Seattle 2030 District is pleased to announce that Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio will be giving the keynote address at the 5th Anniversary Vision Awards at Benaroya Hall on October 20th. The Vision Awards recognize outstanding achievements in reducing energy and water use and emissions from transportation and is expected to draw 350 attendees from the sustainable real estate community, local governments, and other organizations that support the mission of the Seattle 2030 District. TJ DiCaprio brings a wealth of practical experience in developing and implementing systems that set the stage for carbon neutrality and improve environmental performance through local, national and international initiatives.
Currently, as Sr. Director of Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft, TJ is the chief architect responsible for designing and managing Microsoft’s carbon neutral fee to drive accountability across the corporation while supporting innovation in efficiency, green power, and low-carbon economic development in emerging nations.
Recently, TJ received a Vice President Leadership award for her contribution to developing the first underwater datacenter submarine powered by ocean currents. She also accepted the United Nations Lighthouse Activity award at last November’s Paris climate conference for her work designing the Microsoft carbon fee model. She has received numerous other awards and recognition for her work, including the Aspen Institute Fellowship, the C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership, and the Individual Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, TJ was named in the top 35 Women Leaders in Sustainability by Triple Pundit and spoke as a panelist at the White House Women and the Environment Summit in 2013. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Energy from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA in Sustainable Business and Government Policy Administration from Marylhurst University.