Visiting Researcher and Writer, Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Green Sciences
Senior Scholar, Chatham University
Elected to Forest Hills Borough Council
Patricia M. DeMarco is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. with a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent a thirty -year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions, including Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and Demand Side Manager for the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. She was the Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.
Her book, titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future” is funded by the W. Clyde and Ida Mae Thurman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. It will be published by The University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017.
She explores the social, cultural and policy barriers to sustainability in a forum titled “The Green Chemistry Roundtable” hosted at the Institute for Green Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.
She is a regular guest on The Union Edge Radio with a segment on the Charles Showalter Show titled “Just Transitions – Labor, Environment and Health” appearing on the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of every month discussing labor, environment and health issues.
On November 3, 2015, Patricia DeMarco was elected to the Forest Hills Borough Council as an At Large Member for a four year term commencing on January 4, 2016.
Patricia M. DeMarco. “Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic – a guide for global systems decision making.” Journal of Cleaner Production Available online 28 March 2015 doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.03.058
“The Labor/Environment Connection in a Time of Transition” hosted by The Battle of Homestead Foundation
“Institutional Barriers to Sustainability: A New Utility Paradigm.” presentation to Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, San Diego, CA
“Walking in Rachel Carson’s Footsteps.” presentation at Ursuline College