Julie Lawson is an environmental advocate and social marketing consultant in Washington, DC. As co-founder and director of Trash Free Maryland, as well as Trash Free Virginia, she is the primary policy analyst and lobbyist for trash reduction policies in this region. She is formerly the chair of the DC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and was founder and principal of Communication Visual, a marketing and design studio for nonprofit organizations.  Julie will be helping us create plastic bag reduction policies for the Atlanta area and beyond.