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Joining E2 is the most effective way to stay informed about cutting-edge environmental issues, leverage your professional network, and use your skills to influence important environmental policy issues.

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Business Voice for the Environment
photo David Moyar
President & CEO
MEI Hotels Inc.
In November 2008, David Moyar sat down for lunch with NRDC’s Dale Bryk, a Senior Attorney and Director of the Air and Energy Program, to discuss his interest in being more actively involved in supporting NRDC’s work – he had been writing checks for his membership dues for nearly two decades. Given his role as President and CEO of MEI Hotels Incorporated and his Yale Law School degree, Dale recognized that E2 might be the perfect conduit for his interests and skills. In February 2009, David attended his first E2 New York event, an EcoSalon that discussed NRDC's vision for improved carbon cap-and-invest legislation for the U.S.
 
An Eagle Scout in his youth, David has always been environment-minded and these days is passionate about fighting global warming, transitioning to clean sources of energy, and protecting air and water quality.
 
Professionally, David says his participation in E2 has positively influenced the environmental policies and practices of his firm, which he and his father co-founded in 1998. MEI and its affiliates own and manage four Hilton branded hotels with over 200 employees. “We are now much more proactively ‘green’ in our investment and purchasing decisions. We want to be supportive of cleantech industries. We are currently in the process of getting state specific green lodging certifications at our hotels, after which we will likely go for LEED-EB (Existing Building certification.”
 
For David, the most rewarding aspect of being involved with E2 is the opportunity to convey the economic rationales for environmental legislation directly to policymakers. “It’s important to show decision makers there are real-life business people with true concerns about the environment and our natural resources. With E2, you can go face-to-face with these decision makers and while it’s hard to know whether you’ve made an impact, you fulfill a civic function as a citizen and as a business person.”
 
David has already gone face-to-face with policymakers three times with E2 – on our 2010 annual Washington, DC, trip in February, a March 2010 trip to DC, and E2 New York’s 2010 annual Albany visit. This month (July 2010), David also jumps into E2’s radio tour project to support federal clean energy and climate legislation, which is currently targeting constituents and members of Congress from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana and Virginia.
 
As E2 moves into its next decade of existence, David looks forward to more networking opportunities both at events and through cyberspace, promoting E2 to more business people like him who are with companies that are not cleantech firms per se, and seeing that E2’s existing membership gets more deeply leveraged for our advocacy campaigns.


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