Sarah Boren, LEED AP Homes & BD+C
Short Bio: Sarah Boren is the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Chapter, a mission oriented non-profit organization committed to creating sustainable communities and green buildings for all in NE FL within this generation through education and open collaborative leadership. She served on the Board of the Chapter for several years before becoming its Executive Director. Sarah is also the Executive Director of the Green Team Project, a program of the Tides Center and a solutions-oriented national non-profit that helps individuals and small businesses save money by becoming environmentally-friendly in their everyday practices. As her volunteer work, Sarah co-organizes Sustainable Jacksonville and is Vice President and Co-Founder of the NE FL Green Chamber. She has over twenty years of professional experience in the environmental sustainability field in the non-profit, private and government sectors including at the Smithsonian Institution in DC and green business consulting in CA and FL. Sarah received her BA in Politics and a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991 and a Masters of Environmental Management in Resource Economics, Policy and Business, including corporate environmental management, from Duke University in 1999.
Graduate Student Johns Hopkins Univ.
USGBC NF Board Emerging Professional Representative
USGBC NF SORT Intern
Short Bio: Carrie-Lynn Black earned her Bachelors in Psychology and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. While there, she was an active member in the Council on Environmental Quality and was instrumental in the efforts to get the first solar photovoltaic system installed on campus. After several years in the financial sector she decided to pursue her life-long interest in energy and resource sustainability. Carrie-Lynn got involved with the Emerging Professionals (EP) committee of the USGBC North Florida Chapter and became a National USGBC Regional EP Recruitment Chair for North and Central Florida. Additionally, she has worked with the USGBC NFL Sustainability Officer Roundtable, serving as an intern. Carrie-Lynn is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Energy Planning and Management at Johns Hopkins University.