Dan Ruben is a facilitator, consultant, and trainer with many years of hands-on experience advancing environmental change within organizations and through collaborative networks. As executive director of Boston Green Tourism, he is a catalyst for expanding the use of green practices in Greater Boston’s hotels and convention centers. Previously, Dan was the executive director of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions, where he coordinated a network of 200 non-profit, government and business professionals to plan, implement, and publicize environmental best practices at the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. CERC won the international Environmentally Responsible Meeting Award and two EPA Environmental Merit awards.
Dan has been a leader in advancing sustainable change at the local level as past president and current board member of the Green Decade / Newton, an environmental non-profit that advances environmental improvements in Newton households, businesses and schools. Dan was the Eastern Massachusetts Coordinator for the Global Action Plan's Household EcoTeam Program, where he coached 180 participants on 30 Household EcoTeams to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles. He also serves on the executive committee of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.
Dan speaks and writes on the subjects of green hospitality, global warming and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. He has advised the Environmental Protection Agency, Cotton Incorporated, Clear Channel Communications, Pioneer Investments, the Down to Earth Expo and the Energy Smackdown television show. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dan is a passionate gardener, yoga practitioner, nature observer, swimmer and cross country skier.