Michel Gelobter

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Michel Gelobter "is executive director of Redefining Progress, an organization that works with a broad array of partners to shift the economy and public policy towards sustainability. Previously, Dr. Gelobter was a professor in the Graduate Department of Public Administration at Rutgers University, and founded and ran Community/Academic Partnerships for the Environment, a regional research entity spanning New Jersey, New York, and Puerto Rico. Prior to that, Dr. Gelobter started the Environmental Policy Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Gelobter was Director of Environmental Quality for the City of New York, and an Assistant Commissioner for its Department of Environmental Protection. Gelobter was a Congressional Black Caucus Fellow and served with the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee from 1988-89. Dr. Gelobter presently serves on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, the Clean Air Act Federal Advisory Committee, and the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council." [1]

"Michel Gelobter’s prior experience includes professorships at U.C. Berkeley, Rutgers and Columbia University; co-founding the Community-University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice (CUCREJ) as well as several grassroots environmental justice networks; a Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee; and serving as Director of Environmental Quality for the City of New York. He presently serves on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Ceres; Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment; the Budget and Fiscal Policy Education Steering Committee; the Telluride Association; the Environmental Leadership Program Advisory Committee; Next Generation; and Redefining Progress." [2]

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  1. Advisory Committee, Environmental Leadership Program, accessed November 8, 2007.
  2. Meet Our Staff, Redefining Progress, accessed November 15, 2007.
  3. Directors, Earth Day Network, accessed October 18, 2009.