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Webinar: State and Local Advocacy 101 & Virtual Happy Hour
July 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
State and Local Advocacy 101 & Virtual Happy Hour
Presented by Justin Malan from Ecoconsult
Join Advocacy Committees from USGBC-LA and the San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) for an informative and fun session on how you can get more engaged in advocacy on a local and state level. Justin Malan from Ecoconsult 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.
About the Presenter
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.