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The New Administration and the Environment: What’s in Store for Southern California?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00am - 12:30pm PST
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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The SCG Environmental Funders Group invites you to convene with your peers within the first 100 days of the new presidential administration and explore its potential impact on the environment in Southern California.

We’ve heard that many environmental organizations have concerns about the incoming EPA Administrator and the potential impacts on policies related to climate change, watershed and ocean health, open space and ecosystem protection, and air quality, all of which impact the health and well-being of Southern Californians.

Join us to learn about strategies to protect the environment, especially in communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental injustices. You’ll also have an opportunity to connect and engage in conversation with other concerned funders and explore how our sector can help make a difference.

This convening is part of a series of quarterly conversations hosted by the SCG Environmental Funders Group.


Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney and Director, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Steve Fleischli’s area of focus encompasses not only water quality but also the role of water security in climate-preparedness programs and the relationship of water to energy production. Prior to joining NRDC in 2010, he served as the executive director and later the president of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international organization that supports local watershed programs in more than 260 communities on six continents. Before that he served for four years at the Santa Monica Baykeeper in Los Angeles. Fleischli has also worked as a legal and policy analyst for the Heal the Bay organization and as an adjunct law professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is based in Santa Monica.

Alfredo Gonzalez, Program Officer, Resources Legacy Fund (Program Moderator)

Alfredo Gonzalez is a Program Officer for the Resources Legacy Fund (RLF), where he leads efforts to broaden and diversify the constituency for environmental conservation with a specific focus on engaging communities of color and younger Californians. Prior to his current position, Gonzalez served as Director of the South Coast and Deserts Region for The Nature Conservancy, where he managed various programs including a Los Angeles-based urban strategies project, and a renewable energy initiative, and oversaw large scale land protection and habitat enhancement projects across Southern California. He also served in senior government affairs positions for the Southern California Association of Governments and the County of Santa Clara, and was a policy analyst for the Latino Issues Forum. Gonzalez received a BA in Communications from UC Berkeley and an MA in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.

Angelo Logan, Moving Forward Network Policy Director, Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College

Angelo Logan is the Moving Forward Network, Policy Director out of Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. Logan grew up in the City of Commerce and lives in Long Beach CA. He is the co-founder of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and has worked with a wide variety of coalitions to achieve health protective policies specifically regarding goods movement and Green Zones. Currently, Logan serves on several committees, such as: SCAQMD's Environmental Justice Advisory Group, I-710 Corridor Advisory Committees, Southern California Association of Governments Goods Movement Task Force and City of Commerce’s Environmental Justice Task Force and Green Zones-Policy Working Group. 


Stephanie Pincetl, Director and Professor-in-Residence, California Center for Sustainable Communities, UCLA 

Stephanie Pincetl conducts research on environmental policies and governance and analyzes how institutional rules construct how natural resources and energy are used to support human activities. She is expert in bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the biophysical and engineering sciences with the social sciences to address problems of complex urban systems and environmental management. Dr. Pincetl has written extensively about land use in California, environmental justice, habitat conservation efforts, urban metabolism, water and energy policy. Dr. Pincetl has a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA. She spent 10 years working in the nonprofit environmental justice sector and has taught in the Masters of Public Affairs at the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris. Pincetl is the Faculty Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), a Los Angeles regional organization dedicated to working across jurisdictions to achieve a better future. She was instrumental in making the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA its institutional home.


Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Nancy Sutley oversees energy efficiency, water conservation, economic development, and electrification of the transportation network for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  Prior to LADWP, Sutley served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality from January 2009 to February 2014.  Sutley was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution.  Sutley also served as the Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the City of Los Angeles under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa from 2005-2008.  She served on the California State Water Resources Control Board from 2003- 2005. Sutley received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.




Program: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Networking lunch: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

SCG members: no cost to participate
Eligible non-members: $100

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Eligible non-members: register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

This program will also be available via webcast.  If you are interested in viewing this program online, please contact [email protected] for log in instructions.

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