Billy Parish Mentor 2012....
Living in: Arizona — United States
- - Founder of the Energy Action Coalition
- - 2005 Rolling Stone "Climate Hero"
- - Co-Founder & President of Solar Mosaic
- - Co-Founder of Green Owl Records
- - Uten Magazine 2008 "Visionary" Award
Geographic Interest: North America
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Fundraising, Public Speaking, Team...
"I believe in the insurmountable power of people to preserve the earth"
Describe yourself briefly.
Billy Parish dropped out of Yale in 2002 to help build a youth movement for climate solutions. As Founder and Coordinator of the Energy Action Coalition for four years, Billy brought together over 50 diverse, youth-led organizations into a joint campaign to catalyze the transition to a clean energy economy called The Campus Climate Challenge. One of the lead architects of the Clean Energy Corps program to create 5 million new green jobs, Billy now works with Green for All, 1Sky and Black Mesa Water Coalition on advocacy for green job creation. Billy was a 2005 Rolling Stone magazine "Climate Hero," Mother Jones magazine's 2006 "Student Activist of the Year," an Utne Magazine "Visionary" in 2008 and was named a "Fellow" by Ashoka, the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs. He is also a co-founder of Green Owl Records, a green music label under Warner Music Group, and is a Board Member of several companies and non-profits. Born in New York City, Billy now lives in Flagstaff, AZ with his wife, Wahleah Johns, and their daugher, Tohaana.