The Green Resource Hub is a local not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 and located in Ithaca, NY, with the vision of being a vibrant and resilient regional economy that serves a healthy, happy, and self-reliant community.
The Hub is led by a small dedicated volunteer board. In our organization and our programming, we are deeply committed to a Triple Bottom Line balance of environmental, social, and economic values. We approach each other with trust and respect, and strive for transparency, diversity, and inclusiveness in our decision-making.
The Hub has been fortunate enough to contract expert talent from our community to take the lead and critical programs and initiatives. Many volunteers (including past board members) have played a crucial role in the fulfillment of the Hub's mission as well. It has been fantastic working with every one of you, and we'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of you that have helped out.
David Gower provides clean technology strategic consulting via his organization New Clean Earth and is also conducting research on distributed power generation for a NYSERDA funded project. Previously he created the concept and business plan for the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT) a consortium of academic research institutions and private organizations that leverage the expertise and facilities of all members toward providing commercialization assistance, research, pre-certification testing, evaluation and technical due-diligence services to manufacturers, project developers, government and investors in clean energy technology. He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. from the University of Rochester in Economics and Political Science and completed an International MBA in Italy in 2005. He recently completed an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering at Clarkson University. David excels at recognizing opportunity and thrives on helping promising future clean technologies overcome the many barriers that exist between concept, prototype and actual commercial product.
Ed Swayze spent nearly 25 years of his working life as director of Information and Referral / 2-1-1 for Tompkins County. The service was extended to Cortland County late in his tenure. Ed is very interested in and aware of the importance of building a local sustainable economy and a sustainable planet, thus his participation in the Green Resource Hub Board. Other community involvement includes: Ithaca Carshare (volunteer, Car Captain), Tompkins Area Consolidated Transit (Citizens Advisory Council), GreenStar (Super Worker), Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Ithaca Chapter, and Streets Alive (volunteer). Ed also volunteers time to the election campaigns of progressive candidates for local and national political office.
Peter FitzRandolph has a 25-year career in sales, marketing, and operations management, and recently completed an MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England. He is particularly focused on the need to build a true Solidarity Economy based on sustainable values of equality, democracy, justice, diversity, and local control. To this end Peter is interested in finding ways to foster alternative enterprise structures such as worker cooperatives. His capstone project at Antioch University examined the intersection of entrepreneurship and cooperative business organization. Peter is the founder and CEO of Finger Lakes Sustainable Strategies (FLSS), a consulting firm helping small and medium enterprises build Triple Bottom Line values into their core strategic planning, rather than adding sustainability as a "greenwashed" afterthought. Currently FLSS is working with Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to help create a Sustainable Best Practices development program for the Finger Lakes wine industry. Peter also volunteers at Sustainable Tompkins and at Greenstar Cooperative Market.
Sasha Paris is the Neighborhood Mini-Grant coordinator and Office Assistant at Sustainable Tompkins, which strives to connect, support, and promote local initiatives improving the region's environmental, social, and economic health and resilience. She grew up in Ithaca and graduated from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, with an interdisciplinary blend of studies in human-environmental interactions. Her career has focused on natural-history education; former workplaces include Acadia National Park, the New England Aquarium, and the Finger Lakes National Forest. She has volunteered with numerous local organizations, currently including Loaves and Fishes, the Ithaca Children’s Garden, and the Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth.