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Briar Schoon

Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College

– Centering Equity in Climate Action Planning

Briar Schoon (she/her) is the college’s Sustainability Manager, with the focus of mainstreaming sustainability throughout all college practices district-wide. She has taught sustainability courses at PCC and sat on the Board of Directors for the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network for seven years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from Arizona State University, as well as a B.A. in Sustainability and a B.S. in Justice Studies. She received her LEED Green Associate and Master Gardener certification in 2016. Briar has represented the college at the local, national and international-level, including at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Prior to her role as the Sustainability Manager, she worked as the Sustainability Analyst for PCC, completing the college’s greenhouse gas inventories and STARS reports. She likes to spend her free time crafting, gardening, and playing with her kitty.