Operationalizing Racial Equity in Climate & Environmental Protection

Sara Ellis Conant April 1, 2023

Some of the most powerful change we can create lies at the intersection of multiple issues — for example, race, socio-economic status and climate & environmental protection. Climate and environmental impacts disproportionately affect low-income communities of color in areas like air quality, climate displacement, contaminated land, community reinvestments after natural disasters, and more. In this workshop, we will simultaneously focus on the mental and physical health of humans alongside the health of the planet—and how coaching, consulting and training have helped elevate changemakers at the frontlines of this work at organizations like Urban Sustainability Directors Network and San Francisco Environment Department.




Racial & Social Equity, Racial & Social Justice, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Climate Protection, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Mental & Physical Wellness, Sustainability, Regeneration

Purpose and Desired Outcome

While climate change impacts everyone, low-income residents and people of color will be (and already have been) among the hardest hit, and often have the fewest resources to adapt. The purpose of this session is to help attendees dig a level deeper to understand multi-layered consequences of climate & environmental injustice. This work often requires us to reframe our thinking, get creative, and consider implications that historically have been ignored. As a critical supplement to that work, coaching, consulting and training have emerged as invaluable resources to changemakers on the frontlines in this space. We'll ask participants to commit to concrete action plans (minimal commitment: one action; ideally many actions) inviting them to step into their boldness and greatness as change agents We'll also provide access to a free app for them to log action commitments, track progress, update goals, and more.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameTyrone Jue
  • TitleActing Director
  • OrganizationSan Francisco Environmental Department
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLavanya Deepak
  • TitleRacial Equity Coordinator
  • OrganizationSan Francisco Environmental Department
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameK. Baja
  • TitleDirector, Direct Support & Innovation
  • OrganizationUrban Sustainability Directors Network
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSara Ellis Conant
  • TitleCEO & co-founder
  • Organizationa)plan coaching
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLawrence Ellis
  • TitleLead Sustainability Advisor
  • Organizationa)plan coaching
  • StatusConfirmed
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