Green Festival Speakers

Evan Gillespie


Evan Gillespie is the Organizing Representative in Los Angeles for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. In that capacity, Evan coordinates a large grassroots campaign across the city to move the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power beyond coal by 2020. In the last ten years, the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign has successfully defeated proposals for 153 new coal-fired power plants around country while helping facilitate the transition of over 30,000 MW of existing coal-fired power to cleaner alternatives. Evan graduated from Bates College and has an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard College.