with his friend and organic pioneer Craig Sams, below
Satish Kumar - Activist & Editor of Resurgence MagazineSatish Kumar is an activist and editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. He is also founder and Director of Programmes of Schumacher College, International Centre for Ecological Studies, and of The Small School.
His most notable accomplishment is a "peace walk" with a companion to the capitals of four of the nuclear-armed countries - Washington, London, Paris and Moscow, a trip of over 8,000 miles.
He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate. Defending criticism that his goals are unrealistic, he has said, Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us to war and climate change, poverty on an unimaginable scale, and wholesale ecological destruction. Half of humanity goes to bed hungry because of all the realistic leaders in the world.
"I tell people who call me "unrealistic" to show me what their realism has done. Realism is an outdated, overplayed and wholly exaggerated concept."