Green Festival Speakers

Elizabeth O'Connell

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www.greenamerica.org

Elizabeth O’Connell is the Campaigns Director at Green America, a non-profit member-based organization working to build the green economy. She has led consumer action campaigns relating to Fair Trade, labor, and corporate social responsibility at Green America for four years. Most notably, she ran the campaign to get forced child labor out of Hershey chocolate. This three-year campaign won Hershey’s commitment to verify their entire cocoa supply chain for all products. Elizabeth spent seven years of her childhood in Hong Kong, where she first learned about the discrepancies that exist among workers around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business.