12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part III
Director, Global Population and Environment Program
Kim is one of Sierra Club’s young and bright leaders, directing the Global Population and Environment Program, which works to protect the global environment and preserve natural resources for future generations by advancing global reproductive health and sustainable development initiatives.
Through public advocacy and strategic partnerships, Kim works to empower women, raise public awareness of reproductive health and promote youth leadership, and decrease wasteful resource consumption. The program is expanding in the new year -- keep an eye out for updates from Kim and the program!
Check back to the Global Population and Environment’s website for Kim’s upcoming column.
Representative, Trade Program
Ilana joined the Sierra Club this past year as its trade representative after working to confront climate change as a policy analyst with ActionAid USA. She was even named one of “40 under 40 International Development Leaders” in that position! Since joining the Sierra Club, she has focused heavily on ensuring that the U.S. acts responsibly and considers the environment and workers’ rights when joining and negotiating any proposed trade pact. One such pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been in the works for a number of years, and Ilana has represented the Sierra Club at negotiating rounds throughout the year.
In 2013, Ilana will keep us updated on the progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and any other times when the environment and trade issues intersect via her Huffington Post column, on Sierra Club’s Compass, and on Twitter.
Representative, International Program
Didn’t know that the Sierra Club had an international component? Coal pollution is not only a problem in the U.S., but also abroad in places like India and Turkey. Justin spent 2012 traveling to some of these countries and making sure communities around the world are standing up, fighting back, and stomping out coal-fired power plants. He also keeps an eye on solar and other clean energy projects that are popping up in places like Bangladesh.
Justin blogs bi-weekly on Sierra Club’s Compass and Huffington Post. You can also follow Justin on Twitter.
Bilingual Media Specialist
In 2012, the Sierra Club and the National Council of La Raza led a nationwide survey of Latino voters and their environmental concerns and priorities. What we found out is that Latino support for environmental issues is stronger than ever. That’s why Javier, who consults the Sierra Club on best approaches to reach the Latino community, has an important job in 2013. In 2012, he regularly represented the Sierra Club across all of Univision’s affiliates, so be sure to tune in during 2013.
Javier’s Spanish-language column for the Sierra Club is called Ecocentro, and it’s cross-posted to Huffington Post. He tweets in both Spanish and English.
-- Dan Byrnes, Sierra Club Media Assistant