Laurie David is an activist, author, and producer of the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary based on former Vice President Al Gore’s 30 years of exploring the causes of global climate change. She also produced the HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle, which explores the effects of global warming in the United States, and Earth to America!, a prime-time comedy special about global warming, which earned her a Gracie Allen Award.
Along with Senator John McCain and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Laurie David founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March. With more than one million marchers, the Stop Global Warming Virtual March engages religious leaders, sports figures, elected officials, business leaders, and everyday Americans to address the issue and causes of global climate change.
For her efforts to spread awareness about climate change, Laurie David has received awards from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation, and has been honored by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Riverkeeper organization. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Martha Stewart Show, the Today Show, as well as on CNN, FOX, and MSNBC, and has been profiled in People, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. She also appeared as guest editor for the green issues of Elle magazine, which made history by being the first fashion magazine to devote an entire issue to the environment and print its pages on recycled paper.
Laurie David is author of Stop Global Warming and The Family Dinner, an inspirational green guide to help families recreate community, and coauthor (with Cambria Gordon) of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.