Green Festival Speakers

Elizabeth Sturcken

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Elizabeth directs the work of the Corporate Partnerships Program at the Environmental Defense Fund office in San Francisco. EDF develops and implements joint projects with leading companies to create environmental change. Elizabeth has led the team working with Walmart to create broad environmental change in corporate practices related to climate change, toxics, and supply chain innovation. Elizabeth also led the work with Federal Express to develop environmentally advanced delivery vehicles, and with UPS to create innovative change in their express delivery packaging services. Elizabeth's work at EDF over the past sixteen years has resulted in measurable environmental, business, and customer benefits across a wide spectrum of issue areas.


Elizabeth holds a Masters in Public Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (1996). She has served on the Surfrider Foundation board of directors (1998-2001), President (2000); Founder and former Chair, Surfrider Foundation Massachusetts' chapter; Board of directors, Environmental League of Massachusetts (1999-2002).