Lyn Davis Lear is a social and political activist, film producer, and philanthropist and the president of L&L Media, which aims to inspire, educate and activate people about global environmental issues through all forms of media. Her main passions are the arts, the environment, and specifically climate change. She is the President of Lyn Lear Productions, a board member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Sundance Institute, where she has produced and supported several films and labs and founded the Lear Family Foundation, dedicated to supporting civil rights and liberties, the arts, and the environment.
Over the years, Lyn has produced numerous documentaries including “Cesar’s Last Fast,” a documentary about Cesar Chavez that was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, “What’s Possible,” the opening film for the 2014 UN Climate Summit, and two films for the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. In 1989, Lyn, her husband Norman, and Alan and Cindy Horn co-founded the nonprofit Environmental Media Association (EMA) to harness the power of the entertainment industry and media to educate the global public about environmental issues and motivate sustainable lifestyles. Lyn has served as an Associate Advisor to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and has served on the boards of the Norman Lear Center at USC, the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, Population Communication International, and the LA Women’s Political Committee.
Co-Founder, Biomimcry 3.8
Film Director and Producer, Carbon Nation
Professor, ASU Schools of Sustainability and Journalism
Founder, Fazenda da Toca and Instituto Toca
Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Founder, Lear Family Foundation & Lyn Lear Productions
Former Governor of Maryland
Director of Policy and Systems Design, The Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Co-Founder, Marin Carbon Project
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