Gina LaMotte is a social entrepreneur and systems-thinker who is most passionate about transforming our nation's K-12 schools into centers for climate resilience. Gina is the founder of EcoRise, a social enterprise whose mission is to mobilize a new generation of leaders to design healthy, just, and thriving communities for all. Launched in 2008, EcoRise is currently serving over 2,800 schools and 5,700 teachers, bringing the tenets of sustainability, social innovation, environmental justice, biomimicry, design thinking, and green building into our public schools.
In her role at EcoRise, Gina contributes to visioning, strategic growth and development, and she leads various social impact initiatives with corporate partners, government agencies, universities, and foundations. She is also the creator of Gen:Thrive, a technology venture aimed at advancing the green school movement through data visualization and collective impact strategies.
Prior to EcoRise, Gina spent ten years working with innovative educational programs serving youth in Brazil, India, Nepal and Guatemala, as well as Harlem, New York, and Taos, New Mexico.