Calla Rose Ostrander
Strategic Advisor and Climate Change Communicator, People, Food & Land Foundation
Calla Rose Ostrander is a Strategic Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to the well-being of people and planet. She specializes in climate change and agricultural policy, science communications and movement building. Since 2013 she has worked to support the advancement of carbon farming, compost production and climate beneficial material economies in California. In partnership with John Wick and the partner organizations of the Marin Carbon Project, Calla Rose has supported the successful scaling of regenerative agriculture to the state scale through strategic organization, economic development, local and state policy, and communications.
From 2008-2013 Calla Rose served as the Climate Change Projects Manager for the City & County of San Francisco where she created and managed internal sustainability and GHG reporting systems and inventories, the San Francisco Carbon Fund, and community wide climate planning. While with the Canary Initiative at the City of Aspen, 2005-2008, she co-authored Aspen’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plans, created the ZGreen green business and events program, and launched the first municipal carbon credit program in the county. Prior to her work in municipal climate policy she was a Communications & Development Fellow for Rocky Mountain Institute, and worked in ecological economics with Seattle based Earth Economics.