Green Festival Speakers
Amanda is Rainforest Action Network (RAN)’s Energy & Finance Program Director, challenging large corporations to shift funding away from the world's most destructive industries and towards clean, renewable energy. She has been actively campaigning on environmental and social justice issues in North America and Europe for 15 years. In 2000, as a youth organizer, Amanda led thousands of European youth to protest at the International Climate summit in the Netherlands. She then moved to San Francisco and worked to pass the city’s first solar energy bond initiatives. Amanda returned to her home nation of Wales from 2003-07 and founded a movement that succeeded in halting the country’s nuclear energy program, while also working to plan and promote what was then the world’s largest onshore wind power development. Amanda is proud to work alongside communities across North America, from Appalachia to Alberta, who are standing up for all of our futures.