Tara Marchant

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Tara Marchant is re-defining herself, like many others, in the emerging Green paradigm. As the Local Director for Emerald Cities Bay Area – Oakland Council, Tara is working across a host of stakeholder organizations (public, labor, community and industry and workforce development) to bring a collective effort to retrofit our urban core. In doing so, create high road job and build our democracy, reduce energy use and direct investments to our local communities. Tara also created and was the program manager of the Green Assets Program at the Greenlining Institute, where alliances, advocates and elected officials contributed to California’s Climate legislation AB 32: an ambitious climate…

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Colin Miller

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/35f707c.jpg[/image_frame] Colin is the Co-Director for Bay Localize co-leading organizational management and development, and managing programs of the Local Clean Energy Alliance. In 2013, he coordinated the Alliance’s fourth annual Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference. Colin graduated from Stanford University in 2007 with a BA in Urban Studies and a self-designed concentration in Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty and the Environment. After graduating, Colin taught for several years multiple-subject English Language Development at Coliseum College Prep Academy in East Oakland. After teaching, Colin worked with the Greenlining Institute, Urban Habitat, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition to advance racial, environmental, economic, and…

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Tara Marchant

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tara-head-shot-purple.png[/image_frame] Tara Marchant, Emerald Cities Oakland Director, brings eight years of experience in energy efficiency policy and workforce development, including five years at EC Oakland. She has received her Permaculture certificate which significantly change her perspective on existing infrastructure, behavior and collaborative eco-systems. Tara works across a host of stakeholder organizations (public, labor, community and industry and workforce development) to bring a collective effort to retrofitting large-scale buildings in Alameda County to be more energy efficient and produce family-wage jobs. Recently, Tara was appointed by to sit on the Alameda County East Bay Community Choice Energy Program as a Steering Committee member.  Currently, Emerald Cities Oakland is…

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