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According to Piñero, Restore the Earth’s Private/Public Cost Effective Climate Solution Initiative Yields Quantifiable Environmental, Social and Economic Value


  

NEW ORLEANS, La., January 23, 2018 – Today Restore the Earth Foundation announced the addition of Edwin (Ed) Piñero to its Board of Directors. Piñero is a globally-recognized sustainability expert and thought leader with a 38-year career in the public and private sectors.

Currently, Piñero is President of The Piñero Group LLC, a sustainability and natural resource consulting firm offering organizational strategy and management, stakeholder engagement, implementation of best practices and measurement of performance and reporting services. Additionally, Piñero is on the Alliance for Water Stewardship Board of Directors and is a member of the Alliance for Water Stewardship North American Steering Committee. He is also a member of America’s Water Initiative Advisory Board and serves as the Water Programs Director for the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development.

“We are thrilled to kick off 2018 by adding Ed to our Board,” said Marv Marshall, Co-Founder andCEO, Restore the Earth Foundation. “Restore the Earth has been working with Ed since 2014. He brings years of invaluable expertise ‒ from business strategy to deeply technical aspects of the industry. It is extremely exciting and fitting that he is joining the Restore the Earth team in a more formal capacity.”

According to Piñero, “We are at a crossroads in terms of the nexus between water, climate andecosystems. Solutions to address this challenge must be innovative, integrated and sustainable and they must tackle more than carbon reduction. Holistic solutions that support thriving ecosystems, increase the health and well-being of local communities and create new opportunities for sustainable economic development must be the focus of today’s private/public climate solution initiatives.”

Continued Piñero, “Landscape-scale restoration is one of the most cost-effective, practical and powerful pathways to success. Restore the Earth’s integrated and sustainable systems approach leverages the power of private/public partnerships and innovative financing, and demonstrates the environmental, social and economic value created by restoration using a globally-validated quantification methodology. I can think of no other organization that brings all of these attributes together so well.”

Prior to founding The Piñero Group, Piñero was Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America, a $2 billion global water, energy and environmental service and technology group. At Veolia, Piñero also functioned as a liaison to Veolia’s worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs departments operating throughout 40 countries worldwide. Piñero has also served at the state and Federal level addressing sustainability issues; including serving as the White House Federal Environmental Executive, where he focused on developing and implementing sustainability policy and practices within the U.S. Federal government.

Added Piñero, “I am excited to join the Restore the Earth Board of Directors and look forward to offering my expertise and support to help achieve the big impact restoration goals of the organization. I cannot think of a better way to leverage my experience, and I am honored to play a role in this remarkable journey and mission.”



For more information about this announcement contact T
aylor Marshall [email protected]

For more information about Restore the Earth Foundation visit www.restoretheearth.org.

About Restore the Earth Foundation

Restore the Earth Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit. Restore the Earth’s mission is to restore the Earth’s essential forest and wetland ecosystems, delivering outstanding environmental, social, and economic returns. These returns are monetized, documented and 3rd party verified in a report ready for audit, using Restore the Earth’s EcoMetrics™. Restore the Earth has a successful track record, of securing over $40 million in private/public funds to restore over 50,000 acres along America’s Gulf Coast. Today, these reforested areas enhance resilient ecosystems, habitats, biodiversity and communities in self-sustaining systems. This restoration ensures the overall well-being, livelihood, identity and culture of communities, providing for generational equity.