Julie Greene

Julie Greene

Executive Director

Julie Greene leads this NGO which promotes free, zero-emission solar thermal energy for sustainable cooking solutions worldwide. As ED, Greene leads a strong team to engage, connect, and convene more than 400 individuals, NGOs, manufacturers, researchers, solar cooking field project managers in 124 countries to promote solar cooking.

She also leads Solar Cookers International's advocacy efforts at the United Nations, exercising special consultative status with ECOSOC under 1996/31, which allows the United Nations to respond to requests for its expertise in clean cooking and water pasteurization technologies to help achieve the United Nations goals.

Greene prioritizes Solar Cookers International's work to focus first on the women and girls who live on less than $2 a day (USD) who are among the people who pay the highest price for cooking energy worldwide.  To help create a better quality of life, health, and environments, SCI supports a strong network of partners, and offers collaboration and education platforms to leaders community members around the world, working together to break the cycle of energy dependence and poverty.

Prior to joining Solar Cookers International, Greene worked for nine years in maternal and infant health as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Greene was also an educator for ten years. 

Greene was a TEDxSacramento 2016 Changemaker Fellow, presented solar cooking at TEDx Grass Valley in 2012, and received the Suman Foundation’s Suryamitra Award in 2015. She is an editor of the Solar Cookers International Digest. An avid solar cook, Greene is a cyclist, playwright,  and enjoys hosting members of the international solar cooking community. Languages: English, French.


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