Festival Year: 2023

Wes Gobar

Roles: Moderator

Hailing from Fredericksburg, Virginia, Wes Gobar is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment. He is a co-founder of Evergreen Action and currently sits on their Advisory Board after previously serving as Coalitions Lead. He also serves on the Advisory Board for ClimateVoice, and is a member of the Green Leadership Trust. Wes is a member of the Black Hive at the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), and part of the Policy Table Leadership Team for the broader M4BL ecosystem. Prior to joining the climate movement, Wes was an aide to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in history. His interest in advocacy began in Charlottesville as a racial justice student organizer at UVA. Wes’s writing has been published in Vox and the Washington Post. In 2022, Wes was named to the Grist 50 Climate Fixers list of emerging climate leaders working on real world solutions to our planet’s biggest problems.


2023 Program(s):

The Smell of Money


Festival Year: 2023