Andy Mannle is a writer, speaker and strategic communications consultant. Andy specializes in helping people understand the changing landscape of sustainable business, green design, clean energy, and environmental policy.
He is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post, and was recently asked by the United Nations World Energy Forum to write about the future of nuclear energy for their publication World Energy Monitor. Andy's work has also appeared in Environmental Leader, Triple Pundit, Greenbiz, Solveclimate.com, the NRDC's OnEarth blog, Sustainable Life Media and other sites dedicated to sustainability.
Andy currently serves as Communications Director for Adam Capital, a clean energy finance company specializing in asset-based lending to clean energy developers. He is also VP of Strategic Development for Promise Energy, an Adam Capital affiliate that provides full-service solar water heating for multifamily apartments and commercial buildings.
In 2010, Andy served as the Education Director for West Coast Green, the nation's leading symposium on green innovation. He booked keynote speakers including Hunter Lovins, Bill McDonough, Arianna Huffington, and Van Jones, and shaped the program for a three day conference featuring 170 speakers in over 3 dozen sessions about building sustainable urban environments, the smart grid, energy and water efficiency, better business, entrepreneurship, and new technology.
Here is a short video of Andy speaking about The Power of 10 for creating sustainable cities and buildings.
In 2009, Andy worked with Sherwood Design Engineers founder Bry Sarte in writing Sustainable Infrastructure: the Guide to Green Engineering & Design, published by John Wiley & Sons. Andy helped the Sherwood team write the proposal and win the book contract. Andy then served as lead writer and project manager on the 400 pg textbook, developing chapters and editing material with firm principals, and design engineers; and interviewing a host of contributing collaborators among the art, architecture, design, and planning communities.
Andy has served a variety of green business and design clients. Andy is Co-Founder and Curriculum Developer for Green Energy Agents (GEA) - a program empowering youth groups to raise awareness, save energy and earn money selling home efficiency products in their communities.
Andy has over fifteen years experience writing, researching, teaching, and traveling. He has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of CA Santa Cruz and others, and has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Andy holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a BA in History from UC San Diego. He is more convinced than ever that sustainable solutions are emerging all around us.