Greenbelt Alliance Media Contacts

Justin Ebrahemi, Director of Marketing & Communications

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Staff Directory
Amanda Brown-Stevens, Executive Director

Ph: 1-415-543-6771 x300 | Email Amanda

Media Coverage Highlights 

Resilience Hotspots: Nature’s Role in Urban Climate Adaptation
Climate Break / November 1, 2023

Greenbelt Alliance has identified eighteen key areas across the Bay Area that have great natural potential to mitigate climate damages and are located in or near communities that will bear greater impacts from climate change. Working with community partners, they plan and implement restoration projects that enhance the ecosystem and increase resilience.

Layer Cake of Risks Mapped for Five Bay Area Hotspots
KneeDeep Times / October 13, 2023

“[Being declared a hotspot] raises the profile of what is at risk regionally,” Sokale says. “What is really interesting is [Greenbelt] looked at raw data and tried to pull it together to give a more complete picture. So you’re seeing social justice, change, housing inequity—all of that in one spot.”

YIMBYs are winning this session
Politico / September 13, 2023

“I think for a long time the environmental movement has been centered around saying no and stopping things,” said Jordan Grimes, resilience manager with the Greenbelt Alliance. “But there is a big difference between stopping a freeway expansion or the construction of a warehouse in a low income community and stopping affordable housing.”

Bay Area climate ‘hot spots’ need immediate action
NBC Bay Area / September 5, 2023

“Greenbelt Alliance, a local nonprofit organization, is sounding the alarm on 18 Bay Area communities that need climate action now, with five being labeled as “hot spots” due to overlapping risks to disasters making them a top priority.”

Billionaires’ Secretive Plan to Build a New City Is Backfiring
Bloomberg / September 1, 2023

“The Greenbelt Alliance…opposes the development because it’s in a high-risk location for wildfires, extreme heat and flooding. Laying a nonpermeable surface atop the virgin land further increases those risks, according to Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens. ‘This doesn’t make sense from an open space or a climate perspective,’ she said.”

Mystery developer creates ‘Game of Thrones’-type drama with $800 million Bay Area land grab
San Francisco Chronicle / August 25, 2023

“Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens said the land Flannery is buying up is exactly where housing should not be built.”

Gavin Newsom vowed to fix California environmental law stalling housing. Was the promise empty?
The Sacramento Bee / May 5, 2023

“Amanda Brown-Stevens, executive director of Greenbelt Alliance, is part of an evolving movement within the environmental community that is working with housing advocates to pursue policies that both protect the environment and ease barriers to new housing.”

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