As part of Greenbelt Alliance’s Future Climate Webinar Series we invite you to join us as we sit down with notable Bay Area climate leaders. In each 30 minute session you will have the opportunity to connect with these inspiring professionals, hear their stories, and get an inside look into the amazing work that they do on issues relating to climate adaptation planning, equity, community engagement and more.
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This week our featured expert is Sona Mohnot, Environmental Equity Program Manager and Policy Analyst for The Greenlining Institute, a racial and economic justice public policy organization. Growing up in New Orleans, Sona became interested in environmental equity after witnessing the disproportionate environmental burdens that communities of color face in New Orleans, especially after Hurricane Katrina and the B.P. oil spill. Sona completed her J.D. from Tulane School of Law and her LL.M in Natural Resources and Environmental Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. At Greenlining, Sona is part of the Environmental Equity team where she focuses on creating equitable climate adaptation and resilience strategies to help ensure that communities hit first and worst by climate disasters have the resources and support needed to adapt to a changing climate and thrive in spite of it. Greenlining recently published a report on this issue that Sona led the development of, titled Making Equity Real in Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Policies and Programs. She also serves as a council member on the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) out of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.