Green Festival Speakers

Steve Ma



Steve Ma, Board President and Co-Director of Live Green. Steve currently runs Live Green, a DC-based social enterprise that drives practical, impactful, lasting behavior changes aimed at creating a new and thriving green economy. Over the past two decades, Steve has been a result-driven leader in the social change arena through his work with AARP, Sierra Club, the Public Interest Research Groups, and now Live Green. Steve spearheaded the effort to pass the country's strongest telemarketing do-not-call law, developed innovative, market-based approaches to helping people with lower incomes build and protect assets, co-coordinated a national petition drive that generated 1,200,000 physical signatures in defense of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act, and founded the Indiana Public Interest Research Group. In 2001, AsianWeek named Steve their 2001 Asian-American of the Year in recognition of his work to pass a landmark Clean Elections law.