Kenneth Green

Kenneth Green
  • Discipline: Executive Director
  • Organization: Environmental Literacy Council

Dr. Kenneth Green is the Executive Director of the Environmental Literacy Council (ELC), a non-profit institution in Washington D.C. that is dedicated to improving the quality of environmental education. Prior to joining the ELC in 2005, Ken conducted environmental science and policy research at Canada's Fraser Institute, and California's Reason Foundation.

Ken has written and directed studies on a wide range of environmental and health-risk issues including climate change, air qua! lity standards, urban air pollution control measures, transportation impacts on the environment, risk assessment, risk communication and risk management. He was also an expert reviewer of the Third Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr. Green has presented the findings of his research through mainstream media, and at regulatory proceedings, professional, and scientific conferences. His research on the 1997 revisions of the national ambient air quality standards resulted in over 25 television appearances and 40 radio broadcasts, and was cited in pleadings before the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ken has also engaged the policy process through testimony and participation. While living in California, he testified before many of California's legislative and regulatory bodies including the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board,! the California Assembly Tax and Revenue Committee, the Assembly's Transportation Committee, and the California Senate Transportation Committee.

Dr. Green's writing has appeared in numerous papers across North America, and he has appeared on prominent radio and television policy programs across the continent as well. His articles continue to be published in the United States as well, both on TechCentralStation and via syndication to U.S. newspapers.

Before his attentions turned to public policy, Ken conducted laboratory research in the areas of biotechnology, water quality, bioremediation, and environmental health risk assessment. He received his doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.) at UCLA in 1994, his master's degree in Molecular Genetics from San Diego State University in 1988, and his bachelor's degree in Biology from UCLA in 1983.