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Aaron headshotI’m an activist, social entrepreneur, organizer, music addict, and lover of nature. I co-own House Kombucha, a family-owned, local green business founded by my incredible wife, Rana Lehmer-Chang. I co-founded the California Trade Justice Coalition, which works to stop bad trade schemes and advance policies that put people and the planet first, as well as Rooted in Resilience (formerly Bay Localize), which works to build equitable, resilient communities in the SF Bay Area. I also serve on Earth Island Institute’s Program Committee and was a former member of the Oakland Food Policy Council. I’ve 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. I’ve also 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.

My 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. I currently live with my partner Rana, and our son Justice and daughter Shenandoah, in Oakland’s East Lake neighborhood. I am an avid gardener, sci-fi geek, hiker, singer, amateur astronomer, and aspiring guitarist.


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