Working Together to Make a Better, Cleaner, Greener Community
for Today and Generations to Come

Meet the Sustainable Tallahassee Board Nominees!

We have an incredibly accomplished slate of nominees for the 2022 ST Board cohort. Read a bit about these talented folks below - 

Grant Gelhardt - Grant has 30+ years in Natural Resource Management, Historic Preservation and Intergovernmental Coordination. He worked as the Supervisor of the Historic Preservation Grants Program, Administrator at the Florida Communities Trust program and as staff support for the Acquisition and Restoration Council. He served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Land Trust Alliance and Florida Greenways Working Group.  Locally, he participated on the South Monroe Steering Committee - South Monroe Sector Plan, Tallahassee Parks Citizen Advisory Committee, Canopy Road Citizen Advisory Committee and President of the Indianhead/Lehigh Neighborhood Association. Grant is an active member of Sustainable Tallahassee’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee, and works tirelessly for all things sustainable. 

Amanda Peterson - Amanda has a personal goal to increase her community involvement, and Sustainable Tallahassee aligns perfectly with my passions. Amanda would be honored to serve our community through the work of this organization. Her leadership and project management skills are versatile, equipping her to benefit Sustainable Tallahassee in a variety of ways. Amanda would love the opportunity to learn more about the needs of the Board and to work together to identify the specific ways she can contribute.

Jenn Powell - Jenn is an active member of Sustainable Tallahassee’s Everyday Sustainability committee and brings her energy, drive and commitment to all she undertakes. Her experience as Executive Director with Girls on the Run as well as being an entrepreneur, offer skills in leadership and service. Her passion for the environment and sustainability shows in all she does and she would be an asset to the Sustainable Tallahassee Board. 

Pam Doffek - Pam was an Academic and Military Librarian and Active Duty Air Force. She has a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Industrial Technology and Studio Arts and a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She’s lived in Tallahassee since 2004, and retired from FSU, Goldstein Library a few years ago. Pam is active in the community, and is as an integral part of the Sustainable Tallahassee Rags 2 Bags committee. She is on the board of LeMoyne Arts, is immediate past president, and has been an active part of many other organizations. Pam is interested in a new challenge and believes in the mission and vision of Sustainable Tallahassee. 

Leon Brunson - Leon is an accomplished chef, multi-award winner, and  passionate food advocate in Tallahassee. He is currently working on opening his new restaurant in the cottages at Lake Ella. Leon volunteers with Second Harvest, and teaches people receiving food how to make best use of the food they receive. Food insecurity is a big concern for Leon, and he works diligently to help those in need in our community. His passion for sustainability shine through all he does, and he will be an asset for Sustainable Tallahassee.  

Rebecca Trinidad - Rebecca has a great deal of experience as an Herbalist, currently working with both Herbalists Without Borders and Green Folk Herbs, LLC. She is active in the local food movement, and is passionate about sustainability. Rebecca would be a passionate advocate for sustainability in our community.

Juan A. Argüelles Oritz - Juan organized a sustainable-centric food festival in Orlando called Urbanico. During this event vendor participation grew from 4 to nearly 35 and attendance grew from 200-250 to over 1,000. They partnered local growers and chefs in an effort to expose those in attendance to local food, held seminars, entertainment, and food-cooking competitions. Juan will bring his enthusiasm and ideas to Sustainable Tallahassee and his interest in food insecurities will help better our community. Juan has a BA in Chemistry and currently pursuing a master’s in Public Health from FSU. 

Sharon Rodriguez - Sharon is active in the sustainability community and served on the board of FSU’s Environmental Service Program. She is active in the Florida Native Plant Society, and works for the Dept of Environmental Protection 

MissionSustainable Tallahassee accelerates the community’s transition to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Vision: To be an organization that empowers all citizens to participate in creating a world-class sustainable community to meet the needs of present and future generations. We do this by providing educational resources, fostering community networks, and demonstrating equitable and inclusive practices. 

My Impact - What I Can Do >>

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      In the Car
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Issues and Solutions >>

      Waste Reduction
      Food & Agriculture

      Leon County CO2 Scorecard

Community Resources >>

      Local Government
      State Government
      Incentives & Grants
      Economic Development

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the coronavirus outbreak many organizations have cancelled events.  During this period, please check with the event host before planning to attend in-person events that are contained on our calendar, as we may not have been notified of a cancellation.

Upcoming Sustainability Events

Check our Calendar for more upcoming events!

Saturdays - Tallahassee Farmers Market
Wednesdays - Lake Ella Growers Market
Saturdays - Frenchtown Farmers Market

Order online for pickup - Red Hills Online Market
or others - Check Leon County's Growing Green website

Sustainable Tallahassee is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability
in our Tallahassee regional area through
Education and Collaboration.

We are especially involved in the areas of
Energy, Transportation, Water, Waste, and Local Food
for Today and for Future Generations.

Sustainable Tallahassee
P.O. Box 765  Tallahassee, FL 32302
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