National Wildlife Federation 2020 EcoCareers Conference

National Wildlife Federation 2020 EcoCareers Conference

Rowan Sponsors National Wildlife Federation's 2020 EcoCareers Conference

Rowan University is a proud sponsor of the National Wildlife Federation’s 2020 EcoCareers Conference. As students, faculty, or staff of a Campus Sponsor institution, you can attend this online event for free! The event unfolds over April 1st and 2nd, 2020.

Please join us for this two-day virtual event to learn more about:

  • Finding well paid jobs in the green economy
  • Developing effective, personalized career plans
  • Identifying top degree programs and project learning credentials
  • Interacting with others across fields interested in leading for a green economy

You will hear from entrepreneurs, professionals, and trailblazers from the leading organizations and businesses, sharing their knowledge on the latest green career trends and current employment demand across a variety of environment and sustainability-related career fields. This year’s conference will include five topical panels, daily keynotes, several interactive workshops, presentations, networking sessions, and more! Speakers include, among many others:

  • Justine Burt, Founder and CEO, Appraccel - Justine Burt is the Founder + CEO of Appraccel, an environmental sustainability consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients to implement projects in energy efficiency, alternative transportation, and waste prevention. The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future, published in March 2019, is her first book and describes 30 sustainability projects in five areas – advanced energy communities, low-carbon mobility, the circular economy, food waste reduction, and nature restoration – that will create millions of meaningful jobs.
  • Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement and Sustainability, DC Central Kitchen - Amy Bachman works as the Director of Procurement and Sustainability for DC Central Kitchen, a hunger and empowerment non-profit. Amy handles all incoming product to DC Central Kitchen including managing food recovery from all sources from local farms to grocery stores and sourcing local food for DCCK’s farm to school program. Amy graduated from Wake Forest University in 2010 with a Bachelor in History and Minor in International Studies.
  • Ava Richardson, Technical Advisor for Food Matters, City of Baltimore - Ava Richardson is a Technical Advisor for the Food Matters Program at the City of Baltimore. Ava has worked to advance public and environmental health for the past 10 years through systems change, policies and programs as an advocate and researcher. Ava holds a Masters of Public Health from Morgan State University and is currently obtaining a Doctorate of Public Health with a focus in environmental health from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Linda Cheung, Founder and CEO, Before It's Too Late - Linda founded Before It’s Too Late (BITL) on the premise of the power of visual arts and storytelling to evoke emotion and create social change. Through BITL she is empowering students, artists, entrepreneurs and vulnerable communities to become agents of change on the climate issue. Linda has 9 years of professional experience in the marketing, finance and renewable energy industries. She holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan and B.S. Economics degree from Wharton.

As someone associated with Rowan University, you can participate in the event for free. Head to  then, select “Campus Sponsor” under Ticket Class and use your Rowan email address on the registration page. (After the conference, you are entitled to a 50% discount on the EcoLeaders certification. Learn more about the certification at the conference or at this link: