Arturo Garcia-Costas

Arturo is currently the New York Community Trust’s program officer for the environment. He is responsible for managing programs focused on national and international environmental issues, New York City, and Central Appalachia.  Before joining the Trust, Arturo worked for New York State, where he focused on environmental justice issues.  In the early 2000s, he ran a global funding initiative that helped developing countries implement the Rio Conventions for the United Nations Development Programme.  After law school, he worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he promoted sustainable energy in the Americas and helped accelerate the hemispheric phase-out of leaded gasoline.  Arturo’s record of public service also includes working in Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s District Office and serving as the Special Assistant for a presidential appointee at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C.  He also serves on the board of Friends of the Earth – U.S.  He earned a baccalaureate from the City University of New York, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

 

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