Andrew Tait
Executive Director

Andrew Tait (born in New York, 1955) is founder and architect of The Environmental Community™. With over 72 member organizations this environmental platform will deliver everything from eco-education programs to entertainment, creating shifts in society, changing how people live and work.

Mr. Tait has a Business Administration degree and became a full time environmentalist in 1999. He is the founder of One Earth, One Mission™, Change For Earth™ and Race To Save Earth™. Mr. Tait credits the TEC Team, including hundreds of volunteers that have provided over 126,000 hours of their time toward launching a platform for change.

As part of his green initiatives Mr. Tait focused on environmental technologies. After contracting with two inventors Mr. Tait paid to patent an eco-friendly solution. The patented formulation is an eco-friendly alternative to Chlorine and green alternative that can replace toxic chemicals currently being used for numerous commercial chemical applications.

Mr. Tait established My Natural Pool™ an eco-friendly water treatment for swimming pools and NaturGard™ a product used for water, farm and agricultural applications. Mr. Tait then formed Worldwide Pure Water™ a global water solutions provider. Worldwide Pure Water™ currently holds the patent assignment and exclusive global marketing rights to this unique elemental nanotechnology. To further advance water technologies, eco-friendly solutions and to perform product testing Mr. Tait initiated BioPenta Labs™.

As an environmentalist and humanitarian Mr. Tait states, “Big chemical companies and their lobbyists have bought enough political influence to derail the environmental protections granted by the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Their influence has contaminated the very agencies and high courts that are supposed to protect people and the environment. They have effectively hijacked our democracy and Americans will pay for it with their lives.”

In addition to the application listed above Mr. Tait is seeking philanthropic partners for humanitarian projects. In primarily third world countries the elemental nanotechnology can be used to treat drinking water sources and that could save up to 80% of the ten to twenty thousand children that globally die every day from exposure to contaminated water. Mr. Tait points out that the effects of Colloidal Silver and Colloidal Copper nano-particles on water borne pathogens are well documented. Another global application that Mr. Tait is looking to address is the treatment of standing water to prevent mosquito infestations. This would reduce the number of mosquito borne pathogens and plagues, such as Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, and Malaria.

Mr. Tait has established One Earth Trust to help fund humanitarian projects.

Dr. Steven E. Hudson
Director of Education

Dr. Hudson holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Maryland, a M. Ed. from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Southwest Texas State University. He has worked in the public, international, private, and collegiate areas of education since 1984 as an administrator, teacher, and professor.

Dr. Hudson focuses on instructional development and design, educational policy analysis and evaluation, curriculum development and design, gifted and talented students, at-risk students, special needs students, advanced placement students, and minority education. He has written over sixty curricula in the core subjects as well as science, physical education, study skills, and social skills. A recognized public speaker Dr. Hudson has presented in excess of one hundred in-services, workshops, and staff development classes for teachers, administrators, and members of Tech-Prep Imitative, and members of the Texas Legislature.

Dr. Hudson is known for his ability to motivate students and staff. Dr. Hudson has served as a core campus committee member of three Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation visits, two in the United States of America and one in Guatemala. He has extensive experience working with curriculum development and design, gifted and talented students, at-risk students, special needs students, advanced placement students, and minority education and has been called on repeatedly to design curricular and instructional elements for these areas.

As a socially aware Social Studies composite secondary teacher Dr. Hudson has been instrumental in bringing to the forefront of the educational agenda the need for the development of a social knowledge base and social awareness agenda among the nation’s secondary students about issues of global warming, human trafficking, destruction of natural habitat, and the need for social understanding on a global scale.

LaDonna Stachura
Director of Project Development

LaDonna Stachura oversees teams of volunteers toward implementing platform and project strategies. Her organizational skills have enabled The Environmental Community and all of its member organizations to track thousands of volunteers and interns. Her tracking system enables a tremendous amount of data including all assignments and web work to be turned in from remote locations and then tracked through each process.

Ms. Stachura has traveled the world and experienced many cultures. “I believe the Earth as we know it can be saved, we all just need to do our part. I believe in living by example and I know that I am doing my part in our effort to create change and save Earth.” Ms. Stachura looks forward to working with Environmental Destinations and Environmental Vacation Club toward implimentation of the activist and travel phases of their operations.

After purchasing a home in need of a facelift, she decided to remove the carpeting and create a floor as a work of art. As an environmentalist she knew this would be an easy way to decrease potential allergens in the home. The end product she designed is easy to maintain. Plus there was no waste since her carpent went into a backyard project and was placed under pebble walkways to help block weeds. The entire process was environmentally friendly and her floors were created using new no/low voc paints.

Ms. Stachura’s designs can be found in homes and businesses throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. These projects and other artistic work of hers can be seen on Artistic Floor Design. Ms. Stachura also creates mosaic art re-using glass that otherwise would go to waste. Her tables, windows and backyard stepping stone creations enhance her home and backyard.

A full video of Ms. Stachura’s backyard will be featured online to teach people how to make full use of their backyards. These video presentations will teach people everything from building their own backyard shower, creating an oasis for enjoying their backyards to creating and maintaining a backyard wildlife sanctuary.

Ms Stachura indulges her love for education and creativity as she volunteers each year as a judge for the Destination Imagination region, and state problem solving challenge competitions. "Judging the structure projects, I am constantly amazed that these kids (especially the elementary level) can engineer a "prop" that weighs ounces and can hold literally hundreds of pounds. I look forward to these events every year.”

LaDonna Stachura became the first Director for the environmental platform and she is a shining example of what individuals can accomplish when they are fully committed to creating change.

Ruchira Khanna
Technical Writer and Director of Web Content

Ruchira is a Biochemist by profession with a couple of years experience in the Biotechnology industry. In addition to being a technical writer she also discovered she may be able to use her biochemistry experience developing eco-friendly formulations for BioPenta Labs.

The environmental platform that Earth Media Network is a member of spoke to Ruchira since she had worked for several nonprofit organizations and she discovered that all of the for profit members of this green platform all donate to Race To Save Earth.

Ruchira will also have the opportunity to do grant writing, as well as science and mathematical projects while on assignment through Earth Media Network.

Dan Baxley
Project Development Manager

Armed with an economics degree and a top-tier MBA, Dan was on the fast track to move up the corporate ladder. However, after twenty years with blue chip corporations, he became disillusioned with the corporate lifestyle and his inability to make a difference. He co-founded Automotive Research Laboratory, a company which produces an aftermarket car part that increases gas mileage and reduces CO2 along with other harmful emissions. Dan is currently developing a series of e-books along with a web-based community dedicated to health, fitness, nutrition and anti-aging strategies. The law of magnetic attraction drew him to The Environmental Community.

Dan Baxley has a lifelong commitment to the environment. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, backpacking and water sports. As a former Eagle Scout, he places a priority on the individual’s ability to effect environmental change through action, not talk. Dan states, “If each of us would leave the world a little cleaner than we found it, many of our environmental problems would rapidly disappear.”

Dan Baxley is firmly committed to free market capitalism and free global trade. He states, “We have made great strides in improving our environment through government regulation. But the next phase in creating sustainable environmental change hinges on harnessing the awesome power of the market and entrepreneurship to create win-win scenarios for all stakeholders, including individuals, industry, local communities, state and national governments and Mother Nature.”

Hans Alfred Lak
V.P. Strategic Partnerships

Located in the Netherlands, Hans is in charge of developing green strategic partnerships. Hans studied Marketing Communication at HEAO in Utrecht. As a manager he work has gained experience in advertising, publishing, fashion and tourism. Hans has initiated cross marketing campaigns with companies like BMW, Diners Club, Mercedes and American Express to name a few. He is passionate about the great outdoors and wildlife.

His global Outdoor.info network is designed for ECO minded people and companies that believe the Outdoor Industry should be leading in the new GREEN ECOnomy, one reason why he joined One Earth, One Mission™ and The Environmental Community™ teams. Another reason that Hans joined the TEC team is his concern for and desire to protect endangered species.

As an attendee of ispo winter 09 he’ll share his knowledge, networking with other environmentalists such as Fred van Olphen and Yvon Chouinard. Being a passionate networker Hans is always willing to connect with people that want to make a difference especially when they can become part of a strategic partnership.

Hans is also a consultant for Tiscover.com, one of the world’s leading online holiday portals operating in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy and South Africa. This experience will be put to good use when Hans helps to build Environmental Destinations and Environmental Vacation Club since both entities are part of the eco-travel section of the environmental platform.

His latest area of interest is how to use mobile phones to create change.... “Mobile phones are proliferating at astounding rates across socio-economic and cultural boundaries, revolutionizing the way we organize ourselves and do business.” Hans will be working to advance our environmental objectives using mobile technology.

Jim Windwalker
Director of Wildlife Preservation

Jim is a Cherokee Indian, he became involved with indigenous rights issues in the mid 1970’s and later established a Grass Roots Organization called the Indian Foundation for Law And Justice which later became the First Nations Commission on Civil Rights.

Jim is the Founding Director of the First Nations Outreach Project, a 510 (c) 3 Native American Non Profit Organization. The First Nations Outreach Project owns several projects including the First Nations Commission on Civil Rights, Jim specializes in the Criminal aspect of Civil Rights enforcement particularly on violations of 18 USC 241, 242, 245 and 247. Jim has traveled to a number of Indian Reservations and surrounding Indian Country to deal with civil rights issues and to teach others how to deal with these issues.

Jim is also founder of Wolf Gardens Wildlife Center. A wildlife refuge, rehabilitation and Education center which currently houses 36 captive bred wolves.

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