Sustainability and the environment
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Erin Cooke
Sustainability and the environment

Erin Cooke

Sustainability + Environmental Policy Director

San Francisco International Airport

Erin currently serves as SFO’s first Sustainability Director, Zero Energy and Resilient Outcomes (ZERO) Committee Chair and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Working Group Co-Chair where she co-creates, implements, and annually reports on the Airport’s Strategic, Sustainability, Zero Waste and Climate Action Plans. By brokering and implementing high-impact emissions reduction investments across campus-wide and facility-specific projects, SFO has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 41%, operationalized its first zero net energy building, and banned plastic food ware and water bottles.  Erin is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), as the co-chair of the ACI-NA International Working Group and SAF Task Group, and on the ACI World Environment Standing Committee (WeNSC). Erin previously served the City of Cupertino as its first Sustainability Manager and Assistant to the City Manager, drafting and activating the City’s first Climate Action Plan, including lead roles in the launch of a countywide community choice aggregation program (Silicon Valley Clean Energy), Silicon Valley Collaborative Energy Procurement (SV-REP) and Silicon Valley’s Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan. Erin was also a member of climate planning teams at the Conservation Law Foundation, Goddard Institute of Space Studies, and National Park Service. Erin is a LEED AP and holds a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.