Since Jennie Garlington was exposed to environmental issues at a young age, she launched a lifetime commitment to stewardship and sustainability. Since 1990, she has honed her environmental awareness as a Trustee of the Turner Foundation. Jennie previously served for 12 years on the board of directors for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Zoo.
An accomplished television producer, Jennie parlayed her passion for the environment into her career. From 1994 to 2001 when she served as an associate producer at CNN Environment Unit’s EARTH MATTERS. She produced stories on such timely issues as the proposed mine on the Okefenokee; the fate of the Ossabaw Island; the future of Cumberland Island; the migration of Right whales in Florida, and the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park.
Environmental stewardship is central to Jennie’s community involvement as well. She is currently the executive producer and host of EcoSense for Living, a television show she created to showcase cutting-edge environmental issues like ‘nature-deficit disorder’ and a wide range of subjects from energy efficient lifestyles to green jobs. The half-hour program also promotes sustainability beyond our homes and educates consumers about other earth-friendly choices that lessen our environmental footprint. In 2011, EcoSense for Living won an Ohio Valley regional Emmy Award.
Jennie and her husband Peek reside in Lexington, Kentucky with their six children: Anna Easton, Martha Hope, Julius Peek, Jr., Sara Bailey, Haven McCoy and Jane Grayson.