Green Festival Speakers

Gabriel Elsner

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Gabriel Elsner is currently the Campaign Director for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. During the fall 2010 elections, Gabriel helped to mobilize the youth vote and soundly defeat the dirty energy proposition, Prop. 23. Under his leadership, the CSSC reached over 500,000 voters and exposed big oil companies funding the "Yes on 23" campaign through both online and offline strategies. He previously served as a Policy Fellow with 1Sky, and chaired the Clean Energy Works Youth Table while working as the Global Warming Solutions coordinator for the Student Public Interest Research Groups. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with High Honors after writing a Political Science thesis entitled "Energy Security Policy in Brazil and the United States: Lessons from Success and Failure."