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Advisory Board

  • Cami Gordon

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    Cambria Gordon is a writer and activist. She is the co-author of the first comprehensive children’s book on global warming, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming. Gordon has spoken to adults and children all over the country about climate change and carbon footprint reduction. Prior to writing for children, Cambria was an award-winning advertising copywriter. Gordon is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Leadership Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and served on the board of trustees at University Synagogue in Brentwood for over seven years. She is also working with AT&T on their anti-texting and driving movement. Gordon received her degree in Communications Studies from UCLA. She is married to television writer/producer Howard Gordon and is the mother of three children, ages 20, 17 and 9.
  • Paul Bunje

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    Paul Bunje is a Senior Director at the XPRIZE Foundation as well as an Associate Researcher at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Prior to joining XPRIZE, Dr. Bunje served as the founding Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions and as the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability. In these roles, he facilitated innovative research and communication between scientists, decision makers, and the public and led the creation of regional climate change programs for the 10 million people of Los Angeles County. Dr. Bunje has served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as an educator at science museums in California and Minnesota. Dr. Bunje’s service includes the City of Los Angeles’ Green Retrofit Advisory Council, a fellow of the Center for Tropical Research, board member of Climate Resolve, and as an advisor to USAID, Clean Tech LA, and the Asia Society. Dr. Bunje is trained in biology, with a B.S. from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Terry O’Day

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    Mr. O’Day is Director of California Business Development for NRG EV Services and Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Santa Monica. Prior to his appointment, he was Chair of the city’s Planning Commission. Previously, Terry was Executive Director of Environment Now, an environmental foundation. O’Day holds a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
  • Felicia Marcus

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    Ms. Marcus currently serves as Board Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Before her appointment to the Water Board, Felicia was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading national environmental organization. Prior to joining NRDC, Felicia was the Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit devoted to conserving land for people. Before coming to TPL, Felicia served as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA Region IX in the Clinton Administration. While at EPA, Felicia worked extensively on the range of environmental issues under EPA’s jurisdiction, most heavily in air quality, Bay-Delta water, tribal, and US-Mexico border issues. Prior to that, Felicia headed Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works. Felicia came to Public Works after extensive experience as a public interest lawyer and community organizer in Los Angeles. She is also currently an Obama Administration appointee to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation-Joint Public Advisory Council (US, Mexico, Canada).
  • Larry Kopald

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    Mr. Kopald is co-founder of Kopald/Stranger, a strategic development and communications firm that works exclusively on products and services having a positive impact on the world. Clients include Nike, Patagonia, Pepsi, and the Department of Energy, among others. Larry was previously Executive Creative Director for several large, multi-national advertising agencies and overseen advertising for clients from Coke to McDonalds to American Express. He was also one of four partners in THINK, an agency created to combine global marketing capabilities with bleeding-edge technology that worked for nearly half of the Fortune 100. Larry presently sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including Greenpeace, 1% For The Planet, and the National Marine Sanctuaries.
  • Liana Schwarz

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    Ms. Schwarz has spent her career at the intersection of entertainment and philanthropy with unique focus on social engagement campaigns. She currently is a Principal at The Montlake Group. Prior to this, Schwarz served as SVP of Social Action at Participant Media where she oversaw the creation and implementation of social action campaigns for their film releases. Prior to her tenure with Participant she worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the David Family Foundation, as well as numerous political posts.
  • Adi Liberman

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    Adi Liberman is the President and Founder of Environmental Outreach Strategies, Inc., a public affairs and communications consulting practice that specializes in building bridges for clients who face tough environmental issues. Mr. Liberman has nearly three decades of experience providing strategic counsel to corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies on how to effectively position environmental issues. His experience comes serving as Executive Vice President at Edelman, a top-ranked international public relations firm, holding the chief of staff position to Los Angeles City Councilmember Ruth Galanter and serving as the President and Executive Director Heal the Bay. Adi currently sits as chair of Citizen Oversight Committee for Proposition O, a 2004 ballot measure which raised half a billion dollars for water quality projects in the City of Los Angeles, as well as on the board of the non-profit organization Community Conservation Solutions.
  • Diane Forte

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    Diane is the Regional Manager for Southern California Edison. Prior to this position, she was Deputy Director External Affairs with the Public Interest Network, where she developed short and long term strategies for increasing visibility, access and funds and establishing partnerships around issues and projects for the network of 70 affiliates of environmental, consumer and public interest groups. Working in collaboration with the nonprofit Move LA, Diane developed the strategy, managed and implemented the plans and coalitions to ensure passage of the transportation sales tax that raised $40B in LA County and the renewable energy policy at LA Metro. Diane was Southern California Director of The Climate Group, an international nonprofit developing corporate partnerships for climate action, focusing on messaging and linking the LA Mayor’s office and the movie/TV studios on shared environmental objectives.