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Eric Howard

Executive Director

Eric joined E2Tech as the Executive Director in August 2023. His career in the environmental and energy world began in 1990 at the IUCN's Environmental Law Center in Bonn, Germany, and since then he has managed institutional partnerships, memberships, and programs for institutions such as Maine Wood Products Association, Northeastern University's College of Engineering, Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, Benchmark Environmental Consulting, and the U.N. Information Unit on Climate Change. He was the founding director of the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, a global network for alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program, and since 2018, his focus has been decarbonization and the built environment. 

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Eric grew up in Massachusetts, with many trips to New Hampshire and to Belgium to visit his bi-national family. His academic background is a B.A. with honors in Geology from Wesleyan University and a M.E.M. with a focus on environmental policy from Duke University. When he was 50, he returned as a part-time student at Northeastern University to earn a Doctorate in Education with a focus in organizational leadership studies and the knowledge-sharing practices of entrepreneurs.  Eric had fellowships with the US EPA-Region 2 in New York City, World Wildlife Fund in Washington, and the Institute for Agricultural Policy at the University of Bonn. 

His volunteer work in Maine has included serving on South Portland's Dora Small School PTA and Maine School of Science & Mathematics PTA, teaching unicycling to students at the Friends School of Portland, and being on the Board of GrowSmart Maine and Ketcha Outdoors. He was on the Maine Department of Conservation's advisory council for updating land use policies for 600,000+ acres of public lands and the Maine DEP's advisory board for reducing toxic chemicals, and he was the founding chair of the Maine Technology Institute's Agriculture and Forestry Tech Advisory Board.  He's also the 4th generation steward of a 500+ acre tree farm in New Hampshire.  From 1995-2016, Eric lived in South Portland's Willard Beach neighborhood, and his office is in Portland.

e. eric@e2tech.org  c. 617-435-7222

www.linkedin.com/in/ericshoward

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