Dr. Kevin Danaher manages the Outreach Program of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. He is a co-founder of Global Exchange (1988), co-founder of TransFairUSA (1997), founder and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals (2001), and Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center (2004). He was also the co-founder and designer of ESLI, the Environmental Service Learning Initiative, and he created GreenGuardians.ning.com featuring 233 green career training videos and other green job resources.
Dr. Danaher has spoken at universities and at community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can accelerate the transition to the green economy. Dr. Danaher has published numerous articles and is the author and/or editor of thirteen books, including his two latest: “The Green Festival Reader: Fresh ideas from Agents of Change” (2008); “Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots” (2007). His 1984 PhD in sociology is from the University of California at Santa Cruz, with a dissertation on The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa.