Welcome to the legacy website for Bay Localize and Rooted in Resilience! Founded in 2006, this small, but mighty group of local advocates helped catalyze a movement for more equitable, resilient communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond. The organization was instrumental in launching powerful, cross-sector collaboratives and initiatives, including the Campaign for Bay Area Localization, the Rooftop Resources Project, Local Clean Energy Alliance, and the Resilient Communities Initiative, among others.
With a vision of empowering communities to assume local control over vital resources to ensure fair housing, meaningful work, quality food, clean air, water, and energy for all, Bay Localize / Rooted in Resilience played a leading role as movement convener, project initiator, and campaign coordinator until it wound down operations in early 2019. This website is designed to tell Our Story of our vision and work, honor the many Partners and Allies who played central roles along the way, and provide access to our enduring Tools and Resources to help you and your community become more just and resilient in the face of growing climate, energy, and economic challenges.
Thank you for all the years of love, connection, and action!
– The Bay Localize / Rooted in Resilience Steering Committee*
* Please see below for an historic roster of our Co-Founders, prior Steering Committee members, core staff and interns/fellows who made it all happen over the years!
Key Tools for Action
Steering Committee Members & Core Staff
Interns and Fellows
|Leah Fessenden||Jenni Abdullah||Melody Mo||Mareesa Valentine|
|Brenna Young||Kay Cuajunco||Tad Veltrop||Beverly Pitzer|
|Maya Donelson||Mayoor Steinberg||Rachel Ortega||Shelly Woo|
|Eva Farah||Jan Cox Golovich||Maiha McGee||Rebecca Eiseman|
|Bianca Taylor||Sasha Goodall||Sarah Isbitz||Claudia Abbott-Barish|
|Graham Lierley||Francesca Francia||Ashley Weiss||Malik Hogan|
|Pa Dwe||Jesús Cruz|