Contributors – Erin



Erin: Erin Schrode is a young ecoRenaissance woman. As the “face of the new green generation,” the co-founder of Turning Green promotes global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices. Since 2005, her youth-driven non-profit has developed environmental education and social action platforms to inspire, educate, and mobilize millions of students and the public worldwide. Erin speaks internationally and consults with corporations, organizations, and governments on millennials, sustainability, and social good – including Apple, the US State Department, Whole Foods Market, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, Unilever, Chipotle, the United Nations, EPA, and more – to drive positive impact, conscious consumption, and purpose in business. This “sustainability prodigy” has been featured in and tapped as an expert for the NY Times, Vanity Fair, ABC, CNN, SF Chronicle, NY Post, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, NBC, BBC, FOX, Nat Geo, E! and various multimedia outlets. An award-winning ecopreneur and “juggernaut in the non-profit and green world,” Erin is the spokesperson for top eco brands, hosts events, writes for The Huffington Post and others, and as The White House said, “is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes.” While working in disaster response in Haiti, she founded The Schoolbag, a youth education project to provide materials for students in need, as well as initiate active citizenry and environmental stewardship. She resides in New York City, recently graduating from NYU as a DEANS scholar, after terms abroad in the Middle East, West Africa, South America, and Europe. Having visited over seventy countries, Erin has developed a keen global perspective and hopes to inspire her peers to take action and make the world a more sustainable, just place for future generations. @ErinSchrode