Lois Barber is the founder of 2020 Action (previously 20/20 Vision), a national organization focused on peace and environment issues that began in 1986. 2020 has produced Action Alerts every month for 31 years that have mobilized millions of citizens to persistently communicate with their policymakers on timely, critical issues. Lois is also the founder/director of EarthAction, a global network of over 2,500 civil society organizations in 165 countries that was launched at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Earth Action is focused on finding solutions to global environment, development, peace, and justice issues. Lois also helped create the World Future Council, a global council of ethical leadership, and many other organizations. In addition, she is an artist and the author of an award-winning children’s book, The Twelve Days of Christmas North. She lives and works in Amherst, Massachusetts.