Green Festival Speakers
Kari Fulton is an award winning environmental justice advocate and new media journalist. Recently, Fulton was appointed as the Interim Director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative. In her previous position as the National Youth Campaign Coordinator for the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) Fulton led EJCC’s partnership with the Energy Action Coalition helping to coordinate national campus campaigns and youth summits such as Power Shift 2009; the largest lobby day and youth summit on Climate Change in United States history. The EJCC youth program supports a new generation of change agents through workshops, leadership development and assistance in building campus and community initiatives.
In April of 2009, Fulton co-founded Checktheweather.TV (formerly Checktheweather.net) a national online community and web platform to amplify the voices of young people of color advocating for environmental justice. Fulton has traveled across the United States, Europe and Latin America reporting on international Climate Change conferences and negotiations. Fulton’s work has been featured in various media including Black Entertainment Television (BET), The Sundance Channel, MSNBC and Glamour Magazine. Most recently, Ebony Magazine listed Fulton in their 2010 Power 100 list. Fulton is a native of Denver, Colorado, a proud alumna of the Howard University John H. Johnson School of Communications and a current resident of Washington, DC.