Environmental entrepreneur, author and strategic communications expert Josh Dorfman delivers inspiring yet practical solutions to companies navigating sustainability, entrepreneurs growing green ventures, and everyday individuals seeking to green their lives with the least amount of effort possible.
Known as “The Lazy Environmentalist,” Josh has addressed audiences at Google, Volkswagen, PepsiCo, Liz Claiborne, The Anthony Robbins Companies, The Aspen Institute, The New York Federal Reserve Bank, the Yale School of Management, and numerous other companies and institutions.
Josh believes that all things being equal every company, family, and individual would like to be more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way. Green can be too complicated, inconvenient, expensive, poorly designed, bland, or downright ugly.
Drawing upon his in-the-trenches green business, media, and communications experience, Josh steers audiences toward clever, stylish, and convenient options that capture a more innovative side to green business, a more effective way to communicate about the environment, and a more appealing way to embrace green living.
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“I was thrilled with how well the program was received — it was a ‘home run.’ Your message was inspiring and hit on all the points we wanted to cover in a positive and meaningful way. The examples you provided were great!”
— Sandra Cartie, Senior Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb
“Our audience consisted of a couple hundred corporate travel and procurement managers from Global and Fortune 500 companies. Josh’s style was entertaining and thought provoking, and his content was right-on and timely for these professionals who need to build a strategy for ‘green’ within their own global organizations. There was a long line to buy his book afterwards!”
— Suzanne Neufang, VP-Product Marketing & User Experience, GetThere
“Josh Dorfman was the perfect keynote to our conference. The feedback I have gotten about him has been tremendous. Not only did Josh have amazing content and case studies of businesses who have succeeded in the green space, but he was able to give the audience hands on practical advice and take-a ways that every business person needs. Josh was able to do what very few speakers can do…..connect with the audience on a very emotional & human way. By doing this he was able to deliver a message that was intelligent, funny, and inspiring. The title of his talk, “Don’t just be a green business, be a great business” was perfect for our audience. I would recommend him as a keynote speaker whole heartily. ”
–David Etzler, Founder, SME Green Conference
“Josh’s address to over 600 community and business leaders created a new approach and dialogue to promoting environmentalism. Our audience was captivated and inspired by Josh’s refreshing spin on promoting green and earned a lot of laughs along the way. Josh presented himself as the down-to-earth, honest and practical voice we expected!”
— Jeff Milgrom, President, Event Marketing Strategies, Central Ohio Emerald Awards, Columbus, Ohio
“Josh is clearly on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement. He presented environmental action in ways that inspired our group to participate in change and offered a vision of a green future worth striving toward.”
— Mark Victor Hansen, Founder & Co-Creator of Chicken Soup For The Soul Series
Notable Talks and Speeches
- The Aspen Institute
- The New York Federal Reserve Bank
- Yale School of Management
- Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business – Ten Years Hence series
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- International Design and Funishings Annual Conference (Honorary Chair)
- International Interior Design Association
- World Science Festival
- The Anthony Robbins Companies
- The North Face
- Liz Claiborne Designer Roundtable
- MTV Networks
- Sustainable Brands Conference
- LOHAS Conference
- Green Festivals
- Opportunity Green
- Design + Green
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