November 20, 2020 10:30 am-12:00 pm
This funder convening will take place two and a half weeks after what many believe is one of the most consequential elections in this nation’s history. While the election impacts all aspects of life in Southern California, this convening will bring together environmental leaders to reflect on what the results mean for our region on issues related to climate change, environmental justice, urban sustainability, watershed health, open space and ecosystem protection and air quality.
This session will explore what policies and laws might be on the horizon, as well as whether there might be key funding streams or cuts impacting a broad section of programs. It will also explore the role of philanthropy in this moment, both what would be helpful and what wouldn’t be.
The convening will continue lifting up themes from previous SCG Environmental Funder Peer Group convenings, including building an anti-racist environmental movement, accelerating a just transition framework, cultivating Environmental Leadership and Power Building, Leadership and Civic Engagement).
- Roger Perez (moderator), Program Officer, The Roy and Patricia Disney Foundation
- Bracken Hendricks, Co-Founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action
- Cara Horowitz, Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law
- Katie Valenzuela, Policy and Political Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
About the SCG Environmental Funders Group
The SCG Environmental Funders Group meets quarterly to educate prospective and current environmental funders about environmental challenges and opportunities in Southern California as well as fostering collaboration and to share successes and challenges. Please contact Katy Pelissier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the group’s page on the Southern California Grantmakers’ website.