Thursday, June 25th @ 6:00pm
About our Speakers:
- Sarah Elena, Sustainability and Outreach Specialist at Creosote Collaborative
- Lauren Baldwin, MBA, LEED AP ND, Principal, Director of Sustainability at Creosote Collaborative
Ms. Baldwin has over nine years of experience in sustainability program management, including implementation of green infrastructure projects in El Paso. As Sustainability Coordinator for the City of El Paso she helped acquire over $600,000 in grant funding, implemented projects that have diverted over 300 tons of waste from the landfill, and saved almost $30,000 on our City’s electric bills as a result of employee energy savings challenges. Lauren graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and a focus in Environmental Policy and Planning, and later received her MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso. Lauren served two terms as an appointee to the EPA’s Good Neighbor Environmental Board, which advises the Council of Environmental Quality and the President on environmental resilience issues in communities along the U.S.- Mexico border. She also volunteered as an adoption counselor with El Paso Animal Services, as Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council West Texas Advisory Council, as a founder of the Velo Paso Bicycle Pedestrian Coalition, and Conference Planning Manager for the West Texas Urban Forestry Council. Lauren is also a LEED Accredited Professional (through USGBC) for Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and a certified Master Wellness Volunteer through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
- Michael Gaglio, Principal and Founder of High Desert Native Plants.