Region: Greater Los Angeles – Climate
Project(s): City of Santa Monica – Santa Monica Climate Action
Michael Consunji grew up his entire life in Southern California (Orange County). At Occidental College in LA, he played varsity football and also obtained a B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy while also minoring in Education. His passion for sustainability revolves around achieving carbon neutrality through the implementation of renewable energy systems and green public policies/programs. During his senior year at Occidental College, Michael conducted research for his senior thesis on Investigating Best Practices for Implementing Solar Photovoltaic Initiatives for Public Schools K-12. Along with that, his work and internship experiences with traveling to Ghana to empower women entrepreneurs to launch profitable solar and clean water social enterprises and interning at various civil engineering consultant firms sparked his passion and interests for environmental justice and sustainability. Michael is excited and humbled by the opportunity to work as a Climate Fellow with the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and Environment, and hopes that his knowledge of and passion for environmental sustainability will make a long lasting impact for generations to come in the City of Santa Monica and beyond.