John D. Liu
EEMPC Environmental Education Media Project
Founder and Director
John Liu is an ecologist, soil scientist, film maker, and advisor to the Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement. After working for 15 years as a Television Producer and Cameraman for RAI, SRG SSR, ZDF, BBC World, and National Geographic Channel, John began to study ecology. For the last three decades since, working in ecosystem restoration, he obtained numerous achievements as a filmmaker, researcher and environmentalist. Documentaries “Green Gold, “Hope in a Changing Climate”, and “What if we change?” won numerous international awards. From 2003 – 2006 John was a visiting fellow with the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England. In 2006, he was named the Rothamsted International Fellow for the Communication of Science. Other positions include Senior Research Fellow for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, associate professor at the George Mason University, and Visiting Fellow at Netherlands Institute of Ecology. He is also Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland foundation. Inspired by the possibility of involving ordinary people alongside experts and local communities in the restoration of earth’s ecosystems, in 2016, John initiated the Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERC) movement, which currently includes 36 camps on 6 continents.