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Gary Oppenheimer

Founder and Executive Director,

Gary Oppenheimer, a CNN Hero, World Food Prize nominee, lecturer and speaker (including a TED Talk), 2014 Yahoo! News/ABC News “Best Person”, a Google Tech Talk, 2013 Encore Purpose Prize FellowPoints of Light winner, Huffington Post’s “Greatest Person of the Day” and “ 2011 Game Changer“, winner of the Russell Berrie Foundation’s “Making A Difference” award, winner of the Glynwood 2011 “Wave of the Future” award, winner of the 2012 Elfenworks “In Harmony With Hope” award, Echoing Green semifinalist and founder of the Campaign now makes his home in the mountains of northern New Jersey after having lived on a boat on the Hudson River in Manhattan since 1978. He is also a Master Gardener, Rutgers Environmental Steward, former community garden director, Environmental Commissioner in northern New Jersey, an avid gardener, dancer and long distance cyclist.

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