sustainability keynote speaker

Lazy Environmentalist founder Josh Dorfman is a frequent speaker on sustainability innovation, sustainable lifestyles, and the rise of the green economy.  As a sustainability keynote speaker, Josh delivers highly engaging, action-oriented, yet down-to-earth presentations.

Josh has taught and inspired audiences at organizations including Google, The North Face, The Anthony Robbins Companies, PepsiCo, Salesforce, The New York Federal Reserve, The Aspen Institute, Notre Dame University, and more. His presentations highlight how to easily take steps to become more sustainable in one’s personal life, how to strategically influence others to do the same, and how to implement sustainability strategies within and across organizations.

A champion of sustainable design and innovation and environmental communication strategies that cut through barriers, Josh provides participants with cutting-edge strategies to create sustainable habits, home environments, workspaces, and communities. He dispels myths that sustainability is hard and impractical. Instead, audiences glean insight into sustainable solutions that are easy, elegant, exciting, and cost-effective. 

Josh and his ventures have been widely profiled in the media, including in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times (here and here), GQ Magazine, National Geographic, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, HuffPost, and Inc. Magazine.

As a sustainable lifestyle expert, Josh has appeared on Morning Joe, Fox & Friends, Wake Up With Al, and NPR’s All Things Considered and Science Friday. He is also the only guest to have ever ridden a bicycle onto the set of The Martha Stewart Show.


Josh captured the hearts and minds at GetThere’s annual customer summit. The audience consisted of several hundred corporate travel and procurement managers from Global and Fortune 500 companies. His 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 global organizations.

Suzanne Neufang

VP-Product Marketing & User Experience, GetThere

Josh delivered the opening keynote for the inaugural Green + Design Conference & Exposition. We couldn’t have asked for a better kickoff to our event. Josh spoke directly to our theme of integrating green design principles into business practice. Our audience represented designers from a variety of disciplines and Josh was able to keep them all engaged with his ideas about being more green without having to make terrific sacrifices. Our designer audience left impressed with his examples as well as his humor and wisdom.

Tim Fearney

Show Director, Nielsen Business Media

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

Josh was dynamic and compelling as our keynote speaker at Upstate Forever’s award luncheon. His addition of humor allowed the audience to connect with him on how we can all play a positive role in conserving our natural resources. I highly recommend Josh as a speaker.

Andrea Cooper

Executive Director, Upstate Forever

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

notable talks and sustainability keynote speeches

  • Salesforce
  • Google
  • The North Face
  • Liz Claiborne Designer Roundtable
  • Anthony Robbins Companies
  • Clorox
  • PepsiCo
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Volkswagen
  • Viridian
  • New York Federal Reserve
  • Aspen Environment Forum
  • World Science Festival
  • Sustainable Brands Conference
  • Geen + Design Expo
  • Climate City Expo (CCx)
  • Green Festivals
  • LOHAS Conference
  • GetThere Conference
  • Sustainable Furnishings Council
  • Notre Dame University
  • Yale University
  • Duke University
  • Thunderbird, The School of Global Management
  • Net Impact
  • Startup Grind
  • Opportunity Green
  • Central Ohio Emerald Awards
  • Upstate Forever

sample presentations




inquire about josh’s availability

Josh speaks regularly to a wide range of audiences. To discuss having him speak at your next event, please use the form below. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

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