Green Festival Speakers

Billy Linstead Goldsmith



Billy Linstead Goldsmith, National Coordinator, came to Fair Trade Towns USA from a seven year career in the grassroots environmental movement.  As a Staff & Outreach Director with Clean Water Action, he recruited, trained and developed hundreds of grassroots organizers and facilitated campaigns on national, statewide, and local campaigns.  He has mobilized fence-line communities, organized public hearings and other local actions to hold polluters accountable. Upon traveling with his wife, Rachel to Venezuela in 2006, Billy was inspired to focus his career on international justice and has embraced the opportunity to participate in the Fair Trade movement.