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Amber Saxton

Sustainability Program Manager – Campus Efficiencies

Biographical Info

Amber has 8+ years in sustainability policy, planning, education, and assessment. She recently supported the launch of the Mason Sustainability Council (MSC), 2020 AASHE STARS reporting, and recently conducted Mason’s first internal GHG inventory. She manages various energy efficiency (EE), alternative transportation, green purchasing, and zero waste programs, including a collaboration with Mason Athletics, Sodexo, EagleBank Arena, and over 60 volunteers that earned 1st place nationally for waste diversion in 2020. She led sessions at AASHE’s 2020 Global Conference on plastics pollution, and recently authored NWF’s CR2ZW “Plastics Reduction for College Campuses Recognition” program launching summer 2021, which has secured recurring AASHE STARS credit. To engage the Mason community, she and Facilities ITS developed an ArcGIS ‘Sustainable Mason Map,’ and are working on a sustainability dashboard. She has also taught Sustainability Project Management as an adjunct instructor for Mason (SIS) and was the Coordinator and a Faculty Liaison for the Environment & Sustainability LLC. She was selected by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) as one of 18 Energy Execs for NREL’s 2021 Executive Energy Leadership Academy.

Amber got her start at the Alliance to Save Energy in D.C. as an International Research Associate, where she worked on projects for the World Bank on EE in new/ existing buildings in the EU; APERC studies on alt. transportation; US DOE’s US-China Eco-City Exchanges; EM&V policy development for Vietnam; and LEAD gender strategy for climate change adaptation/ mitigation for the USAID, an ICF sub-contract. She holds an M.A. in Foreign Policy Analysis & Conflict Negotiation from Seton Hall University and a B.A. from Ohio University. She did her graduate internship at The Clinton Foundation in Domestic Policy, and consulted-for-credit in IIE’s Heiskell award-winning Global Leadership Center for the U.S. Senate, foreign embassies, and Procter & Gamble.

 

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