Nov 14, 2017
Dara Rossoff Powell, Outreach Associate ​
Resilient neighborhoods program

Dara has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to sustainability education, environmental outreach, and to implementing community based programs that make an impact. She has taught thousands of students and adults about the Bay Area ecosystem and inspired people to take actions in their daily lives to protect it. She worked with the City of Berkeley, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Park District. During her 6 ½ years with the City of Berkeley she inspired countless students to protect the marine environment and facilitated the engagement of many hundreds of volunteers. She earned Mayoral Special Recognition for her volunteer coordination during the 2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill response.

Recently with Clean Water Action, she helped to implement the innovative ReThink Disposable program. She engaged food service establishments and the public in strategies to reduce single-use disposables, tracking and measuring the waste prevention that occurred as a result of her work. She collaborated with eight municipal partners across the Bay Area and served as the lead trainer on program implementation. She is educated in Global Sustainability through UCLA, holds a BA from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is educated in art and marine science. She loves finding elegant solutions to complex problems and working on climate change in her own community. She lives in Marin with her husband and daughter.