Founder & CEO
Heather is a changemaker. She's an environmental lawyer, writer, consultant, motivational speaker, nonprofit executive, and a former Senate staffer. She has more than 20 years experience in nonprofit management and policy advocacy. She's the former President of Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit partner to Yellowstone National Park, Executive Director of EWG, and Director of Education Advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation. Heather also served as Counsel on Energy and Environment to United States Senator Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and an associate a Bass, Berry & Sims law firm. She was a recount attorney and presidential campaign staffer for Al Gore in 2000. Learn more at heatherwhite.com.
Heather has also been named "One of the Top 100 Women in Wellness" by MindBodyGreen and recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. She serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations. Heather has testified before Congress, appeared on PBS, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and has been cited in national outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, MindBodyGreen, and The Guardian on a wide range of climate and environmental policy issues. Heather is optimistic about the future and determined to create intergenerational partnerships to create a healthier, greener, more equitable world. Her favorite #OneGreenThing is hiking with her family and friends in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem near her home in Bozeman, Montana.
Chief of Start Up
Emily is an un-ironically optimistic GenXer - leading others to speak compassionate truth & make change for the better. With more than two decades of experience, she is a seasoned non-profit executive and dynamic speaker whose work is dedicated to innovative projects & progressive causes - from public education to the arts to funding scientific research.
As a Teaching Fellow from Meredith College, Emily began her career working in public schools - both in the classroom and as a district-wide leader for English/Language Arts education. Her passion for bringing entrepreneurial concepts to reality took shape when she launched a communications & startup consultancy. In 2008, she began supporting the new national non-profit Cookies for Kids' Cancer and went on to become their first Executive Director. She currently sits on several non-profit boards and served as School Board Vice Chair during the pandemic response, with a key role in metrics-based opening and closing decisions.
In her role as Chief of Start Up, Emily will lean into her proven track record for turning an idea into operational reality for the most important issue our world has faced: the climate crisis. She is motivated by CEO & Founder Heather's White's vision for helping everyone see their personal role in climate action. Her favorite #OneGreenThing is spending time outdoors with her family - either snow skiing in West Virginia & Montana in the winter or enjoying water activities year-round on Lake Norman, where her family resides outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Maggie Dees is a high school senior at Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She plans to study environmental science in college this fall. Her favorite #OneGreenThing is camping and hiking with friends and family. Maggie advises OneGreenThing on climate advocacy through social media and outreach to Gen Z. Read about her personal experience with #OneGreenThing and eco-anxiety here.