Green Festival Speakers
Ashley Schaeffer is the Rainforest Agribusiness Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network. Born and raised in Mendocino County, Ashley Schaeffer comes from a family of solar energy pioneers. A lifelong vegetarian and passionate animal rights activist, she is fiercely committed to halting industrial expansion of oil palm plantations to ensure that orangutans don't become extinct. Before joining RAN in 2009, Ashley worked on social and environmental justice campaigns across the country with Amazon Watch, Green Corps, and finally Greenpeace for several years. Prior to her organizing career she worked for the World Learning Institute in Ecuador.