One Common Unity | For the Love of Life
Board of Directors
Steve Ma is Live Green's Board President and GEO (Green Executive Officer).
is an innovative membership organization that expands the green economy by making it easier and more affordable for people to make eco-friendly choices.
has been devoted to public interest and advocacy work for nearly two decades.
Previous to his work with Live Green, he worked on both the state and federal level for AARP, the nation's largest membership organization.
organized a grassroots campaign for the passage of the country's strongest telemarketing do-not-call law, fought to maintain full-funding for the nation's most generous prescription drug program, and developed innovative, market-based approaches to helping people with lower incomes build and protect assets.
Steve's activism on environmental issues began soon after he
graduated from high school.
Working with the Public Interest Research Groups and Free the Planet, he spearheaded campaigns to strengthen water pollution protections and reduce the use of toxic chemicals, and co-coordinated a national petition drive that generated 1,200,000 signatures in defense of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act.
Steve founded the Indiana Public Interest Research Group, which continues to be an effective state voice for consumer and environmental protections.
In 2001, Steve
walked 1,523 miles through the Garden State in support of campaign finance reform.
AsianWeek named Steve
their 2001 Asian-American of the Year in recognition of his
walk and his
efforts led to the passage of a landmark Clean Elections law.
In addition to his work with Live Green, he serves on the Board of Directors for Investors Without Borders, Tabby's Place, a sanctuary for cats, and is an advisor to the United States Hispanic Advocacy Association.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology from Rutgers University and a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University.