Meet the Team
The Environment Now team is made up of San Franciscans from a wide range of backgrounds, with a variety of work and life experiences, all sharing a passion for protecting the environment. Learn more about our staff below.
Danielle joined the team in April of 2013, after working at Goodwill Industries. Her projects with SF Environment include Commercial Zero Waste, Green Apartments and Checkout Bag Outreach. She's passionate about educating her community and making it a better and safer place. In the future she plans to go back to school to obtain her BA in social work.
Jennifer, an Environment Now Crew Leader, has been with Environment Now since December 2009. In May of 2012 she began her new role of crew leader, training and supporting the Environment Now staff. Her trainings consist of door-to-door outreach, communicating with business owners, and data entry. Jennifer is currently in the process of getting her bachelor’s degree, and hopes to one day become a forensic scientist.
Janelle has been part of the team since January of 2012. She has had extensive outreach experience in San Francisco, particularly through her work on the Census and as a tour guide. Janelle works on the Energy Watch and Zero Waste Commercial teams. She loves talking to people about the environment, and she hopes to continue working in an outreach capacity throughout her career.
Prior to joining Environment Now in June of 2012, Nora worked as a nanny and housekeeper, held various jobs in restaurants, and taught residents to be more energy efficient through an internship at the Living Wage Coalition. One of Nora’s primary responsibilities at SF Environment is to educate residents about recycling and composting. She also teaches residents how to use less toxic methods to clean their homes and take care of pests. Nora enjoys teaching people how to live more sustainably and firmly believes that we should all be able to live in a world free of toxic chemicals.
Nicole joined Environment Now in April of 2013. Previously a preschool teacher’s assistant, Nicole enjoys working with young people and gardening. In her role at SF Environment, Nicole focuses on helping businesses with their recycling and composting systems through the Commercial Zero Waste program. She loves learning about environmental issues and spreading the word to the people she meets.
Tina joined Environment Now in August of 2012 after graduating from Asian Neighborhood Design. She works on many projects such as Zero Waste and Energy Upgrade CA. After leaving Environment Now Tina hopes to continue her career in the Zero Waste field.
Wendy is a graduate of Asian neighborhood Design for deconstruction and solar panel installation. Her projects at SFE include construction and demolition and zero waste commercial. She’s most recently been learning about integrated pest management and the role construction plays in ensuring a pest-proof home. She would like to learn as much as possible in her time at SFE in order to further her career in environmental studies.
Yesenia is a graduate of Community Housing Partnership’s Recycling & Environmental Awareness Program, which she completed in March 2013. She joined the Environment Now program as an outreach associate in April of 2013 and has been a part of many different projects including Green Apartments, Residential Outreach and Commercial Zero Waste. In the future she hopes to work with children and teach them about caring for our Earth.
Environment Now Alumni at SF Environment
Raquel is the Used Motor Oil Recycling Program Associate for the SF Environment. Since January 2010 she has implemented person-to-person and community-based outreach efforts within the DIYer community. She exhibits exemplary, cultural-specific understanding of the Spanish-speaking Do-it-Yourselfer and Shade Tree Mechanic communities. Prior to joining Environment Now, she worked for 7 years as a store manager for Kragen Auto Parts, where she developed an inside perspective on collection center operations and overcoming communication barriers with the DIYer community.
Keith, a graduate of Asian Neighborhood Design, a pre-apprenticeship carpentry program with a focus on green building, came to Environment Now in January of 2012. He works on a variety of projects such as Energy Watch, Green Business, and several of the Zero Waste campaigns. In 2014, Keith joined SFE's Toxic Reduction team as the Green Business Aide. He helps businesses become Recognized Green Businesses by providing sustainability consulting and technical assistance.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.