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Kim Larson

Kim’s passions have ranged from sustainable agriculture to outdoor adventure for many years. In addition to being on the Rodale Institute’s Board of Directors since 2008, she has been a leader in bringing healthier food to America’s school children as a founding board member of the Coalition for Better School Food. As a Trustee of Neighbors Link, she worked to better integrate recent immigrants into the mainstream of the U.S. She serves as a Trustee on the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation board in NY, Urban Resource Systems in SF and is a Special Advisor to the national Children & Nature Network as well as the NY-based Thanks To Scandinavia Scholarship Fund. A graduate of UC Berkeley with Honors in Urban Studies focusing on urban agriculture, she holds a master’s degree from the Elliot School of Public and International Affairs at George Washington University in economic/agricultural development of developing nations and Science, Technology and Public Policy. Post graduate studies she was awarded a Fellowship from the InterAmerican Foundation to conduct field research on colonial agricultural legacies in the Caribbean region for 6 months. She was an organizer of an “appropriate energy” fair and conference in WDC showcasing alternative energy options for both rural and urban communities on the National Mall. A current project is producing a film on the power of music and music education to affect social change and the capacity of music to reconcile conflicting ideas. For FUN she has led many adventure trips, both hiking and biking all across New England, parts of Europe and co-led the first USA-Cuba bike trip. On her own time she’s biked across various other single states including NYS, CA and Iowa (5x’s) and in 2011 did the Big Ride across the USA. This past summer she and her son climbed up Mt. Kilimanjaro. She is committed to helping people live in ways that are in concert with nature, reduce our carbon footprint and offer meaning and purpose through sport and the great outdoors. Kim has four pretty-grown children and divides her time between NY and Washington DC where she lives with her husband. Kim participated in Climate Ride NYC-DC in 2011.