Director, How to Green Your Hotel
Dan Ruben is Director of How to Green Your Hotel, an organization that teaches sustainability to hospitality students and professionals. Previously, Dan founded and led Boston Green Tourism, which helped Boston hotels reduce their environmental footprint. He organized over 100 workshops and authored hundreds of newsletters for Boston hoteliers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hired Dan to organize state-wide green hotel workshops and a nationwide green hotel webinar series. Boston Green Tourism was awarded the Environmental Merit Award by the EPA in 2008. In 2014, Dan was U.S. Sustainable Lodging Person of the Year. Prior to working in hospitality, Dan was the executive director of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions (CERC), which implemented environmental best practices at the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. As an activist, Dan is the Chair of Green Newton and leads its Building Standards Committee, which influences developers to build Passive House, all-electric buildings.