Executive Director/Founder

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A formally trained educator, Robin Buchanan believes the key to a sustainable future is to develop the next generation. As the founder and executive director of Project Green Schools, Robin is responsible for designing and implementing the organization’s programs for the next generation of environmental leaders across the United States and globe.

Robin has engaged in discussions with President Obama; Vice President Joe Biden; Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Climate Advisor; representatives from the U.S. EPA; and others on issues around climate solutions, public health, environmental education, and workforce development. Robin has participated in several White House Summits and was honored to join President Obama and the First Lady for Pope Francis’s arrival ceremony.

In addition to her work with Project Green Schools, Robin serves on the advisory board for the Green Schools National Network, as past Chair of SAGEEE (Secretaries Advisory Group on Energy, Environment and Education). She has been involved in several Massachusetts environmental leadership efforts including the STEM Advisory Council, the Green Ribbon Schools Working Group, and the Environmental Literacy Plan. In 2017, Robin was responsible for designing and launching the Green Up New England Challenge with the Boston Bruins.

Robin holds a bachelor of science with a triple major in Speech Communication, English, and Education from Ithaca and a masters of education with a Concentration in Socio-linguistics from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.