Keynote Speaker

small kathryn-13 Kathryn Blume is a speaker, writer, environmental activist, and award-winning solo performer who has toured her original work to over 50 cities in the US, Canada, and Europe.  She founded Earth on the Air, a nationally-syndicated, award-winning environmental and social justice radio program, co-founded the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace, and is co-founder and Executive Director of the community climate game Vermontivate!  Kathryn is the author of Dancing to the Beat of the Great Green Heart – a collection of political and environmental essays, speeches, and commentaries – and has contributed to the books Beautiful Trouble,’s 50 Ways To Love Your Country, Code Pink’s Stop the Next War Now, Outcry – American Voices of Conscience Post 9/11,and 365 Ways to Change the World.  Kathryn received her BA from Yale with a self-designed degree in environmental studies and theater, serves as board chair for 350VT, and lives in Charlotte with her husband Mark and their highly interactive cats.