Conversation on Sustainability in Oakland with Urban Environmentalists and Young Professionals in Energy

Start: Wednesday, May 13, 202012:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

Please join Urban Environmentalists and YPE SF Bay Area for a brownbag conversation and Q&A with Oakland’s Sustainability Manager, Daniel Hamilton.

We’ll learn about Oakland’s forthcoming 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan, including consumption reduction, promoting a circular economy, prioritizing disadvantaged communities, and getting climate adaptation and resilience on a level playing field with mitigation. And we can hear what actions Oakland has already taken to promote sustainability, equity, and green jobs - as well as the trade-offs the city has to consider in developing its energy, land use, and climate policies.

Daniel will also share with us how Oakland is incorporating climate into its COVID-19 response, including its car free streets program covering 10% of Oakland’s residential streets.

This event will take place via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive a link approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

About our Speaker:

As the Sustainability Manager for the City of Oakland, Daniel Hamilton is responsible for the management and administration of the City’s sustainability efforts, including developing and implementing policy guidance, managing budget and grants, and enhancing the City’s global leadership on social equity and climate justice. His responsibilities have included developing a clean energy jobs program, developing and implementing Oakland’s renewable energy strategy, building out the city’s climate equity programs, and more.

About Urban Environmentalists:

Urban Environmentalists’ mission is to address the climate and inequality crises by transforming cities and towns into inclusive communities designed around people rather than cars. We value:

  • Environmentalism: Healthy communities and environments supportive of all life

  • Building for People: Vibrant, diverse, and nurturing urban communities with abundant housing and opportunities for all

  • Sharing Space: Efficient, equitable use of our planet’s resources, especially land

About Young Professionals in Energy:

YPE SF Bay Area is a local chapter of the global Young Professionals in Energy nonprofit organization, which includes over 40,000 members across 40 chapters. We facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the energy sector by providing opportunities for professional networking and knowledge sharing. YPE empowers its members to be leaders in their communities and the global energy industry through various event-oriented initiatives.