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Amy Belanger is a social change agent, nonprofit consultant, and activist coach whose campaigns have successfully banned offshore drilling in the Federal and State waters off the coast of Florida, stopped construction of a toxic waste facility in Northwest Florida, protected 1.2 million acres of Southern Appalachian forests, raised millions of dollars for environmental and social justice programs, helped dozens of organizations achieve greater cohesion and effectiveness, and jumpstarted numerous social change programs.
Belanger is co-founder and former Clearinghouse Coordinator (executive director equivalent) of the Greens/Green Party USA. She was executive director of Student Environmental Action Coalition, Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition, and Gulf Coast Environmental Defense; Southeast Regional Directorfor Earth Day Nework; and deputy director of the Green Business Network of Green America. She was a steering committee member for the founding of the National People's Progressive Network, with former Jesse Jackson campaign director and 1992 Presidential candidate, Ron Daniels, in 1992; and ballot access director and staff writer for Ralph Nader for President 2004. She published Return the Great Forest: A Conservation Vision for the Southern Appalachian Region forSouthern Appalachian Forest Coalition. She is an award winning journalist and fiction writer, a certified Guerrilla Marketing coach, and a skilled coach, facilitator and mediator.
With a M.S. in counseling psychology, Belanger brings psychological insights and social science research to inform strategies for social, personal, and organizational change. She has applied her psychology skills to organizational restructuring and turnarounds, conflict resolution and dispute mediation, staff and board vision quests, individual and team coaching, and psychology-informed environmental and social justice campaign strategy.
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