Guest – Johanna Walsh

Johanna Walsh is an eco-event planner and consultant based in San Francisco, CA. She is the founder and manager of Twirl Management, a firm that develops and promotes environmentally responsible opportunities for events and festivals. Ms. Walsh gained her event planning and consulting skills while working in fashion and film industries in New York City. She relocated in 2006 to the Bay Area to follow her career as an event planner. After working on several events, she realized one common theme: they were all inherently wasteful - and little infrastructure was available to help make them more environmentally friendly. With this motivation, she started Twirl  an organization that coordinates low impact and eco-friendly events and supports other planners and venues by providing a green infrastructure in which to produce their events and meetings. Walsh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Ecology from NYU and is a native Californian.