Nancy Colleton

Nancy Colleton is an internationally known and respected leader in environmental communication and information. As the president of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)—a Virginia-based, non-profit organization that focuses on Earth science and environmental education—she leads numerous initiatives that promote better understanding of the changing planet. 

Ms. Colleton has worked vigorously with senior-level government and industry executives to increase the awareness, value and use of Earth observations and to emphasize the need for a comprehensive strategy to ensure that citizens, business, and government at all levels have the environmental intelligence needed for improved decision making. 

As the deputy chair of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Ms. Colleton has worked with numerous communication leaders to help promote cooperation and strategic and collaborative initiatives. 

Although she may be best known for communicating the importance of space-based satellites to monitor the Earth, Ms. Colleton also supports more down-to-Earth programs that engage children in doing science. After more than 15 years supporting numerous education efforts, she is proud to say that IGES possesses a truly remarkable and beautiful collection of children’s environmental art and photography.

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