Sarene Marshall is leading the Conservancy’s efforts at addressing our own carbon footprint. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MA in International Studies from University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Spanish. See the links below to read articles by and about Sarene and view her television appearances.
Sarene in the News
Sarene tells NY1 News about sustainable barbecue options
There's a lot of room to green the lunches you bring in, says Sarene.
Sarene outlines how to avoid dreaded food waste.
Sarene challenges the notion that eating "green" has to be expensive.
On CNN.com, Sarene estimates that every dollar spent in preventive measures saves $5 in disaster recovery.
"Nothing gets thrown away" in Sarene's family, she jokes on Care2-- her kids even pack trash-free lunches!
It hasn't been a great PR summer for trees, Sarene writes on Care2.
An extra-warm summer can put a cramp in summer activities, Sarene shares in Care2.
Sarene chats with a student reporter at her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, about how different organizations view sustainability.
Sarene shares with Care2 how she's imparting cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation for Earth’s wonders on her two young daughters.
In Care2, Sarene writes about her daughters' impressions of the new Lorax film.
Sarene writes in Care2 about the "gender battles" occasionally involved in purchasing a new, green(er) car.
Sarene shows Care2.com readers how they can enjoy seasonal, local produce all year long.
Sarene tells Voice of America that REDD+ is one of the few things delegates at COP17 can agree on.
Sarene shares her top tips for a green Thanksgiving with Care2.com.
Sarene chats with PBS Parents about how to keep your kids connected to nature during back-to-school time.
Sarene talks wild weather — and how climate change fits into the equation.
Watch Sarene debate the science of climate change on Fox and Friends.
Sarene discusses the issues surrounding COP 16 in a live chat with the editors and readers of The Washington Post.
In a video blog from COP 16, Sarene discusses the importance of working closely on forest issues with indigenous peoples.
The New York Times and Climate Wire turn to Sarene for analysis on Indonesia’s path toward growth and sustainability.
In The New York Times, Sarene defends the value of forest-based carbon offsets in the face of criticism.
Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Latin America
Sarene Marshall is a Senior Advisor for The Nature Conservancy, where she is leading an initiative to reduce the Conservancy’s environmental and carbon footprint by improving waste management, recycling, energy use and more. Sarene is also working closely with the Conservancy’s Latin America region, helping to develop new initiatives on Food Security, Water Security and Smart Infrastructure as well as reviewing and recommending adjustments to the region’s management structure.
Sarene has led several major programs in her time at the Conservancy, including as Managing Director for the Conservancy’s global Climate Change Team, and previously as Associate Director of the Conservancy’s program on Forests and Climate. Sarene joined the Conservancy in 2002, and was Director of Business Planning and Analysis from 2004-2007, responsible for strategic planning and globalization projects on behalf of the CEO and key leaders.
In her various roles, Sarene gained a bird’s eye view of the Conservancy’s work on climate change: from the science of measuring carbon stored in the forests of Brazil and Indonesia; to the halls of Congress and the United Nations; and down to the soil, freshwater and oceans where the Conservancy works – and which are experiencing rapid change with global warming. Sarene, a mother of two, enjoys gardening and gourmet cooking, and she frequently blogs about her career in nature conservation and climate change from her family’s perspective.