The Annual Donor Appreciation Event by AID Bay Area
Saturday, Nov 20, 10:30am PDT
Annie Leonard is the Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, an independent environmental organization which uses research, creative communication, non violent direct action and people-power to advance environmental solutions. Prior to this role, she created The Story of Stuff, a hit 20-minute webfilm and book that takes viewers on an eye-opening tour of the often hidden environmental and social costs of our consumer driven culture. The Story of Stuff film has generated over 40 million views in more than 200 countries and territories since its launch, making it one of the most watched online environmental-themed films to date and sparking a much needed conversation about patterns of consumption today. She has worked on national and international environmental health and justice issues for 30 years and speaks and writes about these issues frequently. She is currently partnering with Jane Fonda on their Fire Drill Fridays project to inspire more people to join climate activism.
Somnath is a Development Coordinator with the Association for India’s Development (AID) with a twin focus of strengthening organizational processes within AID and to connect, work with and learn from marginalized communities in India. Prior to this role, he was an active volunteer for AID for more than 10 years. He was instrumental in starting the involvement of AID in the Sundarbans on sustainable organic agriculture in 2009. Today, due to these efforts, over 30,000 Sundarbans farmers sell >10,000 kgs of organic produce per month in Kolkata thereby increasing their income by 25%. Somnath also helped organize a community-driven watershed development program in 4 districts of Jharkhand. Since this program began in 2018, groundwater levels have risen significantly, resulting in markedly improved agricultural yields for the communities in the region.
Do reserve your spot by following the RSVP button below. We have extremely limited seating available for this fundraising event. Please note that to ensure a safe Milan, lunch will be served outdoors on the patio and all attendees over 12 years of age will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination before entry.