On July 17, 2016 the White House celebrated ten Champions of Change for Climate Equity, including two sustainability change makers who are a part of the Urban Sustainability Director Network’s Equity Project (in partnership with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity).
Congratulations to the City of Portland’s Desiree Williams-Rajee who is an equity specialist for Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Williams-Rajee works to shape the city’s urban planning and sustainability programs, policies and services with an eye on equal treatment for all communities. She has been a key advocate within the city of Portland working to advance racial equity, day-in and day-out.
Congratulations to the City of Baltimore’s Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner with the Office of Sustainability, for her service to Baltimore’s most vulnerable communities in combating the effects of climate change. Baja and the City of Baltimore are working to make Baltimore a stronger, fairer and safer place. Find out more on their website at https://tiny.cc/everystorys.
If you work for racial equity within the field of sustainability, check out the Urban Sustainability Director Network’s Equity in Sustainability initiative, developed in partnership with GARE. We have tools and resources for integrating racial equity into sustainability.