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Women and the Environment Conference!

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Ariana Katovich


Katalyst Consulting



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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

community capital, enlightened policy, protected cultures, precautionary principle, climate solutions, creative energy

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

For the last two decades I have been working in the fields of advocacy, grant making, and action to further environmental solutions. I currently manage the Community Wetland Restoration Grant program for the Earth Island Institute, working to restore the fragile wetlands of Southern California by funded over 150 non-profits from Santa Barbara to Tijuana. I also use creative communications to tell stories of Sustainability as the Founder and Director of the Streets Alive! Art program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently moved back to Santa Barbara, I currently help several Santa Barbara non-profits that work on solutions to local and global environmental issues. As the former Chief Operating Officer of Cutting Edge Capital, I also want to work on democratization of capital as a catalyst for social and climate progress.

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

I am looking for dynamic teams to lend my strengths as a creative strategist, organizer, and producer to accelerate solutions to protect our planet.

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

I excel in creative strategies and communications and would love to work with more groups on shared missions. I also would like to help attendees understand how to harness community capital and crowd investment strategies.

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