Sacramento Sustainability Forum 2.0

SSF 2.0 is a public engagement & education platform empowering the community to create a more sustainable society.

2011 September: Climate Change - Local Action

Local Groups and Local Government are actively engaged to address the global threat of Climate Change. Find out who's doing what, and what you can do to be part of the solution.

Thomas Pace

Thomas Pace has 15 years of expertise in municipal planning, including current planning, long range planning, housing policy, and community participation. His emphasis for the past ten years has been on revitalization of blighted and underdeveloped infill neighborhoods. Having recently managed the preparation of the Sacramento 2030 General Plan (, his current focus is on implementation of planning policy through preparation of a climate action plan, green building program, specific plans and area planning studies, extensive citywide rezoning, zoning code updates, public facility finance planning, capital improvement plan alignment with the general plan, and extensive education and public information about the new plan and its benefits.

Erik de Kok

Erik de Kok is a Senior Planner with the City of Sacramento’s Community Development Department. He has over 10 years of experience in land use, transportation, and environmental planning and policy. He is currently managing the City’s Climate Action Plan, as well as well as implementation of programs to increase Green Building, Solar and Electric Vehicles through permit streamlining and education.


Camille Kustin

Camille Kustin is the Director of Programs and Policy at the Better World Group, a firm specializing in coalition building and management, regulatory policy development and advocacy, and communications planning and execution. Some of the Better World Group’s current projects include managing the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy, supporting AB 32 implementation, and developing the campaign to support new statewide clean cars standards. Camille has worked on air quality issues since 2007 and holds a B.S. from UC Davis in environmental policy and planning and an M.S. from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.