Staff Spotlight: Keeley Locke
Sitting down with Keeley Locke, Development Associate.
How would you describe your role at Global Green USA in 5 words or less?
Facilitate Global Green’s Development Efforts
What’s your biggest priority right now at Global Green?
Connecting more people to our mission and sharing with them the powerful and important work we do.
When I started at Global Green I was, no pun intended, green. Coming into the organization during a period of transition meant having to step up and take on multiple responsibilities including the planning of Global Green’s four title events:
- The Pre Oscar Party
- The Millennium Awards
- The Gorgeous & Green Gala – coming up in October!
- The New York Sustainable Design Awards.
The coordination of these events has been both the highlight and the greatest accomplishment of my tenure at Global Green.
What do you hope to have accomplished by 2015?
I hope we will have secured the necessary funding to:
1. Expand and grow our National Green School Makeover Competition.
2. Complete the Holy Cross Project Community Center in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The center will be a multi-use facility with solar battery backup and will serve and support the needs of the neighborhood and local residents by providing community meeting and conference space, a fresh food retail store, and a shelter for the community and its first responders during a major storm event.
What is your favorite thing about Global Green
That despite being a national organization with an international affiliation, many of our programs and initiatives operate on, or started at, a grassroots level. Our vision might be from a macro perspective but our belief in starting with and working with communities and individuals is what makes us unique and, in my opinion, more effective.