Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Sustainable Land Use Expert
Are you interested in smart land-use planning? Do you want to make a
difference in your community?
The Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter is a leader in responding to
climate change through our Global Warming campaign, and brings the
slogan "think global, act local" to life in the Silicon Valley
Region. Building on our successful Cool Cities teams, our Building
Climate-Friendly Communities campaign focuses on reducing greenhouse gas
emissions through smart land-use planning. We are part of a national
effort to create vibrant, walkable neighborhoods by building homes,
jobs, and shops near transit. That is, complete neighborhoods focused
on the ¼ mile area surrounding transit stations that are integrated
with shops and services as well as a quality walking environment that
allows for healthier and more active lifestyles.
We are seeking motivated individuals to support our Building
Climate-Friendly Communities campaign and serve as land-use policy
experts for our Cool Cities Teams in San Mateo County and Santa Clara
County. We are looking for individuals who are able to volunteer 5-8
hours a month. Work can be done from your home though you will also be
attending monthly meetings.
Sustainable Land Use Volunteers will be responsible for the following:
1. Serve as experts for major transit oriented developments and
long-term plans (i.e.: general plans) in your city.
2. Participate in monthly Sustainable Land Use Committee meetings and
represent your city (includes city planners, architects, smart growth
activists, and community leaders)
3. Aid your Cool Cities Team in developing campaigns for/against major
land use decisions.
For more information about Building Climate-Friendly Communities and
Cool Cities Teams, then visit: http://lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/bcfc.asp
If you would like to apply to be the Land-Use Expert for your city, then
contact Lynette Komar at lynettemk@...
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