• Melanie Nutter

    Sustainability Executive, Consultant & Speaker

    Melanie Nutter previously served as Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment, which helps all San Francisco residents and businesses take an active role in protecting and enhancing the urban environment, produces and publicizes information on sustainable practices, and develops innovative and practical environmental programs for all residents on zero waste, green building, climate and energy, toxics reduction and clean transportation.

    Beginning in 2005, Nutter served as Deputy District Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where she managed the Speaker’s district office by supervising staff, addressing constituent concerns, and advising on local policy issues. Nutter functioned as the district policy liaison to Speaker Pelosi’s policy advisors on issues including the environment, energy, transportation, environmental health, women’s issues, and food policy.

    Melanie has over eighteen years experience in fundraising, events management, grassroots organizing and media relations. Nutter founded and is Chair Emeritus for the Energy and Environment Circle for the Full Circle Fund with the help of Vice President Al Gore and green jobs advocate Van Jones. Nutter is also on the Planning Committee for the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network (USDN) and Co-Chair’s USDN’s Innovation Fund. Nutter has been a grassroots environmental organizer with Greenbelt Alliance, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG), and Green Corps.


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