- Developed recommendations for US mayors on what to advocate for from the Biden administration and Congress to help
cities become carbon neutral, and created an advocacy toolkit.
The InterAction Council -- Researched and wrote major paper and delivered expert presentation
on marine plastic pollution and the connections to climate change and human and planetary health. (The InterAction Council
is composed of former heads of state committed to taking action on some of humanity's most pressing problems, including climate
change, nuclear proliferation and refugees. Members include Oscar Arias, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Vicente Fox, Bertie
Ahern, Jerry Rawlings, and Viktor Yushenko.)
Charitable Trusts - Served as an expert reviewer on three reports about corporate actions to reduce plastic
IDEO/Closed Loop Partners/Starbucks/McDonalds --
Mentored suppliers in the Starbucks/McDonalds "NextGen Cup Challenge," a sustainable design and material and chemical
innovation project to eliminate plastic waste by reinventing the "disposable" cup.
The Elders/Christensen Global Strategies -- Co-authored
recommendations on how The Elders can help accelerate climate change mitigation, prevent violence related to natural
resource conflicts, restore environmental services, and reduce poverty. (The Elders was founded by Nelson Mandela and
is composed of world statespeople, including Jimmy Carter, Ban Ki-Moon and Gro Harlem Brundtland, working to solve
some of the world's most pressing, interconnected problems.)
White House Council on Environmental Quality -- Developed President Clinton's twenty-fifth
anniversary report to Congress on environmental trends.
Science Foundation/Brown University - As Executive Director, engaged over 35 countries in creating a functional
international ecological research network to share data and identify global trends. Developed budget
and legal infrastructure. Led participatory stakeholder process to produce strategic, operations, funding, communications
and evaluation plans. Comparable to launching a start-up.
Embassy of Ecuador/Galapagos Conservancy Foundation -- Served as interim Executive
Director and helped establish the Foundation.
Packard -- Provided strategic guidance on climate policy, stakeholder engagement and participation
in Governor Schwarzenegger's global climate summit and his UNFCCC delegation.
Clinton Global Initiative -- Served on climate and energy team at
the annual conferences; co-developed agendas; moderated roundtable discussions among leading climate scientists, policymakers
and industry leaders.
The World Economic
Forum/Booz Allen & Hamilton -- Developed climate change science, policy and technology status report
and formulated climate policy recommendations for the automobile industry.
California Environmental Voters (formerly California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)) - provided
expertise to inform its Policy Roadmap -- recommendations for legislators and other community leaders on state climate policy.
Reviewed and edited sections including toxics and pollution chapter, covering needed changes in the oil and gas, plastics,
waste, air qualilty and drinking water sectors.
374 Water – Wrote
a white paper on the global PFAS challenge and a framework for action to address it (with Dave Grossman, Green Light Consulting).
(formerly The Center for Carbon Removal) --
Coordinated with California governor's office, state and city agencies, and members of the Global Climate Action Summit advisory
committee to develop strategy and content for the Center's VIP carbon removal event at the Summit.
Ipas - In conjunction with The Freimuth Group, conducted a landscape assessment and developed
strategic recommendations for establishing a climate justice program at Ipas, an international reproductive justice and gender
equity organization. Determined the most effective role that Ipas could play at the intersection of climate change, conservation,
and reproductive health, rights and services, and identified potential partners, owing to the fact that women and girls are
disproportionately impacted by climate-related disasters.
The Energy Foundation -- Supported implementation of the Foundation's Coal Match experiment, a partnership with the Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies,
other funders and the Sierra Club to fund work on retiring US coal plants, preventing construction of coal-export infrastructure,
and pressing for strong EPA regulations on emissions from new and existing coal plants.
The Energy Foundation -- Conducted extensive California
Global Warming Solutions Act (AB-32) stakeholder scoping effort (legislature, administration, environmental
groups, environmental justice advocates, & business); determined each group's educational needs in order to craft
optimal implementation policies.
Wind Energy Association (CalWEA) -- Advised CalWEA on rationale and strategy for its involvement in developing
California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB-32) implementation policies. Built relationships with stakeholders
to advance policy goals. Achieved primary policy goal (33% Renewable Portfolio Standard in State's implementation plan.)
The Climate Action Reserve/Climate Registry - Provided
organizational development advice and strategic guidance on state, national and international climate policy and UN engagement.
Represented Registry as member of California Governor Schwarzenegger's delegation to the UN climate negotiations. Received
award for contribution to the organization.
Union of Concerned Scientists -- Provided recommendations on developing an integrated research program
on how climate change exacerbates competition for land (i.e., agriculture, energy, biofuels, forests, water, development,
and conservation). Researched peer institutions' efforts and identified existing knowledge gaps, fruitful
potential areas for UCS work, potential partners and likely funding sources.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) -- Developed strategic
outreach plan and mobilized legislative and business support for the renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, habitat
protection and water conservation provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill.
Natural Resources Defense Council -- Developed strategic outreach plans
for two NRDC-led coalitions' successful effort to gain public, business-sector and government support for California
marine protected areas.
ForestEthics) -- Developed strategies and conducted outreach to state legislators, state and federal agencies and environmental
leaders to prevent additional crude oil imports to California from the Ecuadorian Amazon and help prevent destruction of 7
million acres of intact rainforest and Indigenous communities through new drilling.
Procter & Gamble -- Identified global partners for corporate
sustainable development business model and new products.
Inc. -- Identified profitable sustainable development projects.
Corporate EcoForum (CEF) -- Led panel on strategic partnerships and facilitated
C-level roundtables for CEF, the invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a
serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue.
International Forum on Globalization/The Energy Foundation -- Provided strategic guidance and
prepared report on linking the U.S. clean tech industry's market expansion needs to developing countries' demands in the U.N.
climate negotiations for technology transfer.
Nations World Environment Day/Mitsubishi Corporation --Developed, organized and hosted leadership symposium
on energy conservation, renewable energy, and climate change.
World Climate Summit/Christensen Global Strategies -- Developed strategy, corporate participation
and programming for the World Climate Summit and Gigaton Awards - the UNFCCC-sanctioned global business events that take place
concurrently with the UN climate treaty negotiations to increase financing and deployment of clean technologies.
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) -- Developed briefing
for Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on the American economic recovery potential of clean technologies and
The Cleantech Group LLC
& Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) -- Co-researched and co-authored "Cleantech 2009: The Emergence
of a Low Carbon Economy."
Awards/The Tech Museum/Applied Materials - connected Tech Award laureates with funding and other resources to
help launch their technology innovations. The awards program honors innovators from around the world who use technology
to benefit humanity.
of Public Administration -- Evaluated federal environmental reinvention initiatives; co-authored report
to Congress on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Chinese Academy of Sciences -- Researched sustainable agriculture and energy;
published article on biogas energy generation.
UNICEF -- Researched
sustainable agriculture and forestry in Asia, Africa, Latin America.
Oxfam America/David Gardiner & Associates -- Identified the issues critical to
assessing the economic and social impacts of fair trade and environmental certification programs on coffee workers in Central
Sample Community Development
Projects -- Developed ecotourism program, China; led community development project, Kenya; helped Mexican
communities increase income from environmental micro-enterprise projects