Program Update: Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference 2015

By Carina Lieu of Alta Planning + Design

The second Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference was a great success! Over 125 middle and high school students, parents, teachers, and program providers shared their experienced of making positive environmental change by changing transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Success Story: Oaklavía

An interview with Chris Hwang and Jess Strange of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland.
What was the inspiration for this event?

Oaklavía was inspired by Bogota’s Ciclovía. We heard a lot about it and thought Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) could produce it in 2010. Through Oaklavía, we captured the essence of people moving in a very urban environment without a private vehicle in just a few hours.

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An interview with Kerri Heusler of Street Smarts Diablo

Leader Profile: Kerri Heusler

An interview with Kerri Heusler of Street Smarts Diablo

Tell us about yourself

I worked on affordable housing at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and transitioned into the field of transportation three years ago to launch Street Smarts Diablo, a program of 511 Contra Costa. My agency reaches suburban and urban communities in Central and East Contra Costa County. Continue reading...

An interview with Gwen Froh of Marin County SR2S

Leader Profile: Gwen Froh

An interview with Gwen Froh of Marin County SR2S

Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you worked or volunteered in this field?

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) in Marin for 6 years. I became more and more involved with the program because the people who worked there were incredible – passionate, invested in the next generation, and committed to the environment and sustainable communities. Continue reading...

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