About Diana Christopulos


Diana Christopulos is a dedicated advocate for the environmental community of Roanoke Valley. She’s a leading voice to reduce the region's carbon footprint, save public and private open spaces, and minimize the adverse environmental impact of development projects.

Diana serves as president of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, the region's largest private land conservation organization. They hold conservation easements on over 20,000 acres of private farm and forest land to be preserved in open space in perpetuity. She also is the president of the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, which maintains and protects parts of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the Roanoke region. And, as president of the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition, Diana led the campaign to have local governments determine their carbon footprints and reduce their energy consumption.

Diana educates the public on conservation issues — often through op-eds in the Roanoke Times. She even helped to persuade the Mountain Valley Pipeline to relocate its pipeline route to mitigate the environmental impact. Her work to decrease the region's carbon footprint contributes to its overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy