Susan Glickman is currently a consultant to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Clean Energy Group. Most recently, she served as the US Southern Region Director for The Climate Group, an international non-governmental organization working to accelerate a low carbon economy.
In addition, Susan has been a consultant to the Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defense and Tampa Electric Company assisting them in the marketing of their renewable energy program. She also worked with the Florida Solar Energy Center on marketing efforts for municipal electric companies’ renewable energy programs. She worked for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment on issues regarding the environment and medicine, the Union of Concerned Scientists on federal energy legislation and with Breakthrough Technology Institute, a group which promotes the use of fuel cells.
Susan also worked for Washington-based organizations, The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids lobbying on tobacco policy and The Trust for America’s Health educating Congress on their need to track illness like cancer and asthma so we may examine the link to environmental hazards.
She has worked on numerous campaigns for Congress and the state legislature, including two statewide ballot initiatives. Susan has trained candidates and grassroots political organizations in 45 states and in the former Soviet Union. She was the founding chair of The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and is currently on the Board of the Volunteer Florida Foundation.
A native of Tampa, Susan graduated from The Academy of the Holy Names. She has a BS in Speech Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. She resides on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the town of Belleair Beach.
Panel: Effective Actions for Addressing Climate Change
This panel comprised of representatives from businesses and community organizations will focus on innovative and collaborative methods to address climate change. As businesses learn to survive in a complex economy they will need to consider how their operations, products, and services can minimize greenhouse gas emissions and create opportunities for climate mitigation. One effect method to be explored in-depth is collaboration with non-profit organizations and state and local governments. Businesses that develop partnerships with governments and NGOs will have more reliance in a changing climate.