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.
Ebony started with Environment Now in January of 2012. She came to the team from the San Francisco Conservation Corps, where she worked on habitat restoration, park renovation, and zero waste education. She now works on Zero Waste Commercial, Green Apartments, and Zero Waste Residential. She hopes the knowledge she has gained in the environmental field will help her when she goes back to school for her bachelor's degree.
DeWayne, one of the Environment Now Crew Leaders, started with SF Environment in May of 2012. He is a graduate of the Laney Green Jobs program that focuses on Residential Energy Auditing and Retrofitting. After finishing at Laney, DeWayne worked as an intern at Energy Solutions in Oakland and Quantum Energy Services and Technologies in Berkeley. His interests are Solar Technology, Clean Transportation, and Zero Waste. At SF Environment, he has worked on organizing outreach for the Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance, Safe Medicine Disposal, and Commercial and Residential Zero Waste. In the future, he would like to attain a BS in Environmental Sciences. His ultimate goal is to be a contributor to the Mid-Market Renaissance.
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.
Liu joined Environment Now in June of 2011 to take part in making a positive impact in communities of San Francisco. His primary projects include SF Energy Watch and the Home Improvement and Performance project, which is a residential energy efficiency program. His main focus is to work toward energy efficiency, health, safety and comfort in our environment.
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. Keith is an avid recycler and would like to learn more about the composting process. In the future he plans to go back to school to get a BA in Accounting.
Before joining Environment Now in June of 2011, Nathan attended Asian Neighborhood Design for Green Construction and Solar Panel Installation training. Nathan works primarily on the Construction and Demolition ordinance and Zero Waste Commercial. He is also in the process of launching a pilot program at Avenues to Independence, a Larkin Street Youth Services (LSYS) residential building in the Haight, that will focus on zero waste, energy efficiency, and an orchard project. Nate is working to get similar projects started at three other LSYS residential buildings.
Shelia joined Environment Now in January of 2012, after working for SF Clean City. She works on many projects here, including Zero Waste Commercial and Zero Waste Residential. She is passionate about making her community a better place, and has done previous paid and volunteer work on violence prevention, hunger, and HIV/AIDS awareness.
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.
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.
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