MEP has a team of volunteers all over the world.

Would you like to join the team? If so, please contact us here.

horizontallingBelow are just a few of the dozens who have helped to expand and strengthen the impact of MEP

Parachutes For The Planet Co-Directors Kallan and Kimberly Benson are a formidable daughter/mother team.  Kallan, a teenager, produced an inspirational 24′ diameter parachute for the 2017 Climate March, collecting over 1600 signatures from students in the Washington, DC region. Kallan is the recipient of the National Aquarium’s 2018 Promise for the Planet youth award, recognizing her efforts in ocean conservation initiatives. They live next to the Chesapeake Bay.

Daisy Chan is based in Guilin, China, and has assisted in connecting MEP with local schools and is responsible for bringing the Mother Earth sculpture to China. Daisy is a travel agent.

Lloyd Chrein is the webmaster for He has provided enormous assistance with the creation and maintenance of this website.

Carmen Collins is our first MEP intern and is responsible for collecting news articles about how countries are focused on saving the environment. All of this information is posted on our Country Achievements page and on social media. Carmen is presently a student at George Washington University.

Cinzia Furlanetto is a translator and interpreter for MEP, and assists with communications in various countries. She is also a dog lover.

Steve Gottlieb travels the world representing MEP. He meets with local eco-organizations and establishes collaborations. Steve most recently was in Portugal helping to bring a Mother Earth sculpture to its capital city of Lisbon. Steve is an established professional photographer and a nationally ranked tennis player.

Dan Liungman is Swedish and presently lives in the US. He is focused on outreach of youth organizations worldwide, specifically related to the Parachutes For The Planet project.

Leo Modjo Kenmogne is a physician who now believes that a large number of patients she treats have been affected by man-made environmental hazards, such as air pollution. Thus, joining the MEP team has been natural for her and she has been instrumental in coordinating the placement of the Mother Earth sculpture in Cameroon’s capital city of Yaoundé.

Lance Reich is a patent attorney and has handled all of the legal matters related to trademarks for the Mother Earth Project.

Jeremy Schulman is an attorney who provides legal services for MEP, including creating its 501(c)3 status.

Jeffrey Slavin is the mayor of the Town of Somerset, Maryland, where MEP began. This town has many green initiatives, such as being a Tree City, LED street lights, composting, recycling, and he and the town supports MEP in many ways.

Joe Sternlieb is the CEO and President of Georgetown Business Improvement District, BID. Joe was instrumental in negotiating the details that allowed the first Mother Earth sculpture to be installed, now located along the Potomac River in Washington, DC.

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