Leah Karrer

Senior Environmental Officer, Global Environment Facility

Dr. Leah Karrer is a tenacious champion for plastic pollution reducing strategies. Having spent her 25-year career building, advising and directing global multi-million dollar ocean conservation initiatives at NOAA, IUCN, and Conservation International, she is currently responsible for the Global Environment Facility's growing portfolio of plastic pollution reducing projects totaling over $23M. Previously she earned the Bronze Award at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Head in the Sky Award at CI. As a local activist for circular economy solutions in Washington, DC, Leah is promoting reuse systems at the World Bank and with local restaurants and grocers. Recognizing the power of technology, Leah co-founded Find Green, the first consumer choice platform where users can find, compare and rate businesses based on their sustainability. Leah is the mother of two vivacious, eco-minded daughters.

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