Liz Perez

Liz Perez has 8 articles published.

Elizabeth “Liz” Perez | Aviation Logistics Specialist – US Navy U.S Navy Veteran, entrepreneur, White House Champion of Change 2013, U.S Delegate to Japan 2013, U.S. Delegate to Israel 2016 and Appointed By Governor Brown July 2017 to serve on the Veteran’s Board, MBA student at Syracuse University Whitman School of Business Management, Truman National Security Project fellow. Liz is the President and Founder of GC Green Incorporated, a certified woman-owned, Native American, and 9/11 service disabled veteran-owned Green Build General Contracting and Consulting Firm. GC Green participates in a growing network of providers and promoters of education, training, apprenticeship, and project placement opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for Veterans and other displaced workers in California. Liz also served in the United States Navy for over eight years as an Aviation Logistics Specialist. During her time in the Navy she did several deployments in the 5th and 6th fleet and recognized that saving energy meant saving lives on the battle field, and that the root causes of conflict and future wars can be reduced by being more resource efficient and by broadly embracing sustainable practices. Additionally, Liz is a proud member of the North Fork Mono Indian tribe located in California. In 2010, she collaborated with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association on an energy efficiency grant which was recently awarded to 10 tribes in California. Ms. Perez was a candidate in 2011, for the Indian Energy Commission for the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGA) for the Western Region of the United States. Liz has a degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University with a Minor in Logistics, Business & Safety Management.
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Veteran Entrepreneurship – Good for Veterans – Good for The Economy

Military service and small business ownership seem to go hand-to-hand. Consider the following facts. Veterans are 20% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans, accounting for an increase in veteran-owned businesses in excess of 100,000 between 2007 and 2012. Small businesses account for 80% of… Keep Reading

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DACA Dreamers – my family story

My dad, Jose Louis Perez, was the youngest of 10 children. He was born in Mexico. In the early 60’s, his parents decided that life in Mexico didn’t present the opportunities that America did. It was at that time my grandparents decided to come to America.… Keep Reading

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Environment will define the Trump Era

The Trump era will, one day, be used as a case study for how it catapulted the environmental industry forward and brought greater attention to climate change. According to IBISWorld, the environmental consulting industry will grow 18.6 billion despite current efforts to dismantle the system… Keep Reading

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Nativation: The Native American Awakening

As the observance of Earth Day wraps up this weekend, my troubling thoughts as a Native American are that it took place against an all too common backdrop. One where power and a mandate have been granted to climate change deniers enabling ongoing, outright attacks… Keep Reading

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D-Day in France Is Not Forgotten

On June 6, 1944, the Normandy landings (codename: Operation Neptune) began the liberation of German-occupied Europe from the Nazi regime. In the largest seaborne invasion in history, about 156,000 American, Canadian and British troops landed in France’s Normandy region on five beaches along a 50 mile… Keep Reading

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A Waste of Life – A Waste of Talent

Monday June 6th marks the 72nd anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, known as D-Day. Ten WWII veterans returned to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. |by Liz Perez, Lima Charlie News So many young… Keep Reading

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