Greening Preschools Coordinator
Alameda County General Services Agency
Kim graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Society and Environment and a City and Regional Planning minor.
Kim is working for Alameda County’s Early Care and Education Planning Council as the Greening Preschools Coordinator. "I promote waste reduction and recycling in preschools and child care centers throughout the County. So far, I've trained over 300 preschoolers how to do the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot) and I'm looking forward to several more recycling program roll-outs," says Kim.
Kim is currently developing strategies for parent engagement to build a bridge between waste reduction at home and at preschool. She is also excited to begin creating a green purchasing guide for early care and education settings to help providers make healthier, safer and more sustainable product choices.
After the program year, Kim looks forward to using her experiences with engaging the child care community to promote environmentally just and sustainable urban communities.
City of Cupertino
Jack graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Environmental Economics & Policy. As a CCBA Fellow, Jack is working with the City of Cupertino and their GreenBiz Program, and has launched a new GreenBiz program with the Chamber of Commerce in Mountain View. In this role Jack consults with businesses in Mountain View and Cupertino who wish to pursue their green business certification.
“I want to help communities replicate our program and engage their small business community. Our program has been successful in part because local business leaders care deeply about their community and their environment,” says Jack. The GreenBiz program is taking a new turn as a part of the ICLEI Green Business Challenge, which will begin to roll out in the coming months.
After CCBA Jack hopes to further develop his business development skills and energy efficiency knowledge in a corporate social responsibility or sustainability management role.
Amy has a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley, with a background in energy efficiency and sustainability programs. She joined CCBA as the Outreach Coordinator for Acterra's Green@Home program. Amy works with community members and volunteers from Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale to implement residential energy efficiency and water conservation programs.
Amy is currently leading outreach initiatives in Santa Clara County, including facilitation of community workshops, organization of volunteer events, and communication with city and neighborhood leaders. To further involve Acterra volunteers and board members, Amy recently developed a specialized Outreach Training to prepare participants to table for Earth Month.
Amy says, “the high tech, high touch aspects of Green@Home's programs are innovative because we combine the advantages of data analysis software with the benefits of personal assistance to maximize household energy savings. Although the program will continue after the end of my term, I hope I can help the Green@Home team confirm the value of this two-pronged approach.”
Climate Corps is a program of Strategic Energy Innovations, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.