UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC

2019 Keynote Speakers

LA’s Green New Deal

Opening Keynote by Dominique Hargreaves

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

5:00pm – 6:15pm

Exhibit Hall at Campus Green

Dominique Hargreaves is the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. As the DCSO, she has been instrumental in leading the development and implementation of L.A.’s Green New Deal which is helping L.A. lead the world towards a low-carbon, green-energy future. Before she joined Mayor Garcetti’s team, she served as the executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council in Los Angeles for over five years. The vision of sustainable buildings for all within this generation keeps her inspired to move sustainability forward in a holistic way. Dominique studies sustainability rating systems and holds credentials in LEED, WELL, Envision, and EcoDistricts. She is particularly interested in the intersections between high-performance, Net Zero buildings, and health and wellness initiatives. She is the recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award and also was recognized with the Heart of the Chapter Awards by the USGBC-LA.


It’s Not About Science, It’s About Justice

Closing Keynote by Mary Annaise Heglar

Picture of Mary Annaise Heglar Smiling

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019


Broida Hall, Room 1610

Mary Annaise Heglar is a climate justice essayist and communications professional based in New York City. Her writing is known for critiquing the narratives around climate change, especially as it relates to people of color and movement-building. Her work has been published in Vox and Dame Magazine and she writes regularly on Medium and rants almost daily on Twitter. She is also the director of publications at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she has worked for 5 years.