Kristal Ibarra-Rodriguez and Greg Harman will be our visitors at the August General Meeting. Kristal Ibarra-Rodríguez is the Chapter’s brand-new Volunteer Coordinator based in Austin and Greg Harman is the brand-new Clean Energy Organizer based in San Antonio.
Prior to signing up with the Sierra Club, Greg Harman worked for more than 15 years as a press reporter and editor, composing thoroughly on ecological health and justice has a hard time in Texas and beyond. His work has actually appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Guardian Sustainable Business, Indian Country Today, Yes! Publication, and Texas Observer, amongst lots of others, He has actually been honored by a variety of media and ecological companies. He was picked by the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter for its yearly ecological reporting award in 1999 and2009 His understanding of San Antonio’s lots of ecological obstacles and chances is notified by his time as a personnel author and editor at the San Antonio Current, where he worked from 2007 to2012 He is a previous contributing editor for Texas Climate News and existing a Master’s prospect in International Relations (focus on dispute improvement) at St. Mary’s University.
After working as a veteran volunteer with the Sierra Club at both nationwide and regional levels, Kristal Ibarra-Rodriguez now deals with Lone Star Chapter volunteer leaders and personnel to carry out and establish outreach programs that support the work of existing volunteers and objective to hire brand-new ones. Prior to this function, she carried out outreach on waste management practices in California with effective efforts towards attaining the enthusiastic objective of 75% waste diversion from land fills by2020 Kristal is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, her house island, where she studied General Science with specific concentrate on Environmental Education and Sociology.