Green Festival Speakers
Marisa Miller Wolfson
As a full-time food activist, Marisa Miller Wolfson has organized roughly 70 grassroots workshops and screenings of award-winning documentaries about healthy, humane, eco-friendly eating all across North America. Inspired by the stories of personal transformation she was witnessing, she decided to recreate this eye-opening journey on camera by taking three people from different backgrounds who agree to go vegan for six weeks and track their progress on tape. It became her first film, Vegucated, which world premiered at the Toronto Independent Film Festival last September and received the best documentary award. Marisa and her film team took Vegucated on a 12-city "Let's Get America Vegucated!" Fall Tour, where they also collected a Chris Award for best educational film at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival. It has also been selected for the Show Me Justice Film Festival, the Artivist Film Festival, and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. As a founding member of the NYC FoodPrint Alliance, she co-drafted a city council resolution that would decrease NYC’s climate change “foodprint.” She is also the honored recipient of Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Friend Award and is the tickled first ever recipient of the NYC Veggie Prom Queen sash & tiara.