About the Author
Justine Burt is the Founder + CEO of Appraccel, an environmental sustainability consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a sought-after expert on sustainable behavior change management who specializes in Community-Based Social Marketing to rapidly implement alternative transportation, waste prevention, energy conservation, and water conservation projects that reduce an organization’s environmental impact.
Clients for whom she has managed sustainability projects include NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. House of Representatives, Alameda County StopWaste, businesses in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail, and various universities. Organizations for which she has done communications work include the Clean Coalition and the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition.
Justine has a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Lafayette College, and a M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.
In 2008, Justine developed a 15-hour class on change management entitled “Managing Sustainable Change in an Organization” that she has taught sixteen times through the University of California Berkeley Extension. Some students have described the course as “the best class I took at UC Berkeley Extension.”
In 2019, Justine published her first book The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future. This visionary work connects the dots between the unfolding crises in the work world and the natural world. By creating millions of green jobs that decarbonize our energy and transport systems, build a circular economy, reduce food waste, and restore nature, we will reverse the destruction of stable middle class jobs, climate change, and mass species extinction.
Justine is an unrepentent optimist who believes we have the solutions needed to fix the greatest challenges we face, we just need to implement them by creating a Green New Deal. By allocating resources at a level that matches the severity of the situation, we will move society to a place where people live in balance with the environment that supports life.