Kim Martin

Kim is the Associate Director of the Los Angeles Waterkeeper, her oldest and dearest client as an
environmental lawyer, where she is helping them work towards better watershed management and
the protection of water quality in the Los Angeles region. Kim’s prior 25+ environmental legal
career included consulting other environmental groups, foundations and tribes on advocacy,
funding, and enforcement of environmental laws pertaining to climate change, the protection of
water quality, air, endangered species, and mitigation of the environmental impacts of land use
projects. Noteworthy successes include developing and managing the Revolving Litigation Fund,
the Water for Fish Fund, and the Climate Litigation Fund for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation;
representing the Orange County Coastkeeper against The Irvine Company to successfully protect
Crystal Cove’s Area of Special Biological Significance from the Newport Coast development;
representing the Ventura Coastkeeper to protect water quality and indigenous rights in a proposed
Ahmanson Ranch development, and representing the Friends of the Los Angeles River to ensure
prospective developments along the LA River had best practices in watershed management.

Kim is also a proud Founder of Grades of Green, an environmental education nonprofit which has
inspired and empowered over 600,000+ students across 47 states and 27 countries to care for the
environment. She currently serves on their Board, the Board of Advisors of Seventh Generation
Advisors, the Manhattan Beach Environmental Task Force, the Manhattan Beach Unified School
District’s Green Council, the South Bay Cares Environmental Committee, and the American Martyrs
Earth Cares organization. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for
Clean Air, the Legal Advisory Committee for Heal the Bay, the Executive Committee of the Los
Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, and the Editorial Boards of several
environmental legal publications.

Combining her environmental legal and education experience, Kim’s blog, Everyday Eco-Habits
for Everyday People, provides simple actions – “Everyday Eco-Habits” – that “Everyday People”
can adopt to live a little greener (