Etta Sara Kantor - USA
Etta Kantor is an environmentalist, peace activist, Reiki master, Interfaith minister and founder of the Planetarian movement. She was the Connecticut campaign coordinator for U.S. Presidential candidate, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and hosted a fund raiser at her home as well as organizing a forum at Sacred Heart University where the Congressman spoke about the Department of Peace.
In the capacity of President and CEO of the Kantor Family Foundation, Etta supported at least fifty programs that benefited women, children and the environment. The Foundation created an organization called the Center of Being which was dedicated to women and children from shelters and provided a variety of free services.
She has been a volunteer for the past seven years at Project Return, which is a group home for teenage girls in Connecticut, and has been involved with the Global Renaissance Alliance, Cultural Creatives in Action and Children of the Earth.
Currently, Etta’s concern for the environment and sustainability has prompted her to drive her car on waste vegetable oil which she gets, free, from a chinese restaurant. She filters it at home and puts it in her car. The media attention has distributed the story across the country via newspapers, magazines, radio and television, as well as Japanese television. This led to her visiting schools to talk about the car and sustainability and coining the word “planetarian” as a humanitarian caring for the planet.
Etta received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College in 1968.
Veggie Car, a Vehicle to Environmental Sanity
Humanity has taken so much for granted and in our arrogance we have taken more from the Earth than we needed without thinking of how it will affect the rest of the world and future generations...