Senior Attorney, Health & Environment program
Avinash Kar’s legal advocacy is focused on reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock and the presence of pesticides and toxic chemicals in consumer products and the environment. He has also worked extensively on issues pertaining to air pollution, as well as other aspects of environmental health including water pollution and reducing environmental impacts in textile supply chains. Prior to joining NRDC, Kar worked for the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, where he concentrated on air pollution from factory-farm emissions with a focus on California’s Central Valley. During that time, he also served on the California Air Resources Board’s Environmental Justice Advisory Committee and advised the board on AB 32, California’s historic law slashing greenhouse gas emissions. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and his JD from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. He is based in San Francisco.