Friday, September 3, 2010

Environmental Leaders- Sustainability Institute at Molloy College

Repost from the Daily Green

Real people making a difference...

Beth Fiteni, Director of the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College

Beth Fiteni was chosen as one of the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 for 2008. She is the Program Director for the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and a professor of Environmental Policy. She coordinates the Clean Energy Leadership Task Force, which brings together local municipalities (towns & counties) to identify cost effective ways to implement clean energy initiatives. As a result of the Task Force, 10 municipalities have adopted an Energy Star code for new home construction, the first area in the nation to do so. She serves on the Town of Huntington's Renewable Energy Task Force and as a core leader of the LI Climate Action Network. She has offered a PowerPoint presentation on "Global Warming and its Local Solutions" to numerous organizations around LI.

Beth co-founded and coordinates the Long Island Interfaith Environment Network (LIIEN), to help local places of worship be "greener" and more energy efficient, while educating their congregations on environmental stewardship issues.

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