Duane Elgin

Futurist, media expert, sustainability advocate and author of  “The Living Universe.”


“Fundamental to building a sustainable future is finding a common ground of human experience and a shared vision of evolutionary potential that transcends the differences that now divide humanity.”

- Duane Elgin, Awakening Earth


Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized author, speaker, media activist, and consultant.  Over the last three decades, Elgin has explored diverse topics – including the evolution of consciousness, media transparency and accountability, and sustainable living – showing that humanity can work toward a compassionate and creative earth community. Elgin has co-founded three non-profit organizations dedicated to media accountability; worked with the think-tank, SRI International, as a senior social scientist; and worked as a senior staff member of a joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future.  His books include Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich, Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness and Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future.