Parent Earth, Founder, CEO
New York City, New York
Nicole has been working in media production and nonprofit management for fifteen years. Her work focuses on using media and story telling to shift consciousness, create empathy for the “other,” generate compassion and spark social and environmental change. Intrinsic to her work is the building of networks between artists, businesses, social change agents and other stakeholders. Her past work includes producing and directing an Emmy award-winning documentary, video art installations, an award-winning short film festival and popular web-based communities.
Nicole is Founder and CEO of Parent Earth, a new hybrid (non-profit/for-profit) company using online media to answer parents’ questions about food and help create a world that supports healthy, thriving children. See her video, below.
Nicole regularly writes food-related articles and and shares videos for Huffington Post.
Introducing Parent Earth, produced by Nicole Betancourt, October 2009
Nicole envisioned and founded Parent Earth in large part due to her experiences, insights, and coaching as a Fellow.
What will you be in 2050?, a collaborative video featuring Fellows’ visions, October 2007
Updated December 2009.
Expertise: Agriculture and Food, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Climate Change, Environment, Families, Rural, Social Justice, Urban
Sector: Business, Education, Government, Health, Media, Nonprofit
Geography: East, USA, North America, United States