Time & Location
Nov 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Oklahoma City, 704 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA
About the event
OKC Beautiful's Sustainability Social Hour is for those who love the environment and our city. Each session is centered around networking with those who have a passion for and want to learn more about environmental stewardship topics.
Each session features a conversational Q&A with a guest speaker. November features Sarah Terry-Cobo of the City of Oklahoma City's Sustainability Office. The event includes a mix and mingle portion from 5:00- 5:30, then kicks off the one-hour Q&A session.
Sarah Terry-Cobo (she/her) is an Associate Planner at the City of Oklahoma City's Office of Sustainability. She writes grants and is examining opportunities to expand electric vehicle charging, solar power and increase resilient infrastructure projects. She helped organize a grant-funded Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign project this summer to determine which neighborhoods in OKC face the highest burden of extreme heat.
Her background is in journalism and communications with a focus on energy resources and environmental topics. She received an Environmental Policy degree from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are social movements related to oil and gas extraction; indigenous tribes’ activism, intertribal relationships, and indigenous tribes’ coordination with non-governmental organizations; the Rights of Nature; and human rights in Latin America.
She has reported on the effects of greenhouse gas pollution, carbon markets, federal cap-and-trade legislation, municipal infrastructure, as well as changes to Oklahoma's oil industry and regulations surrounding that sector. While in the Bay Area, she covered the Latino community for The Oakland Tribune; civil unrest and the Occupy Oakland movement for NPR affiliate KQED News; and reforestation projects for the website Oakland North and the magazine Race, Poverty and the Environment. In Oklahoma, she worked for The Journal Record business newspaper. Her reporting has also appeared on OETA and NPR affiliates KGOU and KOSU.
Her hobbies are gardening and working in the yard, sewing, baking, reading, spending time in nature, and hanging out with her spouse and their extended families.
All ages are welcome! You do not have to be 21+ to attend.
Sustainability Social Hour is every second Wednesday of the month. Location changes each month. Visit www.okcbeautiful.com/sustainability-social-hour to learn more.