Martha is the Director of the New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC) based at the University of Southern Maine. Her work involves the assessment of community benefits and cost effectiveness of sustainability projects.
Martha is currently working with New England communities to help them with climate adaptation and resiliency program financing and with stormwater management and financing options. Other community program areas include waste reduction in school cafeterias and assistance to small drinking water systems.
Martha provides strategic advisory and technical guidance on the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable landscape development and management practices. Her focus is on the role of natural systems and green infrastructure to reduce expensive outlays for traditional stormwater infrastructure. Martha also advises on the other important economic benefits that natural landscapes and conservation lands provide: avoided costs, real estate values, recreation, wildlife, biodiversity, and human health and aesthetics.
Martha has a B.A in Economics from Rutgers University, a Master of Environmental Management in Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and a certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Southern Maine.