Green Festival Speakers
John Robbins is the author of nine bestsellers that have collectively sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 26 languages. His books include The Food Revolution, the classic Diet For A New America, and most recently, No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution. Currently, he is also one of the most popular bloggers on the Huffington Post. As an advocate for a compassionate and healthy way of life, John is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other accolades. The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to "pursue the deeper American Dream...the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms." John is the Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International, and has served on the Boards of many nonprofit organizations. His work has been the subject of feature articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Life, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, US News amd World Report, Newsweek, and many of the nation's other major newspapers and magazines. His life and work have also been featured in an award-winning hour long PBS special titled Diet For A New America. John lives with his wife of 45 years, Deo, their son Ocean and his wife Michele, and their grandsons River and Bodhi, outside Santa Cruz, California. Their home is powered entirely by solar electricity.