Ben Block is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Clean Markets, a Philadelphia-based market development firm focused on growing market share for sustainability solutions. Ben brings ten years of program management, media, and communications experience to support Clean Markets’ utility and government clients. He has successfully developed and executed advertising and public relations campaigns that have resulted in measurable increases in program participation and engagement.
Prior to joining Clean Markets, Ben managed business-to-business outreach and communication campaigns for the Verified Carbon Standard Association, the largest certification program in the voluntary carbon market, and he served as staff writer for the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research group. His articles for World Watch magazine were frequently republished by The Guardian and Christian Science Monitor, among various other publications. He has also written for Smithsonian, Popular Mechanics, and The Baltimore Sun.
Ben holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife Emmy and his terrier Gus.