Lisa Kaas Boyle on Huffington Post
Lisa Kaas Boyle
Lisa Kaas Boyle, Esq., serves as Executive Director of WeTap, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the drinking fountain as the only sustainable way to keep the public healthy and hydrated while reducing plastic pollution.
Lisa is a Vanderbilt double major in English and Fine Arts and graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School. She is the co-author of California State legislation to ban plastic microbeads from consumer personal care products, which law served as the model for national legislation signed by President Obama in 2015.
Lisa worked with her alma mater Tulane Law School to produce the first law journal dedicated to the issue of plastic pollution and wrote the forward to the journal. Lisa was part of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) team traveling to The Rio Earth Summit in 2012, where she spoke on the health impacts of plastic pollution. She is also a co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and gave a TEDx talk on global legal policy solutions to plastic pollution.
Lisa began her legal career as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office where she served for 7 years. Lisa also served as Legal Policy Director for ocean protection nonprofit Heal the Bay and has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, including 5 Gyres Institute.
A recognized expert in legal policy to stop plastic pollution, Lisa has produced panels and spoken before audiences around the globe including at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The United Nations. Lisa is a featured expert in the award winning documentary Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.