Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Stephanie Linder

Director of Development & Communications

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara


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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, native plants, water-wise gardens

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden conserves California native plants through research, education, and horticulture. We protect rare and endangered plants, are experts in the plants of the Central Coast and Channel Islands, and promote the use of drought-tolerant natives in home and commercial landscaping. We celebrate California's extraordinary biodiversity which provides critical habitat to insects and animals (including people!).

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

Conference attendees can plant natives in their own home gardens (or ask their landlords and gardeners to include natives) and support the use of natives in municipal and commercial landscapes. Attendees can support land conservation and restoration efforts that protect native plants. They can learn more about our mission through our educational programs and by visiting the Garden and our website (and liking us on Facebook).

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

As appropriate, I can share information about environmental issues and campaigns with the Garden staff, volunteers, and members.. With many years of nonprofit leadership experience, I can share best practices and advice on: board development, strategic planning, volunteer engagement, fundraising, communications, and community organizing.

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