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ENVIRONMENTAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Environmental author, reality TV host, and entrepreneur Josh Dorfman is an authority on green products and green consumer innovation. As a modern green lifestyle expert and keynote speaker, Josh educates audiences about easy, stylish, and technologically cutting-edge ways to green their lives.

Known as The Lazy Environmentalist, Josh dispenses with environmental guilt-trips and doom-and-gloom and instead recognizes that most of us want to reduce our impact on the planet and live more sustainably provided the solutions don’t cost a king’s ransom or require too much time and effort.

Josh has taught audience participants at organizations such as Google, The North Face, The Anthony Robbins Companies, Salesforce, Clorox, Pepsico, The New York Federal Reserve Bank, The Aspen Institute, Yale University, and Notre Dame University how to easily take steps to be more sustainable in their personal lives and how to implement sustainability strategies within their organizations.

With an eye toward design and innovation, Josh teaches people how to green their daily routine, home environment, workspace and morning commute in ways that are easy, delightful, and cost-effective.

Josh’s green business ventures – and even his misadventures – have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, HuffPost, and numerous other national media outlets. To this day, he is the only guest to have ever ridden a bicycle on the set of The Martha Stewart Show.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Josh captured the hearts and minds at GetThere’s annual customer summit. The audience consisted of a couple hundred corporate travel and procurement managers from Global and Fortune 500 companies. Not only was his style entertaining and thought provoking, his content was right-on and timely for these professionals who are needing to build a strategy for ‘green’ within their own global organizations.

Suzanne Neufang, VP-Product Marketing & User Experience, GetThere

 

Josh delivered the opening keynote for the inaugural Green + Design Conference & Exposition. We couldn’t have asked for a better kickoff to our event. Josh spoke directly to our theme of integrating green design principles into business practice. Our audience represented designers from a variety of disciplines and Josh was able to keep them all engaged with his ideas about being more green without having to make terrific sacrifices. Our designer audience left impressed with his examples as well as his humor and wisdom.

Tim Fearney, Show Director, Nielsen Business Media

 

I was thrilled with how well the program was received — it was a ‘home run.’ Your message was inspiring and hit on all the points we wanted to cover in a positive and meaningful way. The examples you provided were great!

Sandra Cartie, Senior Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

Josh’s address to over 600 community and business leaders created a new approach and dialogue to promoting environmentalism. Our audience was captivated and inspired by Josh’s refreshing spin on promoting green and earned a lot of laughs along the way. Josh presented himself as the down-to-earth, honest and practical voice we expected!

Jeff Millgrom, President, Event Marketing Strategies Central Ohio Emerald Awards

 

Josh was dynamic and compelling as our keynote speaker at Upstate Forever’s award luncheon. His addition of humor allowed the audience to connect with him on how we can all play a positive role in conserving our natural resources. I highly recommend Josh as a speaker.

Andrea Cooper, Executive Director, Upstate Forever

 

UNIQUE GREEN INSIGHTS

Josh’s insights into motivating new green behaviors are the results of an award-winning environmental career spanning media, tech, retail, and entrepreneurship. As a sustainability keynote speaker, Josh delivers highly engaging, action-oriented presentations.

GREEN BUSINESS AND MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

Produced and Hosted Sundance Channel’s The Lazy Environmentalist, winner of an Environmental Media Award  (EMA) for Best Reality TV Show

Created, Produced and Hosted The Lazy Environmentalist on Sirius Satellite Radio, a national daily radio show covering green living through the lens of invention, innovation, and design

Launched and Led Vine.com, an Amazon e-commerce business unit, specializing in natural, organic, and sustainable products

Wrote the green product standards for e-commerce retailers including Diapers.com, Wag.com, Soap.com and Casa.com

Founded Vivavi, a modern design, green furniture and home furnishings company, named to Inc. Magazine’s “Green 50” as a leader accelerating the green economy

Led Marketing for GoodGuide, a “Fast Company 50” and “Tech Crunch 50” information provider on the environmental, health and ethical performance of consumer products

Served as National Spokesperson for Brita’s FilterForGood Campaign, winner of a Gold CLIO award in strategic communications for encouraging consumers to reduce bottled water waste

Co-Founded and Manage Asheville Angels, a network of angel investors with investments in Proterra (EV buses), Brightfield (solar-powered EV charging stations), Emrgy (urban hydropower), FarmShots (real-time farming analytics), Atlas Organics (commercial-scale composting), and a dozen other startups

Author, The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide To Easy, Stylish Green Living and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money, Save Time, Save The Planet

 

SAMPLE PRESENTATIONS

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Ten Years Hence Speaker Series

Josh delivers a keynote presentation on green products and market-based innovations that make it increasingly easy for people to make green choices part of their everyday life.

 

Central Ohio Emerald Awards

Josh presents successful strategies for convincing even the most environmentally indifferent, skeptical, or just plain lazy that green choices are right for them.

 

Google, Authors @Google Series

Josh discusses how eco-friendly consumers choices are increasingly the best choices and how going green is not just good for the planet, but also enhances our quality of life.

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