Leonard Robinson

Contact: Email: LRobinson@archatl.com  Phone: 1-916-533-4197

Diocesan Staff, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Areas of Specialty:

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Parent Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Science and Faith
  • Other:
    • Sustainability​


Leonard E. Robinson, a proud father and grandfather, has traveled a very distinctive career path in his life. Currently residing in Atlanta Georgia, he has a successful track record in the private; public and non-profit sectors with over forty-five (45) years of experience in environmental management and sustainability. He has run the unusual path of wastewater treatment plants to superfund sites to steel mills to radio studios to working for Governors giving him a unique, holistic perspective in the environmental/sustainability field. When asked about his unique career path, he remarks, “I didn’t find my career…my career found me”. He is a much sought-after speaker; consultant; strategist; radio talk show host and lecturer specializing in the opportunities and challenges of a Circular Economy.


Currently, he serves as the Sustainability Strategist for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He is entrusted with creating a Sustainability vision; mission and program for 103 parishes and missions, 277 diocesan and religious priests, 62 seminarians, 18 archdiocesan Catholic schools, 1.2 million Catholics in north central Georgia.  He is also a partner with the sustainability consulting firm SEMCO with offices in southern California and the greater Atlanta area.


Mr. Robinson has served as an appointee for four (4) California Governors in Executive positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and the Colorado River Board of California.  He was part of the Executive Team that created California’s Climate Change and Green Chemistry policies. Prior to his State service he was the Environmental/Safety Manager for TAMCO Steel, the only steel mill in California.


Mr. Robinson’s past and present activities include:


  • Co-Founder of Sustainable Smyrna

  • Boardmember of Keep Smyrna Beautiful (KSB)

  • President of Keep California Beautiful (KCB) 

  • Boardmember of National Environmental Justice Council (NEJAC)

  • Vice-Chair of Communities Health Charities of California (CHCC)

  • Chair of the California Black Chamber

  • Chair of the Steel Manufacturers Association Environment Committee

  • Board President of Green Technology and Employment (GreenTech);

  • Advisor on the Sacramento State University Leadership for the Government Executive Continuing Education Program

  • Advisor on the Advanced Technology Energy & Environmental Center (ATEEC)


Mr. Robinson was inspired by his parents who taught him to “always leave your room in better condition when you leave that it was when you arrived”. He made the environment his “room”.