Thursday, July 30th 2020
2020 is a year of action!
So how do you learn to be an active participant, with the most effective procedures, and special tips and tricks on how to get more engaged in advocacy on a local and state level! Join Advocacy Committees from your SoCal region — the USGBC-LA and the San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) — for an informative and fun session led by Justin Malan from Ecoconsult. He will present an overview of the state legislative process and a breakdown of terminology, locally elected officials, and more! Stick around for some networking and a virtual happy hour between the San Diego and LA green building chapters.
With degrees in Environmental Studies and Law and Administration, Justin has formal training in the core disciplines impacting the legislative services needed by clients. He has 30 years of experience in numerous fields of resource management, public and environmental health, environmental advocacy, renewable and clean energy development, and sustainable development in state, local and private sectors.
Justin serves as Executive Director to the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) and California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA). Past positions held include: Executive Director, California Ocean Science; Executive Director, California Aquaculture Association; Founder and Executive Director, Marine Sanctuary and Estuarine Reserves Foundation; Founder and Executive Director, World Sturgeon Farmers Association.
Justin possesses an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of California’s environmental statutes and regulations, particularly the Public Resources Code, Health and Safety Code, Fish and Game Code, and Government Code. Has sponsored, written, and guided the passage of over 50 bills in these areas.