Speaker Profile

Kim Huynh

Kim
Dirty fuels campaigner
Friends of the Earth
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Kim Huynh is the dirty fuels campaigner at Friends of the Earth, where she leads FOE's campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline and works with communities in the US and Canada to stop tar sands development. Kim has worked on a spectrum of environmental issues ranging from climate change to sustainable agriculture and corporate consolidation in our food system to fracking to biotechnologies, employing a broad spectrum of tactics including grassroots organizing, direct action, and traditional and new media. She was a part of the youth-powered direct actions team with the Avaaz Action Factory, which sought to pressure Congress and the Obama administration in the lead up to the 2009 Copenhagen climate negotiations. Outside of these campaigns, she currently organizes in the DC-area community for environmental and food justice, housing equity, and the commons.