About Jennifer Schwab

Jennifer Schwab

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Jennifer is responsible for all environmental information, education, and other initiatives at SCGH.com. She developed the SCGH “GreenCheck” validation program and directory for green suppliers. She is also the founder and cocreator of Green Leader®, an internationally recognized sustainability training program for individuals and business professionals.

Jennifer studied environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Following Art Center, Jennifer earned a Masters in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer is a LEED Accredited Practitioner and served on the Orange County USGBC Education Committee.

Jennifer has been recognized for her work in sustainability with a number of honors, most recently “Best Green Entrepreneur” by the 2013 Mumbai World CSR Congress, and the 2012 Piece by Piece gala honoree. She was an American delegate to The Economist 2013 Arctic Summit and has been accepted as a Fulbright Specialist Grantee for 2013-14.

Jennifer consults on energy efficiency and sustainability for various corporate clients including Eye-R Systems, a technology company originated at MIT which uses high-throughput infrared imaging, geospatial data integration, and highly scalable predictive analytics to identify energy leaks in residential structures. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for Source Intelligence, a carbon footprint assessment company based in San Diego. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Advisors for New Media Expo, America’s largest social media conference and tradeshow.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker at a wide variety of environmental conferences and forums. She is a widely quoted media analyst in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Fortune, Forbes, CNN Money, CNBC, and Consumer Reports, among others. She has also appeared on WSJ Lunch Break, NBC-U, CBS, NYT, and Fox News. Jennifer is a frequent green expert guest on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Away from work, Jennifer follows art and design avidly and is also a trained Cessna pilot. She serves on the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Photography acquisitions committee in Los Angeles. You can read her innermost green thoughts as a contributor to the Huffington Post, LOHAS, BlogHer, Healthy House Institute, Intent.com, as well as on the home page of SCGH.com.

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‘Daring for Big Impact’: The New Bearers of Economic Growth

‘Daring for Big Impact’: The New Bearers of Economic Growth

July 29, 2014 with

Jennifer Schwab shares insights from the Daring for Big Impact conference.

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink….

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink….

June 25, 2014 with

Californians hope to avoid a desolate future with the development of desalination systems across the state

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A New Champion at the Weather Channel Answers All You Want to Know About the Weather, But Were Afraid to Ask

June 2, 2014 with

Sam Champion has taken the bold step of leaving perhaps the number one weatherperson position in the world at ABC’s Good Morning America to become Managing Editor at The Weather Channel. His new show is called AMHQ, for America’s Morning Headquarters. It is an amalgam of news, sports, lifestyle and, of course, weather forecasting and [...]

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Want to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint? Hold the Cup

April 15, 2014 with

This Earth Month, here’s one easy thing you can do while taking to the skies to help the planet

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How to Be Green: You May Be More Eco-Friendly Than You Know

February 18, 2014 with

Green homes, green design are becoming higher priorities in corporate America – and it’s helping their bottom lines

Sir Richard Branson Weighs In On Ocean Preservation

Sir Richard Branson Weighs In On Ocean Preservation

October 1, 2013 with

Global business magnate Sir Richard Branson talks about being a voice for the ocean, concern for overfishing and shark fin hunting

Sustainable Living at Tassajara: Zen With a Side of Sourdough

Sustainable Living at Tassajara: Zen With a Side of Sourdough

September 16, 2013 with

Welcome to Tassajara in Carmel, Calif. — a break from the chaos; an immersion in spirituality and sustainable living

5 Simple Water Conservation Tips

5 Simple Water Conservation Tips

September 4, 2013 with

Small changes, when multiplied by millions of people, can save millions of gallons of water per year

A Trip to Paradise, A Lesson in Philanthropy

A Trip to Paradise, A Lesson in Philanthropy

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Eco resort Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia, is an adventure in primal paradise and a lesson in philanthropy

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Creative With Their Fundraising

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Get Creative With Their Fundraising

May 9, 2013 with

How to combat the current economic climate, which doesn’t exactly breed charitable donations