Still want to watch the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference replays? Everyone should attend! Pay what you can. Donations are great, but we can't achieve change without you.
Benjamin Vauter is an International Environmental Protection Specialist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Office of Global Affairs and Policy (OGAP) within the Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) where he focuses on international mercury issues, supporting multilateral implementation efforts under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Mr. Vauter is the EPA’s lead for the Agency's work to reduce mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). Prior to joining the EPA in 2012, Mr. Vauter served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala where he worked with indigenous Mayan communities to address local environmental issues ranging from habitat conservation to solid waste management. Mr. Vauter received his bachelor’s degree in finance & International Business from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.