Jillian Buckholz is a dedicated sustainability professional with over 15 years of experience starting sustainability programs from the ground up. She excels at being a connector, breaking down silos, and building relationships that bring people together to move ideas into actionable plans. Environmental justice is at the center of her work, focusing on moving sustainability initiatives forward that support people and the planet. Jillian has extensive experience designing, facilitating, and working with executive-level committees and working groups with a proven track record of implementing projects to meet specific sustainability goals. Jillian is currently a Sustainability Advisor at Brailsford & Dunlavey, where she develops climate and sustainability action plans for higher education institutions.
Jillian is currently a Sustainability Advisor at Brailsford & Dunlavey, where she develops climate and sustainability action plans for higher education institutions. Prior to consulting, Jillian was the Director of Sustainability at California State University, East Bay. As the first sustainability officer for the campus she was solely responsible for integrating the concepts of sustainability into all aspects of campus from academics to engagement, throughout the curriculum, operations, and campus plans, and within administrative policies. Before coming to East Bay, Jillian worked at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) where she connected with subject matter experts to create the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
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