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The Revolution Will Be Data-Driven

By Greenhouse Lasses

When asked to define her purpose, Brittany wrote: ‘Commitment to securing a safe climate by championing civic engagement, dismantling white supremacy and empowering problems solvers to build a more sustainable world.’ Brittany Bennett is a Development Director at Data For Progress, helping define what the job market will look like under the Green New Deal and how to integrate racial justice initiatives that better diversify the emerging low-carbon workforce. Brittany studied engineering at Smith College and became Executive Director for the Engineers for a Sustainable World conference, which focuses on empowering young engineers to build purposeful careers. In this episode, she shares her journey of finding the best way to leverage her unique skills to make the world better, the importance of self-care, the power of young people today and how we can all step up in pushing for positive change for our planet, our people and our economy. This episode was recorded on August 11, 2019. Notes: - Shortly after we recorded this episode, Jay Inslee dropped out of the presidential race and is now seeking reelection as governor of Washington state. Check out his plans for 100% clean energy, community climate justice and more: https://www.jayinslee.com/issues - Learn more about Data for Progress, an interdisciplinary group of experts leveraging data science to inform progressive policies and initiatives: https://www.dataforprogress.org/ - Learn more about The Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people to stop climate change: https://www.sunrisemovement.org/ - Learn more about SustainUS, a youth-led organization advancing justice and sustainability by empowering young people to engage in advocacy: http://sustainus.org/ - Website mentioned to help you find work in the clean energy sector: https://www.dayawaycareers.com/ - Sierra Club & Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders: http://womensearthalliance.org/projects/u-s-grassroots-accelerator-for-women-environmental-leaders/ - Are you a student interested in developing solutions to our climate crisis? Check out upcoming environmental hackathon dates at https://www.earthhacks.io/our-hackathons

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