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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: Standing Up for Our Planet and Ourselves, will be published in fall 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).