Green Festival Speakers

Russ Gaskin


Russ Gaskin is Chief Business Officer of Green America, the nation's leading nonprofit voice on green business, green living and socially responsible investing. He is the former director of the Green Business Network, the world's oldest and largest network of green businesses and has worked with small businesses in accessing green markets for nearly twenty years.

Russ has served as a director and advisor for numerous beneficial ventures including eBay's WorldofGood.com, Good Housekeeping's Green Seal of Approval, and the STAR Community Index, a new sustainability standard for cities and towns. For five years, he managed the Social Investment Forum, a national trade association representing the socially responsible investing industry.

Russ also teaches social entrepreneurship, change interventions, and social innovation on the faculty of the master's in sustainable business and communities at Goddard College, the Kogod School of Business at American University, and the master's in organization development program at AU/NTL.