Jennifer Green is Burlington, VT’s Chief Sustainability Officer with duties that include oversight of the Climate Action Plan and work on Burlington’s transition to net-zero energy in the thermal and transportation sectors. Jennifer is based at the Burlington Electric Department, the city’s municipal electric provider and responsible for making Burlington the first city in the country to source 100% of its electricity from renewables. 

Jennifer’s work experience also includes time with the Peace Corps, CARE International, and the World Resources Institute. In addition to working for the City, Jennifer teaches sustainable development courses at the University of Vermont. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University and earned her Ph.D. in environmental sociology from American University. Jennifer is on the Steering Committee of Burlington’s 2030 District, and a board member of the Vermont Energy Co-op.  She loves to bike, can’t wait to stop spinning classes and really get on the road, and encourages Climate Riders who have yet to select a beneficiary to consider the Vermont Green Building Network!