Diversity in the Conservation Movement, Growing Community Leadership, Driving the Urban Forest Drought Message, and more!
Session 1: Welcome & Introductions with California ReLeaf Board President Jim Clark and Executive Director Cindy Blain
Session 2: “Diversifying the Conservation Movement: Approaches for Equity & Inclusion through Story & Culture” with Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors
Session 3:“Growing Community Leadership & Engagement with Trees” panel with Alvaro Sanchez (Environmental Equity Director at The Greenlining Institute), Louis Penna (Board Member at The Incredible Edible Community Garden), and Ryan Allen (Environmental Services Manager at Koreatown Youth & Community Center)
Session 4: “Save Our Water and Our Trees!” panel with Cindy Blain (Executive Director at California ReLeaf), Rachel Malarich (Directory of Forestry at TreePeople), and Catherine Martineau (Executive Director at Canopy)
Session 5: “Effectively Driving the Urban Forest & Drought Message” with Bobby Pena, President of BPCubed
Session 6: “Big Trees: The View From Above” with Matt Ritter, Professor of Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Session 7: “From CO2 to H2O: Translating Tree Talk to Great Grants” panel with Chuck Mills (Director of Public Policy & Grants at California ReLeaf), Kelaine Ravdin (Owner & Founder of Urban Ecos), Claire Robinson (Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios), and Aaron Thomas (Urban Forestry & Youth Environmental Stewards Program Manager at Northeast Trees)