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1246 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94702
United States

510-289-1508

My work is providing innovative environmental education, public speaking and community building programs rooted in regenerative design principles that engage and empowers diverse audiences to action around climate change

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Project Design

My projects design and management represents a new model of engagement at the intersection of culture, media, environmental awareness, and sustainable solutions. 

 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Outdoor Afro-Outdoor Afro Leader Training

San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families-Environmental Service Learning Initiative

Global Exchange-Green Career Program

Global Youth Village "Green Your World Program"

Global Youth Village Indonesia-US Leadership Program
 

CURRENT PROJECT

Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge 

Team:
PERMACULTURE + SOCIAL EQUITY (P+SET)

Goal:
The San Francisco Bay Area is proactively reimagining a better future by creating a blueprint for resilience that harnesses Bay Area innovation and serves as a model for communities around the world.

Problem:
Teams of engineers, architects, designers and other experts will work alongside community members to identify critical areas throughout the Bay Area and propose community-based solutions that will strengthen our region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes. 

Insight:
By seizing the critical need to address climate change as an opportunity to bring about a stronger, safer Bay, we are protecting shoreline communities and preparing for the local challenges brought on by sea level rise.

Solution:
Design Teams will develop site-specific conceptual design solutions in coordination with community groups and state and local government partners. Design Teams work with local jurisdictions, community leaders and organizations, and Resilient by Design partners and consultants to develop detailed implementation plans. 
P+SET (Permaculture plus Social Equity) is a collaboration comprised of individuals and firms passionate about community-led design that provides beneficial outcomes for people and planet. P+SET composes with rather than imposes upon, because we believe that designing with community is indispensable to any design’s vitality and success. We also design as members of this particular community, as our team includes longtime locals who are deeply familiar with the social and ecological challenges our communities face.

Website:
www.resilientbayarea.org

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MOST RECENT PROJECT

Case Study

Partner/Client:
Alameda County office of Mental Health Services

Audience:
Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Goal:
Lower recidivism rate and support re-entry community in designing career and healthy lifestyle choices

Problem:
Hi rate of recidivism in re-entry community.

Insight:
75% of formerly incarcerated individuals return back to prison within the first 6 months of release.

Solution:
Co-designed & manage Pathways to Resilience, a re entry program for men and women returning to Alameda county after incarceration. The initiative engages this community by supporting them with a viable re entry pathway. This pathway includes financial support, case management, permaculture design certification, social entrepreneur training, healing circles support, job and internship placement and access to a network of supportive community members.

Website:
www.pathways2resilience.org

Promotional video:
vimeo.com/100758131