Green Festival Speakers

Phaedra Lamkins


Phaedra EllisLamkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Green For All. Since taking leadership in March 2009, Phaedra has led the organization to a stirring string of victories. Chief among these was assembling a civil rights coalition that successfully lobbied for two significant improvements to the House version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act: securing funding for job training, and guaranteeing broad access to clean energy jobs. These are the Act's only provisions creating opportunity for lowincome people and people of color.

Under Phaedra's leadership, Green For All has also won major legislative victories in Washington State and New Mexico. With Green For All's help, both are pioneering statelevel green jobs and energyefficiency programs. Washington's, in particular offers other states a model for not only creating clean energy jobs, but also responsibly investing federal Recovery Act dollars for longterm environmental and economic health.

Prior to joining Green For All, Phaedra was head of the South Bay AFLCIO Labor Council and Working Partnerships USA. While there, she earned her reputation as one of the nation's most inspirational and creative problem solvers for working families. She also earned a wealth of experience that will help her lead Green For All to new heights: