Kalila joined Barr as the Climate Resilience Program Officer in 2018. Kalila has over a decade of experience in community organizing around affordable housing, land development, and environmental justice. She served as the Executive Director at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) for eight years. Before joining ACE in 2009, she worked as a Senior Organizer at Community Labor United. Kalila has a Bachelor's degree from Bates College, where she studied American Studies and Spanish, and a Master of Public Policy from the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning School at Tufts University. Kalila currently lives in Hyde Park and enjoys walking in the Arboretum, listening to podcasts, and cooking for friends.
Barr’s recent climate resilience survey reveals climate progress and greater climate awareness in Greater Boston, with room for advancement.
A recent scan of efforts to prepare for climate change surfaces three themes to guide current practices and collaboration in Greater Boston.
A conversation with Kalila Barnett about Barr’s new climate focus area and opportunities in Greater Boston.