Communicating Energy & Climate: A Conversation with Bob Perkowitz and Abby White
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm
Energy Action Network’s Leveraging Change Speaker Series continues with a conversation about communicating energy and climate featuring Bob Perkowitz, Founder and CEO of ecoAmerica. Public Engagement is a key leverage point for advancing systemic change to get off fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We’ll bring learnings from ecoAmerica’s leading research to Vermont through a conversation with Efficiency Vermont’s Abby White. Click Here to Register Via Eventbrite
ecoAmerica conducts world-class research to understand which Americans are ready to move on climate, how, and how to speak with them in ways that motivate action. ecoAmerica reaches millions of Americans from all walks of life through a rapidly growing network of 100+ mainstream institutions and leaders from outside the traditional environmental movement.
What: Leveraging Change Speaker Series
Communicating Energy and Climate: A Conversation with Bob Perkowitz and Abby White
When: Thursday, January 17th from 4:00-6:00pm (the talk will begin around 4:15, with a happy hour to follow at 5:15)
Where: Down Home Kitchen, 100 Main St, Montpelier
Bob Perkowitz is the founder and CEO of ecoAmerica and an entrepreneur, environmentalist, writer, investor and distance cyclist. Over the past 25 years Bob has been President of direct marketing and manufacturing organizations with revenues ranging to $600 million, including Cornerstone Brands, Smith+Noble and Joanna Western Mills. He currently is Managing Partner of VivaTerra LLC, Chairman of Potenco, Inc., President of Paradigm Management, Inc., a Director of SRAM, Inc., and a partner in Firebrand Partners, LLC and Arqua Equity Partners, LLC. In the non-profit sector, in addition to his work with ecoAmerica, Bob is also on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Defense Fund of North Carolina and the Queens University Learning Society. He also serves on the Sierra Club’s National Advisory Council and served a Trustee of the Sierra Club Foundation from 2001-2007. Bob received a B.S. in Social Thought from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He resides in San Francisco and Charlotte, NC with his wife Lisa Renstrom. Bob has ridden his bike across North and South America, Australia and Europe and is currently trying to figure out how to ride across Africa and Asia.
Abby White is the Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs for Efficiency Vermont, the statewide energy efficiency utility that advances sustainable energy solutions for all Vermonters. Prior to joining Efficiency Vermont, she served as the Corporate Communications Manager for NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement equipment for the wind and solar energy industries, where she led public relations, government affairs, and internal communications. Abby holds an MBA from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelors in Public Policy from Brown University. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont with her husband and two sons.