Dedicated thousands of volunteer hours to local environmental education and activism…
Board Positions and Government Task Forces
South Bay Business and Environmental Coalition
Chairperson (current), Vice Chairperson (previous)// 2009 – Present
SBBEC is a volunteer organization providing collaborative opportunities and sharing of expertise on environmental issues, including waste reduction and regulatory compliance between South Bay public and private entities.
California Green Business Network
Vice Chair (current), Acting Chair (April 2018-April 2019)// 2015 – Present
The CAGBN leads the state and nation in working with local businesses to create a vibrant green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, we contribute by helping to make our communities healthier and more livable while also conserving resources and saving money.
Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden
Advisory Board// 2013-Present
Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to promoting Earth-friendly gardening techniques, encouraging the use of drought-tolerant plants including California natives, and conserving our natural resources.
South Bay 350 Climate Action Group
Advisory Board// 2014 – 2017
South Bay 350 Climate Action Group is the local Los Angeles 350 representing the Beach Cities residents, businesses, community organizations and government officials to address the impacts of climate change and our response to it in order to preserve and protect our coastal home.
Co- Founder, President, and Vice President //1991 – 2016
greenerVOICE (Volunteers, Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment) is a non-profit educational organization focused on cooperative and individual action to improve our environment. Co-director of the annual Earth Day Music and Celebration in Manhattan Beach for 20 years (over 3000 attendees).
City of Hermosa Beach Green Task Force
Committee Chair // 2009 – 2011
Led the successful passage of a Polystyrene Take-Out Container Ban; Established criteria for new waste contract RFP to include unit pricing “Pay As You Throw” rate structure and Greenwaste Recycling; Developed a Preferable Purchasing Policy; Created Sustainability Plan for Events/Permits; Assisted in development of a Climate Action Plan to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions policies.
California Resource and Recovery Association (CRRA) – member
U.S. TRUE Zero Waste Business Council – founding member