vien truong

Vien Truong


Green for All

Green for All

Nominated by Tom Unterman

Vien V. Truong is director of Green For All, an environmental action group that works to build an inclusive green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Low-income communities, though disproportionally affected by climate change, currently lack power over climate policy decisions that can place them in danger. Under Vien’s leadership, Green for All uses two primary campaigns to address these social justice issues: “Carbon Price and Invest” and “Fix the Pipes.” The first urges legislators to charge polluters, using the money to uplift neighborhoods. The second raises money to help Michigan families who continue to suffer from the 2014 Flint water crisis. Vien holds a law degree from University of California, Hastings, and a Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley.