Michael Meador, a native of Texas open space, came to California in the late 80’s and saw an opportunity to effect change for urban communities through creating green space in highly dense low-income neighborhoods.  Mr. Meador has over 16 years of community involvement working in environmental outreach and education including, community revitalization efforts aimed at improving the environment and quality of urban life. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and founder of California Greenworks, Inc. an environmental justice urban revitalization group.

California Greenworks, Inc. (CGW) is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which specializes in neighborhood revitalization through environmental improvements that help to create vibrant communities especially in highly urbanized areas of greater Los Angeles region.  Though collaborative efforts, California Greenworks work in neighborhoods of south Los Angeles, Watts, and Compton are currently working within the Ballona Creek watershed. Among some of CGW’s current projects are School Garden Education programs which include Native Plant Gardens, Outdoor Education Centers and Butterfly Gardens, Urban Parkway Education program, Ballona Creek Habitat Restoration Project, Community Based Pollution Prevention Program, WaterLinks! Urban Watershed Education Program and EarthFestLA Concert for the Environment.

As CEO, Michael’s primarily responsibilities include development and implementation of CGW’s program areas that include pollution prevention and creation of much needed green space in partnerships with community leaders, local, state and federal government agencies.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from a Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Prairie View A& M University.