Equity Team

Equity Team

The Equity Team is committed to fighting racism, sexism, gender discrimination, transphobia, homophobia and environmental injustice. We work collaboratively with other advocacy groups on social justice and environmental justice concerns within our chapter area and beyond.

Step Up!

In 2020, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, wrote a Washington Post call to action, “So, to white people who care about maintaining a habitable planet, I need you to become actively anti-racist. I need you to understand that our racial inequality crisis is intertwined with our climate crisis. If we don’t work on both, we will succeed at neither. I need you to step up. Please. Because I am exhausted.” 

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy advisor, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of the consultancy Ocean Collective, founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab and co-editor of the anthology "All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis."


The planet belongs to all of us!  Environmental equity means protection from environmental hazards as well as access to environmental benefits, regardless of race, income, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, socioeconomic background,  gender expression, ethnicity, religion and country of origin. 


Equity Committee meetings are open to everyone. Weekly meetings are held on Sunday at 6:00pm and every Third Wednesday at 7:00pm.


  • Sabrina Brennan, Equity Team Co-Chair: sabrinarjbrennan@gmail.com
  • Gladwyn d'Souza, Equity Team Co-Chair: godsouza@mac.com
  • Equity Team phone: 650-479-5654



  • Environmental Justice
  • Affordable Housing
  • Discrimination
  • Displacement
  • Gentrification 
  • Air Pollution
  • Heat Island Effect
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Land Rights
  • Green Space
  • Community Gardens & Food Forests
  • Nutrition
  • Childcare
  • All Gender Bathrooms


Pulling Down Our Monuments — The Sierra Club is a 128-year-old organization with a complex history, some of which has caused significant and immeasurable harm. As defenders of Black life pull down Confederate monuments across the country, we must also take this moment to reexamine our past and our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy. — by Michael Brune | July 22, 2020

Racism Is Killing the Planet — The ideology of white supremacy leads the way toward disposable people and a disposable natural world — by Hop Hopkins | Jun 8, 2020