The Staff

Nick Lapis 

Nick is CAW's Director of Advocacy.

Since joining the organization in 2007, Nick has led several campaigns to enact nation-leading waste reduction legislation and regulatory action in California. In addition to coordinating CAW's overall advocacy strategy, Nick leads the organization's efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change and recover organic wastes. He also engages in policy development and coalition-building, representing CAW on a variety of boards, committees, workgroups, and coalitions.

Nick completed his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Biology and Management, with minors in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning and Political Science, at the University of California, Davis. Before joining CAW, he interned at the Coalition for Clean Air and California State Parks and worked on ecological restoration and youth leadership development through several positions at the Golden Gate National Parks.

When he is not talking trash (or at a local coffee shop), Nick can usually be found exploring Northern California’s culinary diversity and public lands.

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