On October 4, 2017, Brightline's executive director Eddie Ahn was appointed to the SF Environment Commission, which sets policy for the San Francisco Department of the Environment and advises the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on environmental matters. The Department employs approximately 100 staffers and manages seven programs that fight climate change and promote sustainability in energy, transportation, building, waste management, jobs, and beyond.
Brightline Defense is a public policy nonprofit dedicated to environmental justice issues and has convened dozens of leaders from forty community groups, labor unions, private companies, think tanks, and government to develop environmental and job strategies. Throughout 2017, Brightline has also cultivated national networks to further forward-thinking environmental and workforce policies at the federal, state, and local levels in diverse geographic areas such as California, Delaware, Tennessee, and New Jersey.
"A wide range of cutting-edge environmental work will be done in San Francisco - from expanding low-income household access to solar to the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 convened by Governor Brown, " said Brightline executive director Eddie Ahn. "Onward."