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Executive Director

Phone: (617) ***-****  HQ Phone
Boston Green Tourism
175 Auburn Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
United States

Company Description: Boston Green Tourism (BGT) is dedicated to improving the environmental performance of hotels and related organizations in Greater Boston and beyond. We help hotels...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • liberal arts
    University of Michigan
  • Masters Degree , Health Services Administration
    U. Michigan's School of Public Health
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Web References
Our Team
www.ndcollaborative.com, 15 Dec 2013 [cached]
Dan Ruben
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Dan Ruben Dan Ruben is a facilitator, consultant, and trainer with many years of hands-on experience advancing environmental change within organizations and through collaborative networks. As executive director of Boston Green Tourism, he is a catalyst for expanding the use of green practices in Greater Boston's hotels and convention centers. Previously, Dan was the executive director of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions, where he coordinated a network of 200 non-profit, government and business professionals to plan, implement, and publicize environmental best practices at the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. CERC won the international Environmentally Responsible Meeting Award and two EPA Environmental Merit awards.
Dan has been a leader in advancing sustainable change at the local level as past president and current board member of the Green Decade / Newton, an environmental non-profit that advances environmental improvements in Newton households, businesses and schools. Dan was the Eastern Massachusetts Coordinator for the Global Action Plan's Household EcoTeam Program, where he coached 180 participants on 30 Household EcoTeams to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles. He also serves on the executive committee of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.
Dan speaks and writes on the subjects of green hospitality, global warming and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. He has advised the Environmental Protection Agency, Cotton Incorporated, Clear Channel Communications, Pioneer Investments, the Down to Earth Expo and the Energy Smackdown television show. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dan is a passionate gardener, yoga practitioner, nature observer, swimmer and cross country skier.
Board of Directors
greendecade.org, 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dan Ruben, Chairman of the Board GD/N Board member since 1996. Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism. Dan has coached more than 25 Household Ecoteams; also a board member of the Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance.
Philagreen 215.922.1109
www.philagreenhospitality.com, 19 Nov 2013 [cached]
Dan Ruben
Dan Ruben is the Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, which is a catalyst for expanding the use of environmentally-friendly practices in Greater Boston's hotels. Among Boston Green Tourism's 40 hotels, 11 have achieved the Energy Star label, 11 are Green Key certified, three are Green Seal certified and one is LEED certified. Boston Green Tourism was awarded an Environmental Merit Award by the EPA in April 2008.
Dan is also leading two-year green programs for Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont hoteliers and restaurateurs, sponsored by the U.S. EPA, and a Barr Foundation grant to reduce energy use in Greater Boston hotels. .
Previously, Dan was the Executive Director of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions, an organization that planned, implemented and publicized environmental best practices at the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. (See www.imex-frankfurt.com/documents/CERCCaseStudy.pdf and www.bostongreentourism.org/uploads/CERC_Case_Study__print_version.pdf.) CERC won the international Environmentally Responsible Meeting Award and two EPA Environmental Merit awards. Dan advised the City of Denver about greening the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Dan is a past president of the Green Decade Coalition/Newton, a grassroots volunteer environmental non-profit, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance.
Dan was the Eastern Massachusetts Coordinator for the Global Action Plan's Household EcoTeam Program, and has coached 180 participants on more than 30 Household EcoTeams to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles. For this, he was honored as Unsung Environmental Hero for Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in 1998. He has initiated Low Carbon Diet teams, too, and has conducted training sessions for team leaders on behalf of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. That organization recognized him as an Everday Climate Hero in 2007.
Before working in the environmental sector, Dan spent 17 years as a health care administrator with Harvard Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. For seven years, Dan was the Health Center Administrator of HCHP's Swansea Health Center.
Dan speaks and writes on the subjects of green hospitality, global warming and environmentally sustainable lifestyles.
e-bulletin March 2007
www.greendecade.org, 1 Mar 2007 [cached]
St. Mary´swill be presenting ?An Inconvenient Truth? followed by a discussion with Dan Ruben, Vice-President of the Green Decade and Chairperson of EcoTeams. Free to the public. Information: 617-527-4769.
About Us
www.bostongreentourism.org, 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
Daniel Ruben
Executive Director
Boston Green Tourism
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Dan Ruben is the executive director of Boston Green Tourism, which is a catalyst for expanding the use of environmentally-friendly practices in Greater Boston's visitor industry. Boston Green Tourism works with local hotels, convention centers and restaurants. Its mission is to make Boston a green convention and tourism destination. Boston Green Tourism was awarded an Environmental Merit Award by the EPA in April 2008.
Previously, Dan was the executive director of theCoalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions, an organization that planned, implemented and publicized environmental best practices at the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. CERC won the international Environmentally Responsible Meeting Award, two EPA Environmental Merit awards, and Mass Energy's Advocate of the Year award. Dan advised the City of Denver about greening the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Dan served for eight years as vice president and one year as president of the Green Decade Coalition/Newton, a grassroots volunteer environmental non-profit, and currently serves as a board member. The Green Decade works with households, businesses, schools and institutions in Newton and elsewhere to implement measurable improvements in the way they use resources. Dan started a campaign in 2006 to get the City of Newton to negotiate a performance contract that would make all of its buildings more energy efficient. he campaign succeeded, and the City signed a performance contract that is expected to be $12 to $20 million.
Dan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance, and was the Vice President of the Board.
Dan was the Eastern Massachusetts Coordinator for the Global Action Plan's Household EcoTeam Program, and has coached about 180 participants on more than 30 Household EcoTeams to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles. For this, he was honored as Unsung Environmental Hero for Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in 1998. He has initiated Low Carbon Diet teams, too, and has conducted training sessions for team leaders on behalf of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. That organization recognized him as an Everyday Climate Hero.
Before working in the environmental sector, Dan spent 17 years as a health care administrator with Harvard Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. For seven years, Dan was the Health Center Administrator of HCHP's Swansea Health Center.
Dan speaks and writes on the subjects of green hospitality, global warming and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. He has advised organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Cotton Incorporated, the City of Denver, Clear Channel Communications, Pioneer Investments, the American Cancer Research Association, the Down to Earth Expo and the Energy Smackdown television show on adopting and communicating environmentally-friendly practices.
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