Phil Radford, Greenpeace USA executive director, speaks at a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal outside a public hearing at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2011.
* City: Washington
* State: District of Columbia
It has been a great run.
Since his first day as executive director in 2009, when he was arrested doing a direct action in front of the State Department, Phil Radford has stewarded Greenpeace USA with a consistent recognition that grassroots activism is at the core of our organization. Under Phil, Greenpeace USA and our supporters have used nonviolent direct action to push corporations and lawmakers to make the right decision. A lot.
[caption id="attachment_5376" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Phil Radford walks through oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead along the break water in Southpass where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.[/caption]
But energizing our grassroots has been just on part of Phil's leadership style. Just as powerful has been Phil's oversight of our corporate campaigning. By combining engagement with Greenpeace USA supporters, researchers and organizers on the ground, local communities, and direct communication with corporate officials, Greenpeace USA has seen huge advances for the environment under Phil. From getting Asia Pulp and Paper to make the right call on deforestation to ushering in coal plant closures to pushing some of the biggest tech companies to switch to renewable energy, Greenpeace under Phil has been fighting the good fight pretty good.
As he prepares to step down after five years, Phil wants to hear from you. He'll be doing a livechat on Twitter on Tuesday April 29 at 2:30PM EST/11:30AM PST. Stop in and say hi, ask questions, and wish Phil bon voyage.
Find Phil at @Phil_Radford, @greenpeaceusa, or by looking for #PhilOut.