Adrianna Quintero

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Energy Foundation

As director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Energy Foundation, Adrianna Quintero works to develop, foster, and sustain a diverse workplace with equity and inclusion as core values.

A nationally recognized expert on strategic power-building, sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Quintero most recently served as director of partner & community engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In 2007, Quintero also founded and, for a decade, served as executive director of Voces Verdes, a national coalition of Latino business, health, community, and cultural leaders, advocates, and organizations calling for action on clean energy and climate, and one of the first organizations dedicated to building leadership among Latinos and Latinas on sustainability. She began her career at NRDC as an attorney litigating cases on pesticides, toxics, drinking water, and air quality.

Adrianna Quintero's Simple Shift

I [took advantage of] a lot of the low-hanging fruit, making sure that the windows had the fittings and that all of our light bulbs were efficient... Any chance I get, I talk to anybody and everybody about how important it is and take action to tell my leaders how I feel and how important this is for me and for my family.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Green Latinos (02/07/14) (Rebroadcast)

What are the issues that link the Latino community to the environmental movement? For many, it comes down to la familia. Latinos, who make up nearly 40 percent of California’s population, still tend to live in the state’s most polluted areas, in close proximity to freeways and ports. That translates to increased rates of asthma among Latino children. Other community issues include lack of green space, reduced access to bus service and the internet, and economic barriers to things like electric cars and home ownership.

Dr. Robert Bullard: The Father of Environmental Justice

Dec 12 2019 - 6:30pm

Climate One honors Robert Bullard with the ninth annual Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications. Often described as the father of environmental justice, Bullard has written several seminal books on the subject and is known for his work highlighting pollution on minority communities and speaking up against environmental racism in the 1970-1980s. Bullard spoke with Greg Dalton at a recent Climate One live event.