Ryan Van Lenning is a writer and organizer whose work appears in various outlets including Oakland Local, Truthout, and Ecolocalizer, where he is co-editor. He is a communications associate at California Food & Justice Coalition and Live Local Marin. Formerly an instructor in Philosophy, Comparative Religions, and Environmental Ethics at Sinclair College, he now serves on the Board of Directors of Planting Justice and is active in the Bay Area's food justice and new economy movements. Follow him on Twitter @vanlenning.