Kimberly Lewand Martin
Co-Founder, Grades of Green
Kim is a partner in the environmental law firm, Coopers & Lewand-Martin, where she consults environmental groups, foundations and tribes on environmental advocacy issues. She is also the founder of an environmental blog, Everyday Eco-Habits for Everyday People, which provides one simple action every month that “everyday people” can adopt to live a little greener.
When her kids started school, she volunteered to green their school and district, helping both to receive the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon award. This inspired Kim to Co-Found Grades of Green, where she served as its Co-Executive Director as it grew from that first school to a movement of over 650 schools across 47 states and 20 countries. As a result, 500,000+ students are being inspired and empowered to care for the environment by reducing toxins, waste, and air emissions, and conserving water & energy.
Kim has taught Environmental Law at Pepperdine Law School and UCLA Extension. She serves on Grades of Green’s Board of Advisors, the City of Manhattan Beach Environmental Task Force, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District’s Green Council, the South Bay Cares Environment Committee, and American Martyrs Creation Care Team. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Clean Air and Grades of Green, the Legal Advisory Committee for Heal the Bay, the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, and the Editorial Boards of several environmental legal publications.