Deborah Lapidus

Deborah Lapidus is a Senior Advisor overseeing Mighty Earth’s work in Southeast Asia, the Mekong, and Africa. Her campaigns for the environment and public health have engaged tens of thousands of people, representing a wide range of constituencies.

Prior to her work with Mighty, Deborah was the Outreach Director at Climate Advisers where she directed the Forest Heroes campaign, a successful international initiative that persuaded some of the world’s largest consumer and agricultural companies to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, including Kellogg, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, suppliers representing the overwhelming major of palm oil trade and some of the largest palm oil producers in Indonesia.  Deborah founded the Flying Clean campaign to compel governments, airlines, and frequent flyers to take real action to reduce aviation pollution. She also mobilized a coalition of over thirty A-list musicians and the forest products industry to stop a congressional attack on the US Lacey Act, a law that prohibits the import of illegally logged wood.

Deborah previously worked at Corporate Accountability International, where she led the Value [the] Meal Campaign, working to reverse the epidemic of diet-related disease and foster a more sustainable food system. Deborah’s work has generated extensive news coverage, earning her interviews on MSNBC, the New York Times, NPR, USA Today, and many others. Deborah is a graduate of Green Corps, a fellowship for environmental organizing, and a two-time recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship for Environmental Leadership. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.