Aaron Lehmer Co-founder & Communications/Green Your City Advisor


Aaron is an activist, writer, social entrepreneur, organizer, music addict, and lover of nature. He co-manages House Kombucha, a family-owned, local green business founded by Rana Lehmer-Chang. He also co-founded Rooted in Resilience, and serves on its Steering Committee. He also serves on the Oakland Food Policy Council’s Urban Agriculture Working Group and Earth Island Institute’s Program Committee. He has earned an M.A. in Globalization and the Environment from Humboldt State University and a triple B.A. in Anthropology, Philosophy, and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University. He has worked for Van Jones’ Ella Baker Center for Human Rights/Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, Julia Butterfly Hill’s Circle of Life Foundation, David Brower’s Earth Island Institute, Grassroots Globalization Network, ReThink Paper, and with the Student Environmental Action Coalition. Aaron’s commentaries have been featured on AlterNet, NPR, and Resilience.org, in the Earth Island Journal, Sacramento News & Review, Oakland Tribune, Permaculture Activist, Energy Bulletin, and the S.F. Bay Guardian. He currently lives with his partner Rana and their son Justice in Oakland’s East Lake neighborhood. He is an an avid gardener, climate fiction author, hiker, singer, amateur astronomer, and aspiring guitarist. His advocacy blog, “World Shift Vision,” can be found at aglehmer.wordpress.com.