Liz Judge is Advocacy Communications Director at Earthjustice. Working with Earthjustice litigators and legislative advocates, she strives to advance the fight for a safer, healthier and more vital environment and bring the stories of our efforts to stop harmful pollution from the courtrooms and the halls of Congress to the court of public opinion. She works at Earthjustice's headquarters in San Francisco.
Before becoming Advocacy Communications Director, Liz was Director of Media Relations, overseeing all press and media work at Earthjustice. Prior to that, she was a campaign manager in Earthjustice's Washington, D.C. office, leading Earthjustice's public advocacy campaigns on mountaintop removal mining, clean water, national forests, and climate change. In that role, she worked with grassroots and frontlines groups and a range of Earthjustice clients and partners to protect communities and special places from extreme pollution and destruction.
Previous to her role at Earthjustice, Liz managed communications and policy dialogues for the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Policy Program, managed the Aspen Institute’s environmental leadership fellowship program and was a member of the core team that produced the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Before stepping into the environmental world, Liz was a magazine editor and writer. She served as managing editor of the Aspen Institute and of its magazine, The Aspen Idea. Previously, she was managing editor of the award-winning city and regional publication Aspen Magazine. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is a regular blogger for unEarthed and has also written and fact-checked for New York Magazine.
In her free time, Liz enjoys running, biking, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and live music. A native of Cleveland, Liz is fond of all things Ohio.
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