Nora Maccoby is an energy strategist and an award winning filmmaker. In 2002, she began working with the local government in Grenada, West Indies, to develop clean energy solutions. She co-founded Natures Partners (2004) and The Green Salon (2006) with the same goals, and spent the last 5 years working primarily with the Department of Defense as a Senior Communications Specialist. She is a member of The Energy Consensus, President of The Potomac Sustainable Communities Initiative and serves on the board of The International Fund for Chinas Environment.
In November 2005, Nora led a three week international clean energy delegation with the IFCE, meeting with Chinese mayors, business leaders, provincial government leaders, and NGO and Chinese Government Planning and Reform Commission members to discuss energy projects, diplomacy and way ahead strategies to develop international clean energy partnerships and alliances.
She has appeared on C-Span, led a workshop at the 2006 Tallberg Forum (Getting Green Technology to Market in Time) bringing together leaders in the investment world with green technology experts. She also organized and co-hosted the Washington D.C. Green Salon and Blue Salon symposiums devoted to the worlds energy and water problems and solutions, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassys House of Sweden - and in 2010 with the New York Academy of Science.
Nora Maccoby was born in Mexico City and grew up in Washington D.C. where she graduated from The Sidwell Friends School. She received a BA in Theater from Oberlin College and an MFA in Film Directing from The American Film Institute, where she won numerous awards. Her short film Dropping the Bomb on My Street received the Youth Jury: Leopard of Tomorrow award at Locarno Film Festival in 1994. She went on to co-write Bongwater (Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Brittany Murphy) and Buffalo Soldiers (Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin) which won The Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Screenplay in 2004.
She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, Todd Hathaway and their son, William. Noras book, The Energy Conversation: the first 3 years is available online at www.energyconversation.org.
Her recent op-ed for The Globalist can be read here: http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8913
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