In 2002, Jill founded the Go Green Initiative, a 501©3 that is the global leader in environmental education, operating in all 50 U.S. states, over 73 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 serves on the advisory board of the Green Schools National Network.
She is also the host of Go Green Radio, a weekly program on the U.S.’s largest internet talk radio station, www.VoiceAmerica.com, and is co-author of the book, 47 Things You Can Do For The Environment.
In 2004, Jill established 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 increase market share among the growing number of environmentally concerned consumers in an authentic, auditable manner. 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, and has returned as a featured speaker numerous times. Jill serves as a Strategic Advisor for the Joint U.S. China Cooperative on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).
Jill is an internationally 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. She has been featured in such publications as the U.S. Mayor, NSBA newsletter, Working Mother Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Diablo Magazine’s “Women to Watch,” Cleveland Business Connects Magazine, Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazine, Supermarket News, and Dermatology Times.
Jill is an alumna of the University of Illinois, and after graduation, 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. She also earned a Master’s of Science in Education from California State East Bay, specializing in Online Teaching and Learning.
For more information on inviting Jill to speak, contact her agent, Angela Schelp, at Executive Speakers Bureau.