Ms. Andrea Putman
Andrea Putman is Senior Vice President for Communications at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. Previously, she was Director of Higher Education for MomentUs at ecoAmerica, a non-profit that uses research and strategic partnerships to create large scale engagement programs that build awareness and action for climate solutions among mainstream Americans.
Andrea was President of Green Innovations, a woman-owned small business that provided expertise on innovative best practices to transition academic institutions toward net-zero energy campuses profitably. She served as Second Nature’s Director of Corporate Partnerships for the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a network of over 670 college and university presidents and chancellors who have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from campus operations.
Andrea is the co-author of Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change and The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities, and the editor of Financing Sustainability on Campus. As Director of Sustainability Financing for Second Nature, Andrea co-managed the partnership between the Clinton Climate Initiative and ACUPCC. She served on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Advisory Council. Andrea was a developer/facilitator for Ithaca College’s Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership, a certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional.