Lisa Kaas Boyle

Creating a More Sustainable and Just Civilization and Protecting our Environment.


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Bringing Justice and Sustainability

Available for speaking, writing and policy creation.



Lisa Kaas Boyle is a Passionate Activist for Environmental and Social Justice using Legal Policy, Writing, Speech and Film to Create a More Sustainable and Just Civilization.

Available for speaking, writing and policy creation.

JD, Cum Laude
Tulane University Law School, 1990

BA Vanderbilt University,
Double Major English/Art History,
Varsity Cross Country 1986

Creating Sustainablity

Career Experience

Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story,
Executive Producer
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Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office,
Deputy District Attorney

Heal the Bay,
Legal Policy Director

Plastic Pollution Coalition,

5 Gyres,
Legal Policy Director



Solutions for a Better World

policy creation




Press & Articles

Tulane University Law School

Law alumna: More drinking fountains, fewer plastic bottles

Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy

Public Drinking Water Policy on Tap at a Fountain Near You

Vanderbilt University

Message in a Bottle: Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle—and Refuse

Tulane University Law School

Alumna’s Eco-passion Leads
to Microbeads Ban

Planet Experts

Plastic Pollution is Rising, But So Are We!

Tulane University Law School

Law alumna and activist behind plastic straw ban in California

Speaking Appearances

Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds Radio Show

Plastic Bottles are Poison to Birds and Humans

Plastic Health Summit

Plastic Soup Foundation

2019 Amsterdam talk on Policy to Prevent Petrochemical Poisoning

Rio Earth Summit

Huffington Post

From California to Copacabana: Global Call to Stop Plastic Pollution Presented at Rio Earth Summit

Rio Earth Summit

Huffington Post

Finding Hope Down in the Dump:
A Visit with Tiao Carlos dos Santos, Champion of Rio Garbage Pickers

Center for Disease Control

Huffington Post

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Huffington Post

Videos Document Plastic Pollution Crisis and Solutions

Select Panels Produced

United Nations

Huffington Post

Kyra Sedgwick Leads Global Call to End Plastic Pollution at United Nations

Blue Ocean Film Festival

Jeremy Irons Appearance with his film Trashed

Blue Ocean Film Festival

Lisa Kaas Boyle with Pam Longobardi and Sir Jeremy Irons at Dali Museum

The Blog

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Collection of Videos

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch - Lisa Boyle, Policy Solutions around the globe Rio Earth Summit 2012 Plastic Pollution Green With Tiffany Interview 2014 Microbeads Legislation The Surf Channel 2015...

Press Clippings

Vanderbilt University Profile Tulane University Law School Profile Planet Experts Profile Miami Herald The Guardian  Lisa Kaas Boyle, an environmental attorney holding a bag that posed the question: “What would Dolly do?” – a reference to country music hall-of-famer...

Collection of Publications

Tulane Environmental Law Journal: Plastic Pollution I produced with Tulane Law School and 5 Gyres, the first environmental law journal on plastic pollution science plus policy solutions. Contributing Author: The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement is Changing...

Collection of Writings: Styrene

LA Unified School District Bans Foam Lunch Trays: Superintendent Cites Environment and Health of Students California Is for Plovers, Not Polystyrene Chik-fil-A Full of It: Styrene is not Green...

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