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John Polk Allen

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John Polk Allen

      John Polk Allen John Allen, inventor and investor, conceived and co-founded Biosphere 2 – the world’s first and by far largest laboratory to study global ecology. Biosphere 2 set world records in closed life system work: sealing tightness, 100% waste recycle and water recycle, and duration of human residence within a closed system (eight people for two years). To build knowhows required for Biosphere 2 Allen first conceived, invented, co-founded, and managed start-up of nine other multi-vector projects, from tropical forests to savannahs to desert to ocean to...

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Marie Harding

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Marie Harding

            Marie Harding b. November 13, 1941 Glen Cove, L.I., N.Y. EDUCATION 1998 – 99, Karate School of Martial Arts 1995 – 97, 2010 – Tae Kwon Do Institute, Martial Arts. 1994 – University of Phoenix, MBA Program, First Semester. 1965 – New York School of Social research, studies in Asian Art and Tradition. 1965 – Arts Students League, N.Y. 1964 – BA. Degree, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y., 1959 – Miss Porter’s School, Farmington Conn. 1956 – Greenvale School, Glen Cove L.I., N.Y. PROFESSIONAL...

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Mark Nelson

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Mark Nelson

        Mark Nelson Dr. Mark Nelson is a founding director of the Institute of Ecotechnics and has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, ecological engineering, the restoration of damaged ecosystems, desert agriculture and orchardry and wastewater recycling. He is Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Ecotechnics (www.ecotechnics.edu), a U.K. and U.S. non-profit organization, which consults to several demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world; Vice Chairman of Global Ecotechnics Corp. (www.globalecotechnics.com), head...

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William F. Dempster

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William F. Dempster

William F. Dempster Director of Systems Engineering and chief engineer for the Biosphere 2 project of Space Biospheres Ventures. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1996 – Director of Engineering Systems, Synergia Ranch LLC, New Mexico 1993 to 1996 President, Institute of Ecotechnics, a London-based international ecological development institute. (Held position for 1983-86 term). 1978 – Director of Systems Engineering for Biospheric Design, Inc.(Synergetic Architecture and biotechnic Design Corporation), New Mexico. 1995 – Contract supervisor for Silver Hills Development project of EcoFrontiers,...

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Chili Hawes

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Chili Hawes

Judy Ann Hawes Judy Ann Hawes, (also known as Chili), FRGS, is one of the Founders of October Gallery and Director since its opening in 1979. A native of the Rocky Mountains, she obtained a BA in French Literature from Colorado College, with a year at the Sorbonne and post-graduate work in Linguistics at Claremont Graduate School and has taught at all levels of the educational system both in the USA and Australia. A founder and director of Institute of Ecotechnics , she has managed various ecological projects in the high desert of New Mexico, the Outback of Australia and the south of...

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Kathelin Gray

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Kathelin Gray

Kathelin Gray           Kathelin Gray is a director, producer, curator, and writer. She has co-founded projects which integrate art, ecology, science and culture. These include the Research Vessel Heraclitus, Biosphere 2 closed ecological system experiment, Institute of Ecotechnics and October Gallery, London. She was the artistic director of Theatre of All Possibilities, which toured internationally for 18 years and served as an artistic ‘think tank’ for envisioning projects. Its successor is Theatre for the Reconstitution of Reality, a pataphysical research...

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