Our lead volunteers

Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD

Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD

Madhavi Venkatesan is the executive director of Sustainable Practices.  

Madhavi earned a PhD, MA, and BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and a Masters In Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. A recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship, she is an author and activist.


Prior to re-entering academics, Madhavi held senior level positions in investor relations for three Fortune 250 companies. In this capacity she was a key point of contact for investors and stakeholders and was instrumental in the development of socially responsible investing strategies and corporate social responsibility reporting. 


Madhavi resides in Brewster.

Communications Director

Victor Roberts

Vic Roberts is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist whose career spanned more than 20 years at The Christian Science Monitor. Roberts held a variety of roles during his 11-year tenure at Monitor Radio. He worked in Boston and Washington, D.C., as a reporter, producer, newscaster, and editor for the program, which aired on more than 200 public radio stations. After Monitor Radio went off the air in 1997, he took his editorial skills to the print side of the Monitor, working for the international desk before becoming editor of the paper’s personal finance section. From there, he switched careers, earning a Masters Degree in Teaching Secondary Education, and teaching at several public schools in the Boston area and Cape Cod. 


Vic lives in Brewster with his wife, Mary, and vizsla-lab mix, Nikki.

Board Members




Bio, Photos and Governance Documents to be posted

Sustainable Practices July 2019: Overview

We are Sustainable Practices! In 2019 we initiated a Municipal Plastic Bottle Ban campaign on Cape Cod. The goal of our effort is to prohibit town government purchase of single-use plastic bottles and the sale of beverages in single-use plastic containers on town property. So far, we have successfully championed and passed the Municipal Plastic Bottle Ban in 5 of the 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. We have 10 more towns that we are actively pursuing this fall!