Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
1112 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20036
Janet is co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. Her recent studies on the World Bank’s climate activities include World Bank: Climate Profiteer, and Dirty is the New Clean: A critique of the World Bank’s strategic framework for development and climate change. She has appeared on several radio programs and C-SPAN sharing positive visions for fair and equitable climate action in the United States and overseas. As a founding participant in the global Climate Justice Now! network, Janet is committed to bringing hard-hitting policy analysis into grassroots and grasstops organizing.
Before joining IPS, Janet was a visiting faculty member at the College of the Atlantic and directed the Watershed Initiative of the Center for Applied Human Ecology at the College. Her work in youth and women’s empowerment through community farming and sustainability has brought Janet from coastal Maine to the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts to Bangladesh.
Janet holds a Master’s Degree from Clark University in International Development and Social Change, where she focused her graduate research on regional trade integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.
I Was Arrested Today at the White House to Say No to Dirty Energy and the Tar Sands
August 24 - "Today I'm risking arrest to urge president Obama to be the leader that puts healing the planet and families over the interests of the fossil fuel industry."
Tar Sands Pipeline Goes Beyond Even the Usual Environmental Stupidity -- And That's Why We Really Need to Fight Back
August 19 - Here's three reasons why the pipeline is truly idiotic and why I'm willing to get arrested to stop it.
Connecting Extreme Weather Dots Across the Map
July 18 - Talking about the weather isn't small talk any more. Published in AlterNet and The Albert Lea (MN) Tribune.