Dr. Allen Hershkowitz
President, Green Sports Alliance
Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Management
Presidio Graduate School
Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, a coalition of hundreds of sports teams, leagues and venues committed to protecting the conditions that make life on Earth possible. He is also Distinguished Professor in Sustainable Management in the MBA Program of the Presidio Graduate School, where he teaches an MBA-level course on Sustainability and Sports and directs the Center for Sustainability in Sports and Entertainment.
Dr. Hershkowitz served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council for 26 years, between 1988 and 2014. Dr. Hershkowitz joined NRDC’s senior staff in 1988, and was the force behind some of the organization’s most effective and visible initiatives. Through the years, he has championed systemic change on critical issues ranging from sustainable development and recycling to forestry, paper industry impacts, mountaintop coal mining, waste incineration, and medical wastes. He was the Director of three of NRDC’s influential projects: the Sports and Entertainment Greening Project, the Solid Waste Project and the Paper Industry Project.
Dr. Hershkowitz is a leader in the movement to make environmental responsibility understandable and achievable for every individual and institution –an accomplishment that earned him the name “The Godfather of Greening” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine in 2009.
More info on Allen can be found at the Green Sports Alliance.