WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental and energy attorney Michael P. Carvalho has been named to the Board of Directors of the Washington D.C. based National Council on Science and the Environment (NCSE). NCSE is a prominent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making on critical environmental challenges.
Carvalho joins former Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary, former Governor and Ambassador Bill Richardson, retired Ambassador Richard Benedick, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency William Ruckelshaus, in addition to distinguish deans and directors of prestigious universities and multi-national corporations on NCSE’s Board.
In 1998, Carvalho served as a Mentor in NCSE’s EnvironMentors Program where mentored inner city high school students interested in environmental matters while working as a Partner at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm. Since relocating to Georgia, he was named to the National EnvironMentors Advisory Board where he has served as General Counsel, and currently serves as Chair. EnvironMentors is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a premier national environmental-based mentoring program serving underrepresented students in science. Nearly 100 percent of the “At-Risk” high school students who complete the EnvironMentors Program graduate from high school, and many of those go on to study science, technology, engineering and math in colleges and universities. Currently, EnvironMentors has 12 Chapter Affiliates throughout the United States and has had over 1650 students complete its rigorous 8-month program.
Carvalho recently attended the EnvironMentors Program’s 20th Anniversary National Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where he was recognized for his contributions to the EnvironMentors Program. “I have been blessed with great mentors in my life, and I am honored to be named to NCSE’s Board,” said Carvalho. “I look forward to helping the EnvironMentors’ Program expand throughout the United States, and offer this great program to excite student interest in environmental science and policy,” he added.
In 2009, Carvalho was appointed as a Mentor for the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program by the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia. He also serves as a mentor to students enrolled in Wheeler High School’s Magnet Program through an internship program.
A successful environmental and energy attorney, Carvalho is the President of Carvalho & Associates, P.C. and is admitted to practice law in Michigan, the District of Columbia, Georgia and Massachusetts. Carvalho regularly advises a range of clients on environmental and energy regulatory and transactional matters, and represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts.
Enironmentors is always looking for good mentors and the opportunity to grow the program.
For more information about the Environmentors Program, please visit: www.ncseonline.org/program/environmentors