EcoWomen 10th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating a Decade of Extraordinary Women

Exciting news!  EcoWomen and our founding chapter, DC EcoWomen, are celebrating our 10 year anniversary!  Join us on Thursday, April 24 as we celebrate in style at our 10 Year Gala at the Josephine Butler Parks Center.   With an amazing keynote speaker, a silent auction, DJ, photo booth, food, unlimited wine, beer, and a signature cocktail, our Gala will be a night to remember!  


Want to see your photo booth pictures from the Gala? You can see them online at Picture Yourself in a Box’s website. Use the passcode: Eco10!!

Join Us!


Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm


The Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St., NW Washington DC 20009

Ticket Information:

Tickets are now on sale until 5 pm, Wednesday, April 23, at the special rate of $75 per ticket.  Be sure to purchase yours quickly.  Tickets are only available for purchase before the event, we won’t be selling tickets at the door.

Show your support for EcoWomen’s decade of accomplishments by becoming a member of the Host Committee.  Host Committee tickets are currently availableMembers of the Host Committee will be recognized for their generosity in the Gala program and on the Gala webpage.

Interest in becoming a Gala Sponsor?  Please contact DC EcoWomen’s President, Christina Sorrento at  [email protected] for business sponsorship opportunities.

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What’s Included:

Fabulous past EcoHour speakers, an amazing keynote speaker, unlimited wine, beer, and signature cocktail, heavy appetizers, DJ, photo booth, and a silent auction.


Our Master of Ceremonies, Leda Huta, is the Executive Director of the Endangered Species Coalition. Leda has 20 years of environmental experience, managing grassroots, national, and international projects. At Endangered Species Coalition, she leads staff across the country in protecting imperiled wildlife, from the charismatic gray wolf and grizzly bear to less visible species, such as California tiger salamanders.

Previous to her role at the Endangered Species Coalition, Leda was the Acting Executive Director for Finding Species, an organization that uses photography to advance wildlife and wild lands conservation. Through this work, she had the good fortune to spend time in incredible habitats, such as the Ecuadorian Amazon. Leda’s work at Resource Conservation Alliance protected forests using a “markets” strategy, working with university presses to shift to eco-friendly papers. Leda has had stints working on energy efficiency, renewable energy, environment and health, and green business issues. She has served on various boards—environmental, as well as, domestic violence NGOs.

Leda is a cofounder of EcoWomen, a yoga teacher, and a mom. Leda speaks Ukrainian and Spanish and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in environmental science and environment and resource management from the University of Toronto.


Alisa Gravitz, CEO and President of Green America.  For nearly 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America (formerly Co-op America) develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse and growing the green economy. Green America’s major events and publications include Green Festivals, National Green Pages and Green American.

Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and green consumer networks. Ms. Gravitz is a leading expert on how families and businesses can “go green,” saving money and resources. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print and the popular Guide to Community Investing. The 1% in Community Campaign, a joint program of Green America and the Social Investment Forum, has moved over $2 billion into community investments from social investment portfolios.

Ms. Gravitz’s board service includes Ceres, Positive Future Network, Network for Good and People 4 Earth. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University. Green America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



Heather White, Heather White, Executive Director of EWG, is a nationally-recognized expert on federal environmental law and policy and a campaign strategist with more than 15 years experience. EWG, the nation’s most effective environmental advocacy organization, uses game-changing, original research to help individuals, businesses, and governments make better decisions to protect public health and the environment. White guides EWG’s policy positions, advocacy strategies, communications plans, development and administration, manages EWG’s three offices and oversees the engagement of EWG’s 1.3 million online supporters. She leads the legislative activities of EWG Action Fund, EWG’s related lobbying organization.

White has testified before Congress, briefed top Congressional staff and met with senior White House officials on a wide range of issues, including toxic chemical pollution, water quality, energy policy, food safety and farm bill reform. Since 2009, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center, where she has lectured on cosmetics law, FDA regulation, toxic chemicals, legislation and lobbying. White has been interviewed by numerous news organizations, among them The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, PBS News Hour, PBS: To the Contrary and The Dr. Oz Show. White serves on the board of directors of EWG Action Fund and the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.

White served as EWG’s chief of staff and general counsel for three and a half years before being promoted to Executive Director in late 2012. Prior to joining EWG in 2009, White was the director of education advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation. White worked as counsel to U.S. Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.) on energy and environmental issues from 2003 to 2005 and served as EWG’s general counsel from 2001 to 2003. In 2000, White was deputy director of women’s outreach for Vice President Al Gore’s Presidential Campaign. She served as a recount attorney during the contested Presidential election. Before joining the Gore campaign, she was an associate at the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims in Nashville, Tennessee.

White graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as the managing editor of the Tennessee Law Review. She studied at the University of Nairobi law school in Nairobi, Kenya. She was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science. While in undergraduate school, White spent a year studying conservation biology at the University of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. She is married to David Diamond, loves country music and playing in the backyard with their two elementary-school-age daughters.



Break out your party dresses!  This Gala is cocktail attire and coed – we welcome EcoMen and EcoWomen.

Host Committee:

Thank you to our Host Committee for their generous support. We couldn’t have done it without their help!

Gabriela Chavarria
Nancy J. Gloman
Mary Ellen Kustin
Jessica Lubetsky
Nora Pouillon
Kelly Rand
Anne Richardson
Jami Sorrento
Linda Sorrento
Anna Wadhams
Jonathan Ward


Our Gala is made possible by the generous contributions of our Business Supporters. By investing in EcoWomen, these Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver, level sponsors are connecting, inspiring and empowering women to become environmental leaders in their communities.

Diamond Level Sponsors:

The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization.

Our mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment. With your help — and with the help of hundreds of organizations with whom we partner — we are creating a healthier and cleaner environment for the next generation and beyond.


The Masco Corporation Foundation supports not-for-profit arts, culture, housing and environmental initiatives.  Additionally, the Foundation makes limited grants to a number of very specific civic, educational and human service programs in the communities where it does business.  The Masco Corporation Foundation was founded in 1952 and is funded with contributions from Masco Corporation.  Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home including Behr® paint, Delta®and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, and KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinetry. For more information on the Foundation and the Masco family of brands, visit


Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) provides education, research, and leadership needed to navigate a rapidly changing world in order to contribute to a sustainable future. Our signature Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program is an accelerated graduate degree program for full-time working professionals in business, government, and non-profit organizations. All aspects of the program—including coursework, the international residency, and capstone directed study projects—are designed for individualized professional development and improved job performance, including career change and advancement.


Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network, offering self-service vehicles by the hour or day to folks looking for an alternative to the costs and hassles of owning a car.  When you join Zipcar, your membership grants you access to thousands of vehicles in the United States, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom.

With cars located all over the metro area and across the world, Zipcar gives you the freedom to travel where you want, when you want.  Gas, insurance, and on-street parking in DC are always included with every reservation. Visit to join today.


Platinum Level Sponsors:

Scott Nash founded MOM’s Organic Market in 1987, with an initial investment of $100. MOM’s Purpose is to protect and restore the environment. MOM’s offers an incredible selection of 100% organic produce, bulk foods, sustainable seafood, and more. All MOM’s stores also feature recycling centers. MOM’s currently operates 11 stores in the Washington/Baltimore/Philadelphia area.

In late 2014 MOM’s will open its first DC store on New York Avenue, Northeast. MOM’s DC will feature Naked Lunch, an all-organic sit-down eatery featuring salads, steam bowls, fresh juices, sandwiches, and specials.


Picture Yourself In The Box We are one of Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland’s best Photo Booth rental companies. We service Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding counties. Check out the great Photo Booth rental packages and options we have to offer. Contact us now with any questions about your event or call us directly at 571-403-1122. Let us make your event the one everyone is talking about!





The Natural Resources Defense Center (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Livingston, Montana, and Beijing. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.



Ecobeco provides energy efficiency consulting and services to apartments, condominiums and single-family homes in Maryland. Award-winning and the area’s leading provider of Pepco’s Quick Home Energy Check-up for multifamily properties and single family homes, ecobeco helps customers save thousands of dollars and make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Ecobeco provides Comprehensive Home Energy Audits, Quick Home Energy Check-ups, and is an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for the past three years running.

The LED Diet makes your transition to LED bulbs easy! Our LED Dietitians work with you to assess your lighting needs and prescribe the best efficient LED lighting alternatives. Call today to learn how your home can shine brighter, save money and go green. Use the promo code ECOWOMEN14 for a free lighting assessment at or call 800-603-8314.


Gold Level Sponsors:

Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 793,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Find out more at

Silver Level Sponsors:

Greenloons is a premier online travel resource dedicated to inspiring people to think different, be different and travel different – in ways that help to ensure a more sustainable planet.

In addition to being a recipient of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Greenloons directly connect travelers with meaningful travel experiences by working with eco-certified guides and hotels that have been independently verified as focusing on the triple bottom line of economic viability, social empowerment, and environmental responsibility. Contact us at


Victoria Elizabeth Floral Floral art décor. Creating timeless floral pieces for over 8 years. We bring your imagination and vision to life.



At Ecoprint, our mission is to lead the charge in helping transition the paper and printing industries to a higher level of sustainability. From our unwavering focus on investing in leading edge sustainable paper and ink to reducing our footprint through our use of 100% renewable energy and the systematic conservation of resources – clients and partners choose us because they demand excellence in service and because they want their projects to reflect their commitment to a greener planet. Learn more at


AM Conservation Group is the leading manufacturer and distributor of energy efficiency, water conservation, and weatherization products. We also specialize in the production of custom conservation kits used in energy efficiency programs. Our clients include utility companies, program managers, community action agencies, government agencies, direct install contractors, and non-profit organizations. Learn more at


Bethesda Systems The LED Diet makes the residential transition to LEDs easy! With “ECO!” Made simple by Bethesda Systems, our new diet plan lets you switch to LEDs in baby-steps. Our LED Dietitians work with you and your home to prescribe the best efficient LED lighting alternatives. Get started today! For more information,


District Civic Property Management, PLLC is a leading property management firm serving Washington, DC’s finest modestly distinct apartments, condominiums, rental units and dedicated Home Owners’ Associations. DCPM’s mission is to successfully implement the goals and objectives of our clients with the highest customer service, environmental and social integrity.

Our goal is to work with clients to effectively and efficiently meet their needs and objectives with the highest fiscal and asset management value. This model ensures investment protection, a sustainable property life-cycle, and reduces business risks. Find out more at
Tickets are on sale for a limited time – we close the box office at 5 pm, Wednesday, April 23 … so be sure to get your tickets today!


Looking forward to seeing you at our 10 Year Anniversary Gala!!