Robert F. Kennedy Jr. President of Waterkeeper Alliance
Robert F Kennedy in IL
Named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has used his legal expertise to tirelessly defend the health of natural water resources the globe over. Just like our GreenHero Mark Mattson, Mr. Kennedy shows us that people of any profession can make a contribution to saving our planet.
With an impressive list of credentials including a stint as senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council and Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, a long-running radio show on Air America and a distinguished career as a law professor at Pace University where he teaches Environmental Litigation, Mr. Kennedy is tireless in his efforts to raise awareness about this cause. Mr. Kennedy has long had a passion for water, he is an accomplished white water rafter and kayaker and often leads excursions through Canada and South America.
It was Mr. Kennedy’s ability that saw Riverkeeper prevail in the battle to save the Hudson River, soon after, the more than 190 Waterkeeper Alliance members that we know today sprung up all over the world. It is amazing what one victory can inspire.