Adam Roberts Obituary, Bethesda Green’s Executive Director Adam Roberts has died
- by Alex Danvers
Adam Roberts Obituary, Death – On Saturday, November 19, 2018, we were shocked to learn of the passing of Adam M. Roberts, the Executive Director of Bethesda Green. It is with great regret that we share this news with you. His wife, Stephanie Shain, his children Bella and Mia, and the family’s seven pets are among those who will miss him. After spending nearly three decades working in animal protection, worldwide wildlife conservation, and the strategic planning and development of nonprofit organizations, Adam became a member of the Bethesda Green team in January 2019. Adam brought his infectious enthusiasm and his position as an innovative leader in the international charity industry to Bethesda Green.
During his tenure, he increased Bethesda Green’s community outreach and civic engagement by joining the Montgomery County Climate Action Planning Coalition. This coalition provided valuable feedback to local climate legislation, most notably the Building Energy and Performance Standards Bill and the Climate Assessment Bill. During his tenure, he also expanded Bethesda Green’s community outreach and civic engagement. As a result of Adam’s direction, Bethesda Green was selected as one of the 18 winners of the Inclusive Innovation Prize by the Department of Energy. The prize money will be used to establish a Wheaton Sustainable Innovation Zone, with the goal of accelerating the development of climate energy technologies.
Adam was an avid advocate of animal rights throughout his whole life. He was a member of the board of directors for a number of different organizations, including the Oklahoma Primate Sanctuary, the Elephant Project, and the Whale Sanctuary Project, where he served as an advisor. His kindness and generosity had an effect on a great number of people, including those who were not directly connected to Bethesda Green. Adam’s sense of humor and forthrightness will live on in our memories. We will miss Adam’s spirit, energy, and devotion to the mission of Bethesda Green, which is to establish a community that is really sustainable and socially responsible.
The notification made by the family regarding the date of the service will be made soon. A Memorial Fund bearing Adam’s name has been established in order to lessen the financial strain of the numerous pressing costs and to plant the seeds of Adam’s legacy. Adam and Stephanie just completed the acquisition of a sizable piece of land in their dream location of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, with the intention of establishing a sanctuary for rescued farm animals and making it their permanent home.
Adam Roberts Obituary, Death – On Saturday, November 19, 2018, we were shocked to learn of the passing of Adam M. Roberts, the Executive Director of Bethesda Green. It is with great regret that we share this news with you. His wife, Stephanie Shain, his children Bella and Mia, and the family’s seven pets are…