Cody Hooven leads sustainability planning and policy for San Diego, the 8th largest city in the country.
Cody Hooven leads sustainability planning and policy for San Diego, the 8th largest city in the country. With adoption of an ambitious Climate Action Plan, Cody is exploring how mobility, 100% renewable energy, climate resilience, and social equity are included in the city’s approach to sustainable communities and transforming San Diego into a Smart City. Her role also includes engaging business in win-win solutions and connecting technology and open data to sustainability. She is a founding member and current chair of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and advisory board member of the Equinox Project. Cody has a bachelors in biology from the University of Hawaii and a Masters from the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Cody Hooven, chief sustainability officer of the city of San Diego, explains how her city recently set a goal to be 100 percent renewable under a Republican mayor, and imparts lessons to other cities looking to do the same.