Ranjana Bhandari is the founder and Executive Director of grassroots environmental advocacy group Liveable Arlington, which began to organize against the rapid expansion of gas drilling, fracking, and drilling infrastructure in Arlington, Texas, in 2015. The group is known for leading winning campaigns to stop drilling expansion in very difficult terrain.
Ranjana is the 2017 recipient of the GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award and the Community Sentinel Award from FracTracker Alliance. In 2018, she won the Special Service Award from the Texas Chapter of the Sierra Club and is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.
Ranjana has a Master’s degree in Economics from Brown University. Ranjana joined the board of Earthworks in 2021.