Jenny Lybeck is the Climate Action Plan Program Manager for the City of La Mesa where she works with the community and regional partners to create a healthier, more sustainable La Mesa. The City’s CAP calls for 100% renewable energy community-wide while cutting emissions in half over the next 15 years.
Jenny started her career in the climate and sustainability space more than 10 years ago at the Port of San Diego where she helped develop and implement one of the first climate action plans for a port. Most recently, Jenny worked at The 11th Hour Project, a Bay Area foundation working to advance progressive climate and social equity efforts.
Last June, Jenny returned to local government after four years in philanthropy. She wanted to bring the bold ideas and concepts she observed while working with climate and clean energy leaders back to her own community, while also being part of the positive change happening within the climate space in the San Diego region. Jenny believes that climate and clean energy work is about more than just reducing greenhouse gas emissions; it can be a powerful mechanism to unite people and build community.
Jenny is a Seattle native who moved to La Mesa more than 10 years ago. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington.
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