Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 1991, Jill Buck was commissioned a Naval Officer. While stationed at the Fleet Training Center, San Diego, she served as the Legal, Physical Security, Admin, and Command Inspection Officer, as well as a Damage Control Instructor. She is an honor graduate of the Military Justice School, and a graduate of the Navy’s small arms weapons course, taught by former Navy Seals.
In 2002, Jill wrote the Go Green Initiative, which is now the largest and fastest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world, operating in all 50 U.S. states, 39 countries, and on 5 continents. The program has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), National Recycling Coalition, 9 State PTA’s, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Resource Recovery Association, and many more.
Jill owns Buck Consulting, which helps businesses “go green”, and achieve profitability through sustainability. She teaches business leaders how to drive revenue up and costs down through environmentally responsible business practices, and how to engage in “green marketing” to increase market share. Her techniques and training are applicable across all industry sectors. In August 2007, she was invited to serve on the International Appraisal Committee for the Daonong Center for Enterprise, a think tank formed by the China Entrepreneur Club. Jill was one of the VIP speakers for the 1st Green Business Summit in Beijing on Earth Day 2008. Jill serves as a Strategic Advisor for the Joint U.S. China Cooperative on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), and as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission. Jill is the host of “Go Green Radio”, a weekly program on the U.S.’s largest internet talk radio station, www.VoiceAmerica.com.
Jill is an international featured speaker at business, public policy, political, and environmental conventions, and is one of the nation’s leading advocates of free market solutions for environmental protection issues. Jill has been featured in such publications as U.S. Mayor, NSBA newsletter, Working Mother Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Diablo Magazine’s “Women to Watch”, Cleveland Business Connects Magazine, and Dermatology Times.
In addition to her environmental work, Jill is a faith formation teacher for youth in her church, and has facilitated numerous multi-denominational women’s religious events, to include weekend retreats. Jill and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of three wonderful children, and they reside in Northern California.
Keynote Addresses – 2008-10