Save The Bay Welcomes Green Jobs Leader Lisa Hoyos to Board of Directors

January 29, 2014

Save The Bay, the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, welcomed environmental and labor leader Lisa Hoyos to its Board of Directors late last year.

Hoyos comes to Save The Bay with a successful career in environmental advocacy, fair trade, and labor organizing. She is currently the Director and the Co-Founder of Climate Parents, organizing campaigns to motivate parents to advance climate and clean energy solutions that will create a better world for their children.  Lisa was previously National Director of Strategic Field Initiatives, and California Director of the BlueGreen Alliance. .

“I’m excited about the broad economic perspective Lisa brings to our board,” said Save The Bay Executive Director David Lewis. “The Bay is a powerful economic engine that provides hundreds of thousands of port, recreation, and maritime jobs, and indirectly supports many other industries. Environmental and economic issues are intertwined, and Lisa’s experience in both areas will help Save The Bay work more closely with our partners in labor and business.”

The health of the Bay Area economy is strongly linked to the health of the Bay. Save The Bay’s goal of re-establishing 100,000 acres of Bay tidal marsh will sustain thousands of jobs in construction design, fishing, tourism, and recreation.  Restored wetlands also provide crucial flood protection for shoreline communities, infrastructure, and businesses."Working to preserve and protect the health of the Bay is a goal that should unite environmentalists, labor, and business—it's the crown jewel of our region, and contributes to the social and economic well-being of the more than seven million people who live in the Bay Area." said Hoyos, "I'm excited to join Save the Bay's board for the opportunity it offers to build alliances of organizations and business committed to ensuring we have a thriving Bay for generations to come."

Hoyos has worked as a senior field representative for the national AFL-CIO, as the political director of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, and as an organizer of Latino immigrant workers with SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign. Under State Senator Tom Hayden, she served as an analyst to the California Senate Natural Resources Committee and has worked with environmental organizations including Greenpeace and the Environmental Project on Central America. She worked internationally with the Congress of South African Trade Unions in Johannesburg on global fair trade initiatives.   

Hoyos joins Save The Bay’s current board members Michael Gallagher, Donnie Fowler, Ron Gonzales, Michael Katz, Sandy Linder, Sam Luoma, Maureen E. Reilly, Christopher Richard, Paul A. Stone, Stephen Thompson, and Sinclair White.

About Save The Bay
Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs. Save The Bay is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.