Dr. Tom English
Dr. English is the President of the Earth Restoration Team, and a Creation Care Educator for the Presbyterian Church USA. He frequently lectures on Environmental Issues to university, civic, industrial, governmental, and church groups. He is ranked in the top 0.1% of the Climate Reality Project's speakers' program. He is co-editor of a book: Witness for the Earth: Coalescing the Religious Environmental Movement.
He has directed major environmental programs for IBM, GE, JPL, EPS, and the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. He led the Manufacturing Group's effort to voluntarily reduce toxic environmental releases by 86%. William Reilly, former Administrator of the U.S. EPA, stated that, "This reduction led the entire world." He was the architect of the California Clean Air Act, which resulted in bringing California much cleaner air while saving several billion dollars.
Dr. English managed high-level nuclear waste programs for President Carter's Office of Science and Technology Policy; the Government of Sweden; NASA; and the California Energy Commission. At the U.S. EPA, he directed an $80 million per year Energy & Environment Program. He also directed an epidemiological study of 40,000 people. He managed the recovery program to fix the F-111 fighter/bomber after the wings fell off the aircraft. His academic background includes a postdoctoral MS in environmental engineering with a minor in preventitive medicine, a Ph.D. and MS in electrical engineering, and a BS in physics. He taught environmental courses at six universities. He and his wife, Jan, live in San Diego, California. They have four adult children and eight grandchildren.
Tom founded the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church's Creation Care Team. He co-founded both the Eco-Justice Group at Mission San Luis Rey, and the North County Climate Change Alliance.
He received a Presidential Award for leading the F-111 recovery program.
He received a medal from the Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians.
He received the "Steward of God's Creation" award from the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care.
He led the Presbyterian Church to adapt a policy: "On Preserving Biodiversity and Halting Mass Extinction."
He has given eight White House presentations, and has lectured at over a hundred universities.