NGO Sustainability President, Roma Stibravy, created the nonprofit organization in 2007 to continue her dedication to the promotion of sustainable development/renewable energy for awareness-raising and advocacy.
Ms. Stibravy has been working on economic development since her graduate school days, while also working at the Permanent Indonesian Mission to the United Nations. While living in Vienna, Austria, in the 1970s, she created the International Committee for Social Welfare, Austria. Among the many socially-oriented activities were fundraising events with the leading musical, theatrical, and fashion institutions to raise funds for both local activities and for economic development programs in Africa. She was then employed by the international headquarters of Save the Children in Geneva, Switzerland, doing tree planting projects in Africa. In the early 1990s, Roma started in sustainable development as the next step in her career as a UN representative for Solar Cooker International, which istrying to divert wood and charcoal-burning to solar for cooking in the developing world. Ms. Stibravy worked with many parts of the United Nations in research, writing, and creating programs. Roma also helped represent the International Chamber of Commerce.
Roma earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Syracuse University and a master’s degree in United Nations Affairs at New York University. She presently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut. Roma represents Norwalk, CT on “Sustainable Fairfield County.”