Banner photo by Patty Dreier

Her whole life has been dedicated to helping people build connections and understanding about our Blue Planet so that they would become better stewards. A "next generation" sustainability movement is underway...


Our Mission

Patty Dreier is committed to changing the world, to turning the tide, to giving her "all" in this capstone of her career to help move people to save what's left of our planet. She is a speaker and writer who believes that Keeping Nature Central in our daily lives--at home, at work, and in our communities--is core to making a difference now and for the long run. 

If we want healthier lives, we must create healthier ways to live.
— Patty Dreier

A few things about Patty

  • Three decades of diverse experience in business, nonprofit, higher education and government (local, state, federal, and international).

  • Two terms of public service in the elected office of County Executive serving 71,000 citizens in Portage County, Wisconsin, 2010-2018.

  • Certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, 2018.

  • M.S. Natural Resources with emphasis on Environmental Education (1988) and B.S. Biology with emphasis on Botany (1982), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

  • Professional grant writer with over $200 million in grant awards.

  • 2018 Rotary Paul Harris Fellow for "Service Above Self."

  • Commander's Award for Public Service, U.S. Army, 1992.

  • City Coin from Lord Mayor, Wuerzburg, Germany, 1992 for collaboration on German-American partnerships.

  • Co-Author of Earth Matters: A Challenge for Environmental Action, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (1990).