Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Environmental speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeepers, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and president-at-large of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and is the first among a new breed of environmentalists.

Also a partner in Silicon Valley’s VantagePoint Ventures Partners’ CleanTech investment team, Kennedy was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Agents of Change.” A high-profile political speaker and activist, he has used numerous media outlets, including his 2004 book, Crimes Against Nature, to call into question the environmental policies of the United States.

Kennedy was also featured in the acclaimed environmental documentary The Last Mountain, the Sundance 2011 official selection. The film examines the struggle to save Coal River Mountain in Coal River Valley, West Virginia–the last mountain in the area untouched by the mining practice of mountain top removal.

As a keynote speaker, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers a passionate defense of the environment and of how its continued neglect affects the future of the planet and the health of future generations. He advocates a direct and aggressive approach against entities whose policies accelerate pollution and maintain the status quo. Kennedy calls upon all people to actively make a difference in their world.