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About Diane

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* Best-selling author

* Successful entrepreneur

* Sought-after public speaker

* Long-time environmentalist

 Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, is passionate about empowering consumers -- especially women -- to use their marketplace clout to protect the environment.

EXPERTISE

* Green living & shopping expert 

* Green business guru

* Marketing "green" to women authority


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

* Best Green Website/Future Now/2007 - for www.biggreenpurse.com  BigGreenPurse.com offers eco-lifestyle tips and shopping suggestions, as well as opportunities to join One in a Million, a campaign to encourage one million women to shift $1,000 of their household budgets to eco-friendly products and services.

* Finalist, Books for a Better Life Award/MS Society/ 2008 - For Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World. This award acknowledges the best book in the "green" category. Winners will be announced February 23, 2009.  

* AllTop Blog - www.dianesbiggreenpurse.com, Diane's blog, ranks as an AllTop Blog in the green and environmental lifestyle category.

* 5-Star Reviews, Amazon.com - The Big Green Purse book averages a 5-star rating -- the highest possible -- on Amazon.com.

* Top 100 Environmentalist Blogs - www.dianesbiggreenpurse.com received this recognition in 2008 from Design Sprout.

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Diane’s books have reached hundreds of thousands of people with their “you can change the world” messages:

Big Green Purse* Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, has been called "the big green bible" for its useful information, helpful links, and practical but inspiring guidance. 

Big Green Purse* The best-selling Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth has been featured on national television programs ranging from CNN Headline News to Live with Regis and Kathie Lee to The ABC Network Television Earth Day Special. The book has been reprinted in Italy and Japan.

Beat High Gas Prices Now* Beat High Gas Prices Now! The Fastest, Easiest Ways to Save $20-$50 Every Month on Gasoline received widespread media coverage, especially on national and local radio stations.

* Diane has also contributed to Move On's 50 Ways to Love Your Country and the Cousteau Almanac on the Environment.

* As a nationally syndicated Washington Post Writer's Group newspaper columnist, Diane wrote weekly "Tips for Planet Earth," answering readers' questions on a wide variety of enviornmental topics. She has produced numerous award-winning publications for members of Congress, the media and the public at large.

* Diane's work has been featured in Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, InStyle, Plenty, Body and Soul, Sierra, Wildlife, Ladies' Home Journal, Reader's Digest, First for Women, Washington Woman, and many more. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

* As the co-founder and president of an award-winning communications company based in Washington, D.C., Diane's clients included the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, World Wildlife Fund, Earth Day, the National Wildlife Federation, Earth Share, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Environment Development Organization.

* Diane played an integral role in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's campaign to educate the public about global warming. She also worked with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to establish the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument during the Clinton Administration.

* Diane is a frequent speaker to business, non-profit and consumer groups. Audiences have included the American Bankers Association, The Discovery Channel, Toyota's In the Interest of Women Conference, Texas Conference for Women, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Harvard University, Unitarian Universalist Church, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brandeis University, Good and Green, M2W - the Marketing to Women conference, and the sultanate of Oman, among others.

* Diane serves as the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Alaska Wilderness League. She has been called a 'trendsetter' by Sierra Club and has been cited for her Distinguished Service as a board member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.


PERSONAL INFORMATION


* Diane lives with her husband and their two children (plus a wonderful pooch and two ornery cats) in the energy-efficient home they helped build more than 20 years ago.

* She received her Master of Science Degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.

 

e-mail: Diane@biggreenpurse.com

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