ALBERT K. BATES                                     

Full CV at:

560 Farm Road • PO Box 90

Summertown, TN 38483-0090 USA

Tel: (931) 964-4324 Fax: (931) 964-2200

Albert Bates is author of ten books on law, energy, history and environment, including Climate in Crisis (1990), Voices from The Farm(1998) with Rupert Fike, and The Y2K Survival Guide and Cookbook (1999). He holds a number of design patents and was inventor of the concentrating photovoltaic arrays and solar-powered automobile displayed at the 1982 World's Fair. For 18 years he served on the steering committee of Plenty International, a relief and development organization with a focus on indigenous peoples, human rights and the environment. During his 26-year career as an attorney he argued environmental and civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and drafted a number of legislative Acts. He also served during this period as a part-time volunteer ambulance driver and Emergency Medical Technician. He has been Director of the Institute for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm since 1994, where he has now taught sustainable design, natural building, agriculture and technology to students from more than 50 nations. He has produced the two videotapes currently being used to tell the network's story, Global Ecovillage Network and The Habitat Revolution.