Liz manages 1% for the Planet‘s network of business and individual members throughout the Western United States, and helps those members develop strong giving strategies and nonprofit partnerships. She believes that giving back to the environment is good corporate strategy, and that businesses have a critical role to play in changing consumer behavior and driving positive environmental impact. Prior to joining 1% for the Planet, Liz helped found and direct a nonprofit dedicated to advancing more sustainable, climate-friendly refrigerants. She previously worked in atmospheric policy development for the U.S. EPA and holds a Master’s of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a B.A and B.S. from UC San Diego. A California native who is partial to the coast, Liz currently resides in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and adorable dog, Tolo. She’s passionate about bikes (all types and especially for transportation purposes!) and spends her free time riding, running, surfing, and otherwise scheming her next adventure.