Climate Action Summit
Director of Sustainability, New Sun Rising
A native of Bangladesh and a Pittsburgh transplant by way of Connecticut, Zaheen serves as Director of Sustainability at New Sun Rising. Working with the Millvale Ecodistrict Collaborative as Millvale's Sustainability Coordinator, Zaheen is a shared community resource that helps advance Millvale's ecodistrict goals in the areas of food, water, energy, mobility, air quality, and equity.
Prior to his work in Millvale, Zaheen worked on various sustainability initiatives as a Project Manager at Grounded Strategies. Focusing primarily on Energy Efficiency, Zaheen helped lead the ReEnergize Pittsburgh Coalition, where he worked collaboratively to increase demand for energy efficiency services through bridging organizational partnerships and increasing community level advocacy and educational programming. Zaheen also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Allegheny Watershed Alliance, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and the City of Bridges Community Land Trust.
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