Jenny Wiedower

Senior Manager, Education
U.S. Green Building Council

Jenny leads the U.S. Green Building Council’s efforts to support teaching and learning as a key component of any green school. Her work in the past ten years to convene stakeholders, deliver tools and advance public awareness around sustainability concepts in a school’s educational program will help ensure that all students have the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future and pursue a green career. As Senior Manager, K-12 Education, she directs strategy, development and delivery of USGBC’s K-12 education offerings, including the Learning Lab online education platform and the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program; as well as development of mentorship and career connection opportunities to support green career pathways for students. Most recently, Jenny helped create USGBC’s new site for green building career exploration,, and authored the six-part article series, “The future green workforce.”

Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rhodes College, and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston, Jenny has worked with nonprofits in Nashville and Charleston that advance triple-bottom-line communities, from the regional to neighborhood scale, including, most recently, as the Executive Director of the USGBC South Carolina chapter. She continues her own learning through service as a Virginia Master Naturalist and a literacy tutor at DC elementary schools.