Heroes of Sustainability Gala Dinner | Denver, CO | April 2016
Heroes of Sustainability Gala Dinner | Denver, CO | May 2015
The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado believes that sustainability can be a reality. Our work enables communities to recognize sustainable opportunities and harness them for economic, environmental, and social gain.
The Alliance is the organization at the confluence of sustainability in Colorado, and The Alliance Center is the living example of sustainability in action, amplifying the impact of organizations changing the state for the better.
Ramping Up Renewables Workshop | Boston, MA | July 2015
Altenex is the energy management network that Fortune 1000 companies, universities and municipalities use to source clean power for their power portfolios. Altenex leverages market-leading experience, technology and track record in every customer engagement. They help customers develop world-class renewable energy strategies and procurement programs.
City of Denver
2016 Sustainable Denver Summit
The Sustainable Denver Summit brings together hundreds of leaders from across the city’s business, nonprofit and civic communities to develop and announce commitments for new and expanded initiatives that will help Denver achieve its ambitious 2020 Sustainability Goals.
The 2016 Sustainable Denver Summit process generated over 70 new commitments to action with more than 500 participants and 6 tracks. In 2016, both Nexus Networking and a dedicated Exhibit Hall coffee break were offered along with Keynote presentations from Mayor Michael Hancock and Gil Penalosa of 8 80 cities.
Denver is a special place. A modern metropolis, in the shadow of the Rockies and spilling onto expansive plains.
Here, health and vitality are a way of life. And a way of living. Neighbors know each other. They respect each other. They aspire to make Denver the best place it can be.
By far, our people are our greatest renewable resource. We are a community that embraces diversity and a spirit of cooperation. Whether by protecting resources, air and shared natural spaces, pioneering alternative transportation, or by innovating the ways workplaces and neighborhoods develop, grow and thrive, Denver keeps one foot in the present and one in the future.
In short, we never settle for good; we strive for great – to be the bar by which other cities are measured. We will be nothing less than the national model of sustainability, and the defining place where the right thing to do is simply second nature.
The Office of Sustainability leads efforts by the City and County of Denver to secure our economy and enhance our quality of life by ensuring that basic resources are available and affordable for all Denver residents, now and in the future.
Mayor Hancock created the Office so the city could advance bold programs that will assure our policies and practices will protect our city’s resources for the future.
Sustainability is a value that is embedded in everything we do as an administration because the decisions we make today will affect generations we will never meet.
CO Impact Days
Inaugural CO Impact Days I Denver, CO I March 2016
CO Impact Initiative, founded by the Impact Finance Center in 2014, is a multi-year strategy to elevate and accelerate impact investing statewide. Its mission is to catalyze $100M of investment capital over three years into the Colorado-based ventures intending to make a lasting positive impact in our community.
Colorado Ethics Watch
Relaunch Celebration, October 27, 2016
After 10 years of representing Colorado as the only statewide project of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Colorado Ethics Watch has become an independent organization.
Ethics Watch identifies breaches in ethics codes and campaign finance law as well as researches and reports on Colorado’s top transparency and accountability loopholes.
By partnering with legislators and non-governmental organizations, Ethics Watch works toward legislative fixes in accountability and transparency and raises awareness of the importance of a strong, independent state and federal judiciary.
Colorado Ethics Watch has been actively monitoring the activities of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) since 2008, and provides an independent source of information about IEC activities.
Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop | Cincinnati, OH | March 2016
Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop | Philadelphia, PA | August 2015
CustomerFirst Renewables is an innovative renewable energy integrator focused on bringing large-scale solutions directly to large businesses and institutions across North America.
With over 100 years of collective experience across the electricity value chain and top-tier management consulting experience, CustomerFirst Renewables has a unique ability to listen to customer needs, analyze the energy industry, and apply distinctive problem solving skills and experience to produce solutions that create tremendous value for our customers.
R. W. Kern Center Building Dedication and Symposium I Amherst, MA I September 2016
R. W. Kern Center Building Ribbon Cutting I Amherst, MA I April 2016
Intentionally Designed Endowment: Aligning Your Investment Portfolio with your Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals I Cambridge, MA I 2014
"Danielle helped us put on a conference in another city that would not have been possible without her executive-level project management, negotiation, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. Danielle became a key part of our team for a year and worked to make our event, and the long planning process leading up to it, easier for us and much more successful than we thought it could be.
I have never met anyone who could juggle and follow through on hundreds of important details with as much poise and energy. She gave excellent advice throughout the process, and we came to trust and rely on her guidance heavily as we made decisions. The next time we need external support on another event or project, she will be the first person I call."
-Joanna Olin, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Hampshire College
Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. It was opened in 1970 as an experiment in alternative education, in association with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Together they are now known as the Five Colleges, or the Five College Area.
The College is widely known for its alternative curriculum, socially liberal politics, focus on portfolios rather than distribution requirements, and reliance on narrative evaluations instead of grades and GPAs. In some fields, it is among the top undergraduate institutions in percentage of graduates who enroll in graduate school.
Intentional Endowments Network
Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum: Aligning Investment Portfolios with Institutional Mission, Values, and Sustainability Goals
Hampshire College | Amherst, MA | April 2014
Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ | January 2015
Mt. Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA | February 2015
Divestment and Sustainable Investment Forum | Denver, CO | May 2015
Portland State University | Portland, OR | November 2015
San Francisco State University | San Francisco, CA | August 2016
Loyola University of Chicago | Chicago, IL | November 2016
The Intentional Endowments Network supports colleges, universities, and other mission-driven tax-exempt organizations in aligning their endowment investment practices with their mission, values, and sustainability goals without sacrificing financial returns. In doing so, this broad-based, collaborative network will make a significant and critical contribution to creating a healthy, just, and sustainable society.
Working closely with leading organizations and initiatives that are promoting institutional leadership on economic, social, and environmental sustainability, the network engages key leaders and stakeholders in the higher education, business, and non-profit sectors. It provides opportunities for education and training, peer networking, convening, thought leadership and information exchange.
"I have worked with Danielle in three different capacities. She is an outstanding event coordinator who magnificently combines an understanding of the big picture with meticulous coverage of details. She is a wonderful meeting facilitator who makes sure she advances the collective agenda of a team. She is a superb web site designer, who finds the essence of your message and approach. How effective it is to combine all of these skills!"
Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus, Unity College
Experience an engaging and authentic speaker dedicated to connecting with your audience through storytelling, intellectual passion, and academic breadth, intricately woven together with the theme of your event.
Imagine the possibilities of working with a consultant who can help you integrate all aspects of your campus projects and programs, and who is connected to a terrific national network of sustainability and environmental studies professionals and organizations.
Harness the power of a moderator comfortable among a board of trustees, donors, community members, faculty, staff, or students. Cultivate opportunities and creative exchanges which transform how people engage with sustainability, organizational process, and ecological learning.
Utilize the vision of a former college president, the expertise of a professor of environmental studies, and the author of three influential books to create seminars and curriculum meant to raise questions and inspire action.
Path to Positive: MomentUs Leadership Summit I Washington, D.C. I July 2015
ecoAmerica grows the base of popular support for climate solutions in America with research-driven marketing, partnerships, and national programs that connect with Americans' core values to bring about and support change in personal and civic choices and behaviors.
Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership I Tempe, AZ I February, 2017
ACUPCC Steering Committee Meeting I Decatur, GA I September 2015
Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership I Boston, MA I October, 2014
ACUPCC Steering Committee Meeting I Portland, OR I 2013
Second Nature's mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. We accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit I Washington D.C. I May 2014
"As a sustainability advocacy organization, it's very important that we walk the talk. Yellow Chair Events quickly understood all of our comprehensive sustainability goals and worked effectively with the conference center and catering staff to see that a truly impressive number of our preferences were achieved. We couldn't be happier with how it all turned out, including a 97% waste diversion rate. Our attendees were impressed as well."
-Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach, SPLC
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
The Council was initiated by The Keystone Center’s Green Products Roundtable, which supported the initial pilot project for the Council. The shift from “green” to “sustainable” terminology signals the Council’s intention to support institutional purchasers in optimizing the social, environmental and economic benefits of spending decisions.