The Nature’s Voices Project is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project of the Green Schools Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit organization registered as a public charity, which provides non-profit status and fiscal administration.
Nature’s Voices is an emerging project and welcome your assistance, feedback, insights and support! If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about the Nature’s Voices Project, please be in touch through our Contact Form.
Susan Silber, Nature’s Voices Project Director. Susan founded the Nature’s Voices Project in 2013 after 20 years of being inspired by her work as an environmental educator. She has worked as a project designer, community organizer, events planner, fundraiser, program coordinator, educator and writer with some of the most exciting and esteemed environmental education organizations in the Bay Area and beyond – including the United States Peace Corps, Hostelling International and Acterra. Susan was the Green Star Schools Coordinator with the Green Schools Initiative and is founder of the Northern California Community Resilience Network, helping communities building resilient and regenerative communities. Contact Susan directly: susan”at”greenschools.net.
Katy Perry, Program Director, Green Schools Alliance. After teaching middle and high school science for 10 years in Buffalo, NY and Farmington, CT, Katy was the first-ever sustainability coordinator at Miss Porter’s School. She joined the GSA staff in 2009 and has worked tirelessly ever since to promote environmental action and education through such programs as the GSA Peer-to-Peer network, Student Climate and Conservation Congress (Sc3), Green Cup Challenge, and GSAx events.
Deborah Moore, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Green Schools Initiative. Green Schools Initiative incubated and helped launch the Nature’s Voices Project for the first two years.A mother and environmental scientist, She has twenty years of experience working with environment and social justice organizations in the U.S. and internationally. She spent fourteen years working with Environmental Defense Fund protecting rivers and water quality and promoting water conservation.
Carolyn Kolstad, Pacific Southwest Regional Schoolyard Habitat Program Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Carolyn runs the Schoolyard Habitat program, helping students and teachers create wildlife at their own schools. She says, “it’s essential for today’s youth to experience nature, to get to know it a little, because there will be a time that they must choose to protect it for the future. It will be easier to let it go if it was never cherished in their eyes and or in their hands.”
Sigrid Mueller, Environmental Education Consultant. A native of Germany, Sigrid has been calling the Bay Area home for more than 20 years. She has managed and directed programs for a variety of non-profit Bay Area organizations, including Hidden Villa and Save the Bay. Sigrid lives in the El Cerrito Creek Watershed.
Michelle Baptiste, Adjunct Writing Professor, UC Berkeley. Michelle has taught English reading and writing and ESL for over ten years — in Minnesota, St. Lucia, Oklahoma, Hawai’i, and Japan, as well as on the Navajo (Dine) Reservation. She has taught in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley since 2001, and is the proud mom of two nature-loving daughters.
Robin Organ, Executive Director of Project Green Schools. Robin is responsible for developing and implementing Green Schools’ programs across Massachusetts, New England, and the US. She participated in the first White House Summit on Environmental Education and the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony. In addition to her efforts with Green Schools, Robin is the Project Manager of the Massachusetts Environmental Literacy Plan.