Climate Action Committee

On December 3, 2019 the City Council adopted a City Council Resolution declaring a climate emergency and committing to ongoing actions to restore a safe environment. On January 7, 2020 the City Council approved the creation of a Climate Action Subcommittee. The Climate Action Subcommittee will include a cross-section of community members from all sectors working together to create a recommendation to the City Council on specific actions.

At thier meeting on February 10, 2021, their name was formally changed to Climate Action Committee.

The Climate Action Committee will consist of eleven (11) to thirteen (13) members from the following backgrounds:


- TwoCity Councilmembers (SCTA/RCPA and ZW Sonoma Reps)                                                                   
- One Planning Commissioner                                                                      - Climate background
- One Member of City Staff (Planning Director or designee)                - Reside within Sebastopol city limits
- Two Youth members (ages 17-23)                                                               - Reside outside Sebastopol city limits within the 95472-zip code
- Sebastopol business owner                                                                         - Sebastopol Climate Action or other local climate group representative 
- Environmental justice/equity background                                              - Zero Waste representative/background
- Rights of nature background

Duties of Climate Action Committee:

a Formulate a Work Plan for the committeea                                                   - Prioritize Climate Emergency Resolution Attachment A a
- Research composition and duties of other cities committees a                - Create Climate Calendar a
- Develop a Climate Action Framework for the City a                                     - Create Volunteer Appreciation Events/Climate Events a
 

The Climate Action Committee (also known as the CAC) meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
You can reach Climate Action Committee members through the City of Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or by email at ClimateActionCommittee@cityofsebastopol.org.

Climate Action Committee Members

Committee Members Role Term End
Gerald Glaser Climate/Sustainability Background 12/31/2022
Alex Goodman Climate Action group 12/31/2022
Dena Allen Climate Action group 12/31/2023
Josho Somine Ecological Background 12/31/2022
Kenna Lee Climate Background 12/31/2023
Liselotte (Lisa) Pierce Cliamge Action group 12/31/2023
Deborah Burnes Business Owner Representative 12/31/2023
Sunali Shanti Sikand Rights of Nature 12/31/2023
Woody Hastings Climage Action and expertise 12/31/2022
Argus Brent Youth Representative 12/31/2023
Ambrosia Thomson Zero Waste/Recology expert 12/31/2023
Evert Fernandez, Planning Commission liaison as assigned
Sarah Gurney, Councilmember Council SCTA/RCPA liaison as assigned
Diana Rich, Councilmember Council Zero Waste liaison as assigned
*As assigned - terms coincide with
assignment from Council/Commission
   







 









Climate Action Committee Working Groups

(L) = Lead
*   = Non-Committee Participant

Education/Outreach Working Group
Alex Goodman (L) (alexgoodmanconsulting@gmail.com)
Dena Allen,  Kenna Lee, Sunali Sikand
 
Energy Working Group
Gerry Glaser (L) (gaglaser@scalablepower.net)
Kenna Lee, Lisa Pierce, Tor Allen*, Steve Pierce*
 
Equity Working Group
Kenna Lee (L) (kenna@milliontinythings.com)
Woody Hastings, Diana Rich
 
Finance/Funding Working Group
Lisa Pierce (L) (lisapierce.seb@gmail.com)
Woody Hastings, Steve Pierce*
 
Sequestration Working Group
Josho Somine (L) (sebastopolsinkscarbon@gmail.com)
Dena Allen
 
Transportation Working Group
Alex Goodman (L) (alexgoodmanconsulting@gmail.com)
Woody Hastings, Zeno Swijtink*
 
Zero Waste Group
Sunny Galbraith
Ambrosia Thompson
Argus Brent


Staff Liaison
Kari Svanstrom, Planning Director                                                                  
ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org                                                                                             

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