CCBA_AllisonAllison Callow joined Skyline College as the newest Sustainability Coordinator on September 8. She is a Fellow at Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA), a program for emerging professionals in the field of climate change and sustainability. CCBA places more than 35 Fellows in various government agencies, school districts, and community colleges across the Bay Area. CCBA has partnered with Skyline College for the past three years with former CCBA Fellows at Skyline College leading the charge in several major campus-wide sustainability projects.

With the help of our previous Fellows, Skyline College has become a leader in sustainability for community colleges across the state. Our Sustainability Plan provides other community colleges with a template for use in their own campus communities.  We also host an annual innovative program integrating sustainability into curriculum and support student initiatives and projects in greening the College. One of these projects, the Green Gorillas, received a state award from the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges.

Our newest Fellow, Allison, has worked across non-profit, for-profit and public sectors in communications, community engagement, and capacity building roles leading back to sustainability and community development. She has a B.A. from UC Davis in International Relations with an emphasis on Global Health and Resources and a minor in Environmental Policy, Analysis and Planning. As the Sustainability Coordinator at Skyline College, Allison will be coordinating the annual Sustainability Blitz program and leading outreach and engagement efforts to increase student, staff, and faculty participation in sustainability programs on campus, including the Sustainability Ambassadors Network.

The first Sustainability Ambassadors Network meeting will take place on October 06, 2015 from 2:30pm-4:00pm in Building 6, Room 6-2305. To RSVP, please email Allison at

If you would like to hear more the Sustainability Ambassadors Network, or if you would like to talk about sustainability issues in general and how they relate to your area of study, you can visit Allison in room 7326C in Building 7 or email her directly at the email provided above.

Article by Carina Anttila-Suarez, Carla Grandy | Photo by Carina Anttila-Suarez