About us

Green Street USA’s curated product lists reflect the collective wisdom of a team of accomplished sustainability advisors and small business owners. They rest on a foundation of 3 core principles.

Our Principles

View “sustainability” through your eyes 

The size of your environmental footprint is measured by the appliances you buy, the materials you use, and the products you sell. Our curated, Main Street-focused lists of goods and services advance the sustainability of your operations and improvements without breaking the bank.

 

Prioritize 

Main Street enterprises can embrace the growing sustainability imperative one step at a time by deploying more energy-efficient business practices; expanding usage of renewable electricity; reducing waste; conserving water where possible; supporting the health, vitality and wellbeing of employees and communities; and strengthening business resilience.

Provide trusted solutions

Our vetted recommendations feature: improvements that are EPA Energy Star rated, WaterSense labeled or otherwise environmentally preferable; professional services that improve the sustainability of your business activities; and hand-picked advisors who help you dive deeper or go “beyond green.”

Founders

Joel Fishman

Founder, Chief Evangelist

Joel is a writer, editor and entrepreneur who has started five companies, selling three and shuttering one, which is not a bad track record when you consider how rough it is out there. Along the way, he co-produced a feature film and wrote 11 books and half a dozen screenplays, one of which will soon be turned into a short film. A certified LEED Green Associate, he is currently pursuing a masters in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in sustainability. When he was a literary agent, he represented the founder of Starbucks. With Green Street USA he plans to even that score.

Alan Horowitz

Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer

​Alan is an environmental attorney and sustainability leader who spent 20 years at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, ultimately as Vice President, Global Safety, Health, Environment, Sustainability & Compliance, a title that takes even longer to say out loud than it does to read in silence. He then joined Microsoft as General Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Compliance, Risk and Security. Not satisfied with those accomplishments, he is a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute and frequent writer and speaker on the topic of corporate sustainability. When Joel challenged Alan to take his expertise from the corporate world to help smaller businesses embrace sustainability, he jumped at the chance.

Consultants

Dawn Rittenhouse

Dawn was formerly Director, Sustainability for the DuPont Company, where she held positions in Technical Service, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management within the Packaging and Industrial Polymers business and Crop Protection businesses. She led DuPont’s efforts at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United Nations Global Compact. She is currently President of the Board of Directors of Delaware Nature Society, serves as Chair of the Finance Committee on the Board of Directors of Future 500, and serves on the Board of Advisors of Conservation Innovation Fund. Recipient of the 2015 Green Building & Design Women in Sustainability Leadership Award, the 2016 Society of Women Environmental Professionals Touchstone Award, and the 2017 WBCSD first-ever Leading Women in Sustainability Award, she formerly served on the Corporate Consultive Advisory Group of the World Resources Institute, the Penn State Smeal Sustainability Council, and as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy of Delaware.

Kim Quick

​Kim provides consulting services to organizations seeking to manage and realize performance improvements through sustainability best practices, especially those in the food service and restaurant space. Through her consulting work, she has helped a wide range of organizations align impact-focused goals with business strategies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and teaches a graduate-level course at the University of Pennsylvania, Leading Change for Sustainability.

John Davies

John is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute for Engineering and Technology. Most of his 35-year career was spent at AstraZeneca, where his main focus was on sustainability governance, compliance and risk management. He is a proven leader in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) management and an accredited ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 lead auditor, as well as a trained Process Safety and Hazard Study Leader and Senior Accident & Incident Investigator. After AstraZeneca, he followed his interest in the impact of organizational culture on business performance and risk, working as an Associate Partner at Ernst & Young to develop their Corporate Integrity and Compliance practice, where he successfully delivered multiple cultural assessment engagements across a range of industry sectors.

Advisors

Matt Garmone

Matt has worked in the environmental field for over 30 years as both an environmental scientist and an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) attorney. He is currently Principal Owner of Environmental Management Services, LLC. For the past 11 years he was the Corporate Environmental Director and Senior Counsel of Environmental, Health and Safety for First Solar, Inc. Before that he an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) attorney with Pfizer Inc. He also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an attorney and as an environmental scientist.

Stacey Sublett Halliday

​Stacey is founder and Principal of Global Environmental Solutions Consulting (GESC), LLC, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to founding GESC, Halliday was a Principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., where her practice involved global product stewardship and supply chain management; corporate social responsibility and environmental justice; non-financial reporting and sustainability disclosures; and federal environmental investigations and enforcement. From 2015 to 2017 Stacey served in the Obama Administration as Special Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of General Counsel. She currently holds leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources (Chair, Membership Diversity Enhancement Program) and the Environmental Law Institute’s Emerging Leaders Initiative (Chair, Steering Committee). Halliday received the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2017.

Julie Hughes

​Julie is Managing Director of Programs for the Institute for Market Transformation, where she advances efforts to develop and implement market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. While working for the U.S. Department of Energy, Julie developed a passion for finding ways the public and private sectors could collaborate to ensure that buildings are an active part of the solution — rather than a contributor to climate change. She entered federal service after several years of local government work — serving in Mayor Bloomberg’s administration as Chief of Staff for Energy Policy in the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and prior to that in the City of Baltimore’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Julie began her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ climate consulting practice.

Michael G. Mahoney

​Mike is the founder of Business for Tomorrow LLC, which provides environmental sustainability and environmental technical support to corporations and not-for-profits. He has 31 years of practical work experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and research & development working as an environmental engineer and an environmental lawyer. As Lead Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Officer for Pfizer, he started the company’s Climate Change Program and founded and led its Environmental Sustainability Program. In his last role at Pfizer, he served as Vice President and Chief Environmental Compliance Counsel. He has a proven track record of developing strategic compliance and sustainability programs and finding creative solutions to complex environmental challenges.

Steve Mohr

​Steve has over thirty years’ experience in a variety of senior compliance, risk management and legal positions in multiple companies. He was the first Global Compliance Officer at AstraZeneca, reporting to the CEO, where he established, developed and staffed the Global Compliance and business integrity program and function, which now includes over 100 employees across more than 50 countries. He also served as US General Counsel for AstraZeneca, where he was accountable for legal issues arising in the US business. Prior to moving to that, Steve held a number of senior roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including VP and Senior Counsel and VP Compliance for the U.S. business. Most recently, Steve served as General Counsel at a biotech company in New York City.

Jonathan Rackoff

Jonathan is chair of the Regulatory & Government Investigations Practice and co-chair of the Environmental Justice Pro Bono Committee at Marten LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in environmental, energy, and sustainable mobility issues. From 2010 to 2017, he served in the Obama Administration as a member of the senior legal team at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as in the White House Office of Management and Budget as chief counsel to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Jonathan’s record includes overseeing regulatory implementation of the Climate Action Plan, defending EPA in 97 high-profile congressional investigations and 62 oversight hearings targeting the environmental agenda, counseling and coordinating with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, as well as playing a lead role in EPA’s strategic response to the drinking-water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Today, aided by his experience as General Counsel of an early-stage biotech startup, Jonathan serves as a trusted advisor to businesses of all sizes on fast-changing sustainability, CSR, ESG, circular economy, and green-transportation issues.

Becky Urbanek

Becky is the founder of Urbanek Compliance Consulting LLC, where she helps businesses of all sizes embrace and manage their compliance and sustainability performance, with a focus on trade compliance (i.e., export, import, and economic sanctions). She started her career as a drug discovery researcher at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, leading teams of medicinal chemists and multidisciplinary scientists in the quest to discover new medicines. She then joined the Global Compliance and Sustainability function, where she managed projects and led engagements across the business compliance, sustainability, and ethics spectrum.