Erin Schrode is an activist and social entrepreneur. This leading voice on sustainability, social impact and millennials and vocal advocate for environmental action, public health and equal justice recently ran an unprecedented campaign for US Congress in California – to redefine civic engagement and reinvigorate a culture of public service. Since co-founding Turning Green in 2005, she has developed eco-education and action platforms to inspire, educate and mobilize millions of students and global masses with this non-profit and beyond.
Erin speaks and consults internationally, contributes to ABC, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, and is frequently tapped for and featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, CNN, NBC, FOX, Seventeen, Forbes, more. As a community organizer, she champions civic leadership and environmental stewardship worldwide, launching a youth education project in Haiti, writing curriculum for an eco-center for Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian students, developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana, and telling stories of Syrian refugees in the Mediterranean and Middle East, as well as Native Americans at Standing Rock. After Hurricane Maria, Erin led #ChefsForPuertoRico to serve 3.7+ million meals, then investing in local, sustainable agriculture and food systems islandwide. She is now driving her non-profit’s Conscious Kitchen program to transform school food supply chains and serve organic, nutritious meals to students, elders and vulnerable populations near her home in the Bay Area. This bold innovator is on a lifelong journey to inspire and mobilize people to discover and activate passion for social impact and policy change.