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Alexandra Cousteau Will Be Honored With The Care2 Impact Award At The 2011 Women In Green Forum
Alexandra Cousteau-National Geographic “Emerging Explorer,” award-winning filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues-will accept the Care2 Impact Award and address the attendees of the Women In Green Forum via video conference.
"Alexandra Cousteau has been a lifelong advocate for the environment,"
As a respected environmental leader Alexandra Cousteau builds upon the legacy of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In 2008, she founded Blue Legacy, a Washington, D.C.− based nonprofit dedicated to exploring how humans relate to our water-based planet. Through projects like the recent “Expedition Blue Planet: North America”, a 17,100 mile journey across North America, Ms. Cousteau combines traditional film and social media to engage global audiences online − showing how individuals and communities contribute to an interdependent global water system, and how they can work together to protect it. Among other accolades, Ms. Cousteau has been honored as an “Earth Trustee” by the UN and regularly delivers testimony on critical policy issues before the U.S. Congress.
In addition to the award presentation, the 2011 Women In Green Forum will feature a dynamic lineup of panels and keynote presentations, with speakers representing Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, the Clinton Climate Initiative, Intel, and Tetra Pak. The Forum will also feature clean technology exhibits and an exclusive Ride and Drive, where attendees will have the opportunity to test drive emerging clean vehicles including the Chevy Volt.
“We are thrilled to be able to honor Alexandra Cousteau at the 2nd Annual Women In Green Forum,” said Jaime Nack, President of Three Squares Inc., an environmental consulting firm responsible for developing the Forum. “The Forum’s mission is to celebrate environmental trailblazers like Ms. Cousteau and create a community of such leaders to inspire future generations toward environmental career paths.”
About The Women In Green Forum
The Women In Green Forum, produced by Three Squares Inc., is the premier conference for professionals from all aspects of the environmental industry to discuss the latest clean tech innovations, develop powerful professional networks, and build upon each other’s successes. The Forum ibzng is the largest international conference for women in environmental careers.
For more information on the Women in Green Forum and to view a complete agenda, please visit http://www.womeningreenforum.com.
To register for the Forum, please visit http://wigf2011.eventbrite.com.
With more than 16 million members and over 700 nonprofit partners worldwide, Care2 is the largest and fastest growing online community that empowers millions of individuals to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support important causes. Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, that generates revenues by connecting individuals with nonprofits and business that are making the world a better place. Founded in 1998, Care2 has collected over 66 million signatures on petitions featuring timely and important issues. In the past year, Care2 dramatically extended the reach and impact of its nonprofit clients’ campaigns by launching the Care2 Take Action Platform, a network of 100 leading media partners – including Huffington Post, Mother Jones, eNature.com and AlterNet -- that promote Care2 campaigns via their websites and email to an additional 80 million civic-minded citizens. Please visit the Care2 community at http://www.care2.com.
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Three Squares Inc. is one of the nation’s leading sustainability consulting firms. We work with corporations, government agencies and non-profits to green their operations and develop campaigns to expand markets for eco-friendly products and services.