About Susan Kolodziejczyk

Susan-Kolodziejczyk-SLP1Susan Kolodziejczyk has been with the National Geographic Society for over 14 years working as a researcher and project manager. In 2009, she served on the advisory board for the National Geographic book Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-friendly Parents. In November 2013, after seven years serving on the volunteer-driven Green Team, she became Senior Manager of Sustainability – National Geographic’s first full-time sustainability position. Susan now leads the Green Team’s Steering Committee in working toward National Geographic’s key sustainability goals: to make National Geographic carbon neutral, to strive for zero landfill waste, to be good stewards of our resources, and to ensure that employees are engaged and healthy.  Susan will be introducing to us Creative conservationist Asher Jay. Asher is a designer, artist, writer, and activist who uses creative concepts and design to advance animal rights, sustainable development, and humanitarian causes. Her art, sculpture, design installations, films, and advocacy advertising campaigns bring attention to everything from oil spills and dolphin slaughters to shrinking lion populations. Much of her best known work spotlights the illegal ivory trade, including a huge animated billboard in Times Square and an ambitious project aimed at China’s ivory-hungry rising middle class. She participated in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in New York, where her oval oeuvre went on to raise money for anti-poaching efforts in Kenya.