"I'm thrilled to be involved in the LifeCity venture because 1) it is inclusive, and 2) it is a fun and exciting way to inspire people to do the right thing. It is just this kind of creative venture that will achieve unexpected success, and in a few years no one will know how we did without it." Linda Stone, Global Green Policy Associate, works with public and private stakeholders to promote green building and green-energy policy. She also serves as Co-chair of the USGBC Louisiana Advocacy Committee and the Green Collaborative of New Orleans Advocacy and Policy Committee. Her professional experience in New Orleans includes assisting the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation develop its land use plan, founding and directing The Green Project, grant writing for the Audubon Institute Center for Research of Endangered Species, and serving as director of Mayor Morial’s Office of Environmental Affairs. Significant accomplishments at the Mayor’s office include completion of the city’s first greenhouse gas inventory and passage of a lead ordinance by the City Council. When Morial left office in 2002, Linda took a job in San Antonio as the first executive director of the Metropolitan Partnership for Energy where she coordinated development of the city’s first residential green-building program, Build San Antonio Green. She returned to New Orleans in January 2008 to work with Global Green. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. She also studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain. Linda and her husband are completing a green historic renovation in Central City, New Orleans.