Taylor is president of the Center for a New American Dream, a national non-profit organization working with households, institutions, and corporations to reduce and shift consumption to enhance quality of life, protect the natural environment, and secure greater social justice.
Taylor has devoted the past 25 years to leadership in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She served as executive director of the Merck Family Fund for five years and was vice-chair of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, a national federation of over 225 foundations in North America dedicated to environmental conservation.
Taylor is the author of Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century (Beacon Press, 2002) and What Kids Really Want that Money Can't Buy (Warner Books, 2003). Our campus bookstore has copies of the second title in stock.
Taylor appears frequently on national television and radio talk shows and has been a keynote speaker before national conventions of industry, government, journalists, and environmental groups. Her opinion pieces have been published in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe.
Contributed by Marian Brown