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Julie Greene

Julie Greene is a former executive director of Solar Cookers International, the sponsor of this site. Julie developed an interest in driving global change at a young age. As a young volunteer, one of her most vivid memories was greeting Cambodian refugees as they deplaned at San Francisco International Airport, assisting the families and children as they settled into a motel to begin their new life in a new land. “All the children and adults were traumatized and exhausted,” Greene recalls. “I became driven to choose work that would be life-changing for people who faced extraordinary challenges.”

That experience led Greene to work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), an educator, and ultimately to Solar Cookers International, which has global impact to improve human health and preserve the environment.

As Greene worked with women one-to-one, she saw universal patterns emerge. “While I loved working with individual women and their families, it became clear that change on a global scale needed required supportive policy and advocacy, and networks with skilled, effective partners around the world.”

Greene was a TEDxSacramento 2016 Changemaker Fellow, a TEDxGrass Valley presenter in 2012, and received the Suman Foundation’s Suryamitra Award in 2015. She was nominated for the Outstanding Women Leader Award for visionary leadership by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Chapter, 2016.

Greene was also an editor of the SCI Digest.

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  • January 2018: Solar Cookers International Test Stations for a Performance Evaluation Process Motivate a Network of Testing Centers (Abstract) - Alan Bigelow, et al
  • January 2016: Key Disruptors for the 21st Century

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See Solar Cookers International.