Expanding Access to Urban Forest (with Tiffany Taulton)
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
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Tiffany Taulton discusses stewardship of Hazelwood Greenway, a 183-acre series of nature trails in Pittsburgh, PA. Tiffany is the Director of Community Initiatives for the Hazelwood Initiative, a community development corporation located in Hazelwood--one of Pittsburgh's most racially diverse neighborhoods. In her role, Tiffany oversees community engagement, communications, and grants with an eye towards strengthening equity and inclusivity in the development process.
Prior to working at the Hazelwood Initiative, Tiffany evaluated national clean energy strategies for the Environmental Defense Fund in New York, worked for the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, where she authored the food chapter of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 2.0, and spent four years working for the Department of Public Information at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. She also has four years of healthcare experience working in hospitals as a Spanish interpreter, doula, and medical biller. Over the last 7 years, Tiffany has been an active member of the Black Permaculture Network, volunteered with the Black Urban Farmers & Gardeners (BUGS) Co-op of Pittsburgh, trained in organic farming in Mississippi under Ben Burkett-2014 James Beard Awardee and former president of the National Family Farm Coalition-led two trips of the CMU in Puerto Rico student group that she founded at Carnegie Mellon University to assist in community-led, climate-resilient, recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and, most recently, taken the training for creating EcoDistricts.