Green Festival Speakers

Melanie Nutter



Melanie Nutter is the Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment. She 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. Nutter served as Deputy District Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where she advised on issues including the environment, energy, transportation, environmental health, women’s issues, and food policy. Nutter founded and chairs 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 has been a grassroots environmental organizer with Greenbelt Alliance, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG), and Green Corps. Nutter holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northwestern University in Communications and Environmental Studies.