About the Founder

Vinit Allen


Vinit Allen is the founder and Executive Director of Sustainable World Coalition and Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Planet Earth Arts.

Vinit (pronounced “Vih-neet”) brings a 30-year entrepreneurial and activist background to bear on his work in sustainability education. His love and respect for nature plus his vision of a just human society – where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy, fulfilling life – infuse the Coalition’s mission of creating a healthy future for all.

He is the visionary behind and publisher of the International Book Award-winning Sustainable World Sourcebook, as well as the guiding force behind the Spring of Sustainability (in collaboration with The Shift Network), Engagement Circles, and SWC’s series of multi-media telecourses.

He was a delegate at the UN World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002 where the Coalition was founded, and he created and produced the Sustainable World Symposium in 2004 and 2006 in San Francisco. He is also a facilitator trainer for the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium, which is presented in over 60 countries.

Vinit is available for conference presentations and panel moderation.