Our Team


  • Tyson Miller

    Founder / Senior FellowTyson has been working in the environmental field for over 20 years. He graduated from UCLA’s environmental studies program with honors in 1995 and since that time has developed a range of innovative national programs designed to catalyze measurable shifts and positive change. He is a firm believer in the power of collaboration and solutions-oriented endeavors.

    Tyson conceived of and edited Dream of a Nation (published in late 2011); an illustrated anthology with essays and contributions from pioneering organizations and thought leaders within the civil society movement. The work explores solutions and success models to some of the nation’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The content from the book is available free online to the public and educators. More at dreamofanation.org.

    Tyson also co-produced and directed Generation Earth. This documentary and curriculum, released in 1995, highlights successful environmental education programs in secondary schools around the U.S. Despite being self-financed and a first media endeavor, it received numerous awards, has been seen by over 2 million students and informed the development of Los Angeles County’s environmental program; laternamed Generation Earth. This teaching tool has inspired the development of many new in-school environmental education programs and  is still in use today.

  • Todd Pollak

    Co-Director Todd graduated from the University of Michigan's Program in the Environment where he focused largely on climate change, and techniques businesses can employ to minimize environmental impacts. Prior to working for the Green Press Initiative, Todd taught and coordinated environmental education programs at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Todd has also completed internships with several environmental non-profit organizations, including INFORM, Inc. which aims to identify and promote more sustainable business practices.

  • Kelly Spitzner

    Co-Director Kelly has used her talents in design and communication to bring to life the social and environmental issues that are near and dear to her heart. From creating innovative resources for parents, teachers and the kids they love to educating and organizing voters around environmental issues, she believes in the power of a well communicated and smartly designed message to engage people and move issues forward. Kelly hails from the great state of Minnesota, and currently resides in New York.