Gopal D. Patel has been a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner and consultant for over 10 years. He has spearheaded the development of environmental initiatives engaging religious communities and leaders in India, East Africa, Europe and North America. He is Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global, a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize Hindu communities globally for environmental action. Gopal acts as an Advisor to number of interfaith and environmental initiatives, including the WWF Beliefs and Values Programme, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He also currently serves as co-chair of the UN Multi-faith Advisory Council.