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Thursday, October 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector

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In this session, the NAACP brings you an overview of the Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative and the stories of two members at the intersection of energy, equity, and housing. Lonnie Feemster, President of the Reno-Sparks Branch of the NAACP and former energy inspector, is known around town as “Solar Man.” With immense care, he built his own passive house that provides a 100% electric, low-consumption, and comfortable place for work and play for three generations. Daphany Rose Sanchez, founder of Kinetic Communities Consulting (KC3) and proud New York native, leverages partnerships and resources to help close the gap between the affordable housing and energy efficiency industry for diverse New York communities. Lonnie and Daphany share a passion for supporting Black and brown communities to understand the human cost of energy, save money, feel safe, and live in a cleaner environment. They will share a call to action through stories and lessons for building professionals to design projects, policies, and programs first and foremost for people and for justice.

This session has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

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Mandy Lee

Manager, Centering Equity in the Sustainable Buildings Sector Environmental & Climate Justice, NAACP | Empowerment Programs
Mandy is deeply passionate about community-driven climate, food, and environmental justice initiatives and the infrastructure and policy that allows them to thrive. In her prior role at the U.S. Green Building Council, she supported the improvement of the LEED rating system for sustainable... Read More →
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Daphany Rose Sanchez

Executive Director, Kinetic Communities
Daphany Rose Sanchez is a New York native, who has been passionately working as an energy equity advocate. Daphany founded Kinetic Communities in 2017. Daphany founded her organization when she saw the representation gap in the energy sector and knew something had to be done. Kinetic... Read More →
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President Lonnie Feemster

President, Reno-Sparks NAACP
Lonnie L. Feemster was born and raised in Reno, NV, the oldest male of ten brothers and sisters.He and his wife, Dr. Debra A Feemster raised three children in Northern Nevada.A life commitment to community service, civil rights and equality have been expressed by his fiveterms as... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT