Green Groundswell blogger Linda Poppenheimer has joined the Board of Directors of Ecologistics as its sixth member. Linda lived most of her life in Southern California with a brief sojourn to Tempe, AZ where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from Arizona State University. After returning to California, Linda embarked on a career in the office furniture industry that spanned almost two decades. She worked as an interior designer, account manager, and team leader. Linda held several executive positions, including Vice President of Distribution & Project Management for Tangram Interiors.
Linda joined global real estate services company, Jones Lang LaSalle, to develop a national procurement program for a client-focused project management team. She then created a learning and development program, co-led several best practice teams, and assumed the leadership role of a construction administration team with team members located in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Newark. While at Jones Lang LaSalle, Linda earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential and became a LEED Green Associate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Several years ago, Linda and her family relocated to the Central Coast, fulfilling her life-long dream of living near the ocean. Linda says, “Living this close to nature made me mindful of the environment its beauty and interrelatedness.” She began reading and learning about the environment, climate change, renewable energy, the food industry, and other related topics. After pondering what she could do, Linda decided to leave her job to create Green Groundswell, a website and blog dedicated to providing information, encouraging dialogue, and promoting action. Linda’s mission is to persuade other unlikely environmentalists like her to live more lightly on the earth.
Linda became involved with Ecologistics when she and her spouse attended the Central Coast Bioneers conference in 2012 and returned for the 2013 and 2014 events. She says, “It is impossible to attend the conference and walk away untouched, uninspired, or unmotivated to action.” Linda is excited about joining the Ecologistics board and working on community projects in San Luis Obispo County.