Darren Aronofsky Joins Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors

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Darren Aronofsky

Also joining the charity's fiscal arm are Flavia de la Fuente, Joseph Sanberg and Larry Keeshan.

The Sierra Club Foundation — a public charity that promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment — has elected four members to its board of directors, including Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. 

“These newly elected foundation members embrace a wide range of talents and will play a critical role in shaping strategy, advising on campaigns, and raising awareness and funds for our crucial work of protecting our air, water and climate,” said Peter Martin, the foundation’s executive director. 

Aronofsky, an environmental activist who has been actively involved in such issues as Keystone XL, People’s Climate March, Shell No Arctic protests and COP21, previously worked with Sierra Club on a partnership for his most recent film Noah. In 2015, Sierra Club honored the 47-year-old environmental activist as a "trail blazer." His other major film credits include Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream. 

Other Sierra Foundation board of directors appointments include: Flavia de la Fuente, an international technology and chemicals investments analyst at a pension fund and previous Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign organizer in Texas; Joseph Sanberg, an environmentalist and entrepreneur; and Larry Keeshan, a Sierra Club member since 1997, who works as an arbitrator and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals. 

The Sierra Club just teamed with the National Parks Conservation Association and Environmental Media Association for National Park Service Centennial: Give Back Day, held Saturday at Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills. Thomas Middleditch of HBO's Silicon Valley hosted the event, which drew attendees including Amanda Crew, Darby Stanchfield, Karrueche Tran and Laura Regan.