Jessica got a Roddenberry Fellowship!

Local Clean Energy Alliance organizer, Jessica Tovar, is a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow! Jessica and Local Clean Energy Alliance are being recognized for our groundbreaking work in establishing East Bay Community Energy,  Alameda County’s brand new public energy service provider. Jessica’s fellowship project is to ensure East Bay Community Energy meets its commitment to developing local clean energy resources to provide environmental, economic, and social justice benefits to our community. 
The Roddenberry Fellowship supports 20 activists, organizers, leaders, and changemakers who are working to make the US a more inclusive and equitable place to live. 

Fellows’ projects focus on one of four issues: implement a project or initiative that has a direct impact in one of four major issue areas. 
  • Civil Rights 
  • Immigration & Refugee Rights 
  • LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights 
  • Environmental Protection 
The Roddenberry name might be familiar to the Trekkies among us. Gene Roddenberry was the creator of the Star Trek series, the most progressive and thought-provoking science fiction series of its time, inspiring audiences to “think, question, and challenge the status quo” with the intention of creating “a brighter future”. In 2010, Gene’s son Rod established the Roddenberry Foundation to build on his father’s legacy and philosophy of inclusion, diversity, and respect for life to drive social change and meaningfully improve the lives of people around the world.
To learn more about the Fellowship and this year’s cohort--including a few other Oakland social justice leaders--head to the Fellowship website