Diversity office
Please join us for the
Fall Silicon Valley Green Team Network Forum:
Expanding Inclusion in the Environmental Space

Thursday, Oct 8
1 - 2:45 PM PDT
Free Online Event
How can we successfully incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion in our sustainable workplaces? Learn creative strategies to help your green team rise to the challenge.

ASL interpretation will be available. Please email [email protected] to request access.
Meet our Keynote Speakers
Parwana Ayub Green Team Keynote Speaker
Parwana Ayub is the Environmental Equity Policy Fellow at The Greenlining Institute. Having grown up in underserved communities in her native Afghanistan as well as the Bay Area, Parwana is familiar with the race and class dimensions inherent in addressing environmental issues. After graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Colby College, Parwana received a Watson Fellowship that allowed her to travel the world studying midwifery care in marginalized communities.
Diedre Tanenberg Green Team Keynote Speaker
Diedre Tanenberg is a longtime recycling and waste reduction advocate with a passion for enhancing public education & outreach materials for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community in all things related to sustainability. Currently, she is a Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment where she supports the Policy and Public Affairs Officer. Diedre will share key steps organizations can take to increase their awareness on equity, access and inclusion.
Action-oriented breakout sessions following the presentations will focus on specific ways that your organization can better achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
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Insight into the problem and the solutions:

"[A review of] 40 green NGOs and foundations...found that green organizations were still overwhelmingly white, with only 20% of NGO staff identifying as people of color."
(Ambika Chawla, Ensia, July 2020)
Did you know? September is Deaf Awareness Month

Browse a list of resources for raising awareness and promoting better access for those who are hard of hearing. More information.
Resource for Climate-Friendly Food Practices

Learn how to improve food sustainability at your workplace, including recommendations for plant-forward menus, sustainable sourcing, and reducing food waste. Acterra's Climate Friendly Cuisine educational video series is now available to view!
Thank you to our Green Team Network Sponsor:
Thank you to our Advisory Committee:

Neeharika Gupta
Amanda Johnston
Kathleen Wong
Acterra Events
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Fall Lecture: Jack Norris Wednesday, October 14
4:30 pm PT
Jack Norris is the founder and executive director of Vegan Outreach. His talk is titled "Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?"
'Drive Electric' EV Workshop
Sunday, October 18
4 5 pm
Widespread adoption of electric vehicles will help us build back a healthy, cleaner, more resilient Bay Area. Online primer on the many benefits of EVs.
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