The Monadnock Sustainability Network is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
John Kondos – President
John Kondos is a founder of the Monadnock Sustainability Network, Home-Efficiency Resources and Solar Source (now part of the Melanson Co.). He started his career in the renewable energy industry in the late 1970’s with the goal of making a practical contribution to reducing our dependence on finite fossil fuels. He began at the contractor level and went on to work at a crystalline and a later at a thin film PV manufacturer. He returned to solar in 2007 after a number of years in other industries. He has installed PV systems on three continents and solar water heaters in MA, NH and VT. John has a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Fairfield University. He is committed to working on solutions to our greatest challenge- climate change caused by fossil fuel combustion- through energy conservation, renewable energy and land stewardship.
Amanda Littleton – Secretary
Amanda Littleton is the District Manager of the Cheshire County Conservation District. She graduated from Antioch University New England in 2007 with a M.S. in Environmental Studies and a focus in Community Education. Prior to this Amanda completed a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island as well as held positions in various public outreach and education roles. She currently sits on the Hannah Grimes Center Board, Monadnock Sustainability Network Board, and chairs the Monadnock Localvores. Amanda has great interest in supporting the region’s working landscape for the value that it contributes to the local economy, the good stewardship it provides for our local environment, and the benefits it brings to our rural communities.
Jeff Littleton – Treasurer
Jeff Littleton is the Principal Ecologist of Moosewood Ecological LLC located in Chesterfield, NH. He holds a M.S. in Conservation Biology with a focus on biological inventory, land management planning, and landscape ecology. He has more than 20 years of experience in ecological research, natural resources inventory, and environmental education. He provides diverse services for conservation, restoration, and land management planning, as well as landscape design and installation. Jeff is also an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University where he instructs on wildlife inventory techniques, forest ecology, and interpreting past land use histories. Jeff strives to provide expertise to help guide informed land use planning and management using a holistic approach. He also enjoys helping landowners to better understand their natural resources and how to incorporate them into their landscape design.
Doug Walker has over 35 years of residential construction experience with a background in design, framing, finish work and solar PV & thermal installations. He is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) accredited energy auditor. His current creation ofWalker Basement Transformations offers substantial energy saving solutions for antique homes in the Monadnock region. Doug chairs the Historic District Commission for Harrisville. He resides there in a passive solar home with his wife & twin teenage daughters. Making homes healthier and more comfortable while reducing fossil fuel consumption is his contribution to saving a bit of the planet. After that, he is probably on a long woods walk with his canine companion Lacey. Then again, he and at least one of his daughters love to go out sailing and play tug of war with the wind!
Mary Jensen is the Campus Sustainability Officer at Keene State College. The free Green Bikes program, Eco-representatives (peer educators) and ROCKS (Recycling On Campus at Keene Sate) are all programs of the Sustainability Office. The office also manages the campus Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Sustainability Tracking and Rating (STARS) and other reports while encouraging sustainable behavior and actions from students, faculty and staff on campus.
In addition to that work, she manages various crews at music festivals, including traffic and safety, gate crew, recycling/trash crew as well as site management. In her spare time she gardens, walks with her dog Gracie and is on the Board of Directors for the Wyman Way Cooperative, Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, Actors Theater Playhouse and Monadnock Sustainability Network. Reducing waste, especially food waste, is her passion. Mary has a BA in Journalism from Keene State College and a MA in Resource Management from Norwich University.