Founder & CEO
Sustain Our Future Foundation
Yinka N. Bode-George is the Founder and CEO of Sustain our Future Foundation - a national philanthropic nonprofit that transforms sustainability to achieve environmental justice and maximize community impact. In this role, Yinka provides the overall strategy and development for the Foundation. As an environmental health advocate, Yinka works to advance environmental justice and sustainable development through infrastructure development and social impact strategies. Prior to founding Sustain our Future Foundation, she led the strategy and management of Volt Energy Utility’s environmental justice and community impact practice as the Director of Sharing the Power Foundation - Volt’s community impact nonprofit. There, she managed programs associated with Volt’s Environmental Justice Power Purchase Agreement (EJPPA) to assist renewable energy buyers achieve their clean energy goals and commitments to Environmental, Social, and Governance standards. Yinka has served as the Environmental Health Program Manager for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. In that role, she facilitated state-level environmental health and justice policies by resourcing and organizing a national network of state legislators around zero waste and circular economy solutions, toxic chemical protections, and sustainable agriculture policies. As the former Public Policy & Program Manager for Maryland Philanthropy Network, Yinka cultivated opportunities for Maryland philanthropists to improve community conditions. Additionally, Yinka has served as program manager for Maryland Environmental Health Network, where she advanced policies that promote environmental health and justice for all Marylanders.Yinka received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She received a Master of Health Science degree in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.