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Merav Cohen   Manager, Hazon Seal of Sustainability

Merav Cohen manages the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program and in this role she supports organizations and congregations in their efforts to adopt more sustainable practices. Prior to coming to NY, Merav lived in Beijing and worked with an EU aid program to help the Chinese government improve its environmental governance and prior to that, Merav practiced corporate law at a leading Israeli law firm, focusing on infrastructure and energy projects. Merav holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and specialized in international law at Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam. Merav also holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is an avid traveler, a tree-hugger, passionate about all things culture, nature and science. In her free time she enjoys Israeli Folk Dancing, hiking, opera and classical music.

New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x352 | merav.cohen@hazon.org
Ariel Marantz   Associate, Hazon Seal of Sustainability

Ariel Marantz is an Associate for the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program. A 2017 Binghamton University graduate, Ariel studied Applied Behavior Analysis, Health & Wellness, and Education as an undergraduate, and performed nutrition and psychology research. Since college, Ariel has worked as a teacher at a private elementary school where she spearheaded and oversees a composting and recycling program. With her passion for sustainability, Ariel often gives presentations to students about the environment and volunteers in her town with respect to sustainability initiatives for various institutions. Ariel is grateful for the opportunity to be a catalyst for further sustainable program implementation through her work at Hazon.

New York, NY | ariel.marantz@hazon.org

Regional Coordinators

Detroit, MI

Brittany Feldman   Manager, Sustainability and Outdoor Engagement

Brittany Feldman is the Program Coordinator for Environmental and Outdoor Engagement at Hazon Detroit. She attended Central Michigan University where she studied Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration. Prior to joining Hazon, she worked as an Outdoor Educator for Tamarack Camps and a Program Coordinator at the Farmington Hills Nature Center. Her background includes leading educational programs in teambuilding, adventure courses and environmental wilderness classes. In her spare time Brittany enjoys hiking, tie-dyeing, and watching the Food Network.

Detroit, MI | 248.752.4294 | brittany.feldman@hazon.org

Denver & Boulder, CO

Sue Salinger   Director, Denver Region

Sue Salinger creates the direction of and manages Hazon’s program in Denver. She leads Ekar Farm and brings Hazon’s strength in Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education to Ekar’s goal of addressing the root causes of hunger through sustainable ag-based initiatives. She partners to build capacity within existing Jewish institutions in JOFEE, and creates new programs and experiences that bring people together across difference around health and sustainability. Sue was most recently Managing Director for the startup of Hazon in Detroit. Sue was the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, Michigan, and Director of Education at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University, an MA in Communications and Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. While at Naropa, Sue was a teaching assistant to Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, zt”l. She’s a Master Gardener.

Denver, CO | 720.434.0470 | sue.salinger@hazon.org

Chicago, IL

Erin Lindgren   Seal of Sustainability Coordinator for Chicago Region

Erin is Hazon’s Seal of Sustainability Coordinator for the Greater Chicago region. She guides organizations through the Seal process, helping them identify and achieve their sustainability goals. Prior to this role, she represented Fortune 100 companies, feisty start-ups, and underserved communities as an attorney in New Orleans. Erin earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, and earned her J.D. from Tulane University, where she was a Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review. Recreationally, she enjoys cooking, gardening, vermicomposting, coordinating local environmental initiatives, and spending time with her husband, two kids, and crazy dog.

Chicago, IL | seal.chicago@hazon.org