|Registration Closes||Apr 18, 2018 12:00am or when space runs out.|
Join us Tuesday, April 17 for DC EcoWomen's signature EcoHour at Teaism in Penn Quarter with the Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) and DC EcoWomen's co-founder, Leda Huta. Come learn about Leda's inspiration and methods in creating DC EcoWomen, as well as her current work protecting endangered species. The ESC is a national network of community organizations and more than 150,000 individual activists and supporters who are dedicated to stopping the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at-risk species. If you are interested in learning more about the critical protection of wildlife and the origins of DC EcoWomen, you won't want to miss this event!
Leda Huta, Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, has 20 years of environmental experience, managing grassroots, national, and international projects. At Endangered Species Coalition, she leads staff across the country in protecting imperiled wildlife, from the charismatic gray wolf and grizzly bear to less visible species, such as Rusty patched bumblebee. Previous to her role at the Endangered Species Coalition, Leda was the Acting Executive Director for Finding Species, an organization that uses photography to advance wildlife and wild lands conservation. Through this work, she had the good fortune to spend time in incredible habitats, such as the Ecuadorian Amazon. Leda's work at Resource Conservation Alliance protected forests using a “markets” strategy, working with university presses to shift to eco-friendly papers. Leda has worked on energy efficiency, renewable energy, environment and health, and green business issues. She has served on environmental and women’s issue NGO boards. Leda is a cofounder of EcoWomen, a yoga teacher, and a mom. Leda speaks Ukrainian and Spanish and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in environmental science and environment and resource management from the University of Toronto.
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