Colin O'Brien-Lux

Outreach and Events Manager

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


Colin O’Brien-Lux is an events and outreach manager who focuses on engaging audiences and inspiring them to confront the most important environmental issues facing our global community. With arts engagement, live event production, strategic communications and community organizing, he aims to bring new voices and participants into a growing, informed environmental community that can effect positive change for the world.

Prior to joining IoES, Colin directed, wrote, produced, organized and performed in public arts events for Collaborative Arts L.A. (cARTel)—everything from avant garde clown shows to 6,000-person music and arts festivals. He was also a top community organizer for Greenpeace, the well-known and assertive environmental protection organization. A certified American Sign Language interpreter, Colin has worked with the deaf community to make public events more inclusive.

Colin holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater from UCLA. When he’s not working, he writes and produces electronic and experimental noise music, attends concerts and immersive theater productions, and spends free time camping, hiking and exploring the culinary landscape of Los Angeles and California.


GreenShorts- A Student Environmental Short Film Contest

Last year IoES created and launched GreenShorts, an environmental film competition for High School students in Los Angeles. This year IoES will be expanding to include students from all of southern California. The contest invites two minute or less films that showcase ideas, commentary and vision for our cities and the world. Awards & Prizes •...