About Green Seal

Advisory Council

Ed Begley, Jr.

Actor, director, author, environmental activist; board member for Green Wish, Coalition for Green Air, and The Thoreau Institute; Union of Concerned Scientists advisory board member.

Andrew Benedek, Ph.D.

Executive Chairman and CTO for Anaergia Inc.; international authority on water and wastewater treatment technology; founding member of the Council of Distinguished Water Professionals of the International Water Association.

Douglas M. Bregman, J.D.

Founder and Principal of leading Washington, D.C.-area law firm, Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday; areas of law practice include business and real estate transactions, commercial litigation, mediation, and arbitration; adjunct faculty at Columbia and Georgetown law schools

Hal Conklin

Former mayor and councilmember of Santa Barbara; founder of the Eden Reforestation Project; formerly head of public affairs at Southern California Edison, President of the California League of Cities, and Vice President of the National League of Cities.

Bruce Fowle

Green architect and founding principal of FXFOWLE Architects; pioneer in socially and environmentally responsible architecture and planning; Academician of the National Academy of Design.

Geoffrey M. Heal, Ph.D.

Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School; past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; a Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists; a founder and Director of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations.

Ashok Kamal

Co-founder and CEO of Bennu, LLC, gamification; green social media expert; co-founder of Ocean Aid.

Riva Krut, Ph.D.

VP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Praxair Corporation; consultant and author in the areas of ISO 14001, organizational systems design, and management systems for better environmental and CSR performance.

Barbara Lerman-Golomb

Sustainability/greening consultant working with Jewish Community Centers across North America, First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" effort, and the USDA's People's Garden initiative.

Debbie Levin

President of the Environmental Media Association (EMA); TV producer and director; Grades of Green advisory board member.

Diane MacEachern

Founder and CEO of BigGreenPurse.com; author; consumer advocate; green living and shopping expert; co-founder of the Green Moms Carnival.

Amy Smart Oosterhouse

Actress; Chair of the EMA Young Hollywood Board; Heal the Bay board member; co-owner of Bonobo Winery in Traverse City, MI.

Carter Oosterhouse

TV producer; HGTV host; actor; founder of Carter’s Kids; EMA Young Hollywood board member; co-owner of Bonobo Winery in Traverse City, MI.

Jacquie Ottman

Green marketing and eco-innovation consultant; author, speaker, and educator; founding co-chair of the Sustainable Brands conference; founding co-chair of the Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York.

Michele Perrault

International Vice President for External Affairs at Sierra Club; former National Sierra Club President; member of President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development; founder of The Bay Area Alliance on Sustainable Communities and member of its Steering Committee.

Gary Petersen

Partner in Environmental Problem-Solving Enterprises; leading practitioner of recycling and waste management strategies; pioneer of curbside recycling in America; served on task force for Greening of the White House and as member of California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Terry Tamminen

Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency; Operating Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors; President of Seventh Generation Advisors; R20 Regions of Action Founding Chair’s Strategic Advisor.

Eugene Tseng, J.D.  

Environmental Attorney; Program Director of Recycling & Municipal Solid Waste Management -UCLA

Paul Walitsky

President of the Industrial Ecology Company; former environmental manager at Philips Lighting; member of LEED committee and one of the authors of LEED standard for existing buildings; environmental commissioner in Franklin Township, NJ.