Josh Valentine is Communications Director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), located in Boulder, Colorado. SWEEP is a public interest organization that promotes greater energy efficiency and clean transportation in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Josh leads communications campaigns designed to help the region conserve energy for the planet and future generations.
Josh fell in love with Henry David Thoreau’s Walden during junior year in high school and has been driven and active in environmental conservation ever since. He advocates for the planet and its inhabitants, promotes renewable energy advancement, a vegan lifestyle and plant-based food production and consumption, and the important work required to achieve a more sustainable existence.
Previously, Josh was Communications Manager at the Clean Coalition, Founder & Communications Director of his own firm, Promenade Media, and served as Digital Communications Director and board member for the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. He was a regular contributor to TriplePundit, served as president of the Maine Marketing Association, and headed Maine Businesses for Sustainability’s web marketing efforts. Josh currently volunteers from time-to-time at Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary and does speaking gigs for the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Josh is regularly involved in animal rights/plant-based/vegan activism, climate change causes, and renewable energy projects. He has been a vegan since 2007 and an active musician since 1988. When not working or playing music, Josh enjoys skiing, live shows, hiking trips, and volunteering at animal sanctuaries and dog shelters. He is also an outspoken advocate for hearing health and speaks publicly about hearing loss issues. Josh grew up in the suburbs of New York City and currently lives in beautiful Longmont, Colorado.