Sydney Céspedes is a Campaign Manager with Green for All working to advance the team’s Safe Homes, Energy Efficiency and Green Jobs campaigns that advocate for deep investments in low-income, clean and energy efficiency programs, and for an inclusive green economy. Sydney has a background in urban planning, community engagement, and community-driven policy change that is grounded in principles of racial, economic and environmental justice.
Prior to joining Green for All, Sydney worked at Pratt Center for Community Development on community-based planning projects through policy development, research, community engagement, coalition-building and campaign planning to advance affordable housing, transportation improvements, environment justice, and educational and economic opportunities for low-income communities and communities of color.
Sydney grew up in New York with frequent visits to her parent’s home country, Colombia. Sydney has a master’s degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York.