Green Festival Speakers
Noland is a serial social entrepreneur and the founder of the award winning Moontown Foundation, a Seattlearea nonprofit think ; do tank dedicated to accelerating the transformation to a green economy for all. Moontown works to achieve its strategic vision through the development of metropolitanscale energy conservation, energy production and energy management solutions that also serve as green pathways out of poverty. In 2008, Noland cofounded and launched the SWITCH Project, an innovative green career readiness program that provides lowincome urban young adults with the personal, professional and technical skills needed to obtain entrylevel positions in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. Noland has over 20 years experience developing programs and solutions that promote in environmental, social and economic sustainability and equity for the Student Conservation Association, Environmental Careers Organization, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, the Department of Energy, US Geological Survey and the City of Seattle. Prior to launching Moontown, Noland spent 15 years working in the information communication technology sector, serving in strategic marketing, project management, business development roles for leading software, media and financial services companies. Noland serves on the board of directors for the Northwest Energy Coalition and Washington Lawyers for Sustainability, and is an advisor for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Urban Enterprise Center, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Evergreen Films and EnviroSpeak.tv.