Environment

We invest in change through the environment because we all need clean water, healthy food, access to nature, and a fossil fuel free future. Together, we can improve the resilience of the entire Bay Area.
Water
Increased water consumption improves student health, weight, and academic performance.
Energy
Energy costs consume one-fifth or more of low- and middle-income households’ monthly expenses, reducing the amount that can be spent on food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities.
Food
Children living in neighborhoods with healthy food and safe play spaces are 56 percent less likely to be obese than children in neighborhoods without.
Nature
Children that play outside and engage with nature are healthier, including a significant reduction in the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Environment Program Staff
Program Director, Environment, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement
415.733.8517
Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative
415.733.8505
Elizabeth Wampler
Associate Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative 415.733.8573
Tracy Zhu
Fellow, Environment
415.733.8580
Becky Weinberg
Becky Weinberg
Program Assistant, Environment and Public Policy 415.733.8524