“Drum Roll, Please…” An intro to our Advisory Council

Kat-Color2By Kat Danaher, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Ladies and Gentlemen, to spice up an otherwise run-of-the-mill workday, we have a special treat for you.

Earlier this year, Green Seal was honored to launch its inaugural Advisory Council. The Council was formed to augment Green Seal’s Board of Directors by increasing our outreach to new audiences; helping to build our reputation in the public arena; and improving our access to cutting-edge thinking in science and technology, marketing, and communications.

This illustrious group offers a downright staggering array of expertise and achievements, and we invite you to take a few minutes to browse through their bios and links.

Ed Begley, Jr.

Actor, director, author, environmental activist; board member for Green Wish, Coalition for Green Air, and The Thoreau Institute; Union of Concerned Scientists advisory board member. Website: http://edbegley.com/biography/

Bruce Fowle

Green architect and founding principal of FXFOWLE Architects; pioneer in socially and environmentally responsible architecture and planning; Academician of the National Academy of Design. Website: http://www.fxfowle.com/profile/8/people/2/bruce+fowle/

Geoffrey M. Heal, Ph.D.

Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School; past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; a Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists; a founder and Director of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations. Website: http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/494856/Geoffrey+Heal

Ashok Kamal

Co-founder and CEO of Bennu, LLC, gamification and green social media expert; co-founder of Ocean Aid. Website: http://www.bennuworld.com/

Barbara Lerman-Golomb

Sustainability/greening consultant working with Jewish Community Centers across North America, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” effort, and the USDA’s People’s Garden initiative. Website: http://www.jcca.org/jcc-grows/

Debbie Levin

President of the Environmental Media Association (EMA); TV producer and director; Grades of Green advisory board member. Website: http://www.ema-online.org/staff/

Diane MacEachern

Founder and CEO of BigGreenPurse.com; author; consumer advocate; entrepreneur; green living and shopping expert; founder of the U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum and Big Green Breakthroughs initiative to train a new cadre of women entrepreneurs in sustainability. Website: biggreenpurse.com/

Carter Oosterhouse

TV producer; HGTV host; actor; founder of Carter’s Kids; EMA Young Hollywood board member. Website: carteroosterhouse.com/

Jacquie Ottman

Green marketing and eco-innovation consultant; author, speaker, and educator; founding co-chair of the Sustainable Brands conference; founding co-chair of the Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. Website: http://www.greenmarketing.com/

Amy Smart

Actress; Chair of the EMA Young Hollywood Board; Heal the Bay board member. Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/amy-smart-plastic-bags_n_3940926.html

Terry Tamminen

Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency; Operating Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors; President of Seventh Generation Advisors; R20 Regions of Action Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor. Website: http://www.seventhgenerationadvisors.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=4

We are truly thrilled that each of these sustainability leaders has joined our Advisory Council, and we look forward to working with them towards our shared passion of creating a more sustainable world.

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