Jeralee Anderson

How Can We Build Greener Roads?

When it comes to sustainability, we often take our built infrastructure for granted. In this talk, we'll explore the interconnectedness of transportation infrastructure in nature and in our communities. How do roads affect our ecosystems and economies? How big is our infrastructure footprint? What would it look like if roads were more environmentally-friendly and human-centered? Is that even possible?Let's reimagine the role that our roads can play in building a greener future.

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edited TEDxEverett Talk :

"How to Build Greener Roads"

Jeralee Anderson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Greenroads International, a globally recognized nonprofit organization focused on sustainability education and certification for transportation projects. As CEO, she currently manages the daily operations and oversees all programs for Greenroads. She received her doctorate in sustainability and civil engineering from the University of Washington. Jeralee worked in a variety of structural, geotechnical and construction engineering positions in California after receiving her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is a licensed professional engineer in Washington State and California, and was recognized in 2013 by the Obama White House as a Transportation Champion of Change for the 21st Century. In 2018, Jeralee was elected to the Redmond City Council and in 2019 was appointed to serve on the Washington State Public Works Board by Governor Jay Inslee.

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