National Advocacy Center
Eliav Bitan has worked on farms in Maine, Pennsylvania and Iowa, and has a degree in History of Science from Columbia University, with a focus on environmental biology. He has worked on agriculture and climate change policy across the United States by engaging with farmers, researchers, regulators and activists.
Eliav has learned from farmers and scientists around the world about links between climate change and agriculture. In his role at the National Wildlife Federation he works with farmers to understand practices and policies that support stewardship of climate and land resources. Previously, at the Rodale Institute he shared cutting edge science on organic agriculture and climate in the United States and at the Copenhagen climate conference. His Columbia University thesis on the historical context of climate science was published by the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History. He grew up on the rocky coast of Maine, and spent summers working on a diversified livestock demonstration farm. He started the Green Energy Project, a program for high schoolers to build solar panels and learn about climate solutions.