LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   

Contact Person:                Ms. Kirsten Anderson, Board Member and Secretary

Organization Name:       The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative

Voice Phone Number:   949-910-6848

Email Address:                  kanderson@ocsustainability.org

Website URL:                    www.ocsustainability.org

LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE

Trabuco Canyon, CA, July 6, 2012

The not-for-profit Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) announced today that its co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. John W. Grosskopf, will resign effective July 10, 2012.  Mr. Grosskopf has accepted the position of Director of Environment, Health, Safety, Social Responsibility and Sustainability with a major producer of electrical control systems in the Pacific Northwest.   Despite his physical move, he will continue with OCSC as a senior advisor.

While the Board of Directors completes its search for a new chairman, Mr. Grosskopf’s responsibilities will be transferred to Mr. William Borges, OCSC Board Member and Treasurer.  In a joint statement, the two leaders said “the planning and delivery of OCSC’s ambitious sustainability programs and projects will actually accelerate during this leadership transition”.

The interim chairman went on to say:  “John’s dedication and energy are inspirations for all of OCSC’s volunteers, interns and stakeholders.  We will continue to work hard – and smart – to make his generously shared vision of a “Greener Orange” a reality.”

Focusing on business, academia, government, non-governmental organizations and communities, OCSC brings leaders, organizations and individuals together to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.   The organization’s mission is to take concerted and practical action to improve the quality of life in Orange County and the entire southern California region through awareness, education, outreach and community involvement.

OCSC’s programs and projects for 2012 through 2014 include:  a quarterly dialogue series on sustainability topics important to Orange County’s leaders, an instructional series on sustainable business methods, a stakeholder mapping and database project, publication of educational primers, development of cooperative sustainability projects with municipal governments, and creation of a sustainability best-practices library.

For more information about OCSC and its programs, please visit:  www.ocsustainability.org.  To help transform Orange County through these programs and projects, please contact:   Ms. Kirsten Anderson at kanderson@ocsustainability.org .