Andy Mannle was born and raised in the Valley of the Moon. As a Bay Area native, he’s happy to be back home helping West Coast Green inspire innovation and accelerate positive change. As a writer, speaker, and strategic communications consultant, Andy has spent the last five years helping people understand the changing landscape of sustainable business, green design, clean energy, and environmental policy. He is a regular columnist for Environmental Leader.com, and his essays have appeared on SolveClimate.com, Sustainable Life Media, Current Green, the NRDC blog and other sites dedicated to sustainability. In 2009, he led the team at Sherwood Design Engineers in writing Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering & Design, a manual on sustainable design to be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.