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Mike Bellamente is the director of Climate Counts, a nonprofit organization that rates corporations on how well they measure, reduce and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Prior to joining Climate Counts, Mike served four years as primary environmental liaison for a national economic development nonprofit in Washington DC.
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bellamente was appointed team lead representing the U.S. Economic Development Administration to conduct economic impact analyses for affected communities. In 2010, he was selected as an external panel advisor for the EPA Smart Growth Awards process; he has also been selected as a panel judge for the 2011 EPA Climate Leadership Awards.
Bellamente is author of the 2011 Recycling Industry Analysis for the State of Missouri, the 2010 issue brief A Time For Action: Regional Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change and the 2007 piece Turning Renewable Energy into an Economic Development Opportunity.
Mike received his MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and is LEED GA accredited.
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