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Poppy Hour: A Conversation with Hop Hopkins, Sierra Club Director of Strategic Partnerships

September 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Poppy hour is back! Join us as we have a conversation with Sierra Club’s Hop Hopkins. We’ll be discussing how to become better allies in the Environmental Justice movement (“Learning When to Lead and When to Listen“), how environmental injustice affects communities of color (“Racism is Killing the Planet“) and Community and Interdependency (“Coming Together to Weather the Storm“). Read up! There will be time for Q&A.

Hop is the not only the Director of Strategic Partnerships with the Sierra Club, he is also a certified arborist, a Master Gardener, has his Basic Permaculture Design Certificate and is a certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor.

Hop was born in Dallas, Texas and has been a grassroots environmental justice community organizer in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. Hop contributed his talents to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps in various roles including Urban Forestry Manager and Director of Vocational Programs. In these roles he spearheaded program implementation, created training programs and assisted with curriculum development for underserved youth in the areas of wildland firefighting, environmental remediation, water efficiency and solar installation. He then spent a year and a half with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust where he was the Director of Programs and managed the Youth Education and Urban Agriculture program.

Hop believes that life is not a competitive struggle and he is driven by his vision to create a network of residential food forests in order to support the development of stable, human-scale, solar, self-reliant neighborhood communities integrated with cooperative local economies.

Join us monthly for Poppy Hour, a live web series about California native plant gardens, and the people and ideas behind them. Grab your beverage of choice and join us on Zoom where you can share questions and comments during the hour. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Attendees will receive reminder emails with login information starting two days before the event.