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Don Edwards

Principal and CEO
Justice and Sustainability Associates


Washington, D.C.

Don Edwards is Principal and CEO of Justice and Sustainability Associates, LLC, an alternative dispute resolution and civic engagement firm he co-founded in Washington, DC in 1999. He is a sought-after process designer and mediator of numerous international, national and local land use and public policy projects. Edwards was a member of the official U.S. delegation to the "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 1994 and 1995 respectively, he was the national U.S. organizer for the UN International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the Second UN Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul. From 1993-96, he served as chair of the Environmental Justice Working Group of the Sustainable Communities Task Force of the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Don’s clients have included the United Nations, EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, National Park Service, The Dow Chemical Company, numerous municipal planning, transportation, parks and economic development agencies, and community-based organizations. Don is a board member of the Casey Trees Endowment, Casey Tree Farm, Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the local chapter of Lambda Alpha International and EcoDistricts.