Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. He embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. He’s been named “The Robin Hood of modern times” by France 2 TV and “The Forest Gump of Ecology” and his work has been covered by media worldwide.
“There was a time when I wore shoes. I had all kinds, of shoes… But as I grew a bit older I decided to break free of my preconceived notions of what was possible. I wanted to push the boundaries of my body. I had an idea that our feet could function just fine without shoes. I had an idea that our bodies had evolved over hundreds of thousands of years WITHOUT shoes on our feet and that today, our feet could probably still do just as well without them. In fact, I had an inkling that my feet might even be better off without shoes.”
Overall, an exemplary barefooter with multiple accomplishments
- Rob is the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco, a campaign that strives to end food waste and hunger in the U.S.
- He has cycled across the U.S. three times on a bamboo bicycle bringing his message of sustainability and earth-friendly living to the United States.
- He as also published a number of books in both English and French