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 holds 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.
Dai Korba is the founder and Principal of Interceptor Consulting, LLC, a small consultancy focussed on helping small nonprofit and for-profit enterprises to achieve big dreams by offering executive-level professional administrative service. Ms. Korba also teaches a Masters-level Community and Economic Development course as an adjunct professor at Binghamton University’s College of Community & Public Affairs. She most recently worked as Grant Writer for the Village of Johnson City, and as the Coordinator of Binghamton University’s Bridging the Digital Divide Program. She holds a Masters of Public Administration degree with a certificate in Sustainable Planning as well as a Bachelor’s degree in History from Binghamton University. Ms. Korba has over ten years of grant writing and grant administration experience, with individual award amounts ranging from $1,250 to $950,000. Over the past four years she has begun leading grant writing workshops for nonprofits wishing to learn the process. With 20+ years of professional office administration; 15+ years working in advertising & marketing, and 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, Ms. Korba brings a unique combination of talents, real-world experience and education to the table.
Tom Collins After law school, Tom enjoyed a 25-year legal career in research, writing, oral argument, and teaching, In 2002, he followed his interests in the writing and publishing capabilities to start his own legal information design and knowledge management consulting practice, along with most of a 2-year Masters program in Informatics. Upon meeting Yvonne DiVita, founder of Windsor Media Enterprises in 2003, he began applying his passions for information design and digital communication to help build WME Books and WME Blogs (thru 2012).In 2009, Yvonne, Caroline Golon, and Tom co-founded the BlogPaws pet blogging and social media community and business conference.