Green Festival Speakers

Eric Heineman



Eric Heineman is the Senior Sustainability Policy Advisor for Governor Pat Quinn.  He currently oversees the Governor’s Sustainable School and Sustainable Universities Compact Program, legislation, procurement, and co-chairs the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council.  Before working for the Governor, Eric was the first project manager for environmental sustainability at the University of Chicago. He is knowledgeable of sustainable practices, technology, and education having been a middle school computer teacher at both private and public schools in Illinois.  In addition he has taught courses in Ecopsychology at the University of Vermont and Eco Design at the University of Chicago.  He recently received a diploma in Social and Environmental Design from Archeworks, received his postgraduate certificate in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University, and received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.