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Ecocity Builders
April 3, 2010

Over the past four years, I have been able to see Ecocity Builders grow from the living room of an apartment to a downtown office complex. I began working on a project to map relative vitality in Oakland as part of a course assignment. This project eventually received funding and some of the policy recommendations are being considered by the Mayor. More importantly, partners in West Oakland are actively implementing ways to improve the vitality near the BART and historic Central Station. The Executive Director and President have a great deal of energy and have been promoting Ecocities for over 20 years.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help finance a Ecocity demonstration project in an urban village what would be not only carbon neutral, but gentrification neutral.

Ways to make it better...

I had been paid more. They have great ideas, little money and many professionals who donate time pro bono to keep the ecocity vision alive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Geographic Information Systems/Research.