Colin Bennett
Work Experience
The Great Land Conservation Trust, Inc
Founder and Executive Director: 2001-Present

Clean Water Action
Coordinator, Clean Energy Campaign: September 2006- March 2008
Diesel Organizer: September 2006- December 2007

Diocese of Norwich Catholic Schools
Long-term substitute: January 2001
Teacher, Environmental Studies, Technology, Physical Education: 2001-2003
Teacher, First Grade: 2003-2004
Teacher, Fourth Grade: 2004-2005

United States Coast Guard Reserve
Marine Science Technician: 2002-Present

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group
Canvasser, Clean Air Campaign: Summer 1995

Yale University
Research Assistant, Environmental Justice Survey: February-July 2006

Volunteer Experience
The Climate Project
Presenter, An Inconvenient Truth: December 2006-Present

Sierra Student Coalition
Connecticut Co-coordinator: 2004-Present
Northeast Regional Coordinator: 2005-Present
Environmental Justice Committee: 2005-Present
  Committee Chair: October 2005-August 2006
Elected Member, National Executive Committee: 2005-2006
Trainer, Student Environmental Leadership Program: July 2005

The Climate Campaign
Elected Member, Steering Committee: 2005-2006

The Sierra Club
Gulf Coast Environmental Restoration Task Force: 2005-2006
Environmental Justice Committee: 2005-2006
Dismantling Racism Workshop Facilitator: October 2006-Present

Saint Bernard High School
Advisor, After-School Environmental Club: 2004-2005

United Nations Environment Programme
Action Circle Leader, International Children’s Conference on the Environment: July 2004

Maritime Education Network
Intern: Spring 2003

Southern Connecticut State University, Environmental Futurists
Active Member: 2000-Present

Civic Experience
State of Connecticut
Justice of the Peace        2005-Present

Westbrook Volunteer Fire Company
Firefighter        2002-2006

Town of Westbrook
Elected Member, Forest Commission: 2004-2008

Connecticut Green Party
Candidate for State Senate, 33rd District: November 2004, 2006
Chapter Chair, Shoreline Chapter: May 2005-Present
Delegate, 2004 Presidential Convention: June 2004

United Nations Conference of the Parties, Montreal
Official Observer: November 2005

Planning Experience
Among dozens of other activities, outings, meetings, and field trips, I have planned,
helped to plan, or am currently planning the following events:

• Connecticut SSC Clean Energy Conference: April 2005
• Connecticut SSC Autumn Hike October: 2003, 2004, 2006
• Saint Sebastian Clean Energy Day: April 2004
• The Climate Campaign Fourth Annual Climate Conference: April 2006
• Inaugural SSC Dismantling Racism Training: February 2006
• SSC National Leader Gathering Anti-Oppression Training: August 2006
• Inaugural Connecticut Youth Activist Network Convergence: March 2008

Awards and Recognition
Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group
Outstanding Canvasser Award: August 1995
State of Connecticut
Climate Change Leadership Award: May 2006

Southern Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Science, Communication: August 2005

Available on request
The Great Land
Conservation Trust
Colin is currently a part-time graduate student at
Southern Connecticut State University where is trying to
decide whether to pursue a degree in Environmental
Education, Women's Studies, or Urban Studies.

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