Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Jennifer Schwab @SCGreen_Home
Chief Sustainability Officer & Co-Founder
Sierra Club Green Home
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Jennifer is responsible for all environmental information, education, and initiatives at Sierra Club Green Home.com. She developed the Sierra Club Green Home “GreenCheck” validation program for green suppliers, as well as the SCGH “Green Ambassador” course which educates Fortune 500 employees about the principles of sustainability and energy efficiency and in turn helps them message that information to consumers.
Jennifer studied environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, then she completed her Master's in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design at the University of California -- Irvine. Jennifer is a LEED Accredited Practitioner and serves on the USGBC Education Committee. She also serves on advisory boards for the UC-Irvine Sustainability Leadership Program and the Healthy House Institute. Jennifer consults on energy efficiency and sustainability for various corporate clients, restaurants, and hotels. Earlier in her career, Jennifer worked as a consultant with the Chicago office of Ernst and Young.
Jennifer serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for Source 44, a carbon footprint assessment company based in San Diego. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for BlogWorld Expo, the largest social media tradeshow in the country.
She is a widely quoted media analyst appearing in dozens of articles both in print and online. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, CNBC, Good Housekeeping, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The Oregonian, Forbes, Self, Kiwi, the Examiner, EcoSalon, Consumer Digest, SheKnows, and Planet Green, among others. She has also appeared on NBC-U, CBS, and Fox News. She is a regular green expert on Good Morning America.
Away from work, Jennifer can be found on the tennis court or in the Bikram yoga studio. She follows art and design avidly and is also a trained Cessna pilot. She serves on the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Photography Selection committee. You can find her innermost green thoughts as a weekly contributor to the Huffington Post, LOHAS, BlogHer, Healthy Home Institute, Intent.com, as well as on the home page of www.sierraclubgreenhome.com.