Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Board of Directors &

Co-Chair, Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund

Small Grants for Community-based Environmental Science, Education, and Advocacy

Community Climate Solutions

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Project Advisor

Join us online Saturday, October 3, 2020 5:00-6:00 pm

Connected Communities Focus Groups

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Colin Miller, Aitran Doan, and Tran Diep Lam, Associates


Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Colin Miller, Coordinator – Oakland Climate Action Coalition

David Jaber, Director of Optimization – Blue Star Integrative Studio

Equity Facilitators

2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP)

Led a robust and equitable community engagement process to develop community priorities for the plan, reaching over 5,000 Oaklanders. The ECAP and REIA were unanimously adopted by Oakland City Council on July 28, 2020.

Racial Equity Impact Assessment & Implementation Guide (REIA)

Gathered and assessed data on disparities in Oakland identifying the City’s frontline communities. Provided detailed recommendations for maximizing benefits to frontline communities throughout Plan implementation.

This short video is a brief overview of our Racial Equity Impact Assessment & Implementation Guide.

Oakland 2030

Developed Oakland 2030 website: hosted our online climate action survey (received over 800 responses), a portal to leave comments directly on the draft plan, and announcements for upcoming events.


EAST BAY EXPRESS Climate Change & Social Change by Jean Tepperman

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE How climate change activists are adapting to the pandemic by Taylor Kate Brown

OAKLAND NORTH New climate action plan details city action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by Isabel Lyndon

THE AMERICAN PROSPECT A Green New Deal for Oakland by Julian Brave Noisecat

PO PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY NEWZ HOUR Interview with Host Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia

CalEnviroScreen: A Critical Tool for Achieving Environmental Justice in California

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Contributing Author

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias co-authored the environmental justice policy manual with the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s Tiffany Eng, Green Zones Program Manager and Amy Vanderwarker, then Senior Program Strategist.

West Oakland Community Action Plan: Owning Our Air

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal

Steering Committee Co-Facilitator