Published on Aug 18 2011 in blog
I've taken a few weeks off from working on the day-to-day aspects of EcoTuesday to focus on a few other sustainability-related tasks. In the meantime, we've had a few shifts in some of our EcoTuesday cities that I thought I'd share with everyone. These shifts include Ambassadors stepping down due to moves, babies, and startups, and other individuals coming into fill their roles or even start new EcoTuesday cities all together!
I'd like to thank the following Ambassadors for all of their efforts in creating great EcoTuesday events in their cities. We wish you the best!
- Carol Guy from Minneapolis is having a baby in September! She will have her hands full with motherhood. We wish her well in her journey of motherhood.
- Jina Penn-Tracy from Minneapolis will be taking her talents and passion to Denver! Have fun and hopefully you can attend an EcoTuesday there.
- Jesse Martinez from San Francisco will spending his time and energy on his new start-ups which are very exciting to see progress.
The profiles of all the new Ambassadors are below. Please take a moment to check them out and be sure to attend your local EcoTuesday event to meet them in person!
Jordan Bellinghausen – Dallas
As part of the Recycle Revolution's Growth and Development team, I reach out to North Texas businesses and communities and work with them to create, implement, and develop sustainable recycling/waste management programs. I also manage Recycle Revolutions social media, including our Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin accounts.
Maria Lott – Dallas
Born and lived in the Philippines for twelve years, and then immigrated to the United States. Texas has been my home for nearly forty-two years now. I am married and our two children are twenty-nine and twenty-five years old. I have thirty years of teaching experience behind me. My son and I are the owners of Recycle Revolution, and have passionately worked for this rewarding business for the last three years.
Michael Scott – Denver
Michael is the President of Career Velocity, LLC a Denver-based firm dedicated to helping individuals bridge the gap between meaningful work and economic success. In this capacity Michael has a special interest in the role of green jobs in creating a sustainable economy. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Sherri Mitchell – Denver
I live in the Denver Metro Area and work in the General Counsel's Office at First Data Corporation as a Compliance Manager. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Law and Public Policy. I am planning to write my dissertation on financial literacy in high schools with the goal of developing a tool to help schools with retention and graduation rates through the use of sustainable resources and development plans. I love to travel, do yoga and spend time with my husband, Brett.
Eric Brown – San Francisco
I am the founder of Mindful Moon App - a positive reminder iPhone application. I've studied and practiced various alternative healing modalities and currently, I'm in the process of combining my interest of sustainability, health & wellness and technology into business.
Ivette Torres – San Francisco
Ivette Torres is a recent GreenMBA graduate from Dominican University, the first MBA program in the U.S. with a focus in sustainability. Born and raised in the Bay Area she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and trying new and diverse foods. She received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.
Fenja Blobel – Silicon Valley
Fenja holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University. While at BU, Fenja built an Excel VBA metric model to assess a household's environmental impact with data collected from a self-developed comprehensive questionnaire. In May 2008, she received her LEED AP. Growing up in Germany and California influenced her understanding of how different cultures, habits, and norms can affect people's behavior towards the environment. Most recently, she lived an enlightening year in Tokyo, where she entrenched herself in Japan's sustainability industry.
Kirsten Flynn – Silicon Valley
A lifelong environmentalist, I am owner of Sustainable Home, an interior design firm specializing in healthy and green materials. We work primarily with residential projects, in the San Francisco Peninsula area. I am proud of my involvement in the Solar Decathlon entry from Santa Clara University. It included local, sustainable and beautiful materials. I have design degrees from Syracuse University and Canada College, am a LEED GA, Certified Green Building Professional, and professional member of USGBC, ADPSR and Coop America.
All of the Ambassador profiles can be seen on the Ambassador tab.