Vanessa Warheit, filmmaker and mom.

Vanessa Warheit, filmmaker and mom.

Vanessa Warheit

Vanessa is a filmmaker, a mother, a teacher, a Climate Reality Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and a member/owner of New Day Films. Her work has been shown nationally on PBS, at film festivals, and via broadcast around the world.




Elliot is a third grade student in Palo Alto, California. He is passionate about creating a healthy planet, building new things out of old junk, The Lord of the Rings, and books by Roald Dahl. He's also an avid cyclist and collector of water bottles.


photo here of Darren

photo here of Darren

Darren Hawk, Animator

Darren Hawk has contributed to the creation of numerous short films, music videos and dance films, including animation for the award-winning 2010 documentary Bag It. Darren is an enthusiastic collector of children's books and an ongoing collaboration has recently resulted in the birth of a boy. Darren currently lives in Japan.


Eugene Cordero, PhD, Science Advisor

Dr. Cordero is a Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University. He is also the brains behind the Green Ninja, a climate-action superhero created to inspire informed action on climate change.


Betty Ray, Advisor

Ms. Ray is senior blog editor and head of community for Edutopia, George Lucas’ educational foundation.



Sven Thesen, Advisor

Sven Thesen is an energy and electric car consultant, with expertise in assisting utilities, OEMs and individuals to navigate the nexus of the electric grid and the electric vehicle.  He was formerly Director of California Business Development at the electric car startup Better Place; before that, he directed Pacific Gas & Electric Co’s Electric Drive group. Thesen holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, and was one of approximately 2,500 scientists and engineers awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is also the owner of Project Green Home, a beyond platinum LEED, zero-net energy passive house, where he lives with his lovely wife and two children.

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Gesela Zamora, Advisor

Gesela Zamora is a mother, Spanish language interpreter, actress and graphic designer. Her acting experience includes live musical theater, commercials, and educational videos for Spanish-language audiences. Her interpreting and translation work has covered the topics of immigration, education, environmental sustainability and affordable housing. She is currently the Sales Director for Bitmagic, a graphic design company based in Santa Clara, California.