"My generation has grown up in an age where sustainable, ethical, eco and the like are familiar and attractive buzzwords; the importance of conscious choices is evident. We can shift the market and the world for the better, I believe, but it all begins with information about concrete steps that young people can take and stellar products that don’t sacrifice efficacy, style or anything else in the way of health and sustainability."
Erin Schrode is a citizen activist, community organizer, and vocal advocate for environmental action, social justice, public health, and responsible consumption – who just ran an unprecedented campaign for US Congress in California. Since co-founding Turning Green in 2005, she has developed education and social action platforms to inspire, educate, and mobilize millions of students and the global public with this non-profit and beyond. Erin is the eco correspondent for Fusion (ABC and Univision’s new joint venture), speaks internationally, and consults with corporations, organizations, and governments on millennials, sustainability, and social good. This young leader has been featured in and tapped as an expert for the NY Times, Vanity Fair, ABC, CNN, Seventeen Magazine, and various multimedia outlets. As The White House said, Erin “is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes.” She champions active citizenry and environmental stewardship worldwide, launching a youth education project in Haiti, writing curriculum for an eco education center for Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian youth, developing recycling infrastructure in Ghana, and recently working with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees in the Mediterranean. From her hometown of Marin County, California to New York University to seventy nations around the globe, this innovative entrepreneur is on a lifelong journey to inspire people to action that ensures a just, safe, thriving world for future generations. @ErinSchrode #ErinForUs