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Audible Cafe Radio Show and Podcast

Jul 13, 2018

Today, I’m sharing my interview with Natalie Narotzky, Program and Communications Manager for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). 

From their website: "The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a peer-to-peer network of local government professionals from communities across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity. Our dynamic network enables sustainability directors and staff to share best practices and accelerate the application of good ideas across North America."

I met Natalie a few years ago through our local 350 Massachusetts climate action group where we spent a good deal of time together serving in leadership roles. Natalie put her impressive skills and abundant energy immediately to work, enabling us to achieve far more than we ever could have without her help. I am proud to continue to work with her on important climate initiatives here in western Massachusetts, and to call her my friend.

Mature and accomplished beyond her years (she's not yet 30!), Natalie exemplifies the kind of young person who is highly motivated to make real change in our society in answer to the greatest challenges of our times. To live sustainably on the earth is no fad – it is an imperative, and one that we can no longer ignore. Natalie understands the urgency of this work, and rises to the occasion, and then some. 

Thank you Natalie!
It was a fun interview and a pleasure to learn more about your work!

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Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) website

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) website

USDN’s Urban Sustainability Bulletin

The Guide to Greening Cities by Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas, and Julia Parzen. Available at Island Press.

LEED sustainability and green building education at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) website