Kevin in his new SF DOE office!

On Feb 6 we asked Global Exchange members and supporters to wish Kevin Danaher well at his new position with the San Francisco Department of the Environment as the Outreach and Communications Program Manager.

As one of the co-founders of Global Exchange in 1988, Kevin Danaher has inspired, educated and moved to action thousands in the US and around the world. It’s an amazing opportunity, and we’ve no doubt that he’ll take the Department to new heights, greening and bettering this already fabulous city. As Kevin said to staff and board, “I look forward to working together to take our global values revolution to the next level.”

On Feb 15, 2012 Global Exchange staff visited Kevin Danaher’s new offices at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, to pass a long a collection of well wishes and love from Global Exchange supporters around the country. See a short video of the delivery and watch his thank you back to everyone that signed.

Kevin remains on our board of directors, and has retained an office where he continues to collaborate with Global Exchange whenever he is able. From fighting corporate bullies head-on to spearheading the US’ largest ‘party with a purpose’ with the Green Festivals, Kevin’s vision, leadership, and charismatic presence are close to the heart of who we all are and what we do at Global Exchange. And he has also become one of our valued GEMS: a Global Exchange Monthly Sustainer.

Kevin remains an integral member of the Green Festivals team (in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in 2012!) as well. In his own words, “My paycheck will come from a different institution, and my main desk will be in a different place, but my heart and wild ideas will always reside with my baby, Global Exchange.”

Thanks to everyone who signed the card. Here’s what Kevin had to say about it: