This lecture features Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility at Denver Botanic Gardens. Like much of the West, Denver has a unique and evolving relationship to potable water. Outdoor water use accounts for more than half of Denver’s water consumption. Learn how Denver Botanic Gardens is committed to showcasing beautiful gardens appropriate for a semi-arid climate while advancing water-efficient gardening and agriculture principles through educational programs and partnerships with like-minded organizations. Jennifer will discuss Denver Botanic Gardens’ work on water conservation in the face of climate change and their mission-driven approach to community impact.
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd has worked on water issues locally, nationally and internationally. She is the Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility at Denver Botanic Gardens, where she drives sustainability-oriented programming, partnerships and communications. She is also the co-director of the One World One Water (OWOW) Center, a joint initiative of the Gardens and the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to coming to the Gardens in 2011, Jennifer worked for Rain Bird, where she spearheaded the company's global CSR initiatives. Jennifer is a board member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, has served on the board of the American Public Gardens Association and was the co-organizer for the 2011 International Water Forum at the United Nations. Jennifer has an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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