Janis Bookout

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About Janis Bookout

As many of you know, I have developed myself as a leader who works collaboratively and strategically with other leaders to find the leverage points for making the biggest difference possible in our systems, community behavior and public response. I work collectively to identify the places where we need to alter the system or account for it. I also write blogs intended to leave us inspired to create the future as a community. I have organized my entire life's work around serving a future in which ALL people have access to the fullest experience of life.

I have many roles in this capacity. This work is responsive to community needs, sometimes spontaneous, and not always funded. After Earth Day ATX was rescheduled last year, this became even more difficult. That's why I am coming to you. I need about $1,000 of crowd-sourced income per month to support me in being available for changing needs of the community. I promise that in return, I will do everything I can to address the areas where things are not working for all of us and for counteracting the policies and practices that are causing harm or ignoring need.

Right now, for example, I am organizing and co-facilitating a group of community leaders and city influencers to answer the question: "How do we ensure that we can, through our group intelligence and our networks to make Austin a more equitable city for everyone, starting with our collaboration on the COVID-19 pandemic?" Our work will last for as long as it is needed, and my assistance in facilitating it will continue indefinitely or until ownership is turned over to someone who would take it long-term.

Our Focus:
  1. Align on current updates and how that translates to inclusive community outreach
  2. Look together to distinguish who and what is missing from Austin's response
  3. Gather and synthesize community experiences so as to partner with the city on community needs for resources and information.

My Roles in the Community and Beyond:
  • Executive Director, Earth Day Austin
  • Organizer, Community Resilience Trust
  • Director of Performance Measurement, MEASURE
  • Zero Waste Advisory Commission, District One
  • Transportation Working Group, City Community Climate Revision
  • Vice Chair, Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance
  • Outreach, 2020 or Bust

Thanks everyone. 

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