July 26, 4th Tuesday of the Month, at 7PM (Eastern) | 4PM (Pacific)
Rachel will join ECA to discuss the origins of Justice40 in state environmental justice policy, and the details of Justice40 funding and programs. She will discuss how Justice40 is being implemented through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and how activists can support states and municipalities to maximize these funding opportunities. Additionally, she will discuss Evergreen Action’s larger work on climate energy standards.
|Rachel Patterson is a policy lead at Evergreen Action and has experience working on policy in the areas of climate, energy, green transportation and environmental justice. Prior to joining Evergreen, she was the Legislative and Climate Associate at Environmental Advocates NY, where she supported policy development, analysis and research and engaged with state legislators and coalitions. Rachel also served as an Excelsior Fellow for NYSERDA and briefly as the Senior Briefer for the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Rachel holds an MPA from Columbia University, and B.A.s in Public Policy and Environmental Science from Mills College. Rachel is currently pursing a J.D. at Albany Law. She is also active in her community, currently serving on the Albany Community Policing Accountability Committee and is a member of the Albany Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.