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Hello new group members!

As most of you know, the Urban Environmental Education and Sustainable Communities groups merged to become this “Sustainable Cities & Communities” group. Welcome new members!

Please let us know you are here by sharing some info about yourself!

1. Name:
2. Occupation:
3. Location:
4. Did you attend the conference? If so, what was the best part?
5. “Sustainable Communities” is a broad topic. What brought you to this group/what are you interested in and/or looking for?
6. Fun fact:

1. My name is Angela Vincent and I am your new group moderator.
2. I work for for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as a Legislative Analyst and work closely with our Office of Education and the Environmental which houses California’s Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum. I also have a small business with my mom, centered around the children’s book and music we created entitled, Save Queen Green! Mother Nature’s Eco-Rhymes.
3. I live in the Bay Area and work in Sacramento, CA.
4. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the conference this year.
5. My current interests are in zero waste, environmental justice, service learning, and civic engagement.
6. Fun fact: I am a honored and humbled to have been recently recognized as one of NAAEE’s 30 Under 30!

Hi All, I am new to this group and new to eePro. I am really excited and inspired by readings posts and discussions in this group. I am looking forward to becoming more involved.

I am a Ph.D. student at Prescott College's Sustainability Education program. I am moving back to the Bay Area, Oakland to be exact after living in Prescott, AZ for a few years and teaching at the college. I have been working collaboratively with the indigenous Maasai community in southern Kenya for the past 14 years on community identified and driven research. Meaning the Maasai community identifies what research areas are of priority for them. I have been committed to research which supports the Maasai peoples' cultural survival, their economic and political empowerment. A big focus in the research is the survival of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is carved right out of the middle of Maasiland. So the conservation of their land and the wildlife that they live closely with is of vital importance for their survival as well. Some of research interest areas are human-wildlife conflict/resolution, environmental and wildlife conservation, and the political economy of tourism.

In addition, I have been involved in anti-eviction movements and environmental Justice movements within the bay area and I am excited to reintegrate with these efforts. Especially in this rapidly changing political landscape. I am interested in engaging in conversations and action, that facilitate inclusivity within environmental education and environmental justice both within our communities here in the US and around the world. I believe we can be much more effective when we learn from each other's perspective and lived experiences and share our expertise.

Hello Kate!

Thanks for dropping by and introducing yourself. I recently moved to the Bay Area (Vallejo)so it would be great to connect on local issues.

Thanks for sharing your important research and insights on environmental justice. Welcome to the group!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!