Green Festival Speakers

Sara Needham



Passionate about harnessing the power of the Internet to propel social and environmental progress, Needham manages Green Festival's online voice. Over the last three years, Needham has worked to promote environmental conferences, clean technology groups and sustainable urban development initiatives. Additionally, she has organized social media-driven charity events to raise funds for nonprofits including Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and Concern Worldwide.  She holds a B.A. in Public Relations from East Tennessee State University. 

As someone who was raised on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and spent her collegiate years living among the rich, green mountains of Appalachia, Needham feels an innate drive and sense of responsibility to fight to preserve such tremendous natural resources for generations to come. 

Outside of Green Festival, you’re most likely to spot her hiking with her dog, playing music (she moonlights as a fiddler) or floating down a river in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC.