Erin Schrode is a citizen activist, community organizer, and vocal advocate for environmental action, public health, social justice, and responsible consumption, and just ran an unprecedented campaign for the U.S. Congress in California’s District 2. Since cofounding Turning Green in 2005, she has developed environmental and social action platforms to inspire, educate, and mobilize millions of students and the global public. Schrode served as the eco-correspondent for Fusion.net, speaks internationally, and consults with corporations, organizations, and governments on millennials, sustainability, and social good. She has been featured in and tapped as an expert for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, ABC, CNN, Seventeen Magazine, and various multimedia outlets.
Called by the White House “a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes,” Schrode champions active citizenry and environmental stewardship worldwide, whether launching a youth education project in Haiti; writing curriculum for an eco-education center for Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian youth; developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana; and, recently, working with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees in the Mediterranean region.
From her hometown of Marin County in California to New York University to seventy nations around the globe, this innovative social entrepreneur is on a lifelong journey to inspire people to action that ensures a just, safe, thriving world for future generations.