Meg Ferrigno

Meg Ferrigno

Board Chair
Earth Guardians

For two decades meg has dedicated her energy towards cultural sustainability and environmental justice projects. Her passion for supporting Indigenous people was ignited on an undergraduate research trip to the Himalayas. She moved to Asia at age twenty to study and volunteer for seven + years. During that time living with nomads in Tibet, her spiritual teacher Garchen Rinpoche inspired her to establish The Pureland Project. The nonprofit supports mother tongue education, traditional ecological medical knowledge & sustainable livelihood development in nomadic communities of Tibet.

She has earned a Bachelors in Anthropology & Tibetan Studies from Hampshire College, a Masters in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. She chairs the board of Earth Guardians, a global climate Justice network that centers youth. She is also the founder of MoonPads an ecologically friendly approach to eliminating period poverty.

Track: Next-Generation Design & Business Model Innovation

The next generation or young people are not only leaders of tomorrow but leaders of today, especially when it comes to the circular economy and sustainability. In this panel, we create an... see more

Wednesday 19th October
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM