Stephen Dotson

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2017
Position: 
Town Commissioner & Corporate Sustainability Operations Associate
Organization: 
EcoVation Hub/OneReport, Inc.
Location: 
Putney, VT

Stephen Dotson has handled various communications, media, and marketing efforts for projects, campaigns, and organizations rooted in sustainability, justice, and peacework. He moved to Vermont soon after working on the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, documenting the potential savings and impact of proactive investment in climate-resilient infrastructure. A strong value system has driven his work for organizations such as the Envision Peace Museum, the Earth Quaker Action team, the journalism outfitwww.WagingNonviolence.org, and his co-direction of an award-winning documentary film about the issues and events surrounding Occupy Wall Street. In Vermont, he contributed to the initial marketing and business planning for Hermit Thrush Brewery, currently works with the sustainability reporting company OneReport, and previously worked for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Stephen is also a newly appointed town commissioner to the Windham Regional Commission and volunteers time with the regional Green Economy Innovation Hub project. Early in his career, Stephen worked extensively with the Quaker community and was an educator and administrator for experiential learning programs that utilized alternative classroom environments and the outdoors. He and his wife Lisa are working to transform a property in Westerminster West, VT into a climate-resilient eco-cabin that will produce all of its own energy and a portion of its own food.