promote sustainable business practices

nurture the environmentally committed business sector

advocate for green policies

improve the environmental profile of economic activity in Western Mass


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Tina  has been an advocate, educator, consultant, and director of non-profit programs since 1985 and  will share stories and best practices and  facilitate a participatory conversation.

She was a consultant with Bill McKibben’s global Initiative, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and the Sustainability Institute. She has been providing professional training and support for community leaders and campaigns for over 25 years. In Washington, DC she directed national citizen advocacy training programs for faith communities, and directed Greenpeace USA’s citizen activity network. She consulted with over 400 NGO’s on organizational development, public outreach, coalition-building, and energy and environmental issues. In Massachusetts she directed a regional non-profit assistance center; training leaders in strategic planning, fundraising, and organizational development. As a Campaign Director for Clean Water Action, she initiated and helped lead coalitions on environmental justice, toxins and energy.


Her passive solar, Platinum LEED, low-toxic, largely locally-built “Power House” won the Massachusetts utility company-sponsored competition, the Zero Energy Challenge, and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s 2010 Zero Net Energy Award .


Tina provides free phone support to Transition Initiatives. Reach her at: 413-658-8165,