Congratulations to Olivia Zaleski this weeks Climate Community Citizen of the Week.
Olivia grew up in NYC, and went to Dartmouth College. We met Olivia through another of our recent winners – Emma Grady. Olivia is a journalist focused on environmentalism as it relates to business, corporate best practice and executive thinking. Olivia has received a great deal of attention for her work - and we believe that Olivia, (Emma), and others like them represent a new generation of “eco-journalist” who expect straight talk – the truth – from our government and corporate leaders.
We also believe that young professionals – like Olivia - are coming out of college well informed about climate change and understandably concerned – thus as in every generation – great journalist can help shape the agenda and inform the public.
As CNNmoney’s environmental correspondent, Olivia has
interviewed and reported on a plethora of world-business leaders and
policy influencers from George Soros to Robert Kennedy Jr., Bill Ford
and Environmental Protection Administrator Lisa Jackson.
The host and co-producer of CNN and Fortune Magazine’s Emmy-nominated series, “Business of Green,” Olivia examines the corporate sustainability claims and business ethics of America’s largest corporations (including SC Johnson and Company, NRG Energy, and Duke Energy). Olivia is also the host of Money Magazine’s popular do-it-yourself video series, Home Work. (above) Olivia offers homeowners advice on simple yet effective ways to save energy and money while cashing in on stimulus dollars.
When not reporting on environmental issues, grilling Fortune 500 CEOs or offering eco-focused home tips on CNNmoney, Olivia can be found making regular appearances as an environmental authority on ABC’s Good Morning America Now, Discovery Networks’ TreehuggerTV, Hearst Magazine’s TheDailyGreen.com and MarieClaire.com, Isaac Mizrahi TV, PlumTV, the CW, “The Dr. Pat Show” and nationally syndicated morning news program, The Daily Buzz.
Olivia also lectures on corporate social responsibility and
sustainability. She recently moderated the Lifestyles of Health and
Sustainability Forum in Boulder Co. and also keynoted the 2009 Green
Travel Summit in Newport Beach.
Olivia can be found on twitter, facebook, and linked-in
We are very pleased to have Olivia as one of our award winners – and we expect to continue to hear and see great things from her!
Congratulations – Olivia!