most recent book on sustainable leadership, was published in 2010, 'The Positive Deviant : Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World '.
Among the awards she received in recognition of her achievements and contributions to education and sustainability, there are an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her contribution to education and sustainability, in 2001, and the titles of Doctor Honoris Causa in Law, University of Bath, 2003 and in Sciences from the University of the West of England, in 2010.

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Universidade Paulista - UNIP
Instituto Jatobás