“Bottled water or tap? Learn what’s in your H20. You’ll be surprised that tap usually has less contaminates than pricy popular packaged brands. Check your city’s water at http://www.ewg.org/.
- Leslie Lukacs
Leslie Lukacs is a founder and principal of L2 Environmental and has over 12 years experience providing sound environmental consulting services for both the private and public sectors. Leslie specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive sustainability programs for large institutions, public agencies, venues, and events throughout the Nation. Experience includes waste audits and characterization studies, construction and demolition ordinance development and implementation, sustainability program design and coordination, grant writing and administration, zero waste program design, training, and education and outreach development. Leslie has been instrumental in pioneering the greening of venues and events throughout the nation and is a leading advocate for the industry. She has implemented diversion programs at national football stadiums, government facilities, universities, theme parks, convention centers, performing art centers, fairgrounds, and numerous large events.
Leslie is the founder and Chair of the Green Initiatives for Venues and Events (GIVE) Council, an organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of implementing green programs at venues and special events. Under Leslie’s direction, GIVE was the lead sponsor to a California venues and event recycling bill that was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in September, 2004. Leslie currently serves as Vice President of the California Resource Recovery Association, the state’s largest resource conservation organization.
Leslie has presented at numerous industry and non-industry conferences as a keynote presenter or session speaker. Ms. Lukacs has presented at events for the following organizations: California Resource Recovery Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, R-05 World Congress on Recycling, Recycling, and Re-integration – Beijing, Western Fairs Association, US Conference of Mayors, Recycling Council of British Columbia, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Green Event Summit, UC Davis – Plan Green, San Mateo County – RecycleWorks, Texas Festivals & Events Association, Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District, California Downtown District, and the 2010 Special Events Show.