The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay and Sierra Club present

From Activist to Public Servant:

Opportunities for Pro-Environment Progressives to Get Involved with Local Government Commissions
  • Find the commission best fit for you and your interests
  • Learn how to apply and get appointed to commissions
  • Discover how you can utilize your position on a commission to make a difference
When: Saturday November 16th from 10am to 4pm
Where: East Bay Municipal Utility District Administration Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Day will include…

🍃Lunch     🍃Keynote speakers     🍃Breakout sessions    🍃Networking opportunities

If environmentalists don’t serve on these commissions, someone else will! 

To sign up or for more information, please visit: envirocommissioners.eventbrite.com

Interested in attending or sponsoring? Please contact mollyyoon1@gmail.com or (510) 875-3101


PAST EVENTS

2019 Environmental Champion Award Celebration – June 6, 2019

This year, the LCVEB presented the Environmental Champion Award to Jessica Guadalupe Tovar, Local Clean Energy Alliance & East Bay Clean Power Alliance. Dozens of local environmental leaders, elected officials and others attended the event at the Port Bar in downtown Oakland to honor Ms. Tovar’s work as an advocate for a clean energy economy in the East Bay.

The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay presents the 2019 Environmental Champion Award. Left to right bottom row: Board Member Scott Leathers, Board Member Beth Gunston, Board Member Matt Vander Sluis, award recipient Jessica Tovar, Board Member Kari Smith, Board Vice President Susan Stephenson, Board Member Doug Linney & Board Member Gary Lucks. Top row: Board President Gregory Chan & Board Member Alex Katz.

Evening & Conversation with Local Elected Environmental Champions May 9, 2018

The East Bay is fortunate to have many environmental champions who have already made the leap into elected office. At this event we heard from several local elected officials about their experiences as environmental leaders—both as candidates and as officeholders. What motivated them to run? What’s it’s been like? What advice do they have for others considering taking the plunge?

Speakers included Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis.

The 2017 Environmental Champions Awards Celebration – May 24, 2017

This year, we were excited to honor three individuals and organizations who have fought tirelessly to protect our air and water, safeguard our natural lands, and ensure all people have access to a clean and healthy place to live.

  • State Senator Loni Hancock
  • Save the Bay
  • No Coal In Oakland

EBMUD and BART Board Members Share Their Bay Area Vision – October 13, 2015

Members of the Boards of East Bay Municipal Utility District (East Bay MUD) and BART joined LCVEB supporters in downtown Oakland to discuss their sustainability work and plans the coming year. East Bay MUD Board Directors Doug Linney, Andy Katz, and Marguerite Young focused on efforts to address the historic and continuing drought, while BART Directors Robert Raburn and Rebecca Saltzman talked about how their agency is coping with the Bay Area’s growing population and increased demand for BART services. Board members also responded to questions about how their agencies are preparing for sea level rise and what efforts they are making to ensure they contribute to social and economic justice in the Bay Area.

Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks About Her Plans for Oakland – April 29, 2015

Newly elected Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf talked with LCVEB supporters and community members about her environmental agenda. Guests included state Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb, BART Board Member Robert Rayburn, EBMUD Board Member Marguerite Young and representatives of the Sierra Club and the Local Clean Energy Alliance.

 IMG_0454LCVEB President Beth Gunston, right, introduces Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

East Bay Networking “FriendRaiser” Event – June 11, 2014

The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay was honored to have State Senator and Congressional Candidate Mark DeSaulnier as the special guest at our June “FriendRaiser” event. Another special guest in attendance was Walnut Creek Mayor Kristina Lawson. Dozens of additional guests represented an array of organizations including: The Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation; Bike East Bay; the CA Native Plant Association; the Sierra Club; the Concord Planning Commission; Save Mt. Diablo; and Friends of Marsh Creek.

State Senator (now Congressman) Mark DeSaulnier addresses guests.

2013 East Bay Environmental Awards

LCVEB presented awards to environmental champions, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, David “Chicken” Nesmith, and The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project.

2012 East Bay Environmental Awards

The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay honored State Senator Mark DeSaulnier and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson for their outstanding leadership on environmental issues.

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