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Silda Wall Spitzer - Greening the NY Governor's Mansion

Complete video at: Former First Lady of the State of New York Silda Wall Spitzer discusses "greening" the New York Governor's mansion. ----- First Lady Silda Spitzer presents the Governor's Office's plans for greening New York state's buildings to the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC New York Executive Director Russell Unger moderates a respondent panel that includes Rohit Aggarwala (Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning & Sustainability), Edward Ott (NYC Central Labor Council), Ashok Gupta (NRDC) and a representative of the real estate industry - The New School Silda Wall Spitzer is the founder and chair of Children for Children, a not-for-profit organization which creates opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to "Grow Involved," volunteering their time and resources to benefit children and others, particularly by providing books and other materials to schools in under-resourced areas of New York City. She has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Meredith College. Ms. Wall Spitzer began her legal career with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, specializing in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. She then joined The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. as a member of its International Legal Group. She is a founding Co-Chair of Project Cicero, the annual NYC book drive building classroom libraries in under-resourced schools and serves as trustee for her children's school. She served on the NY Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Leadership as well as the board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan from 1995 until January 1999, where she was a member of its Executive Committee and chaired its Program Committee. She and her husband, New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer, have three daughters aged 12, 14 and 17.
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