Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Melanie Nutter


Nutter Consulting LLC

Melanie Nutter is a consultant who provides urban sustainability and smart cities strategy for cities, foundations and companies.

During her tenure as Director of San Francisco’s Department of the Environment from 2010-2014, San Francisco achieved an 80% waste diversion rate, reduced its carbon emissions to 14.5% below 1990 levels and was named the Greenest City in North America. From 2005-2010, Nutter served as the Deputy District Director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and prior to that she worked as a grassroots environmental organizer for Greenbelt Alliance, the Sierra Club and the PIRGs. Nutter founded and is Chair Emeritus for the Energy and Environment Circle for Full Circle Fund. She currently serves as a Board Member for Ecodistricts and the Urban Age Institute. Nutter holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northwestern University in Communications and Environmental Studies.

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