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Patty Dreier’s whole life has been dedicated to helping people become better stewards of our planet. A "next generation" sustainability movement and global “call to action” is underway....


Our Global vision in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 2020

Patty is a speaker and writer who believes in empowering people to stand up for themselves and their planet. Her book, EMPOWERED: One Planet at a Time will be published in December 2019. Curriculum materials for schools and universities will accompany her book launch. She will be taking her message to audiences around the world with a goal of mobilizing millions.

The time has come to place a top priority on sustaining Earth’s life support systems. Everything depends on it.
— 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).