Eric Utne

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"Eric Utne is a publisher, educator, and social entrepreneur. He was founding publisher and editor of the New Age Journal, now owned by Martha Stewart/Omnimedia. In 1984, he founded Utne Reader, of which he was chair for 15 years. In June 2006 the magazine was sold to Ogden Communications, publisher of Mother Earth News, Natural Home, and ten other special interest publications. Eric is the father of four Waldorf-educated sons and was integrally involved in the founding, growth, and development of City of Lakes Waldorf School and Watershed High School. He was the 7th & 8th grade class teacher at CLWS from 2000-2002. He has a B.E.D. (Environmental Design) from the University of Minnesota. He is the President of the Board of Trustees of Sunbridge College, a Masters Degree-granting Waldorf teacher-training college, based in Spring Valley, New York. In November 2006 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum." [1]

He is married to Nina Utne. His son is Leif Utne. Eric Utne once worked at Erewhon. [1]


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  1. Center for Spirituality and Healing Eric Utne, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.
  2. Green Tea Party Manifesto Home, organizational web page, accessed February 25, 2013.
  3. Hoffman Institute Foundation Advisory Council, organizational web page, accessed September 19, 2013.