Fred Brown has been a climate justice trainer, environmental justice leader, policy analyst, adjunct professor, dean of students, teacher, coach, mentor, certified Juvenile Justice Judge’s trainer (TOT), certified conflict mediation and resolution trainer (TOT), master consultant, supervisor, director, and executive director of non-profit organizations since 1987. He currently works for a 117 year old organization located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The Kingsley Association is a Settlement House based organization focusing on developing green/sustainable communities through holistic visioning, resident capacity building, community empowerment, micro/macro planning and sustainable redevelopment implementation.
Mr. Brown has helped to rewrite public policy through the Transportation Equity Network (WIN) that revised federal guidelines regarding public participation and transportation equity. He recently helped designed a web-based environmental/energy reduction tool that teaches community residents how to strategically and pragmatically reduce their energy use through weatherization efforts, retrofits, alternative energy practices and monitoring energy use; creating models for green sustainable communities-via the Imagine Larimer Software and the use of SMART Board technology. A frequent speaker, trainer, coach, mentor, and consultant; Mr. Brown has a BS in Education from Indiana University of PA, MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, and was a doctoral candidate working on a PhD in SW and a MPH from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr Brown has co-facilitated several Trainings for Transition workshops in Jamaica Plain, MA, Pittsburgh, PA, Holyoke, MA, and Troy, NY. Recently his Urban Leadership Institute (ULI) was awarded the 2011 “Save it” award for best practices for a resident to resident model for energy reduction by PennFutures; ULI challenged 51 families in a “block by block” Neighborhood Energy Challenge to reduce neighborhood energy use.