Green Festival Speakers

Emily Utter



Emily Utter is the Advocacy and Community Partnerships director for the ChicoBag Company based in Chico, CA. At ChicoBag, Emily works with cities around the country that are working to reduce the number of singleuse bags consumed in their communities. Prior to ChicoBag, Emily led the research and advocacy component of the San Francisco Department of the Environments grocery bag fee proposal, which later resulted in the first plastic bag ban in the United States. When Emily is not acting as resident bag lady, she enjoys riding her bicycle, hiking, and traveling.