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Margie Alt

Executive Director,
Somerville, MA

Margie Alt oversees all aspects of EnvironmentAmerica, including policy and strategy development for major campaigns; building the organization's membership, visibility and field power; and recruiting and training hundreds of staff and activists.

Margie recently chaired the Green Group, an alliance of the nation's largest environmental organizations, including Environment America, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, and others. Margie also co-chairs, along with Frances Beinecke of NRDC, the Climate Action Campaign, a coalition effort to repel attacks on the nation's clean air safeguards.

Prior to the launch of Environment America, Margie spent 25 years helping to build U.S. PIRG and the state PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups). While at PIRG, she oversaw efforts that led to the passage and implementation of Renewable Energy Standards in over 20 states, restoration of protections to national forests, passage of state and federal ethics reforms, defense of the public's right to know about toxic chemical exposures, and protections for local parks and beaches.

Early in her career, Margie successfully directed MASSPIRG's statewide campaign to establish the nation's first Toxics Use Reduction Law in 1989. Over the years she also served as national field director for U.S. PIRG, campus organizing director for MASSPIRG and citizen outreach director for Florida PIRG. A graduate of Yale College, Margie lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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