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Sustainability Fair Keynote Speaker Announced.

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Our Keynote speaker at the Sustainabilty Fair will be Nathaniel Stinnett. His Presentation is entitled, “Getting Environmentalists To Vote.”

Environmentalists aren’t voting as much as they ought to, but some recent trends offer hope for the future. Voter file technology and behavioral science have completely revolutionized our understanding of why and how people to decide to vote, and these discoveries present some counter-intuitive and exciting news for the environmental movement. Join Nathaniel Stinnett (Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project) to learn about modern trends in environmental politics and why it’s so important for us to vote in every election (local, state, and federal).

About  Nathaniel Stinnett

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses data analytics and behavioral science to mobilize environmentalists to vote. Hailed as a “visionary” by The New York Times, and dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist magazine, Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on cutting-edge campaign techniques and the behavioral science behind getting people to vote. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on U.S. Senate, Congressional, state, and mayoral campaigns, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm DLA Piper, Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and he lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two daughters.

Introduction to Environmental Voter Project

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Dick Prouty

Dick Prouty was the Executive Director of Project Adventure(PA), an international non-profit based in Beverly, MA, for thirty four years, until he recently retired in the winter of 2015. Under Dick’s leadership, PA, whose mission is to advance active learning, has become one of the leading institutions in the experiential education field and is responsible for 500,000 new students per year being introduced to adventure based education classes in physical education, health, fitness, counseling, and in academic classes with integrated experiential learning. Curricula development, training and consulting, publishing books and digital media, leadership development, and organizing and leading learning communities are among the core competencies he has developed over his time at PA.

Dick and his wife, Doris, have lived in Lanesville, Gloucester for the last 43 years, and raised two children, Ila and Seth. He has come to deeply appreciate the special place that is Cape Ann. Along with Co-Chair Candace Wheeler, and a growing number of volunteers of TownGreen2025, Dick is now focused on developing a plan to have Gloucester and Cape Ann make a difference in addressing the threat of climate change.

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