Climate Change

  • Valerie Langer

    ForestEthics, Director of British Columbia Forest Campaigns

    Vancouver, Canada

    Valerie is primarily engaged in implementation of ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest, 6.4 million hectares/15 million acres of temperate rainforest on the west [...]

  • Trista Patterson

    USFS Pacific North West Research Station, Ecological Economist

    Sitka, Alaska

    In her role as Ecological Economist with the US Forest Service, Trista has been a key player in mainstreaming the concept of ecosystem services in [...]

  • Sally McGee

    The Nature Conservancy, Northeast Marine Program Director and Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition Project Manager

    Mystic, Connecticut

    Sally has in-depth knowledge and expertise in oceans, fisheries, aquaculture, and marine policy. Currently, she is the Northeast Marine Program Director for The Nature Conservancy, [...]

  • Michelle Erickson

    Erickson Strategies, Principal

    New York City, New York

    Michelle is a thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by [...]

  • Lena Hansen

    Rocky Mountain Institute, Principal, Electricity Practice

    Boulder, Colorado

    Lena is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, where she specializes in energy and carbon strategy as well as design innovation for electric [...]

  • Josephine Brennan

    Sustainable Value Creation Ltd., Founding Director

    East Twickenham, United Kingdom

    Josephine is a Sustainable Business Consultant and Executive Coach with 15 years senior level experience across renewable energy, cleantech project and sector development, top tier [...]

  • Evelyn Arce

    Coastal Escape HMB, Founder

    Half Moon Bay, California

      Evelyn Arce Erickson, is of Colombian Indigenous Muisca descent and is the Founder of a new business called Coastal Escape HMB (coastalescapehmb.com). She works with high tech companies [...]

  • Ellen Wolfe

    Resero Consulting, Vice President

    Granite Bay, California

    Ellen is a Vice President of Resero and focuses on electric utility restructuring activities. She works with electrical system operators, policy makers, regulators and market [...]

  • Christine Negra

    Versant Vision LLC, Principal

    New York City, New York

    Dr. Christine Negra partners with scientists and public and private sector decision makers to address agricultural sustainability and food security in the context of climate [...]

  • Brooke Simler Smith

    Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), Executive Director

    Corvallis, Oregon

    At COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea), Brooke has helped build a non-traditional bridging organization that connects ocean scientists and science to the media, [...]

  • Andrea Athanas

    African Wildlife Foundation, Program Design Manager – Agriculture and Energy

    Arusha, Tanzania

    Andrea is a Program Design Manager – Agriculture and Energy with the African Wildlife Foundation. Her ambition is to find pathways for societies to transition [...]

  • Abigail Corso

    CNT Energy, Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant

    Chicago, Illinois

    Abby is Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant at CNT Energy, a leading think-tank focused on urban sustainability, defined as “…the more effective use of existing resources and [...]

  • Kathy Tibbits

    Cherokee Nation, Strategy Group

    Stilwell, Oklahoma

    Kathy has worked as a planner, organizer, and policy analyst for ten years with Cherokee Nation, with a focus on sovereignty and sustainable self-governance. Today she [...]

  • Mark Spalding

    The Ocean Foundation, President

    Washington, DC

    Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [...]

  • Dayna Baumeister

    Biomimicry 3.8, Keystone and Co-Founder

    Helena, Montana

    With a background in biology and applied natural history, and a passion for sharing the wonders of nature with others, Dayna has worked in the [...]

  • Natalie Starr

    DSM Environmental Services, Inc., Principal

    Windsor, Vermont

    Natalie has nearly thirty years of experience in sustainable materials management including twenty five years with DSM Environmental where she is a Principal. Natalie has [...]

  • Anna Jones-Crabtree

    US Forest Service, RegionalOperations Coordinator, Rocky Mountain and Northern Regions

    Helena, Montana

    As the Forest Service’s first Sustainable Operations Coordinator, Anna provides both regional and national leadership for the Rocky Mountain and Northern Regions. She works to [...]

  • Christina Page

    Yahoo! Inc., Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy

    San Francisco, California

    Chris is responsible for overseeing Yahoo!’s climate program, efficiency and clean tech initiatives, and providing technical support to the company’s all-volunteer Green Team, an employee [...]

  • Maria Carvajal

    SuMar, Choices for Nature, Founder

    Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

    For more than 15 years Maria has worked in conservation and management of fishing resources, natural protected areas and wetlands in the Gulf of California [...]

  • John Mlade

    YR&G, Senior Sustainability Manager

    Chicago, Illinois

    John has over 12 years of experience as a specialist in sustainable building design, construction, facility operations, and management of strategic sustainability initiatives. His skills [...]

  • Laura Freeman

    Mt. Folly Farm & Laura’s Lean Beef Company, Founder, Farmer, and Entrepreneur

    Winchester, Kentucky and Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

    Founder of Laura’s Lean Beef Company and Mt. Folly Enterprises, Laura Freeman is part of the regenerative agriculture movement, wedded to the local food and [...]

  • Jennifer Mayer

    King County Metro, Program Manager, Equity and Social Justice Capital Implementation

    Seattle, WA

    Jen Mayer is currently an Equity and Social Justice Capital Implementation Program Manager for King County Metro in the greater Seattle area. This role combines [...]

  • Agnieszka Rawa

    Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Managing Director

    Washington, DC

    Agnieszka Rawa is a vision-driven collaborative leader with a 26-year track record delivering programs that generate value, inclusion and social good while breaking new ground [...]

  • Lynn Stoddard

    Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, Executive Director

    Willimantic, Connecticut

    Lynn Stoddard has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University since 2014.  Under Lynn’s leadership the Institute [...]

  • Tim Brown

    Tradewater, LLC, President

    Chicago, Illinois

    Tim is president of Tradewater, LLC, which creates, develops, and implements high value projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their projects result in quantifiable and [...]