Joan Roney has been an Environmental Activist and a Queer Rights Advocate for many years. She is the founder of Dogwalking for Rainforests/Petsitters for Nonprofits Collective, a petservice collective that hires only activists, artists and nonprofit interns to care for pets and give 30% of their profits to small nonprofits.
Before that Joan was NE Coordinator and Development Director for Rainforest Relief for several years. She has worked with Times Up, More Gardens, The Activism Center at Wetlands Preserve, NYC’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and NYC’s Dept. of Environmental Protection to name a few. In Montreal, December 2005 Joan raised money and contacted media for the Rainforest Pageant at the United Nations Climate Change Convention. She holds a MA in Environmental Conservation Education and a BA in Economics both from NYU. Joan has written two novels for which she is looking for homes and published several short stories.